There is an energy permeating through the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, with a new leader bringing an ambitious vision for how to advance an already strong department. Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS, became the eighth chair of the Department of Surgery in September, succeeding Gary Dunnington, M.D.
Bilimoria, the Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, is not new to IU. He graduated from IU School of Medicine in 2003 and has become a nationally revered physician-scientist in health care quality, innovation and policy.
Many IU School of Medicine alumni are working to improve public health in Indiana by serving as local health officers and contributing to the Governor’s Public Health Commission report, which calls for major public health system improvements.
The Department of Otolaryngology has a longstanding history of its residents placing into nationally recognized fellowship programs and hospitals. Most residents—about 60%—enter fellowship programs. The rest go straight to work in hospitals and private practices. And about half of the residents practice academic medicine.
The Program to Launch Underrepresented in Medicine Success (PLUS) at Indiana University School of Medicine is designed to support the career development of faculty who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in academic medicine (URiM). Launched in 2018, PLUS helps promote and retain high-talent faculty from minoritized and historically marginalized backgrounds, who have the expertise and skills to become the next generation of leaders in academic medicine and health research.
IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette stands out for its partnership with Purdue University, a draw for medical students who want to add studies in biomedical engineering, engage in interdisciplinary research or study the care of Hispanic/Latino patients.
IU School of Medicine celebrates 50 years of the regional campus system: The medical education program in Fort Wayne began with just four students. Today there are about 90 medical students at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne.