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


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences announced today the appointment of Bruce Dubin, DO, JD, FCLM, FACOI, as executive vice president for academic affairs, provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, effective mid-November.

    Dr. Dubin will succeed Marc B. Hahn, DO, who assumed the role of KCU president and chief executive officer July 1.

    “Bruce Dubin is one of the great thought leaders in osteopathic medical education today,” said Dr. Hahn. “We are extraordinarily pleased to have him lead our academic endeavors at KCU. His dedication to teaching and his understanding of the classroom dynamic has made him an extraordinary administrator, and we look forward to his influence here at KCU.”

    Dr. Dubin comes to KCU from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colo., where he served as the dean and chief academic officer since 2009. He also served as interim president from 2011-2013.

    Prior to his tenure at Rocky Vista, Dr. Dubin assumed multiple leadership roles at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Ft. Worth, including the positions of vice dean, interim dean and associate dean of academic affairs of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    He also served as associate dean for academic affairs for Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2002-2003, and as associate dean at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio from 1999-2002.

    “I am very excited to become of a member of the KCU team,” Dr. Dubin said. “Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience has a long and well-established reputation as a great leader in health science education. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students of this wonderful university.”

    He received the Meritorious Medical Educator Recognition from the State of Texas Legislature in 2010, the Texas Osteopathic Association Meritorious Service Award in 2009, and was named Educator of the Year from American Osteopathic Foundation in 2007. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar.

    Dr. Dubin earned a bachelor of arts in chemistry and biology from Eastern Michigan University and a juris doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy. He earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. He is board certified in internal medicine (AOBIM). In 2006 he was awarded the “Riland Medal” for Academic Leadership from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Health Professions.

    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: 09/24/2013

    Category: Faculty, General