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College of Medicine Administration

Office of the Executive Dean

G. Nicholas Verne, MD

Interim Executive Dean and Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs

College of Medicine

Andrea Malkin, JD

Chief of Staff

College of Medicine

Sharlet Alexander

Executive Administrative Assistant

Office of the Executive Dean


Clinical Affairs

Jonathan McCullers, MD

Senior Executive Associate Dean and COO

Clinical Affairs


Faculty Affairs

Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH

Associate Dean

Faculty Affairs


Finance and Administration

Teresa Hartnet

Teresa Hartnett, EdD, MPA
Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration 

Helen Parsons

Helen Parsons, MBA
Director, Finance and Administration 

Dorothea Owens

Dorothea Owens
Director, Analysis and Planning 



Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education

Natascha Thompson, MD

Associate Dean

Designated Institutional Official

Graduate Medical Education

Aaron Haynes

Assistant Dean

Graduate Medical Education

Mark Bugnitz, MD

Assistant Dean, Program Improvement

Graduate Medical Education

Access and Engagement

Dr. Claudette Shephard

Claudette Shephard, MD, MBA
Associate Dean, Access and Engagement

Community Health Engagement

Dr. Altha Stewart

Altha Stewart, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Community Health Engagement


Medical Education

Michael Whitt, PhD

Associate Dean and Chair

Medical Education

Kristen A. Bettin, MD

Senior Assistant Dean

Clinical Curriculum

Kaushik Parthasarathi, PhD

Kaushik Parthasarathi, PhD
Senior Assistant Dean, Basic Science Curriculum 

Aditi Kesari, PhD

Aditi Kesari, PhD, MBBS
Assistant Dean, Curriculum Integration

Ryan Sheehy, PhD

Ryan Sheehy, PhD
Assistant Dean, Basic Science Curriculum

William “Bill” Dabbs, MD

Assistant Dean, Clinical Curriculum


Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, MBA

Interim Dean


Student Affairs and Admissions

Dr. Catherine Womack

Catherine R. Womack, MD
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions 

Dr. Dustin Fulton

Dustin Fulton, EdD
Assistant Dean, Admissions 

Dr. James

Deirdre James, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs 

Dr. Nia Zalamea

Nia Zalamea, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Dr. Ennis

Matthew Ennis, MD
Director, Student Research 



College of Medicine - Chattanooga

James Haynes, MD, MBA

James W. Haynes, MD, MBA, FAAFP
College of Medicine - Chattanooga

Elizabeth Jones
Executive Assistant to the Dean


Sudave Mendiratta, MD, FACEP
Interim Designated Institutional Official
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine


Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD
Associate Dean, Research


Mukta Panda, MD,  MACP, FRCP-London
Assistant Dean, Well-Being and Medical Student Education 


Crystal Maddox, MPA
Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration


Pamela Scott, C-TAGME
Director, Graduate and Medical Student Education



UT Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM)

(College of Medicine - Knoxville campus)

Robert Craft, MD

Robert M. Craft, MD

Kristi Roe
Administrative Specialist, Office of the Dean


Amy Paganelli, CPA, MBA 
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration


Jonathan S. Wall, PhD
Director of Research


Tina M. Dudney, MD
Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental Education


Rajiv Dhand, MD  
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs


K. Paige Johnson, MD
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education



College of Medicine - Nashville

A Brian Wilcox

A. Brian Wilcox, Jr. MD
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education

Brady Allen, MD
Assistant Dean


Tristin Casteel



Mar 6, 2024