IU School of Medicine names new associate dean, director for Bloomington campus
IU School of Medicine Jul 01, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine M. Hiller, MD, MPH, as Associate Dean and Director of IU School of Medicine-Bloomington.
Dr. Hiller brings a tremendous amount of leadership experience to the role, having served as director for Undergraduate Emergency Medicine for the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson for more than a decade. Her experience includes graduate medical education and faculty development, having initiated mentorship programs for junior faculty and female faculty, and running the Medical Education/Simulation residency track for the last five years.
“Under Dr. Hiller’s leadership, our Bloomington campus will continue advancing its cutting-edge biomedical research while educating learners on multiple pathways for graduate and undergraduate degree programs,” said Paul Wallach, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs and institutional improvement at IU School of Medicine.
Dr. Hiller serves on the boards of many national organizations. She is immediate past president of the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and is a founding member of the Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Exam task force with the National Board of Medical Examiners, a member of the AAMC Standardized Video Interview Working Group, and an item writer for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Hiller has extensively published high quality medical education research, presented at numerous conferences, served as a medical expert for local media, and acted as a principal investigator or collaborator on several grant-funded projects.
“Bloomington is poised to make a quantum step forward as the university partners with IU Health to open the new Regional Academic Health Center. I look forward to creating a culture that will allow IU School of Medicine--Bloomington to be a strong partner in multi-site research, patient care and educational collaborations of all kinds,” Dr. Hiller said.
Dr. Hiller earned her bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Arizona-Tucson, and her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed a transitional internship at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California, before heading to Denver Health Medical Center for her residency in emergency medicine, where she was junior chief resident. She holds a certificate from the Arizona Clinical Research Training Program and earned her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Arizona.
In addition to her duties for IU School of Medicine, Dr. Hiller will continue clinical practice in emergency medicine at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
“I am particularly eager to join the effort to fight COVID-19 in Indiana and to support public health measures that will ensure safe operations on our campus and within the Bloomington community,” she said.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the U.S. and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers high-quality medical education, access to leading medical research and rich campus life in nine Indiana cities, including rural and urban locations consistently recognized for livability.