Physician heading to Cleveland Clinic in Florida

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Gregory Rosencrance, M.D., interim associate vice president and dean of the WVU Charleston Division, has resigned his post to become chair of the department of medicine and center director of the Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic in Florida.

“WVU, WVU Charleston and CAMC have been an incredibly important part of my professional and personal life,” Dr. Rosencrance said. “My family and I are grateful for the many professional and personal friendships that we have developed through the years.”

Rosencrance has been on the WVU faculty since 1991. WVU Chancellor for Health Sciences Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., said he’s especially grateful for his leadership in recent months in his interim position.

“Dr. Rosencrance has provided exemplary service to the University and the people of Charleston throughout his professional career,” Dr. Colenda said. “While his patients will miss him, this move reflects very favorably on the caliber of healthcare we have been able to deliver in collaboration with CAMC and our other clinical partners in the Kanawha Valley.”

Colenda said the search for the next permanent leader of the Charleston campus will continue without interruption. WVU has engaged the national search firm Witt/Kieffer to assist the local search committee in recruiting from a national pool of academic health leaders.

“Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition for all of our educational, research and clinical activities in Charleston during the period between Dr. Rosencrance’s departure and the completion of the search process,” Colenda said.

Rosencrance’s resignation will be effective sometime before the end of the year.

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For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
alj/bc: 10-04-13