Kathryn Andolsek, MD, MPH, takes on new role in School of Medicine

By Jill Boy

Kathryn Andolsek, MD, MPH, has been named assistant dean for premedical education for the School of Medicine. In this new role, Dr. Andolsek will serve as the primary liaison between pre-medical school education programs and the School of Medicine. She will be the academic leader and faculty director of the School’s new Masters of Biomedical Science program, a professional master’s degree aimed at enhancing the academic preparation of students interested in pursuing a career as a healthcare professional or a career in a biomedical related field. 

Dr. Andolsek has been a leader in Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Duke for the past 30 years, first serving as the residency program director for the Department of Community and Family Medicine from 1985 to 1998 and then as associate director of Graduate Medical Education from 2001 to present.  Dr. Andolsek has been a tremendous resource for program directors and residents and has represented Duke GME well within the national GME community, serving in leadership roles with the AAMC and specifically the Group on Resident Affairs and internationally in Singapore, Canada, and the Middle East.

Dr. Andolsek will maintain involvement in GME through her role as the section head for Program Compliance within the Institutional Committee for GME.