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Debra Schwinn, MD

Dean, UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Debra A. Schwinn, MD, is dean of the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. She began her appointment Oct. 31, 2012.

Dr. Schwinn is a nationally known investigator in molecular pharmacology with active funding from the National Institutes of Health. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, and is a member of many other national and international organizations. She is the 2012-2014 chair of the Board of Trustees for the International Anesthesiology Research Society.

Prior to joining the University of Iowa, Dr. Schwinn was professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, the Allan J. Treuer Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology, and adjunct professor of Pharmacology and Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Schwinn received her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine; and completed a residency in anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and a clinical fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center. She completed a research fellowship in the Departments of Biochemistry and Medicine at Duke, where she also was trained in transesophageal echocardiography. Prior to joining the University of Washington in 2007, she was on the Duke faculty for 18 years.

Portrait of Debra Schwinn, MD - Dean, UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine