Dr Irving Kron, Senior Associate Vice President of UA Health Sciences

Irving Kron, MDDr Kron is from Belmar, NJ and majored in behavioral biology and learning theory.

In his junior year, he realized he had no idea what to do with that degree. He had no role models in medicine but realized his life had to have a purpose.


Q&A With Irving

What has your path been like to where you are now?

     My mission is to take care of people. Therefore, I wanted direct patient care. In addition, I wanted to teach and do research to promote patient care.

What do you love most about what you are doing now?

     I like everything about the clinical, education and research environments. There are some administrative issues I could do without.


What are some of your outside interests?

     I like reading, traveling, fly fishing, tennis and hiking.


Did you have a mentor that contributed to your growth? Who was that mentor and what lessons did you learn from them? How did you find that person?

     I have had multiple mentors. I had a patient who was a swami who told me "when the student is ready the teacher will come". That has held true for me. You must seek out your mentors.


What advice would you give to students?

     You are entering the greatest profession possible. Remember, the privilege that is patient care.



It is with a mixture of sadness and deep gratitude that we announce that Irving Kron, MD, has decided to step down from his position as senior associate vice president for Health Sciences.

His last day will be June 30, 2020, as he leaves to return to the University of Virginia and his family. To read more, click here.