CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dr. J. Gregory Rosencrance has been named interim associate vice president and campus dean for the Charleston Division of the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.Rosencrance, a professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine and president of the WVU Physicians of Charleston, will take over June 30 for Clark Hansbarger, who recently retired."Dr. Rosencrance's experience and commitment to academic medicine will be key to a successful transition during the search for a permanent regional dean," said Christopher Colenda, chancellor of the WVU Health Sciences Center."His leadership and energy will be instrumental in perpetuating an exceptional education experience for our students and strengthening our academic partnerships with Charleston Area Medical Center and our other partners."
As CEO of WVU Physicians of Charleston, Rosencrance leads an organization of more than 100 doctors that comprise the faculty and clinicians on WVU's Charleston campus. Additionally, he serves as the chief of staff-elect for Charleston Area Medical Center.Rosencrance, a Charleston native, specializes in internal medicine, and attended WVU and Marshall University. He has been teaching since 1991.A search is still underway for a permanent leader of the campus. John C. Linton is serving as the chairman for the search committee that will be working with the firm, Witt-Kieffer.