A professor of internal medicine has been named dean of the Kansas University School of Medicine at Wichita, KUMC officials announced today.
Dr. Joseph Meeks, president of the Kansas Medical Society, has been professor and chairman of internal medicine at the KU branch since 1985.
All KU medical students spend their first two years at KU's Kansas City campus. They can choose to complete the last two years in Wichita.
The appointment of Meeks is effective January 1991, said Dr. D. Kay Clawson, executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center.
"Dr. Meeks has served the (KU) Medical Center with distinction since 1964," Clawson said. "We are delighted he has agreed to accept this appointment."
Clawson said Meeks will replace Dr. William Reals, who plans to remain at the school on a part-time appointment as vice chancellor.
Meeks, 59, is a native of Sabetha. He graduated from KU's School of Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency at the KU Medical Center in 1960.
At the KU School of Medicine in Kansas City, Meeks served as director of Health Care Outreach, vice chancellor for academic affairs and acting dean.