Cincinnati--John M. Tew, Jr., MD, chair of the Department of
Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine,
announced he is stepping down as chair, a position he has held since
1982, effective July 2001. The change will reduce his administrative
commitments and enable him to devote more time to his practice of
neurosurgery at the Mayfield Clinic and The Neuroscience Institute. He
will remain a professor of neurosurgery in the College of Medicine and
also serve as vice chairman of the Mayfield Clinic and medical director
for The Neuroscience Institute.
John J. Hutton, MD, dean of the
College of Medicine, is appointing a committee to lead an international
search for a replacement.
"The College of Medicine, the community
and the neurosurgery profession have greatly benefited from the
leadership of Dr. Tew and his associates of the Mayfield Clinic," said
Hutton. "He is a superb neurosurgeon who provides humane, skilled care
to his patients. Medical students and physicians in training see him as
a role model. While serving his local community, he has achieved
international recognition for his contributions to neurosurgery and to
the education of neurosurgeons throughout the world."
neurosurgeon for more than 30 years, Tew began serving as director of
the neurosurgery residency programs at Good Samaritan Hospital and The
Christ Hospital in 1976. Tew, along with his Mayfield Clinic
colleagues, led the merger of those residency programs with the
neurosurgical residency program at UC in 1982. Since then, he has
helped lead the UC Department of Neurosurgery to a position of
international prominence through research, education and comprehensive
clinical patient care. Fifty-six residents and fellows from several
countries have been educated through the programs and are now in
academic and clinical practices throughout the world.
enjoyed my tenure as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and I am
deeply appreciative of the collaboration and support that I have
received," said Tew. "As a member of the Mayfield Clinic, The
Neuroscience Institute and the faculty of the College of Medicine, I
will now concentrate my full attention on neurosurgery and the
continued advancement and growth of The Neuroscience Institute. Its
vision is to be the world leader in neuroscience, and I look forward to
helping my colleagues achieve this vision."