Paul Klotman, M.D., Chairman of Medicine, will be leaving Mount Sinai to join Baylor College
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Posted by: Kerri McCabe
Paul Klotman, M.D., Chairman of Medicine, will be leaving Mount Sinai on September 1 to join Baylor College of Medicine as President and Chief Executive Officer
(from: Mount Sinai Broadcast Communications)
With a mixture of pride and sadness, we write to inform you that Paul Klotman, M.D., Chairman of Medicine, will be leaving Mount Sinai on September 1 to join Baylor College of Medicine as President and Chief Executive Officer.
While we will miss his leadership and friendship here, transitions such as this demonstrate that other institutions are looking to emulate what Mount Sinai has done right. This change also presents us with an opportunity to expand Dr. Klotman’s achievements in new and exciting directions. We will move quickly to commence a search process in order to identify a worthy successor in a timely manner.
As Chairman of Medicine, Dr. Klotman led the department through a period of tremendous growth. Funding to the Department increased from $37.8 million in 2001 to $74.8 million in 2009, and we continuously attracted and retained outstanding clinicians, researchers, and educators—many of whom are international leaders in their fields. Under Dr. Klotman’s leadership, the multi-disciplinary Faculty Practice Associates developed a shared leadership structure and a unified set of standards, and grew by 250 percent between 2002 and 2009.
An outstanding educator, Dr. Klotman led a redesign of the residency curriculum, creating one of the top programs in the country that attracts the best graduates from the nation’s highest ranking medical schools. His expertise has also been critical in the development and growth of numerous institutional priorities including personalized medicine, global health, metabolism, AIDS, and gastroenterology, and the Advisory Board he created is a flourishing philanthropic group that has become a model to replicate throughout the Medical Center.
Please join us in wishing him the best in his new position.