Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Robert Alpern, Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Robert Alpern was appointed Dean of Yale School of Medicine in June 2004, continuing a career that has combined his interests in research, clinical practice and teaching.  As Dean, he oversees one of the world’s leading institutions for biomedical research and advanced medical care. Dr. Alpern attended college at Northwestern University, where he majored … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Robert Alpern, Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Kayse Shrum, Dean at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Kayse Shrum is a native Oklahoman who earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She joined the college’s faculty as a pediatrician in 2002.  In 2013, she was promoted to her current position as president of OSU Center for Health Sciences and dean of OSU College of … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Kayse Shrum, Dean at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, Dean of University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine

Dr. Schwenk received his B.S. in chemical engineering and M.D. from the University of Michigan. He trained in family medicine at the University of Utah, including a Robert Wood Johnson research fellowship, following which he practiced in Park City, Utah.  He served on the faculty of the University of Utah Department of Family and Community … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, Dean of University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Gordon Bernard, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Gordon R. Bernard, MD is the Chief Research Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He received his B.S. from University of Louisiana (Lafayette) and his medical degree from Louisiana State University.  Dr. Bernard undertook residency training at the University of Kentucky (Lexington) in Internal Medicine and subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Gordon Bernard, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, Dean of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

After graduating from Fairfield University, completing a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin and a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dorsey became one of the founding faculty members of the SIU School of Medicine. Two years later he decided to change careers and obtained an MD degree from SIU. … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, Dean of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Joseph Shapiro, Dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University

Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro is currently  Dean of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1980, followed by a residency in medicine at Georgetown … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Joseph Shapiro, Dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Arthur Ross, Interim Dean of Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Arthur J. Ross, III, MD, MBA, led the WVU School of Medicine for five years from 2010 – 2015.  During his tenure at WVU, the School expanded its faculty substantially; won a major, multi-year NIH award to develop clinical and translational research; and fully restructured its faculty practice and teaching hospital management.  In 2015 the … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Arthur Ross, Interim Dean of Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Jeffrey Balser, Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Jeffrey R. Balser, MD, PhD. President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  B.S. Engineering, Tulane University, 1984; M.D./Ph.D. (pharmacology), Vanderbilt University, 1990. Dr. Balser undertook residency training in anesthesiology and fellowship training in cardiac anesthesiology and in critical care medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1995, … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Jeffrey Balser, Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Don Peska, Dean at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Peska is a native of New York and a graduate of Brooklyn College. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University in 1975 and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from the University of Cincinnati in 2008. Dr. Peska is board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Don Peska, Dean at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean of University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine

Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) since March 2008, is known nationally as co-author of one of the leading texts in patient care, Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, now in its sixth edition. In Hawaiʻi, he is also recognized as a leader who has strengthened … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Jerris Hedges, Dean of University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine”