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Richard Krugman


Richard Krugman, M.D., Chair

Distinguished Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Richard D. Krugman, MD, is Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado Denver. In this role, he supports the deans of Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Graduate School for the Health Sciences campus and oversees all clinical programs of the University at its five affiliated hospitals. Along with overseeing clinical programs, the Center on Aging, the Center of Bioethics and Humanities, Colorado Area Health Education (AHEC) system, and Risk Management report to Dr. Krugman.

Dr. Krugman is concurrently Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine having been appointed March 1, 1992 after serving as acting dean for 20 months. A professor of pediatrics, he served as Director of the C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect from 1981-1992, and has gained international prominence in the field of child abuse. He is also President of University Physicians, Inc., the CU School of Medicine faculty practice plan. Dr. Krugman is a graduate of Princeton University and earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. A board-certified pediatrician, he did his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Following a two-year appointment in the early 1970s with the Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Krugman joined the CU faculty in 1973. He went back to the Washington area in 1980 as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and served for a year as a legislative assistant in the office of U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger of Minnesota.

At CU, Dr. Krugman has held a variety of administrative positions including director of admissions and co-director of the Child Health Associate Program, director of the University’s SEARCH/AHEC program, vice chairman for clinical affairs, Department of Pediatrics, and director of the Kempe Center. He has earned many honors in the field of child abuse and neglect, and headed the U.S. Advisory Board of Child Abuse and neglect from 1988-1991. He is a past Chair of both the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council of Deans of the AAMC (2001-2002). Dr. Krugman is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and is currently on the boards of University of Colorado Health, University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, among others. Dr. Krugman has served on the boards of Princeton University, Denver Health and Hasbro Children’s Foundation. He has authored over 100 original papers, chapters, editorials and four books and stepped down after 15 years as Editor-in-Chief of Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal in 2001.

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