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Mar 29, 2007    #042
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Lowe named radiology chair at School of Medicine

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine has named Lisa H. Lowe, MD, FAAP, as chair of the Department of Radiology effective April 1.

“Dr. Lowe is a very talented physician with a passion for medical education,” Betty Drees, M.D., dean of the medical school, said. “I am confident that she will continue to build an excellent academic radiology program at UMKC.”

Lowe has been an associate professor in radiology at UMKC since 2000, having served as associate diagnostic radiology residency program director from April 2005 to February 2007. She is currently director of the pediatric radiology fellowship, a position she has held since May 2006, and the radiology residency program, which she has held since February 2007, at the School of Medicine.

Lowe obtained her bachelor of science from the University of Tennessee in 1987 and graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 1991. She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In 1996 Lowe completed a one-year fellowship in the pediatric radiology department at the National Children’s Medical Center at George Washington University.

Lowe has taught at the University of Texas – Southwestern Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and in the radiology department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She currently also serves as a clinical associate professor in radiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

She is known locally and nationally for her interest in radiology education and academic radiology. She is a member of and serves on numerous committees in national societies, speaks annually at national meetings, is a reviewer for several journals, and has published over 43 peer-reviewed papers and chapters since 1992. Under her guidance, two radiology residents received bronze medal awards in consecutive years (2004, 2005) from the American Roentgen Ray Society.

The UMKC School of Medicine offers a combined baccalaureate/doctor of medicine degree program that admits students out of high school. The program provides students with early and ongoing clinical experience through teams of students, physicians and other health-care providers. The school partners with Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Truman Medical Centers, Western Missouri Mental Health Center and the Kansas City VA Hospital. For more information on the UMKC School of Medicine, visit http://www.umkc.edu/medicine.

UMKC, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. It is one of fewer than 30 research universities in the United States that has medicine, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy education programs all located on one campus. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences, and urban affairs.

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