MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, FACS, FACOG, has been named dean of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Brubaker has been interim dean since May 2011, when the university's new Health Sciences Division was established.
Her appointment was announced by the Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President of Loyola University Chicago, and Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS, Senior Vice President and Provost of the Health Sciences Division.
Dr. Brubaker has been a member of the faculty since 2000, when she was recruited to begin the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Program. Prior to serving as interim dean, she was the senior associate dean for clinical and translational research. Dr. Brubaker is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Urology. She directs the Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Brubaker earned a bachelor’s, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from Rush University, where she also completed her residency and fellowship training.
Dr. Brubaker was on the cover of Chicago magazine's January 2011 issue featuring Top Doctors for Women. She also is a prolific researcher, with major National Institutes of Health grants and a long list of publications. She has served as president of the American Urogynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the editorial boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Neurourology and Urodynamics.
Dr. Gamelli said Dr. Brubaker "is a champion of Loyola's education and research mission and a true advocate for our students in the Stritch School of Medicine."