President Eric W. Kaler and Provost Ben Vinson III announced today that they have named Stan Gerson as the medical school’s dean and the university’s senior vice president for medical affairs. His appointment begins Oct. 1.
“We are delighted that Stan will continue to provide the exceptional leadership that he has demonstrated as interim dean and senior vice president,” President Kaler said. “His contributions to the school and university over the past 14 months have far exceeded all expectations, and I look forward to working with him to help accelerate the progress already begun.”
Gerson, an exceptionally successful director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2004, initially hesitated to become the School of Medicine’s temporary leader. Yet once he assumed the role, he increasingly recognized “the incredible potential we have of linking our research, education, and community-focused efforts among our more than 3,500 faculty across four academic medical centers.”