Dean appointed to Long School of Medicine

Robert A. Hromas, M.D., FACP, has been named dean of the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and vice president for medical affairs.

He currently is chair of the Department of Medicine at University of Florida Health and vice president of the University of Florida Physicians Clinical Practice Association.

Dr. Hromas will assume his duties in February.

Prior to his work at the University of Florida, Dr. Hromas served as chief of hematology-oncology and deputy director of the Cancer Center at the University of New Mexico, assisting that institution in achieving its designation as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center. Before that, he was deputy director of the Indiana University Cancer Center, also assisting it in obtaining its first NCI designation.

He earned a B.S. in biology at Wheaton College in Illinois, and his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He did a postdoctoral research fellowship in the regulation of immunoglobulin gene expression and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship in transcriptional regulation of hematopoiesis at the University of Washington.

Dr. Hromas has published more than 160 scholarly research papers. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for two decades and has chaired several NIH and American Cancer Society study sections.

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