Chip Souba, MD, ScD, MBA

Wiley "Chip" Souba (pronounced Show-buh) serves as Vice-President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where he also holds a faculty appointment as Professor in the Department of Surgery. Before moving to Dartmouth, Dr. Souba held similar positions at the Ohio State University. Prior to that, Dr. Souba served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Penn State's College of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Director of the Penn State Hershey Center for Leadership Development. In the 1990s, he served as Chief of Surgical Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He began his career as a faculty member at the University of Florida.

Dr. Souba is an AOA graduate of the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, where he subsequently did his general surgery training. During his surgical residency, Dr. Souba completed a fellowship in surgical research at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and earned a Doctorate in Science in Nutritional Biochemistry at the Harvard School of Public Health. He subsequently did a senior fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas. While in Boston, Dr. Souba earned his MBA with high honors at the Boston University College of Business.

What makes a great leader? How does leadership live in our own lives, and in our organizations and communities? Leadership expert Dr. Wiley "Chip" Souba, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine, discusses how the school prepares students to practice medicine and to be "leaders of change." For additional perspectives on leadership at Dartmouth, watch videos by Dr. Lisa Adams and medical student Jessica Linden Swienckowski.

Dr. Souba's clinical interests are in surgical oncology. He has been regularly ranked as one of The Best Doctors in America by his peers and has been recognized for his clinical expertise by Boston Magazine. He was funded by the National Institute of Health for 20 years to study amino acid metabolism in catabolic diseases. He has published 320 articles in peer-reviewed journals, has served as Editorial Chair of American College of Surgeons Surgery, and is Co-editor of the Journal of Surgical Research.

Dr. Souba is recognized for his innovative approaches to developing leaders and leadership. He writes and lectures regularly on diverse topics such as health care leadership challenges, personal and organizational transformation, leading oneself, barriers to effective leadership, and the language of leadership. He is married with two children and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.