The School of Medicine has announced the appointment of Steven D. Waldman, M.D., a 1977 graduate, as its new Associate Dean for International Programs.
The School of Medicine’s innovative curriculum has long offered international medicine programs to foster a greater understanding of global health. Many of the school’s students participate in clinical electives in other countries, while international students experience academic training at the School of Medicine, as well. In his new role as associate dean, Dr. Waldman will oversee and continue the development of those programs for students and residents.
“The School of Medicine, and especially our students, are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Waldman’s caliber serve in this key role,” said School of Medicine Dean Steven Kanter, M.D.
Dr. Waldman will continue to serve in his present role as interim chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics and as the Docent for students in the school’s M.D. Program. His past roles at the school have included Director of Statewide Outreach Programs. In this position, he developed strategies for recruitment of regional students, and formed partnerships with Missouri hospitals and practices for the recruitment of UMKC postgraduate trainees into Missouri practices.
After earning his M.D. from the UMKC School of Medicine, Dr. Waldman completed his postgraduate training at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He maintained an active and successful clinical practice in pain management in the greater Kansas City area. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1996.
Dr. Waldman has received numerous awards and honors, and has written extensively for scholarly publications in his area of clinical expertise.