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Alexander Norbash, MD | Dean, School of Medicine

University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Medicine

University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) has appointed Alexander Norbash, MD, as Dean of the School of Medicine effective March 2024. 

Alexander Norbash is Chair and Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) in the School of Medicine, appointed in 2015. He is actively practicing as a diagnostic neuroradiologist. His translational research interests include engineering collaborations creating novel tools and materials for endovascular neurologic therapies, and interventional robotics. Prior responsibilities include his service as UCSD Associate Vice-Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with principal responsibilities for Climate and Professional Development across the university campus from 2017-2020.

He is most recently past-President of the American Roentgen Ray Society, and past Vice-President of the American College of Radiology. He is past-President of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, and previously served as President of the Massachusetts Radiological Society, and President of the New England Roentgen Ray Society. He was the founding Chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Head Injury Institute, is a past Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors Neuroradiology Commission and is a Fellow of the ACR. He is a founding board member of the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute. He has developed several endovascular tools and products which are in clinical usage and has cofounded five start-up companies including an Imaging Core Laboratory.  

He joined the Stanford faculty from 1994- 1998, and subsequently the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998-2000. He served as Director of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 2000-2004 and founded the Endovascular Neurosurgical and Interventional Neuroradiology practices at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He served as Chair and Professor of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine from 2004-2015, where he also served as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs from 2011-2015.

Dr. Norbash is an alum of the University of Missouri-Kansas City six-year BA/MD program. After completing his radiology residency at St. Francis Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh, he completed fellowships in Diagnostic and then Interventional Neuroradiology at Stanford University. He also received a Masters in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2004. 

Read the full press release here.

Jamie Sands and Jay Torio led this search with Nick Strand and Lily Sethares.