Booth new associate dean for the Southwest (Bismarck) Campus

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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A. Michael Booth, M.D., Ph.D., has been named associate dean for the Southwest (Bismarck) Campus at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Booth is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon. He practices at the St. Alexius Heart and Lung Clinic in Bismarck.

Booth will succeed Dr. Nicholas Neumann as Southwest Campus dean. Neumann is retiring at the end of September.

"Dr. Booth has been an outstanding faculty member at UND for the past 25 years, and has coordinated the surgical clerkship at the Southwest Campus for years," 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 devoting about half of his professional time to this new position. I am thrilled that he has accepted our offer to be the next Southwest Campus dean."

Booth, a native of Fulton, New York, graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most widely recognized honor society. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University and completed his surgery residency at the University of Minnesota, where he served as chief resident and was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health National Research Award. He earned his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Booth has practiced with St. Alexius since 1989. He began teaching in the Department of Surgery at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1989, where he is a clinical professor of surgery. In 2000, the School honored Booth with the Wayne Swenson Teaching Award in Surgery. He was elected by the School to be a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, which recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.

He has served as president of the North Dakota Medical Association, the North Dakota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and the Sixth District Medical Society of the NDMA.

Booth is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He also is certified in cardiac pacing and cardioversion defibrillation. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Association for Surgical Education, and North Dakota Medical Association. Booth has published over 20 articles on cardiovascular physiology and thoracic surgery.