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MIT Medical director steps down

After 14 years as the medical director of MIT Medical, William Kettyle, M.D., will be stepping down. According to MIT News, the announcement was made by Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz SM ’01 on Oct. 14 in an email to faculty and staff.

The medical director advises MIT’s administration on Institute health concerns and oversees all of MIT Medical’s clinical services.

Ruiz praised Kettyle’s leadership, writing in a statement, “During his time at MIT, Kettyle has made a number of significant contributions to the Institute.”

Kettyle first joined MIT Medical in 1993 as an internist and endocrinologist before being appointed associate medical director in 1995 and medical director in 2000.

Since 1982, Kettyle has served as an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He has taught Endocrinology and Introduction to the Care of Patients for several decades.

Recently, he has chaired the health subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Oversight Committee, which helped plan MIT’s response to the Affordable Care Act.

Kettyle will remain at MIT part-time after stepping down as medical director. His new responsibilities will include responding to new health care regulations and helping the Institute plan future health care benefits.

—Jennifer F. Switzer