The Next Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

WilkesThe University of Virginia has announced that David S. Wilkes will be the next dean of its School of Medicine. He will begin his duties on September 15.

Dr. Wilkes has been serving as executive associate dean for research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine and has served on the faculty at Indiana University since 1992.

Dr. Wilkes holds six U.S. patents. He is the co-founder of ImmuneWorks Inc., which conducts research and develops treatments for immune-mediated lung diseases.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Wilkes stated that “my goal is that we excel in all three areas of our mission – research, education, and patient care. I want us to be the place to be among academic medical centers.”

Dr. Wilkes is a graduate of Villanova University in Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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