Debra Klamen

Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE, is the Senior Associate Dean for Education and Curriculum at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSOM), where she also serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Education.  Dr. Klamen obtained her M.D. degree at the University of Chicago-Pritzker, and a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she also received her master’s in health professions education.  Dr. Klamen’s interests include innovative curricular change and clinical performance assessment.  She headed the movement at SIUSOM to create a completely new and innovative third year clerkship, which has just completed its first year.