UPMC taps gastroenterologist to chair medical department

Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, a gastroenterologist and innovator in the early detection of pancreatic cancer, has been named the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chair of medicine at UPMC. 

Dr. Lennon will begin the role March 1, becoming the first woman to lead the department, according to a Nov. 20 news release from the health system. 

Dr. Lennon will oversee more than 1,000 faculty members and clinical and research revenues totaling nearly $600 million. She will also continue her clinical responsibilities as a gastroenterologist. 

Currently, Dr. Lennon serves as the Moses and Helen Golden Paulson professor of gastroenterology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. She also holds joint appointments as a professor in medicine, surgery, radiology and oncology.

She joined Johns Hopkins in 2010 and has directed its division of gastroenterology and hepatology since 2020. 

Dr. Lennon will succeed Mark Gladwin, MD, who became dean of the school of medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in 2022. She will assume the role from interim chair Mark Geraci, MD. 

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