Following Professor Stephan Fihn’s announcement last spring to step down from his position as GIM Division Head, a national search for his successor was launched by Department of Medicine Chair Barbara Jung and chaired by Head of the Division of Metabolism Stephanie Page. In the meantime, Professor John Amory has graciously agreed to serve as interim head of the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective March 1, 2021.
Professor Amory’s principal area of research is in male reproductive health, specifically focused on the areas of male contraception, male infertility and the treatment of hypogonadism. He was elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2013. Currently, he serves as the Associate Editor of Andrology and as a member of the NIH’s study section on cellular and molecular reproduction.
Dr. Fihn will continue as part-time faculty. He will see patients at Harborview Medical Center’s Adult Medicine Clinic, contribute to research projects, continue as Deputy Editor of JAMA Network Open, and the Department of Medicine activities related to artificial intelligence. Additionally, Professor Fihn is looking forward to spending time with close family, rekindling friendships, and picking up neglected hobbies.