University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Chancellor Daniel W. Rahn

Chancellor Daniel W. RahnAs the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences chancellor, Dr. Dan Rahn leads Arkansas’s only academic health sciences center, which encompasses patient care, education, research and outreach resources at locations across the state. He became the fourth chancellor of UAMS Nov. 1, 2009. He previously served as the president of the Medical College of Georgia and the senior vice chancellor for health and medical programs for the University System of Georgia.

Rahn began his professional career in 1979 at Yale University School of Medicine, where he was director of the Lyme Disease Program, director of clinical training in rheumatology and director of faculty practice for the Department of Internal Medicine. After earning his bachelor’s and medical degrees at Yale, Rahn completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in rheumatology at Yale.

Rahn is a nationally known expert on Lyme disease. He served on several national committees for developing treatment and educational guidelines for the disease.

He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Fifty for the Future Board and is the co-chair for the Arkansas Health Workforce Stakeholders.  He has received an honorary degree from UAMS’ sister university at Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan.