Another milestone passed for the Dell Medical School


Kevin Bozic and Amy Young


This week marks another important milestone for UT Austin’s Dell Medical School — the appointment of its first department chairs. Dean Clay Johnston has recruited two nationally renowned innovators. Dr. Kevin Bozic will chair the Surgery Department, and Dr. Amy Young will chair the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

Kevin Bozic, a national leader in health care redesign, is a professor and vice chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC-San Francisco. He also is a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School. He is a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine and the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has conducted extensive research focusing on issues such as health care technology, cost-effectiveness analysis, shared decision making and value-based payment and delivery models.

Amy Young is currently a professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. Previously, she had a long tenure at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she served as program director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Program and later director of Medical Education. She also served as service chief for Obstetrics and Gynecology Harris County Hospital District-Baylor before being promoted to director of operations, HCSD-Baylor. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson and holds chemistry and biology degrees from Vanderbilt University. She is the immediate past president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Dean Johnston next will appoint chairs to lead the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, followed by Psychiatry, Neurology, and Population Health, as well as the director of the Livestrong Cancer Institutes.

These are exciting times for UT Austin and for health in Central Texas.

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