• KCU Names New Provost and Dean of College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Hahn Marc

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 27, 2012) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences announced today the appointment of Marc B. Hahn, DO, as executive vice president for academic and medical affairs, provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective no later than October 1.

    Dr. Hahn will succeed Darin L. Haug, DO, who resigned so that he could return to patient care in Marshall, Mo., after four years at KCU.

    “Dr. Hahn’s extensive leadership experience, in academic medicine as well as in clinical practice, will be a great asset to the University,” said H. Danny Weaver, DO, KCU president and chief executive officer. “He possesses the talents and merits that will be highly instrumental in enhancing our educational programs and shaping the future of KCU.”

    Dr. Hahn comes to KCU from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, where he has served as senior vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2009. He also served on the UNE faculty as a professor of anesthesiology.  

    Prior to his tenure at UNE, Dr. Hahn served as senior vice president for health affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Ft. Worth and dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Dr. Hahn’s career in academia is preceded by extensive clinical practice that began at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as an anesthesiology intern and resident. He completed a fellowship in pain management at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and later became chief of pain management service at Walter Reed. He eventually served as chief of the Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Division at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa.

    “It will be a privilege to be a part of one of the country’s original five osteopathic medical schools; one that has a tremendous reputation which has been built by a world-class faculty, superb students and excellent alumni,” Dr. Hahn said. “In the new role of provost, I look forward to working closely with Dr. Weaver in exploring novel health-related programs that can help address the needs of our state, the region and the country.”

    Dr. Hahn has held numerous special appointments, including an inspector for medical school accreditation for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Planning Committee for Graduate Medical Education. He also served as anesthesiologist for two U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

    He currently serves as chair of the Board of Deans for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and is co-chair for the Blue Ribbon Commission for the Advancement of Osteopathic Medical Education.

    A graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor of science degree in biology, Dr. Hahn earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University. He is board certified in anesthesiology by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology. He also holds sub-specialty board certifications in pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1916, its College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state.

    Posted: 07/27/2012

    Category: Faculty, General