Rush Medical College Alumni Association

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This is your resource for the latest alumni newsevents and ways to support your alma mater

Rush Medical College Appoints New Dean

At a time when both health care delivery and education are changing rapidly, Rush Medical College needed an innovative and proven academic medical leader to guide this proud 178-year-old institution to a dynamic future.

After an extensive search that included many exceptional candidates, Rush leadership has appointed K. Ranga Rama Krishnan, MD, the new dean of Rush Medical College and senior vice president of Rush University Medical Center.

Krishnan most recently served for seven years as the dean at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and previously as the school’s executive vice dean. Established in 2005, the medical school is a joint venture between Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the National University of Singapore.

Rush Provost: Embracing Change Over Four Decades

Thomas A. Deutsch, MD ’79, GME, with his father and daughter (left)

"In many ways I’ve spent my entire life in the Rush family. My grandfather was a physician who practiced at the old St. Luke’s Hospital, my father was a Rush physician for over 50 years, and I’ve been here most of the past 40. My daughter is a recent graduate of Rush Medical College and has begun her residency at Rush. She will be the fourth generation Rush ophthalmologist! The Deutsch family is extremely proud to be part of the Rush family."

I came to Rush in 1975 as a medical student, and since then my roles have changed a number of times. After medical school, I spent one year as an intern, and then returned four years later in charge of the medical student and residency education programs in the department of ophthalmology. As the “program director” for 12 years and then chair of the department for an additional eight years, we were able to develop the largest and most comprehensive academic department of ophthalmology in Chicago.”

Rush Ranked Again Among Top Hospitals by U.S. News

Rush University Medical Center improved on its already strong performance in U.S. News and World Report’s rankings in the annual “Best Hospitals” issue, which became available online on July 21. As it did last year, U.S. News ranked Rush among the best in the country in seven specialty areas.

In addition, it ranked six of those Rush specialties higher than in 2014.

As in 2014, Rush’s orthopedics program was ranked 6th nationwide, remaining the highest-ranked orthopedics program in Illinois.

Read on to see the other rankings

Looking for CMEs and Clinical Trial Listings?

Looking for clinical trials open for patient enrollment? The new can help. 

Rush University Medical Center’s website now includes a more inviting design, easier navigation, adjustable font size for improved readability, and many other features that enhance how you can learn about services at Rush. 

Among the site’s new features is a revamped, up-to-date clinical trials database, fully searchable by clinical area and topic. With dozens of clinical trials open at any given time, doctors and researchers at Rush aim to give referring physicians new options for their patients. 

Search for clinical trials on the new website.

Learn about Continuing Medical Education at Rush and find a complete list of current CME offerings.

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