I am delighted to announce that Jason Lambrese, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) at Case Western Reserve University, has been appointed as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs to serve as the inaugural society dean of the sixth academic society, yet to be named.
All incoming School of Medicine students are assigned to an academic society. The societies help students master the academic and professional skills required to be a physician. Deans of each society provide academic, career, and personal advising; help students find mentors; write letters of recommendation for research grants and fellowships; and teach medical professionalism skills. To ensure that our students get the attention that they need and deserve, we are creating a sixth society to support academic, personal, and career advising.
Lambrese earned his MD degree from Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2010 and completed his residency and fellowship training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He worked for one year as a consultant in New Zealand before being appointed at the Cleveland Clinic as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in 2017.
In his current role, Lambrese serves as a member of the Center for LGBT Care as well as the pediatric Gender Understanding, Identity, and Expression (GUIDE) Program. Within Lerner College, he is Co-Director of the Behavioral Sciences course and developed the Advanced Topics in Psychiatry Seminar Series for child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. Lambrese has been an important leader in the LGBT clinical electives and has served as mentor and faculty advisor for several students.
Actively involved in teaching, curriculum development, and mentoring LGBT students, he was recognized in 2019 as Teacher of the Year from the CCF Family Medicine Residency Program. His scholarship has focused on the mental health needs of sexual minority youth and LGBT medical education, and he serves on the CCLCM Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Steering Committee and co-chairs the ClinicPride Employee Resource Group.
Lambrese will join our Student Affairs team led by Dr. Steven Ricanati, Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Please join me in welcoming him as the new dean for the sixth academic society. We will also be asking for your input about the society’s name and look forward to identifying yet another celebrated School of Medicine alum!
Lia Logio, MD, MACP, FRCP
Vice Dean, Medical Education
CWRU School of Medicine