School of Medicine Administration


Dean & Senior Vice President of UT Health RGV Michael B. Hocker, M.D., MHS
Executive Vice Dean & Vice President UT Health RGV
Michael Patriarca, M.B.A.
Chief of Staff and Strategic Initiatives Sofía Hernández, M.P.A.
Vice Dean for Educational Affairs Jeremy Gibson, M.D.
Associate Vice President for Clinical Research Angela R. Cook, Ph.D., MNHP, RN, OCN, CCRP
Chief Physician Executive Michael Sanders, M.D. 
Deputy Chief Legal Officer Jose A. Galvan, J.D., M.B.A


Department of Clinical Support Services Elias George, M.D.
Department of Medical Education Sambandam Elango, M.D., FACS, M Med Ed 
Department of Medicine & Oncology Everardo Cobos, M.D., FACP
Department of Neuro & Behavioral Health Diana Chapa, M.D.
Department of Primary & Community Care Jeremy Gibson, M.D. (Interim)
Department of Surgery Daniel Albo, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Department of Surgical Specialty & MSK Michael Sander, M.D.


Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Gladys E. Maestre, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Skills Maria de Jesus Muñoz, M.D.
Careers in Medicine Cristel Escalona, M.D.
Medical Student Research Kelsey Baker Ph.D.
Institute for Neurosciences Ihsan M. Salloum, M.D., M.P.H.
South Texas Diabetes & Obesity Institute Sarah Williams-Blangero, Ph.D.
South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research
Subhash C. Chauhan, Ph.D.
Student Wellness Cristel Escalona, M.D.


Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Partnerships John Ronnau, Ph.D.
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research; Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research Angela Cook, Ph.D., RN, OCN, CCRP
Vice Dean, Educational Affairs
Jeremy Gibson, M.D.
Associate Dean for Educational Affairs  Sambandam Elango, M.D., FACS, M Med Ed
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education Chelsea Chang, M.D., FACP
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education  Kristan Diaz-Rios, M.D.
Associate Dean for SOM Library Stephanie Atkins-Sharpe, MSLIS
Associate Dean for Student Affairs Maurice Clifton, M.D., MSEd, M.B.A 
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Mercy O. Azeke, Ed.D
Assistant Dean for Accreditation
Muriel Warren, M.B.A.
Assistant Dean for Assessment, Evaluation & Quality Improvement Monica Alaniz-McGinnis, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development & Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Development Beatriz Tápia, M.D., Ed.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education Karina Madrigal, Ed.D., M.A.
Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkships Kelsey Baker, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Clerkships Maria de Jesus Muñoz, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Resources Leonel Vela, M.D., M.P.H.

School of Medicine Organizational Chart

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