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Appelbaum will be permanent Clinical Sciences chair

Aug. 4, 2017

Effective this fall semester, Jon Appelbaum, M.D., will assume the role of permanent chair for the Department of Clinical Sciences, Dean John P. Fogarty announced by email today. Appelbaum has been interim chair since Ricardo Gonzalez-Rothi reitred last August.

Fogarty continued in his email message: 

"Jon has been an invaluable addition to our faculty and educational programs since he joined the College of Medicine in 2009. He has guided and mentored countless students, has taught in multiple courses, and is an outstanding clinician, teacher, and role model for students. As interim chair, he has flawlessly continued his roles as the Internal Medicine Education Director and faculty for the FSU-TMH Internal Medicine Residency Program.

"In preparation for this permanent role, we conducted a 360-degree evaluation of Dr. Appelbaum among his peers and co-workers, and I was very pleased by the multiple laudatory comments for his tireless efforts on behalf of students, residentsand patients.

"He is greatly admired by students and learners and has represented the FSU College of Medicine very capably on several national committees. He has received multiple awards and honors and was honored this year as the graduation speaker for the Class of 2017 at this past May’s commencement ceremony.

"Please join me in congratulating Jon in this critical role as Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences and thank him for his excellent service and dedication to the College of Medicine in his time here."