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School of Medicine Columbia


Our leadership keeps our school innovating and moving forward. 


Gerald Harmon

Gerald Harmon, M.D.

Interim Dean

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Jeff Perkins

Vice Dean 

Caughman Taylor

R. Caughman Taylor, M.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Leo Bonilha

Leonardo (Leo) Bonilha, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Research

Derek Payne

Derek Payne

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Charles Carter

Charles (Chuck) Carter, M.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Brian Keisler

Brian Keisler, M.D.

Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education; Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and Assessment 

Matt Orr

Matt Orr, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Continuous Professional Development and Strategic Affairs

Robert Rhinehart

Robert Rhinehart, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Recruitment

Alan Sechtin

Alan G. Sechtin, M.D.

Associate Dean, Medical Student Education, Florence

Frank Spinale

Francis G. Spinale, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

JT Thornhill

Joshua T. Thornhill IV, M.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Eric Williams

Eric R. Williams, M.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Falicia Harvey

Falicia Harvey, Ph.D

Senior Assistant Dean for Student Success and Wellness

Lindsie Cone

D. Lindsie Cone, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

James Cook

James W. Cook, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning

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Sandra J. Kelly, Ph.D.

Interim Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkship Curriculum and Director of Academic Affairs

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Donna Ray, M.D.

Assistant Dean of Student Professional Development, Director of Educational Innovation

Ruth Riley

Ruth A. Riley, M.S.

Assistant Dean for Executive Affairs and Director of Library Services

Paul Toriello

Paul Toriello, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Clinical Graduate Programs

James Stallworth

James R. Stallworth, M.D.

Director of Medical Student Recruitment

Department Chairs

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