Leslie J. Sandlow MDProfessor Emeritus Department of Medical Education
Dr. Sandlow is the former Head of the Department of Medical Education ( formerly the Center for Educational Development), at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Dr. Sandlow had been an adjunct member for many years and in 1993 was appointed interim head of the Department. In 1996, following a search, he became permanent Head. Prior to his retirement in 2010, he had also served the college as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education; and as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education encompassing the continuum of education throughout the four program sites of the College. In addition to his academic appointment as Professor of Medical Education, he is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine.
Prior to coming to UIC, in 1989 he was the Senior Vice President for Academic & Medical Affairs at Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center and in his years at MRH he held numerous medical administrative positions as well as establishing the Educational Unit (EDU) which flourished until the hospital was sold to a for profit chain.
Medical Background: Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American College of Physician Executives. He has had numerous visiting professorships both in the U.S. and abroad.
He has been a surveyor for Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) & the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
His research interests include outcomes research and evidence-based medicine, program evaluation, curricular design and innovation, and use of new teaching modalities and media in education. Clinical teaching and innovation in GME teaching and assessment.