Department of Medicine Chair’s News

Congratulations to Peter Igarashi, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, who has been selected as the next Dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.  He will be leaving the University of Minnesota to start his new role in September 2022.

Dr. Igarashi has provided exemplary leadership as Nesbitt Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department of Medicine over the past seven years. He has championed the Department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, helped guide the strategic direction and ongoing operations of the Medical School and MPhysicians and positively influenced the careers and development for faculty, staff and learners.  We are especially appreciative of his tremendous leadership throughout the pandemic while supporting front line clinicians across disciplines to provide world-class patient care, as well as advancing discoveries in the detection and treatment of COVID-10.

Over the next few weeks, the Medical School will develop a transition plan for the Department of Medicine's leadership that will maintain the Department's positive momentum in all our mission areas.  In the meantime, please join us in congratulating Dr. Igarashi on his new role and in celebrating the lasting impact he has had for our community.