Barbara F. Atkinson, M.D.

Barbara F. Atkinson is the Founding Dean for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine.   She most recently served as Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and as Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Dr. Atkinson began her career at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she was Assistant and then Associate Professor and Director of the hospital’s cytopathology laboratory from 1978 to 1987. She served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1994 and at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 1999, she was the Annenberg Dean of the MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, now Drexel College of Medicine.

She has held numerous national positions including Trustee and President of the American Board of Pathology and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Academic Health Centers. Dr. Atkinson has been a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences since 1997. She received her M.D. from the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Barbara Atkinson

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