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Welcome to campus

Visit Case Western Reserve University's uniquely urban campus, located in the heart of Cleveland's cultural hub, University Circle. Plan your trip:

Joseph Wearn, M.D.


Joseph Wearn, MD, joined the faculty of the School of Medicine in 1929 as a professor of medicine. During his tenure as Dean from 1945 to 1959, he led the planning and 1952 launch of an innovative curriculum widely credited with changing medical education across the country. The curriculum integrated various subjects, introduced students to patient care in the first year of medical school, and featured a philosophy by which faculty treated students as junior colleagues.

Before coming to Cleveland, Dr. Wearn, along with Alfred Richards, MD, conducted research at the University of Pennsylvania that resulted in what has been described as one of the most significant publications in renal physiology.

Contact Information:

Steven Ricanati, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Dean, Wearn Society
CWRU School of Medicine, Room E423
Office of Academic Societies, Loc Code 4991
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: 216.368.3164





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Revised 10/19/18