Cincinnati--William J. Martin II, MD, has been named dean of the
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Christian R. Holmes
Professor, and Acting Senior Vice President commencing July 1, 2002.
Dr. Martin is the 46th dean since the college's inception by frontier
physician Daniel Drake in 1819. Dr. Martin will also serve for one year
as acting senior vice president for the university during the academic
year 2002-03. He was selected after a nationwide search.
very excited by this opportunity," Dr. Martin said. "The College of
Medicine at the University of Cincinnati has made great advances over
the past decade under the leadership of Dean John Hutton and Senior
Vice President and Provost Donald Harrison. UC Medical Center has the
potential to become one of the top 20 medical centers in the nation in
the next decade. I look forward to the challenge of that goal."
Martin is currently the Floyd and Reba Smith Professor of Respiratory
Disease, and executive associate dean of clinical affairs at the
Indiana University School of Medicine, where he has been for the past
14 years. Dr. Martin was the director of the Division of Pulmonary,
Allergy, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine at Indiana from 1988
"Dr. Martin brings a world of academic experience to the
University of Cincinnati and having spent many hours discussing the
future directions of the College of Medicine and the Medical Center
with him, I am confident his leadership will raise our College of
Medicine to new national and local prominence," Dr. Harrison said. "I
truly look forward to working with him in this transition."
Steger, PhD, president of the University of Cincinnati, echoed Dr.
Harrison's sentiments and added, "Dr. Martin is a superlative leader
and will work to raise the quality of medical care and research at the
university and in this community. He is eminently suited for this role
based on his experience at Indiana."
Dr. Martin is also the
current president and CEO of the Indiana University Medical Group. IUMG
is the clinical practice of the IU School of Medicine's faculty
physicians and is comprised of more than 700 physicians in a wide-range
He received his medical degree from the
University of Minnesota and completed an internal medicine residency
and pulmonary fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in
Rochester, Minn. He was faculty and medical staff at the Mayo Clinic
from 1981 to 1988, before he was recruited to Indiana.
He did his
research training at the National Institutes of Health, and he has been
a funded principal investigator from the National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute for the past 20 years. His clinical interests include
interstitial lung disease, drug-induced lung disease and asthma. In
1995-1996, Dr. Martin was a Health Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate for
the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee.
He is a respected
clinician, investigator and administrator who has served on many
national committees and is a member of numerous prestigious
professional societies. He was president of the American Thoracic
Society in 2000-2001. His respiratory medicine program has been one of
the outstanding ones in the country and has helped to develop the
careers of faculty members for other universities. He is a past
president of the American Lung Association of Indiana, as well as a
past president of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medicine Program Directors.
His wife Joyce is an attorney and is
chief counsel for the Governor of Indiana. They have two children. Dr.
Martin replaces Dr. Hutton who was appointed dean in 1987 and is
retiring after 15 years of service. He will return to the UC faculty as
professor of pediatrics and internal medicine.