Dr. Frank Cerra
Dr. Frank Cerra came to the University of Minnesota in 1981 as director of surgical critical care. In 1995 he was named dean of the Medical School after serving briefly as head of the department of surgery. An accomplished researcher as well as administrator and clinician, he is co-developer of the bioartificial liver, a device similar to a kidney dialysis machine. A native of Buffalo, New York, Dr. Cerra received his B.A. degree in biology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his M.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine.