When asked about why he became a physician, K. Craig
Kent, MD, new dean of The Ohio State University College of
Medicine, credits his mother, who encouraged him to attend
college despite pressures to remain on the Nevada cattle ranch
where he grew up.
He includes his teachers at the University of California,
San Francisco, where he earned his medical degree and
completed his surgical residency. He also acknowledges
Drs. Andy Whittemore and Judah Folkman at Brigham and
Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he
completed his vascular surgery fellowship and began his
career, for piquing his first interest in academic medicine.