WMU News

Pediatric specialist is new Sindecuse director

June 27, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Gary M. Kirk, director of the pediatric program at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.,will be the new director of the Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University beginning July 15.

"His leadership and communication skills, along with his passion for educational and community intervention, will serve to enhance the quality of service delivered to our students, faculty and staff," said Diane K. Swartz, vice president for student affairs.

Kirk presides over the Pediatric and Adult Asthma Network of West Michigan, which he helped found, and has taught at the University of Chicago and Michigan State University.

A licensed physician in Michigan, Arizona and Illinois, he received his doctor of medicine degree from the McGill Faculty of Medicine in 1984 and has done postdoctoral training at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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