The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

School of Medicine Administration


Dean John H. Krouse, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Diversity Officer  Sofía Hernández, M.P.A.
Executive Vice Dean, Finance and Administration
Michael Patriarca, M.B.A.
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs Andrew Dentino, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.G.S.F., F.A.P.A., F.A.A.H.P.M.
Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer
Michael Dobbs, M.D., M.H.C.M.


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., M.H.C.M.
Department of Neurosciences Ihsan M. Salloum, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Tony Ogburn, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics Robert Nelson, M.D.
Department of Pharmacology Pratip Mitra, M.Pharm., Ph.D.
Department of Population Health and Biostatistics Leonel Vela, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry Michael Escamilla, M.D.
Department of Surgery Vijian Dhevan, M.D. (Interim)
Department of Orthopedic Surgery Michael Sander, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Nausheen Jamal, M.D.


South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Institute Sarah Williams Blangero, Ph.D.
Institute for Neurosciences Ihsan M. Salloum, M.D., M.P.H.
South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research
Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D.


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 Educational Affairs Naomi D’Acolatse, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education Nausheen Jamal, M.D.
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education Adrian Sandoval, PharmD, B.C.P.S., B.C.A.C.P.
Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion Adela Valdéz, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs Stanley Fisch, M.D.
Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions & Recruitment Betty Monfort, M.P.H.
Assistant Dean for Assessment, Evaluation & Quality Monica Alaniz-McGinnis, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development Beatriz Tápia, M.D., Ed.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Pre-Clerkships Nikita Chavarria, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs -Clerkships Lori Berry, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Barry Linger, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean for Accreditation Muriel Warren, M.B.A.

School of Medicine Organizational Chart

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