Deborah Powell, MD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Medicine, Higher Education


  • First woman Dean at the University of Minnesota 
  • Former Executive Dean and Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs at the KU Medical Center, one of only seven women in the U.S.
  • International expert on ovarian pathology
  • President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Deans at the Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Second woman in the State of Kansas ever elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest national honors for any physician