Two department chairs named in College of Medicine

July 29, 2011 | UToday
By Meghan Cunningham



The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences has named new chairs of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Sheryl Milz is the new chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Dr. Kelly Manahan will chair the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“These outstanding, talented individuals will lead their departments to new heights, and I look forward to the innovations and collaborations they will pursue,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor, executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the UT College of Medicine. “This will help us achieve the goals, not only of the College of Medicine, but of the entire University as we continue to build recognition as a top-tier academic health science program.”

Milz joined The University of Toledo faculty in 2001 from the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Ill. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and master’s degree in preventive medicine from Ohio State University. She received her PhD in public health sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Manahan has been a member of the faculty at the University since 2009. She received her doctorate from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency training at the former Medical College of Ohio. She completed research and clinical fellowships at the University of Louisville and University of Michigan, and she previously held positions at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.

Gold also expressed his gratitude to the two search committees chaired by Dr. Dorthea Sawicki and Dr. Gerald Zelenock, the department members, department chairs, faculty, residents, students and staff for their time and effort in the academic search process to select these new department chairs.