Title

Dyke new associate dean for the Southeast (Fargo) Campus

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

6-5-2015

Campus Unit

School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Abstract

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Cornelius McKown “Mac” Dyke, M.D., has been named associate dean for the Southeast (Fargo) Campus at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dyke is an assistant professor of surgery at UND and an attending cardiothoracic surgeon for Sanford Health in Fargo.

Dyke will succeed Dr. Julie Blehm as Southeast Campus dean. She is retiring on June 30. He will begin work at the UND SMHS on July 1.

“Dr. Dyke has been an outstanding faculty member at UND for the past four years, and has demonstrated a commitment to the School and our medical students and surgical residents,” said Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., UND vice president for health affairs and dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “He has a strong commitment to medical education and will be devoted to this new position. As an added benefit, he also has a strong commitment to clinical research, and just recently coauthored a paper published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. I am thrilled that he has accepted our offer to be the next Southeast Campus dean.”

Dyke, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, Trinity College. He earned his medical doctorate from Duke University School of Medicine, where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He completed his surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, where he served as chief resident and became a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery. In addition, he was awarded the 43rd Evarts Graham Fellowship by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for study at Harefield Hospital, London, England.

Since 2012, Dyke has practiced with Sanford Health and has been an assistant professor of surgery at the UND SMHS. Before joining Sanford and UND, he practiced with SouthEast Texas Cardiovascular Surgery Associates in Houston. Dyke is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Corporations, health systems, and universities have supported Dyke’s research on cardiovascular surgery. He serves as the national representative for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery to the American Association of Blood Banks.

Dyke has coauthored over 60 articles and 15 book chapters on cardiovascular surgery. He is the coeditor of three books, and has served as an abstract and manuscript reviewer for the professional journals theAnnals of Thoracic Surgery, Circulation, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dyke said, “I look forward to working under the leadership of Dr. Wynne to ensure continued excellence in the education and training of the next generation of healthcare providers at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.”

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