The message below was sent to the Department of Internal Medicine earlier today.
I am pleased to announce that Kevin Glenn, MD, MS, Professor of Internal Medicine, has accepted the role of Interim Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective January 3, 2023. Dr. Glenn takes the role as Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH, steps down after nearly eight years. We wish Dr. Hoffman the very best as he begins in his work as Emeritus Professor in Arizona and send him off with our gratitude for his careful stewardship of the division, particularly these last three years, and for his friendship.
Although Dr. Hoffman leaves big shoes to fill, those who know Dr. Glenn know he is prepared to take on the challenge. His career has not followed a traditional path. Dr. Glenn is a decorated and honorably discharged member of the United States Navy and a veteran of the first Gulf War. He has been with the University of Iowa since his days as a medicine resident and then Chief Resident. More recently, Dr. Glenn also received a MS in Healthcare from Dartmouth Graduate School. Since 2014, he has led the Adult Hospitalist Program at UI Health Care first as Interim Director and then in 2016 he was named the permanent director. He has provided strong leadership in this role – leading successful recruiting efforts, supporting faculty development and scholarly work, and implementing innovative quality improvement efforts, such as ones designed to increase the early discharge of patients. These latter efforts have profoundly improved patient and provider satisfaction in addition to easing the burden on our frequently at-capacity institution. For his part, Dr. Glenn credits Dr. Hoffman for these successes. “Any strides we made forward in our program,” he told me, “were due to Rich’s active support and visionary leadership.”
Bradley Manning, MD will serve as Interim Director of the Adult Hospitalist Program. Dr. Manning has distinguished himself as a leader, most notably in his work organizing the Home Treatment Team, which cared for people infected with COVID-19 via telemedicine, reducing the burden on our inpatient teams.
Dr. Glenn has shown his belief in the importance of striving for excellence in every aspect of the department’s missions. Moreover, his own strengths in caring for patients and trainees alike and in conducting rigorous research inspire those around him, a mark of an exceptional leader. Please join me in thanking Dr. Glenn for his service and congratulating him on this new appointment.