Originally published by Washington University School of Medicine

Paul ScheelPaul J. Scheel Jr., MD, a highly regarded nephrologist and physician-leader at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and chief executive officer of Washington University Physicians, the school’s faculty practice.

His appointment, which begins July 1, was announced by David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

“I am delighted to welcome Paul to Washington University School of Medicine,” Dr. Perlmutter said. “He is an experienced and collaborative physician-leader with strong business acumen and an impressive track record at Johns Hopkins Medicine. I am confident that under his leadership, our faculty practice will continue on its current path of excellence as we move into the next era of rapidly changing health-care dynamics.”

Dr. Scheel succeeds James P. Crane, MD, who will step down as associate vice chancellor for clinical affairs and from his position leading Washington University Physicians after more than 25 years at the helm.Janet Scheel

In addition, Dr. Scheel’s wife, Janet Scheel, MD, will join the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics as associate medical director of the heart failure and transplant program in the Division of Cardiology.

The bios of Dr. Paul Scheel and Dr. Janet Scheel will be available soon!