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David Kaczka named inaugural recipient of Gilbert E. Kinyon Professership in Anesthesia

David Kaczka, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Gilbert E. Kinyon Professorship in Anesthesia, effective March 1, 2021, through Feb. 28, 2026. This endowed position was established to recognize outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

David Kaczka, MD, PhD  David W. Kaczka, MD, PhD

Gilbert E. Kinyon was a native of Iowa whose education at the University of Iowa was interrupted by World War II. He served in the 94th Infantry Division in Europe and was credited with capturing 45 German soldiers; he also served at the Battle of the Bulge. In his two years of service, he received three Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He returned to Iowa to complete his MD and residency in anesthesiology, then moved to San Diego, where he eventually directed the anesthesia residency program at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

He established the endowed professorship in 2009 and died in 2010. Mary Kinyon, his wife, who has continued to support the endowed professorship, said Dr. Kinyon's "greatest joy came in training interns and residents."





Monday, May 3, 2021