Kay named new pediatrics chair
Celia I. Kaye, MD, PhD, was named new chairman of pediatrics at the Health Science Center in May following a national search. A geneticist who has been professor of pediatrics and cellular & structural biology at the university, Dr. Kaye joined the faculty in 1990.
James J. Young, PhD, Medical School dean, commented, "A national search produced superb candidates for the pediatrics chair. In this highly competitive mode, careful evaluation resulted in the selection of one of our very own. Iím delighted that we have selected Dr. Celia Kaye. She is an excellent clinician, an erudite scholar and an insightful researcher. Iím most pleased with her appointment and look forward to working more closely with her."
Said Dr. Kaye, "Although these are challenging times for pediatrics in Texas, we have a strong and talented department in place. I am very optimistic about our large clinical operation and the future of our research and teaching efforts."
Dr. Kaye came to the Health Science Center from Chicago, where she was on the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the staff at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukeís Medical Center. She earned masterís and MD degrees from Wayne State University in Michigan and a PhD from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Prior to her appointment as chairman, Dr. Kaye was vice chairman of the department. Her new appointment was effective when former chairman John A. Mangos, MD, stepped down to assume duties as a chaired professor in the division of community pediatrics.
She was also director of medical education for Santa Rosa Childrenís Hospital, associate medical director of the cytogenetics laboratory for Santa Rosa Medical Center, deputy chairman for Santa Rosa Childrenís Hospital activities and co-director of the clinical cytogenetics laboratory at the Health Science Center.
She is chairman of the Texas Regional Genetic Network (TEXGENE), a federally funded network of genetics providers and consumers.
Her research interests include 18q minus syndrome and cultural barriers to genetic service provision. Dr. Kaye directs the metabolic clinic at Santa Rosa Childrenís, where she will continue to be involved in patient care.
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