New Faculty Leaders

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery

Dr. Kurpad served as Interim Chair of MCW's department of neurosurgery from March 2016 to March 2017, and also serves as professor of neurosurgery; medical director, Spinal Cord Injury Center; and clinical director, SpineCare. He was acting chair of neurosurgery from September 2015-March 2016.

Jonathan S. Marchant, PhDJonathan S. Marchant, PhD

Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

(effective September 1, 2017)

Dr. Marchant has served as professor (with tenure), department of pharmacology, at the University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis) since 2015, and is a member of the executive leadership team, University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute.

John R. Schreiber, MD, MPHJohn R. Schreiber, MD, MPH

CEO, Medical College Physicians and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Adult Practice

From 2014-2016, Dr. Schreiber served as president, Baystate Medical Practices (Springfield, Massachusetts) and chief physician executive at Baystate Health. He also served as regional executive dean, University of Massachusetts-Baystate and professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Raul A. Urrutia, MDRaul A. Urrutia, MD

Director, Human & Molecular Genetics Center

Dr. Urrutia served as professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, biophysics and medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and director of epigenomics education and academic relationships in the epigenomics program, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. At Mayo Clinic, he also was consultant, division of gastroenterology and hepatology, department of internal medicine; and consultant, department of physiology and biomedical engineering.

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