Kanter Takes Reins as UMKC School of Medicine Dean

Kanter Takes Reins as UMKC School of Medicine Dean

Steven L. Kanter, M.D., began his new role as the ninth dean of the UMKC School of Medicine on Oct. 1. In addition to his position as dean, he is a full professor with tenure in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and a professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. more >>

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