H. David Wilson, M.D., is leaving his position as dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita to take a job at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Wilson is leaving Wichita to be special assistant to the dean for educational development at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Garold Minns, M.D., associate dean for academic and student affairs, will assume the role of dean effective Aug. 1 and will work with Wilson through September to ensure a smooth transition, according to a news release from KU.
Dean at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita since 2009, Wilson oversaw the school’s expansion to a full, four-year medical school program in July 2011. Previously, about 55 students from the school’s main campus in Kansas City, Kan., went to Wichita for their third and fourth years of clinical training, according to information from KU.
Minns is a Kansas native who graduated from the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and completed his residency and fellowship training on the school’s Wichita campus. He joined the KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty in 1980.