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Garold O. Minns, M.D.

Garold Minns portrait
Professor, Wichita - Internal Medicine

Professional Background

Dean Garold Minns, M.D., is a 1976 graduate of KU School of Medicine-Wichita and went on to complete his residency training in internal medicine here as well, followed by an infectious disease fellowship. He joined the faculty in 1980 and was appointed Director of Housestaff Programs (now referred to as Program Director) at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in 1982 and then to Program Director in 1991. He was also appointed as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in 1994 and is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Minns began his role as Dean in August of 2012.
Board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease, Dr. Minns is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, was Governor for the Kansas Chapter of the ACP from 2008-2012, and a Kansas Board of Healing Arts member. Dr. Minns has multiple roles in student and resident medical education. He is a member of the Education Council, Faculty Council and Curriculum Transformation Committee for the university.
Dean Minns has received numerous awards during his career at KU, including the 2010 Rainbow Award, W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award and Thor Jager Award. He was also selected for Mastership in the ACP and one of the Wichita Business Journal's Health Care Heroes of 2015.

Education and Training
  • MD, Univ. of Kansas-Medical Ctr.