Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine appoints Dr. John L. Dalrymple as new Dean and CEO

PASADENA, Calif., April 16, 2024 ~ The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) has announced the appointment of Dr. John L. Dalrymple as its new Dean and CEO after an extensive national search. The Board of Directors made the decision based on Dr. Dalrymple's impressive background as a physician, educator, and women's health expert.

Currently serving as the senior associate dean for Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalrymple brings a wealth of academic leadership and teaching experience to his new role. He holds the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professorship in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology and Medical Education at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Holly Humphrey, MD, chair of the KPSOM board of directors, expressed her confidence in Dr. Dalrymple's ability to lead the school towards its mission of advancing equitable healthcare. "His dedication to championing inclusivity and diversity in medical education and the health profession will inspire and empower our faculty, staff, and students," she said.

Dr. Dalrymple also shared his excitement about joining KPSOM and its commitment to innovation, equity, compassionate care, and excellence in medical education. "I am deeply honored and immensely humbled to become part of this innovative, vibrant, and forward-thinking school," he said.

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Prior to his appointment at KPSOM, Dr. Dalrymple oversaw the establishment of Harvard Medical School's Office of Medical Education as the first senior associate dean for medical education. He also served on the leadership team at University of Texas' Dell Medical School as assistant dean for clinical integration.

With over 12 years of experience practicing gynecologic oncology at University of California Davis School of Medicine, Dr. Dalrymple has a strong background in both clinical practice and medical education. He has also been a key leader with the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), currently serving as its president.

Dr. Dalrymple's impressive credentials include a bachelor's degree with high honors from University of Texas at Austin, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and residency and fellowship training at Harvard-affiliated hospitals and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

He will be replacing Founding Dean and CEO Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, who will step down in June 2024 after the school's inaugural class graduates. Dr. Schuster will continue to contribute to KPSOM as a professor in health systems science with a primary research focus.

The appointment of Dr. Dalrymple marks an exciting chapter in the history of KPSOM, as the school looks towards the future and its impact on communities far and wide. With his expertise and dedication to advancing equitable healthcare, Dr. Dalrymple is poised to lead KPSOM towards even greater success in the years to come.
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