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Gebke Named Chairman of Indiana University’s Family Medicine Department


Dr. Gebke is an associate professor of clinical family medicine and director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and IU Center for Sports Medicine. He joined the Department of Family Medicine in July 2001 as an assistant professor. Since July 2009, he has served as the interim co-chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Gebke graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Southern Illinois University. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at MacNeal Family Practice Residency Program in Berwyn, Ill.

Dr. Gebke also completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the IU Department of Family Medicine.

“Dr. Gebke has proven his leadership capabilities serving as co-interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine and director of the sports medicine program,” said D. Craig Brater, M.D., dean of the IU School of Medicine and IU vice president for university clinical affairs. “His skill as a clinician and deep commitment to the educational mission of the department will help the IU School of Medicine achieve its goals of producing more physicians to serve in primary care practice, while maintaining the already high quality of care in the department’s patient care areas.”

Dr. Gebke is the fourth chair of the Department of Family Medicine since its inception in 1971. He succeeds Douglas McKeag, M.D., who served as department chair for 10 years.