Wiley "Chip" Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, is an internationally recognized academic leader and a professor of surgery at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. Souba, who served as Geisel dean and VP for health affairs at Dartmouth College from 2010-2014, holds an MD from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston (1978), a ScD in nutritional biochemistry from the Harvard School of Public Health (1984), and an MBA from Boston University. He did his residency and fellowship training at the University of Texas in Houston, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston.
Souba has held faculty appointments at the University of Florida and Harvard Medical School and was chief of surgical oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1999, he was named Waldhausen Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Penn State College of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at Hershey Medical Center. He then became dean of the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2006.
Souba has become known for his innovative approaches to teaching and developing leaders and leadership, approaches he brought with him to Geisel. He continues to teach a course on leadership every year to Geisel medical students, and also leads “The Science of Leading Yourself” course, which attracts participants from around the country each summer to Dartmouth.