The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School of Medicine Administration

Leadership

Dean John H. Krouse, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Executive Vice Dean, Finance and Administration
Michael Patriarca, MBA
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs Andrew Dentino, M.D., FACP, AGSF, FAPA, FAAHPM
Assistant Vice President for Finance & Administration  Melba Sanchez
Chief Operating Officer Sofía Hernández, MPA
Chief Medical Officer
Michael Dobbs, M.D. MHCM
Deputy Chief Legal Officer  Joe Galvan, J.D., MBA  

Chairs

Department of Human Genetics Sarah Williams Blangero, Ph.D.
Department of Immunology & Microbiology Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine Andrew Dentino, M.D.
Department of Family Medicine Leonel Vela, M.D. (Interim)
Department of Molecular Science Andrew Tsin, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology Michael R. Dobbs, M.D., MHCM.
Department of Neurosciences Ihsan M. Salloum, M.D., MPH
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Tony Ogburn, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics Robert Nelson, M.D.
Department of Pharmacology Pratip Mitra, M.Pharm.Sci., Ph.D.
Department of Population and Biostatistics Jay Brooks Morrow, D.V.M., MPH
Department of Psychiatry Michael Escamilla, M.D.
Department of Surgery Vijian Dhevan, M.D. (Interim)

Directors

South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Institute Sarah Williams Blangero, Ph.D.
Institute for Neurosciences Ihsan M. Salloum, M.D., MPH
South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research
Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D.
Institute for Bioethics and Social Justice Rabbi Claudio Kogan, M.D., M.B.E., M.Ed.

Deans

Vice Dean, Academic Affairs Andrew Dentino, M.D., FACP, AGSF, FAPA, FAAHPM
Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Partnerships John Ronnau, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research  Andrew Tsin, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Resources
Leonel Vela, M.D.,
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Robert Nelson, M.D.
Associate Dean for Assessment & Quality Improvement S.J. Sethi, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical & Transitional Research Jay Brooks Morrow, M.V.D., MPH
Associate Dean for Educational Affairs Naomi D’Acolatse, M.D., MPH
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education Nausheen Jamal, M.D.
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education Helene Krouse, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAAN 
Associate Dean for Special Programs Adela Valdéz, M.D., MBA
Associate Dean for Student Affairs Stanley Fisch, M.D.
Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions & Recruitment Betty Monfort, MPH
Assistant Dean for Assessment & Quality Improvement Monica Analiz-McGinnis, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development Beatriz Tápia, M.D., Ed.D., MPH
Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Pre-Clerkships Nikita Chavarria, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Clerkships Lori Berry, M.D., MPH
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Barry Linger, Ed.D.

School of Medicine Organizational Chart

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