Boike currently serves as the director of the Podiatric Medical and Surgical Residency Training Programs and section head of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in the Foot and Ankle Center of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. His primary practice locations are at the Cleveland Clinic's main campus and the Strongsville Family Health Center.
"Dr. Boike is a nationally known podiatrist and educator who understands the future of podiatric medicine, and who is committed to steering the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine to the top of all podiatric schools in the country," said Todd Diacon, Kent State's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. "We are fortunate to have someone with Dr. Boike's skill, experience and reputation for excellence joining Kent State University."
Boike succeeds interim dean Bryan Caldwell, who has served in that position since October 2013. Caldwell, who has been with the podiatry school since 1994, will return to his position as assistant dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine.
Boike will start his new position on July 1, 2014.