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Stamford doctor named assistant dean at Columbia University

March 8, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD — Stamford Hospital announced this week that Dr. Sharon Kiely was recently appointed as the hospital’s Associate Dean of Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Medical education is an important piece of the fabric at Stamford Health and is a passion of Dr. Kiely’s, the hospital said in a press release.

Dr. Kiely joined Stamford Health in 2010 as the hospital’s first vice president and chief quality officer, and in 2011 was named to her current position of senior vice president, medical affairs and chief medical officer.

In her additional role as Associate Dean, Dr. Kiely is now also responsible for the affiliation with Columbia P&S and the learning environment for all medical students and the more than 70 resident physicians on the Stamford campus.

“The students work closely with our extremely talented residents and faculty medical staff, receiving first-hand experience that is unparalleled in the region, with access to our new facility, our culture of patient-centered care and high quality programs,” said Sharon Kiely, MD. “Our students are an integral part of our multidisciplinary care team and have a great positive impact on our patients, their families, as well as the doctors that teach them here.”

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As a major teaching affiliate of Columbia P&S, Stamford Health has educated thousands of medical students, and more than 100 doctors at Stamford Hospital hold faculty teaching appointments at the university.

The position of Associate Dean was previously held by Dr. Noel Robin, who retired in January after serving as the hospital’s Chair of the Department of Medicine for 45 years. Dr. Robin remains a member of the medical staff as Emeritus Chair of the Department of Medicine, as a teacher and preceptor in the endocrine clinic.

“Dr. Robin is an inspiring individual who has impacted generations of doctors in our education programs for medical students and resident physician training programs,” Kiely said. “We are indebted to him for laying this solid foundation for education and learning.”

Dr. Kiely graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and is board-certified in internal medicine. She practiced primary care internal medicine for over 23 years. Dr. Kiely’s career has been focused on education, patient safety and physician engagement and wellbeing. She previously worked as a White House Fellow in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and in advisory roles for government agencies related to health care policy and organ transplantation.

kat.russell@stamfordadvocate.com