Announcing Key University Recruitments - Dennis Stevens
Dennis Stevens, MD, a leading neonatologist, joined RFU in January as the director of clinical research for the Chicago Medical School and professor of pediatrics. In his new role, he primarily is responsible for mentoring medical students, but also residents and faculty, in all aspects of clinical research and in scholarship projects.
A veteran academic physician and scientist, Dr. Stevens taught for nearly 40 years at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM), where he served as professor of pediatrics and professor of internal medicine, with a secondary appointment at Sanford Research. He served in many positions, including chief of the section of neonatal/perinatal medicine, interim chair of pediatrics and division chief/ assistant residency program director of research in the Department of Internal Medicine. At Sanford Children’s Hospital, he served clinically during his tenure as attending neonatologist for the Boekelheide Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, including five years as medical director.
He developed a research and scholarship track for the internal medicine residency and boosted the publication rate for residents from 14.8% to 43.4%, and dramatically increased faculty participation in co-authorship.
Dr. Stevens led research for SSOM’s neonatal section. He was awarded a Bush Medical Fellowship in 1991 and used the award to complete a master of science in clinical research design and statistical analysis. He developed a research and scholarship track for the internal medicine residency and boosted the publication rate for residents from 14.8% to 43.4%, and dramatically increased faculty participation in co-authorship.
Board certified in pediatrics and neonatal/perinatal medicine, Dr. Stevens is the author of 41 peer reviewed publications, 37 abstracts and 15 book chapters. He is the recipient of 40 grants for individual, multi-institutional and programmatic studies. He also served for five years on the editorial board of NeoReviewsPlus of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Stevens completed a residency in family medicine at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana, followed by postdoctoral training in pediatrics and neonatology at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. A graduate of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, he is currently a student in the MA in Theology program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut.