Linda Brubaker, MD, MS
Linda Brubaker, MD, MS was appointed as Dean of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in December 2011 after serving as interim dean since May 2011. Previous to her role as dean, she served as the senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, with key responsibilities for medical student research education programs and campus-wide initiatives for clinical and translational research. Dr. Brubaker is a tenured professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Urology and a board-certified specialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She previously served as Director of the Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the ABOG-accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The FPMRS unit is well known for high-quality clinical care, NIH-funded research productivity, educational contributions and administrative expertise. Dr. Brubaker earned a BA, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Science degree (2004) in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree and completed her medical training (medical school, residency and fellowship) at Rush University where she established the first Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Midwest. She currently serves in the subspecialty division for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Brubaker is a prolific researcher with funding for two major NIH clinical trials networks that include PFDN and UITN. She has authored over 240 publications with over 29 chapters.
She is a well-known reconstructive pelvic surgeon who has served as the president (and program chairs) of both the American Urogynecologic Society as well as the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. In addition she has chaired committees on Pelvic Organ Prolapse (2006, 2009) and Research (2012) for the International Consultations on Incontinence. She is the Associate Editor the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Her research interests include randomized surgical trials, urinary microbiomes and patient-centered outcomes in reconstructive pelvic surgery.
Dr. Brubaker has received multiple awards which include induction into AOA (2013), Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, the 2007 APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2003 Rush Medical College Distinguished Alumnus Award and the various Faculty Teaching Awards.