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Two new hires for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Two new hires for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Two new hires for the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has appointed Dr. Farah Husain as the division chief of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, as well as vice chair of Quality for the Department of Surgery, and Dr. Irene Alexandraki as the new senior associate dean of academic affairs.

Meet Dr. Farah Husain

In her new role, Dr. Husain will expand the bariatric surgery program — including the development of medical and endoscopic weight management to create multidisciplinary, comprehensive care for patients with obesity and adolescent obesity treatment. She will also seek to advance the educational and research missions of the division.

“I am absolutely delighted to have Dr. Husain join us. As the leader of the Division of Bariatric and Metabolic surgery, she will help direct our efforts to improve quality within the department,” said Nathaniel Soper, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery. “She is an acknowledged leader in this field, both nationally and internationally, and I predict she will help to grow our program and increase its influence greatly.”

Prior to joining the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Dr. Husain served as the division chief and the vice chair of Regional Surgical Strategy for Oregon Health & Science University. In addition, she was the program director of the Advanced GI-Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship program.

Meet Dr. Irene Alexandraki

Alexandraki, MD, MPH, FACP, joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix as the new senior associate dean of Academic Affairs September 1.

“A passionate medical educator, who has taught and mentored many learners over the years, Dr. Alexandraki’s wealth of experience in medical education and faculty development will make her an exceptional addition to the college’s team,” said Guy Reed, MD, MS, dean of the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Most recently, Dr. Alexandraki served as the associate dean for Medical Education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas.