Vice president/dean of Health Sciences and Technology named

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Daniel Ornt

Dr. Daniel B. Ornt has been named the first Vice President and Dean of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology at RIT. He will join the university on Dec. 1.

Ornt is currently the Vice Dean for Education and Academic Affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He has a combined 30 years of experience in medical education programs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

As vice president/dean of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology, Ornt will head the institute’s three components: RIT’s ninth college, the College of Health Sciences and Technology; the Health Sciences Research Center; and the Health Sciences Outreach Center. He will facilitate interactions with colleagues and CEOs at other institutions. Ornt will report jointly to RIT President Bill Destler and Jeremy Haefner, RIT provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Ornt is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has published extensively on aspects of renal disease and disorders. He received his M.D. from the URMC in 1976 and a B.A. in natural science and chemistry from Colgate University in 1973. He completed his internship and residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont affiliated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.