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Klasko '74 named president of Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Stephen J. Klasko '74 has been appointed to the position of President of Thomas Jefferson University and President and CEO of TJUH System. Klasko takes the helm at Jefferson in September 2013.

Prior to this role, Klasko served as Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and Chief Executive Officer of USF Health. Dr. Klasko, 59, returns to his hometown of Philadelphia with over 30 years of academic leadership experience and business management expertise developed while holding a variety of executive positions at USF and Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Klasko joined USF as Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice President of the USF Health Sciences Center (HSC) in 2004, and was responsible for a series of program changes in medical education. Dr. Klasko also created the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), the world’s largest center for the assessment of technical and teamwork competencies. Prior to joining USF, Dr. Klasko served in a series of leadership positions at Drexel University College of Medicine, and served as President and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Physician Group from 1996 to 1999.

Dr. Klasko has earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology from Lehigh, as well as an MD from Hahnemann University and an MBA from UPenn's Wharton Executive Program, both in Philadelphia.

Check out the full announcement via in the TJU News.

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