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George E. Kikano, MD

A renowned physician, educator and leader, George E. Kikano, M.D., is currently the dean of the Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Kikano served as the Founding Director of the Weatherhead Institute for Family Medicine and Community Health and was the Dorothy Jones Weatherhead Professor at Case Western Reserve University. The Weatherhead Institute serves as an inclusive home for several community-based programs enhancing the well-being of underserved populations while influencing the course of medical education and health service research. He served as the chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University from 2001 until 2014. Under his leadership, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health was recognized as one of the best departments of Family Medicine nationally. Dr. Kikano also held several administrative position including the directorship of UH Home Care Services and the directorship of UH Connect. With over 20 years of clinical practice, Dr. Kikano has a vast array of experience in family medicine and a strong interest in community initiatives.

Dr. Kikano attended the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at University Hospitals. He earned his CPE at the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Kikano has been involved in teaching future physicians at Case Western Reserve University since 1991. Dr Kikano is very active in organized professional associations and served as president of the Cleveland Academy of Family Physicians (2001-2003), president of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland/Northern Ohio Medical Association (2005-06), and was District 5 Director of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, as well as on the board of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. Since 2002, he has been annually recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America; Area’s Top Docs in Northern Ohio Live Magazine and Cleveland Magazine; and has received many teaching awards and honors.

Dr. Kikano has published numerous medical articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been an investigator on several federal grants focusing on education and research. Dr. Kikano is passionately committed to teaching and community outreach. He is the founder of the UH House Calls program which provides home visits and services for disadvantaged elderly in urban Cleveland neighborhoods. This program also serves as a unique teaching model for medical students and residents. Dr. Kikano has been able to secure millions of dollars from foundations and individuals in order to support this initiative.
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