Leadership Structure

Updated Sept. 2019

  • Thomas L. Schwenk, MD Dean, School of Medicine Vice President, Health Sciences
    • Jessica Younger Chief of Staff
    • Melissa Piasecki, MD Executive Associate Dean
      • John Packham, Ph.D., Associate Dean Statewide Initiatives
      • Amy Smith, Ph.D., Director Continuous Institutional Advancement
      • Mary Shultz, MA, Director Savitt Medical Library

Departments

  • Thomas L. Schwenk, MD Dean, School of Medicine Vice President, Health Sciences
    • Shari Netzel Joint Report - Director, Development and Alumni Relations
    • Julie Ardito Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
    • James Epperson, MBA Chief Officer, Complience and Quality Improvment
    • Mark Riddle, MD, Dr.P.H. Associate Dean, Clinical Research
    • Matthew Milone, JD Senior Associate Dean, Legal Affairs
    • Jeremy Altop, MSA Senior Associate Dean, Administration and Finance
    • Tim Baker, MD Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
      • Cherie Singer, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Admission and Student Affairs
      • Lisa Calvo, MD Interim Associate Dean, Office of Medical Education, Chief Academic Officer
      • Melissa O'Brien, MS Director, Continuing Medical Education
      • David Carlson, MD Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
      • Brian Lauf, DFAAPA, PA-C Director, Physician Assistant Studies Program
    • Jennifer Hagen, MD Senior Associate Dean, Office for Faculty
      • Nicole Jacobs, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
      • April Heiselt, Ph.D. Director, Office for Community Faculty
      • Sam Sernick Faculty Recruiter, Faculty and Professional Recruitment
      • Kevin Facemyer, Ph.D. Director, Faculty Recruitment

Department Chairs and Directors

  • Thomas L. Schwenk, MD Dean, School of Medicine Vice President, Health Sciences
    • Clinical Services
      • Family and Community Medicine Chair, Daniel Spogen, MD
      • Internal Medicine Chair, Darryll Patterson, MD
      • Obstetrics and Gynecology Chair, Neda Etezadi-Amoli, MD
      • Pathology and Lab Medicine Chair, Marcus Erling, MD
      • Pediatrics Chair, Max Coppes, MD, PhD
      • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Chair, Brian Kirkpatrick, MD
      • Sanford Center for Aging Director, Peter Reed, Ph.D., MPH
      • Student Health Center Director, Cheryl Hug-English, MPH, MD
      • Speech Pathology and Audiology Chair, Thomas Watterson, Ph.D.
      • Surgery Co-Chairs, Lori Rawson, MD & James Harris, MD FACS
    • Basic Science
      • Microbiology and Immuology Chair, David Aucoin, PhD
      • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair, Marcus Erling, MD
      • Pharmocology, Pharmacy, and Biochemistry Chair, Josh Baker, PhD
      • Physiology and Cell Biology Chair, Kenton Sanders, PhD