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Doctor leaving WVU's city unit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A longtime Charleston physician will resign to become an administrator at a Florida hospital.

Dr. Gregory Rosencrance, interim associate vice president of WVU Charleston Division, will become chairman of the department of medicine and center director of the Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida, according to a news release from WVU Healthcare.

Rosencrance has been on the faculty at WVU since 1991.

"WVU, WVU Charleston and CAMC have been an incredibly important part of my professional and personal life," Rosencrance said in prepared statement. "My family and I are grateful for the many professional and personal friendships that we have developed through the years."

Rosencrance's exact resignation date has not been established but will likely be around the first of next year, said Jeff Driggs, a spokesman for WVU Charleston Division.

While a search for Rosencrance's replacement goes on, Dr. John Linton, one of the longest-serving members of the WVU faculty, will be the campus's interim associate vice president and dean.

Linton, who joined the Charleston division in 1977, formerly served as the president of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers.

WVU is using the national search firm Witt/Kieffer to find Rosencrance's permanent replacement, said Dr. Christopher Colenda, WVU chancellor for health science, in a prepared statement.

"Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition for all of our educational, research and clinical activities in Charleston during the period between Dr. Rosencrance's departure and the completion of the search process," Colenda said in the statement.

Rosencrance was not available for comment Tuesday afternoon.

Reach Lori Kersey at lori.kersey@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.


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