Aram Chobanian: Dean, Boston U. School of Medicine
Joan Baum, Ph.D.
March, when Match Day rolls around, medical school graduates learn
where they will be interning. At Boston University School of Medicine
(BUSM), Match Day was, as always, something to glow about: approximately
85 -90 percent of BU med students got their first choice of hospital.
Taking into account the medical richness of the Boston area, local
area residents also have cause to be pleased, for the extended
activities that take place under the direction of Dr. Aram V.
Chobanian, the Dean of BUSM, show that this leading urban institution
is dedicated not only to research and clinical practice but to
outreach. BUSM takes the word “community” seriously.
The Dean, who attended Harvard Medical School and is an award-winning
heart specialist with a specialty in hypertension, speaks modestly
of a lifetime of achievement, especially of what he has done as
Dean for 14 years. Affable, soft-spoken, and generous with his
time, the Dean volunteers little about his own professional work
which includes over 250 peer-reviewed articles on basic and clinical
research in cardiovascular diseases, and on policies and procedures
he has instituted, analyzed, and evaluated as chair of numerous,
high-powered national councils and major scientific organizations.
He prefers to talk about curricula and service at the medical
He is particularly proud of the merger five years ago of the University’s
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