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Dr. Robert W. Dunlay was named dean of the Creighton University School of Medicine in December 2013.

Dr. Dunlay, chief medical officer of Alegent Creighton Health Creighton University Medical Center and professor of medicine and pharmacology, is a Creighton-educated nephrologist who has served as a clinician and educator since 1990. He had served as interim dean of the School of Medicine since January 2013.  

Dr. Dunlay completed his premedical studies at Creighton in 1977 and earned an M.D. degree from the School of Medicine in 1981. He fulfilled his internship and residency in internal medicine, also at Creighton.

Dr. Dunlay completed fellowships in nephrology at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, and in nephrology research at Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In 2008, he earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr. Dunlay’s knowledge, experience, vision and energy will be instrumental as the University continues to provide exceptional education for Creighton medical students and strengthens its academic partnerships with Alegent Creighton Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, and all of the school’s academic partners.