Dr. Pearce Korb Will Be Vice Chair of Education

Dr. Pearce Korb will be joining our Neurology Department team and has accepted the position as the Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor of Neurology in the Division of Epilepsy in August of 2021. Dr. Korb is a nationally recognized epileptologist and leader in neurological education and medical economics and practice.

Pearce Korb, MD, MHPE, FAAN will be joining the VCU Neurology Department in August 2021 as Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor of Neurology in the Division of Epilepsy. Dr. Korb is a nationally recognized leader in neurologic education and medical economics and practice.

Dr. Korb is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus where he has served as a clinical educator and administrator across the spectrum of medical education.

Dr. Korb received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He completed his MD, neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship with a focus on epilepsy at Emory University. In addition, he received his Master’s in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. [View Image]

During his time at the University of Colorado he has served as the Director of the Neurologic Care Clerkship and the Director of Student Education in addition to leading the third year (MS3) required Neurology clerkship and the neurology elective courses for the 4th year. Dr. Korb has also participated in the foundational neuroscience course, served as a faculty advisor and mentor for students interested in neurology as a career and provided expertise for other neurologic elements of the curriculum.

Over the last several years, he has worked with the University of Colorado School of Medicine on their comprehensive reform of the entire medical student curriculum (TREK Curriculum). Through this leadership role, he has served in the Longitudinal Clinical Curriculum Committee and as the Clinical Content Director where he is working to ensure novel clinical neurology curriculum is integrated into the new curriculum. He is also the Program Director of the Adult Epilepsy Fellowship and served on both the Clinical Competency Committee and Selection Committee for the Residency Program. 

Dr. Korb’s research focuses on the psychosocial and cognitive factors in learning and related curriculum design and novel approaches to education. He has a particular interest in “neurophobia” (and how to prevent it). He holds numerous leadership roles in national organizations, including serving as the Chair of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Digital Strategy Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the AAN Medical Economics and Practice Committee.

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