Richard Krugman, MD


Title: Distinguished Professor

Company: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Location: Aurora, Colorado, United States

Richard Krugman, MD, Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.

Dr. Krugman was named a distinguished professor in 2012, which is just one of the many hats he wears in support of the medical profession in Colorado. He is the vice chancellor for health affairs with the University of Colorado, Denver, supporting the deans of dental medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and the graduate school for the health sciences campus, inclusive of all clinical programs across the five affiliated hospitals of the university. Dr. Krugman was himself named dean of the university in 1992 after serving as acting dean, and he is particularly well known for being the director of the C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect from 1981 to 1992. As director, he headed the U.S. Advisory Board of Child Abuse and Neglect from 1988 to 1991, worked as editor-in-chief of Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal for 15 years, and authored over 100 articles to protect children.

Originally a student of the prestigious Princeton University, Dr. Krugman earned an MD from New York University School of Medicine and later received honorary doctorates from the Odessa State Medical University in Ukraine and Wake Forest University. He was certified with the American Board of Pediatrics, and served his internship and residency with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After serving with the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, he rejoined the university. In 1980, he was named Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and served as a legislative assistant with U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger of Minnesota.

 Dr. Krugman’s administrative contributions have included a number of directorships, particularly with the Child Health Associate Program and the SEARCH/AHEC program. He continues to hold a seat on the board of the University of Colorado Health, the University of Colorado Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, among a number of area groups. He has been a former board member of Princeton University, Denver Health, and the Hasbro Children’s Foundation. Dr. Krugman has been a force of good in the field of child abuse and neglect for over 47 years.

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