TRUE BLUE, Grenada, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. George's University announced that Dr. Richard Liebowitz will assume the role of Vice Chancellor effective September 17.
As Vice Chancellor, Liebowitz will be the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. George's University, with responsibility for all academic affairs at the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Graduate Studies, and Arts and Sciences. He will work closely with faculty and staff as well as members of the senior leadership team to promote student success, faculty development, and academic excellence.
"We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Liebowitz to the St. George's University community," said Charles Modica, Chancellor and Co-Founder of St. George's University. "We're fortunate to be able to add someone with his depth of experience in academic medicine, clinical training, and strategic development to our leadership team."
"St. George's University has produced thousands of graduates who have distinguished themselves as leaders in medicine, veterinary science, and other fields," Liebowitz said. "I look forward to advancing the work of St. George's University, upholding the highest standards of academic excellence, and preparing our students for lives of service and leadership."
Liebowitz most recently served as president of New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Before taking the helm, he also served as senior vice president and chief medical officer at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, one of the leading academic medical centers in the world.
Previously, Liebowitz served as medical director of strategic initiatives and network business development at Duke University Health System; section chief of general medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; and medical director of the Massachusetts-based Fallon Clinic. He has been deputy editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
"Our students will benefit enormously from the insight that Dr. Liebowitz has gleaned from his decades of experience leading major hospital systems," St. George's University President Dr. G. Richard Olds said. "He's the ideal person to help our students prepare for successful careers in medicine and the sciences, and I am eager to begin working with him."
About St. George's University:
St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to Grenada, West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 20,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.
St. George's University is part of Medforth Global Healthcare Education, an organization dedicated to addressing the growing global need for high-quality medical and healthcare professional training. Working with schools that demonstrate a history of providing excellent teaching and student support, Medforth is addressing the shortage of physicians and other healthcare professionals in the US and around the world, particularly in medically underserved communities.
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