Faculty Profile

Eugene C. Grochowski, PhD, MD, FACP

Interim Clinical Dean, United States

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Eugene C. Grochowski, PhD, MD, FACP

Interim Clinical Dean, United States

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Dr. Grochowski received his doctor of philosophy in experimental pathology in 1973 and his doctor of medicine in 1974 from Northwestern University while under a NIH Medical Scientist’s Training Program grant. He did his internship and residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in nephrology at the Mayo Clinic from 1974 to 1979. Grochowski was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians in 1981. He is certified in internal medicine and in the subspecialty of nephrology. He is also a designated ASH Specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension.

From 1979 to 1992 he was in the clinical practice of nephrology and hypertension in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he was also on the clinical faculty of Michigan State University. During this time he also served on the National Faculty for Advanced Cardiac Life-Support.

In 1992, Grochowski took a sabbatical from his clinical practice to complete a one-year fellowship in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago, MacLean Ethics Center. Next, he moved to Missouri and joined the full-time academic faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he served as chief of nephrology from 1993 to 1998. He also held a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy. He then moved to Baltimore and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University both in the School of Medicine and in the Berman Bioethics Institute. He remained on the faculty at Hopkins until he joined the AUC faculty in 2006.

Dr. Grochowski served on the full-time faculty at AUC from 2006 to 2013 during which time he taught renal physiology, Clinical Medical Ethics and Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM). He then served as a visiting faculty in ICM until he was promoted to Interim Associate Clinical Dean for the US in March 2015.