I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph D’Ambrosio, MD, DMD as the associate dean for Clinical Affairs, effective April 1, 2015. He will assume the responsibilities for oversight of the medical school faculty practice plan, clinical services, quality improvement, and clinic accreditation from the current associate dean, Elizabeth A. Burns, MD, MA who will retire in June.
Also, department chairs have been appointed for three new clinical departments. Chairs are responsible for leading the department and department faculty in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows; scholarly activities and research; and professional and community service. The chair appointments are:
Department of Anesthesiology
Tom George, MD, and Mark Uggeri, DDS, MD, co-chairs
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robert W. Rebar, MD, chair
Department of Radiology
David Smullen, MD, and Brandon Tominna, MD, co-chairs
Strategic Plan Mid-Year Report
The mid-year report of the medical school strategic plan is available and outlines the direction for the organization and our progress for the first six months of the four-year strategic plan. In 2013, I had the opportunity to host 35 meetings with more than 520 participants including staff, faculty, residents, board members, hospital leaders, and community physicians. Input was gathered from these key stakeholders and incorporated in the strategic plan development. In the fall of 2013, the medical school leadership team participated in three all-day planning retreats to create the strategic plan. Strategy teams met in early 2014 to identify the annual objectives, actions, timelines, and resources that support achievement of the strategic goals. And, in May 2014, the medical school Board of Directors approved the strategic plan and the annual objectives for 2014-15. The Strategic Plan Mid-Year Report 2014-15 provides a summary of our progress through the first six months of academic year 2014-15.