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Dean Garold Minns, faculty and alumni honored as Health Care Heroes

Dr. Minns was congratulated on his award for Lifetime Achievement.

Health Care Heroes
2021 Health Care Heroes were honored Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

Wichita Business Journal recently announced the recipients of 2021 Health Care Heroes honors and KU School of Medicine-Wichita is proud to congratulate Dean Garold Minns, M.D., on his award for Lifetime Achievement.

Dean Garold Minns, M.D. portrait

A graduate of the second class from KU School of Medicine-Wichita and an alumnus of the internal medicine residency program, Dean Minns has dedicated his entire career to our campus.

A man of many hats, he joined the faculty in 1980 and besides serving as dean, he is associate dean for Academic & Student Affairs and professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Additionally, he has filled the role of Sedgwick County Health Officer since 2008, a position that took on extra importance during the past year and a half.

Dean Minns has led our campus in many ways for many years and he will continue to lead KU School of Medicine-Wichita into the future.

Dr. Minns is not the only Health Care Hero from KU School of Medicine-Wichita. The following faculty members, staff and alumni were honored in various Health Care Heroes categories, which are noted after their names and department. Congratulations to all!

  • Maha Assi, M.D., volunteer clinical associate professor, Internal Medicine, resident alumna, Physicians
  • Taylor Bertschy, D.O., clinical assistant professor, OB-GYN, resident alumna, Physicians
  • Jeremy Deutsch, M.D., volunteer clinical assistant professor, Internal Medicine, student alumnus and resident alumnus, Physicians
  • Pooja Desai, M.D., volunteer clinical assistant professor, Pediatrics, Physicians
  • Maurice Duggins, M.D., volunteer clinical associate professor, Family & Community Medicine, student alumnus and resident alumnus, Community Outreach
  • Brian Goentzel, M.D., volunteer clinical instructor, Family & Community Medicine, Physicians
  • Maggie Hagan, M.D., volunteer clinical assistant professor, Internal Medicine, Physicians
  • Rob Manske, DPT, volunteer teaching associate, Family & Community Medicine, Health Care Educators
  • Johnny Moussa, M.D., volunteer clinical associate professor, Internal Medicine, resident alumnus, Health Care Educators
  • Jon Parks, M.D., student alumnus and resident alumnus, Physicians
  • Tina Peck, APRN, Office of Research, Community Outreach
  • Michelle Redmond, Ph.D., MS, assistant professor, Population Health, Community Outreach
  • Chloe Steinshouer, M.D., volunteer clinical assistant professor, Internal Medicine, Physicians
  • S. Todd Stephens, M.D., volunteeer clinical assistant professor, Family & Community Medicine, student alumnus and resident alumnus, International Outreach
  • Tracy Williams, M.D., associate professor, Family & Community Medicine, student alumna and resident alumna, Community Outreach
  • Shang-You Yang, M.D., Ph.D., research associate professor, Orthopaedics, Health Care Educators
  • Kansas COVID Workgroup for Kids, Pediatrics, Community Outreach

The 2021 Health Care Heroes will be honored Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.


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