Biographical Sketch of Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D.
Dr. Eastwood is the interim president of Case Western Reserve University, having taken the helm June 2, 2006, following the resignation this past spring of Edward M. Hundert, M.D.
Before accepting the interim post, the Case alumnus and former board of trustees member, served as president of SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, since January 1993. Upstate Medical University is comprised of the University Hospital, four professional colleges (medicine, nursing, health professions, and graduate studies), and a clinical campus in Binghamton, NY. With an annual budget of nearly $800 million and a workforce of over 6,300 people, Upstate is Central New York's largest employer.
Dr. Eastwood received his B.A. in 1962 from Albion College (Phi Beta Kappa) and his M.D. in 1966 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Boston University Medical Center sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
He then served two years on the Clinical Investigation Service at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Subsequently, he held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was director of the gastroenterology section and associate dean for admissions. Before coming to Syracuse, Dr. Eastwood was dean of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Eastwood's professional interests have included the responsibilities of academic health centers to the health of the community, the role of leadership in academic health centers, bioethics, and ethics of academic health organizations. His research interests have been in gastrointestinal epithelial renewal, neoplastic disorders, mechanisms of mucosal injury and protection, and peptic ulcer disease. He has authored 125 articles and book chapters and has written or edited several books.
Dr. Eastwood is married to Lynn Marshall Eastwood (CIT '66). They have three daughters, Kristen A. Eastwood Bowers, Lauren E. Eastwood, Ph.D., Kara L. Eastwood Grace, M.D., and four grandchildren, Caitlin Eastwood Bowers, Nicholas Eastwood Bowers, Hunter William Grace, and Adelaide Lee Grace.