Lynda J. Means


School of Medicine Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award (2005)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Medicine
M.D., 1977


Dr. Lyn Means is the former executive associate dean for academic affairs at the IU School of Medicine. In that role she was responsible for the supervision for faculty affairs, which includes school policies and procedure related to faculty, diversity and faculty development, and medical school admissions. She is an alumnus of Indiana University where she received her M.D. degree in 1977, and completed residency training in pediatrics and anesthesia in 1980 and 1982, respectively. She also completed fellowship training in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care in 1983 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Means joined the IUSM faculty in 1983 as Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and of Surgery. From 1990-1998, she held the title of Associate Professor of Anesthesia and of Surgery and was named Professor of Anesthesia and of Surgery in 1998. In 2001, Dr. Means was appointed Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and the Frank C. and Ruby L. Moore and George T. Lukemeyer Professor. She served as Chair of the IUSM Scholarship and IUSM Admissions Committees.

Currently, she serves as a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and is an anesthesiologist Children's Hospital in Boston.