Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Welcomes New Dean


Hephzibah Rajan, Associate Producer

In a recent announcement by Provost Debra Liebowitz, Dr. Philip M. Boiselle will be the new dean and professor of medicine at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, starting July 1, 2021. Boiselle has also been appointed as the William and Barbara Weldon Dean’s Chair of Medicine.

Boiselle is replacing Dr. Bruce Koeppen, the founding dean of the School of Medicine. Koeppen is retiring from the university on June 30 after 10 years of service. 

I want to express my profound gratitude to Bruce for his leadership over the past decade. During his tenure, the medical school has done a stellar job, training physicians to become integral members of patient-centered health care teams who work closely with other health professionals to provide comprehensive care,” Liebowitz mentioned in her email that was sent out to the Quinnipiac community on February 1, 2021.

During Koeppen’s years of leadership at Quinnipiac, he led the medical school to its first accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in 2017 among multiple other milestones. 

Boiselle currently works at Florida Atlantic University as a professor and dean at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Boiselle graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He served as chief resident at Yale University followed by a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

“I am honored to lead the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine through its next phase of growth. Since its founding, the school has built a strong foundation of excellence upon which to develop future innovative advances in medical education, clinical care, research, scholarship, and community service,” Boiselle said. “I enthusiastically look forward to working with President Olian, Provost Liebowitz, other university leaders, and the entire Netter community of learners, faculty, staff and community partners, to collaboratively lead the School of Medicine to reach new heights in the years ahead.”

Internationally recognized as an expert in thoracic imaging, he has contributed a lot to the field. From 2009-2018, he was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoraic Imaging. 

Boiselle has also been a strong advocate of equity and inclusion. At Florida Atlantic University, he participated in substantial community partnerships that addressed the health concerns and needs of the most vulnerable community members.  

Besides that, he succeeded in diversifying the medical student population at Schmidt College of Medicine. Now approximately one-third of all the medical students come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in medicine and biomedical sciences.