University Hospitals' Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Selected as Dean of the Brown University School of Medicine
October 24, 2021
University Hospitals is fortunate to have a deep reservoir of highly talented clinicians, researchers, leaders and staff who make this one of the top academic health systems in the country. The strength of our team is validated when other leading institutions look to our faculty to fill key roles.
We are honored and pleased to announce that one of our own, Dr. Mukesh K. Jain, has been selected to serve as the next Dean of the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, one of the nation’s leading academic institutions. Dr. Jain will also lead Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine and manage the medical school’s relationships with nine affiliated hospitals.
Brown President Christina Paxon pointed to Dr. Jain’s experience in leading university-hospital partnerships in a first-rate academic medical center as a key consideration in their selection. Brown has embarked on a vision to become an integrated academic health system.
Dr. Jain has served as Chief Academic Officer for UH, Chief Scientific Officer at the Harrington Discovery Institute and is the Harrington Endowed Scientific Director. Dr. Jain is also Vice Dean of University Hospitals Affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and was recently named a Distinguished Professor, a distinction that represents the highest honor the university bestows on a member of its professoriate. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford.
During his tenure with UH, Dr. Jain was instrumental in the completion of UH’s re-affiliation agreement with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, ensuring strong collaboration between our two institutions for the next decade. He established the UH Research & Education Institute as the central entity overseeing academic efforts within UH, and recently invigorated the UH Alumni Association to elevate UH’s reputation nationally. With Harrington Discovery Institute, he helped establish a number of key programs, including the Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Center and the Harrington Prize for innovation in Medicine.
Nationally, Dr. Jain’s clinical and academic contributions have been recognized through numerous honors including election to the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation — an organization for which he is a past president — the Association of American Physicians, and the Association of University Cardiologists. In 2017, Dr. Jain and five colleagues founded the Physician-Scientist Support Foundation, a nonprofit that strives to build a sustainable and diverse physician-scientist workforce through financial and research support for fundamental discoveries that improve human health.
Dr. Jain is internationally recognized for discovering the role of genetic factors called Kruppel-like factors (KLFs) in the cardiovascular, metabolic, and immune systems. He has published his research on KLFs in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and received robust support for nearly 20 years from diverse federal and non-federal sources.
Dr. Jain earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Buffalo and his MD from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine. After finishing his residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, he completed fellowships in research and cardiovascular disease at Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was on faculty at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School from 2000-2006.
Dr. Jain will begin as Dean at Brown effective March 1, 2022 with our congratulations and appreciation for his many notable contributions to UH and the broader biomedical community in Northeast Ohio.
We hope you will join us in wishing Dr. Jain continued success in his new and prestigious role.
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