Dean, University of Colorado School of Medicine
John J. Reilly Jr., MD, became the dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU) and the University’s vice chancellor for health affairs on April 6, 2015.
Dr. Reilly came to CU Anschutz from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was the Jack D. Myers Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine. He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 after more than two decades with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
He is a prolific researcher who has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research reports and co-authored chapters in two of the most well-known textbooks of internal medicine. His areas of interest include the genetic and environmental factors associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the role of alveolar macrophage enzymes in emphysema, COPD and lung cancer.
Dr. Reilly, who holds the Richard D. Krugman, MD, School of Medicine Dean’s Endowed Chair, graduated from Harvard Medical School after earning an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and later completed a fellowship there in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
Dr. Reilly is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by that Board’s Pulmonary Subspecialty Board. He also holds a Board Certificate of Competence in Critical Care, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is a past chair of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Study Section.