Zea Borok, MD is the Helen M. Ranney Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine.
Borok was previously the Ralph Edgington Chair in Medicine, Division Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Hastings Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, which she joined in 1990 as an instructor. At USC, Borok led expansion of research efforts and creation of clinical programs of excellence, such as the Center for Advanced Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Sleep Center and the Interventional Pulmonary Program.
Throughout her career, Borok said she has emphasized mentoring students, trainees and faculty, having directed more than 30 individuals. She said she is particularly aware of the challenges facing female faculty members and focuses her time mentoring and sponsoring other female scientists seeking career advancement within their fields of research.