Dr. K. Ranga Rama Krishnan has been named the next dean of Rush Medical College and senior VP of Rush University Medical Center, both in Chicago.
Krishnan, 59, will succeed Dr. Thomas Deutsch in October. Deutsch, 61, has served as dean of the college for the past 14 years and will continue as Rush University’s provost, a role he has held for the past 11 years.
Most recently, Krishnan spent seven years as dean of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, a joint venture between Duke University and the National University of Singapore.
Krishnan was previously a professor in Duke’s department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and also served as its chair of psychiatry between 1998 and 2009. While at Duke, he created a translational research center focused on depression in the elderly, the only such center funded by the National Institutes of Health.