Dr. Toni Ganzel Hall of Fame

A stellar student at Papillion-La Vista High School, Toni (Haskins) Ganzel went on to the University of Nebraska where she earned her bachelor of science and medical degrees. She earned a master’s degree in business administration/medical group management from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She completed her residency in otolaryngology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center before joining the faculty at the Creighton University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Ganzel has held various positions in medical practice and academic medicine. She joined the University of Louisville in 1983 as an assistant professor of otolaryngology. She was formerly Chief of Otolaryngology at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY and Director of Otolaryngology at the University of Louisville. She served as Chief of Otolaryngology at Kosair Children’s Hospital from 1989 to 2002 and Director of the Division of Otolaryngology at University of Louisville from 1993 to 2001, when she was named Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the School of Medicine. In 2003 she was named Senior Associate Dean for Students and Academic Affairs in the school. In 2013, Dr. Ganzel was named Dean of the University of Louisville School of Medicine after serving as Interim Dean. 

Dr. Ganzel is the epitome of a caring physician and teacher. Her rise to Dean of the University of Louisville School of Medicine is a tribute to her intelligence, skills, warmth, and ability to collaborate with others. Dr. Ganzel and her husband Brian, a cardiac surgeon, have two adult daughters, Natalie and Paige.

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