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College of Medicine dean to leave Ohio State for University of South Florida

Dr. Charles Lockwood, dean of the OSU College of Medicine, is set to become the senior vice president of the medical school at the University of South Florida. Credit: Courtesy of OSU

Dr. Charles Lockwood, dean of the OSU College of Medicine, is set to become a senior vice president at the University of South Florida.
Credit: Courtesy of OSU

The dean of the Ohio State College of Medicine is set to head south to assume a new job in May.

Dr. Charles Lockwood, current dean, is set to become the new senior vice president of the health system at the University of South Florida, where he will also serve as dean of the USF Morsani College of Medicine.

He is slated to stay in his position at OSU through Summer Commencement May 4, said Bob Mackle, spokesman for the OSU Wexner Medical Center.

Lockwood was unavailable for comment Monday.

Lockwood’s salary in 2013 was more than $731,000, according to the Columbus Business First DataCenter. His salary is set to be $775,000 at USF, according to local Florida media outlets.

He has been at OSU since September 2011 and is also the vice president for health sciences and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, according to the College of Medicine website.

Before he came to OSU, he was a professor and a chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to that, he served as a professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine.

He received a bachelor’s of science from Brown University, his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his master’s of science from Harvard University School of Public Health.

Dr. Edmund Funai is set to take over as interim dean May 5. He is currently a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, vice chair of clinical affairs and associate dean for administration at the OSU College of Medicine.

Mackle said he did not know how long it would take to find a permanent replacement for Lockwood.

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