Barbara Atkinson, MD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Medicine, Higher Education


  • Executive Vice Chancellor, KU Medical Center and Executive Dean, KU School of Medicine
  • Only woman in the country to simultaneously lead a School of Medicine and an academic medical center
  • Member of the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine
  • First woman and Cytopathologist elected President of the American Board of Pathology
  • Founding board member of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program of the Association of the American Medical Colleges