06.15.05 City Club: New Leaders Only - Dr. Edward Hundert

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 08:38.
06/15/2005 - 07:00

Dialogues on Leadership New Leaders Only - Dr. Edward Hundert
President, Case Western Reserve University

M. Hundert, M.D., became president of Case Western Reserve University
on August 1, 2002. A nationally known scholar, educator, psychiatrist,
and medical ethicist, Hundert is a leader in developing innovative and
effective learning experiences in higher education.

Prior to coming to Case, President Hundert was Professor of
Psychiatry and Medical Humanities and Dean of the School of Medicine
and Dentistry at the University of Rochester, serving there from 1997
to 2002. His academic career earlier included service on the faculty of
Harvard Medical School, where he held appointments in the departments
of psychiatry and medical ethics from 1984 to 1997. He also served
seven years as Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard. President
Hundert's pioneering research on the "informal curriculum" in medical
education helped shape the national discussion of professionalism in
medicine. For six consecutive years he was voted the "faculty member
who did the most for the class" by Harvard Medical School graduates.

President Hundert received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and
the history of science and medicine in 1978 from Yale University and
attended Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, earning a master's
degree in philosophy, politics, and economics. Four years later he
earned the M.D. from Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded the
Sirgay Sanger Prize for excellence in psychiatric research.

He has written numerous articles and chapters on a variety of
topics in psychiatry, philosophy, medical ethics and medical education,
as well as two books: "Philosophy, Psychiatry and Neuroscience: Three
Approaches to the Mind" and "Lessons from an Optical Illusion: On
Nature and Nurture, Knowledge and Values."

Guests must accompany a City Club New Leader to participate.


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