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Syed M. Mohiuddin, M.D., Named Creighton Chair of Medicine

Syed M. Mohiuddin, M.D., Named Creighton Chair of Medicine

Syed M. Mohiuddin, M.D., D.Sc., has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Mohiuddin, who will assume the position on March 15, has served as chief of the School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology and director of The Cardiac Center of Creighton University Medical Center since 1996. In 2005, he was named the first holder of the Richard W. Booth, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Cardiology.

“Dr. Mohiuddin’s long association with the Creighton School of Medicine as well as his exceptional record as a teacher, researcher, clinician and administrator make him an excellent choice to serve as chair of medicine,” said Cam E. Enarson, M.D., Creighton vice president for the health sciences, in announcing the appointment today.

Mohiuddin joined Creighton’s School of Medicine as a fulltime faculty member in 1970. Since then, he has held many positions at the university and received numerous awards for his work at Creighton and in health care promotion. The School of Medicine presented him with its Master Clinician Award in 1999 and Distinguished Professor Award in 2001. Most recently, Mohiuddin was named 2006 Medical Professional for the Cause by the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition.

Board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and specializing in noninvasive cardiology, Mohiuddin received his medical degree from Osmania University in India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Creighton University Medical Center and cardiovascular fellowship training at The Cardiac Center. Mohiuddin went on to earn a doctor of science in medicine degree at Laval University in Quebec before returning to Creighton.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology; the American College of Chest Physicians; and the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology; and a member of the Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology; the Council on Clinical Cardiology; and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Interdisciplinary Working Group on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research.

Posted: 3/07/2007