Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., is President of the Institute of Medicine,
National Academy of Sciences, and Professor of Medicine Emeritus
at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine.
He is UCLA School of Medicine's immediate past Dean and Provost
for Medical Sciences. Currently he is Clinical Professor of Medicine
at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
A cardiologist and physiologist, Dr. Shine received his A.B. from
Harvard College in 1957 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School
in 1961. Most of his advanced training was at Massachusetts General
Hospital (MGH), where he became Chief Resident in Medicine in 1968.
Following his postgraduate training at MGH, he held an appointment
as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He
moved in 1971 to the UCLA School of Medicine and became Director
of the Coronary Care Unit, Chief of the Cardiology Division, and
subsequently, Chair of the Department of Medicine. As Dean at UCLA,
Dr. Shine stimulated major initiatives in ambulatory education,
community service for medical students and faculty, mathematics
and science education in the public schools, and the construction
of new research facilities funded entirely by the private sector.
Dr. Shine is a member of many honorific and academic societies,
including Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha; Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American College of Cardiology;
Master of the American College of Physicians - American Society
of Internal Medicine; and was elected to the Institute of Medicine
in 1988. He served as Chairman of the Council of Deans of the Association
of American Medical Colleges from 1991-1992, and was President of
the American Heart Association from 1985-1986.
Dr. Shine's research interests include metabolic events in the
heart muscle, the relation of behavior to heart disease, and emergency
medicine. He participated in efforts to prove the value of cardiopulmonary
resuscitation following a heart attack, and in establishing the
911 emergency telephone number in the multijurisdictional Los Angeles
area. Dr. Shine is the author of numerous articles and scientific
papers in the area of heart physiology and clinical research.