Roseman University appoints Martin Lipsky, MD as the new Chancellor for its South Jordan campus

Lipsky_Martin_forwebsiteSOUTH JORDAN, UTAH – May 27, 2015 – Roseman University appointed Martin Lipsky, MD as the chancellor for its South Jordan, Utah campus. He assumed the position on Tuesday, May 26.

“Dr. Lipsky brings extensive experience in higher education to Roseman University,” said Dr. Renee Coffman, President of Roseman University of Health Sciences. “With his background in teaching and administration, and his experience in private practice as a physician, we believe he is an ideal fit to lead the Utah campus during an exciting time of growth for our university.”

Lipsky joins Roseman with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including 10 years as the Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Prior to that he served as Founding Chair for the Department of Family Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Ill., and as the Assistant Dean for Generalism at the Medical College of Pennsylvania–Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

He began his career as a staff physician at the Frazier Mountain Community Health Center in Frazier, Calif., and has served as Medical Director and Program Director for a variety of hospitals and residency programs in California and Ohio.

“I am very excited to join the vibrant and growing community at Roseman’s South Jordan campus,” said Lipsky. “I think the University’s unique teaching model and commitment to innovation are essential in preparing our graduates for a rapidly changing healthcare landscape and providing exceptional patient care in our dental clinic.”

Lipsky is actively involved with many local and national organizations, including previous memberships with the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the Chicago Medical Society, and the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians. He is currently a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

During his time at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of medicine he received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award and was listed as one of the top five Chicago-area family physicians by Chicago Magazine in 2004. He was also recognized as one of the “Best Primary Care Doctors in the United States” by Town & Country magazine and received a President’s Achievement Award from Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. Lipsky has served as a member and leader of several committees and boards, including the National Kidney Foundation, Illinois Center of Excellence and Behavioral Health and Justice, and the Willamette Valley YMCA in Portland.

After obtaining his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, his residency was at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center and he did a fellowship in Academic Primary Care Medicine at Michigan State University. He also holds a bachelor of arts in chemistry and a master of science in bio-organic chemistry from Loyola-Marymount University at Los Angeles and University of California at Santa Barbara, respectively.

“Roseman University is pleased to welcome Dr. Martin Lipsky into this important role leading our Utah campus as it continues to grow,” said Dr. Larry Fannin, Campus Dean for the College of Pharmacy and Interim Chancellor for the South Jordan campus. “We appreciate the dedication and hard work of the administration, faculty, and staff who participated in the search committee to identify and bring in the most highly qualified candidate as our new chancellor.”

Fannin has served in the role of interim chancellor since April 2014, when Dr. Mark Penn was appointed as Founding Dean for Roseman University’s College of Medicine and Chancellor of the new Summerlin, Nev. campus.

Roseman University opened its South Jordan, Utah campus in 2005, enrolling its first class of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students in 2006. The campus added a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in January 2010 and Utah’s first Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program in 2011. Today Roseman’s South Jordan campus has more than 700 students and employs more than 225 full- and part-time faculty and staff.

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