Richard Krugman, M.D., dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is now the longest serving medical school dean in the country.
The honor previously was held by Charles H. McKown Jr., who served as dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine for more than 22 years before recently stepping down. McKown will serve as Marshall University's vice president for health sciences advancement.
Krugman became dean of the CU School of Medicine on March 1, 1992, after serving as acting dean for 20 months.
Krugman also is the first vice chancellor for health affairs for the University of Colorado Denver, supporting the deans of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health, the College of Nursing and the Graduate School for the health sciences. He oversees all clinical programs of the university at its five affiliated hospitals; the Center on Aging, the Center of Bioethics and Humanities, the Colorado Area Health Education (AHEC) system and Risk Management also report to him.
A board-certified pediatrician, he earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and served his internship and residency in pediatrics at the CU School of Medicine. He joined the CU Denver faculty in 1973.