Faculty Executive Council

The Faculty Executive Council consists of the senior academic leadership of the School.

The council is chaired by either the Dean of WFSM or the Senior Associate Dean. Division directors and department chairs, not a part of a formal division, are voting members of the council. Other voting members consist of one elected member from the clinical faculty, one elected member from the basic science faculty, CEO of WFBMC, President and COO of WFBMC, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Operations, and the Director of large Centers (membership determined by the Dean). Ex-officio members of the council are appointed based upon their administrative or academic support, office leadership role and may vary depending on institutional priorities as identified by the Dean.

The council shall be consulted on long-range planning and on all major changes in policy that affect the activities and welfare of the School. The Council shall have the responsibility for determining requirements for faculty promotion, student conduct, and the M.D. degree.

The council shall approve all faculty appointments in a manner consistent with the faculty appointment and promotion process.

The council shall have scheduled meetings at least once per month.

Faculty Executive Council Members

Dr. Edward Abraham, Chair, Dean
Dr. Jon Abramson, Pediatrics
Dr. Anthony Atala, Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Sarah Berga, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. A. William Blackstock, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Allison Brashear, Neurology
Dr. Gregory Burke, Public Health Sciences
Dr. Reamer Bushardt, Physician Assistant Studies
Dr. Michael Coates, Family and Community Medicine
Dr. Tom DuBose, Internal Medicine
Dr. Raymond Garrison, Dentistry
Dr. A. Julian Garvin, Pathology
Dr. James Hoekstra, Emergency Medicine
Dr. Stephen Kramer, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (Interim)
Dr. Steve Kridel, Cancer Biology (Interim)
Dr. King Li, Radiologic Sciences
Dr. Douglas Lyles, Biochemistry
Dr. Amy McMichael, Dermatology (Interim)
Dr. Wayne Meredith, Surgical Sciences
Dr. Griffith Parks, Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Linda Porrino, Physiology and Pharmacology
Dr. Barry Stein, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Dr. Joseph Tobin, Anesthesiology
Dr. Mary Claire O'Brien (Clinical Dept. Rep) 2014, Emergency Medicine
Dr. John Parks (Basic Sci. Rep) 2013, Pathology
Dr. Joel Stitzel, Biomedical Engineering 

Ex Officio with vote:

Dr. Ronny Bell, Maya Angelou Center
Dr. Steven Block, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dr. Debra Diz, Hypertension Center
Dr. Stephen Kritchevsky, Sticht Center on Aging
Dr. John McConnell, WFBMC CEO
Dr. Deborah Meyers, Human Genomics
Mr. Tony Perez, Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Operations
Dr. Thomas Sibert, WFBH President/COO
Dr. Mary Lou Voytko, Women's Health Center
Dr. Jan Wagner, Senior Associate Dean for Research
Ex Officio without vote:
Mr. John Boehme, Academic Computing
Mr. Ed Chadwick, WFBMC CFO
Dr. Robert Cooper, Emeritus
Ms. Beth Gianopulos, Legal Counsel
Dr. Christopher Godshall, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Dr. Dwayne Godwin, Interim Dean, Graduate School
Dr. David Grier, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Financial Services
Dr. Kevin High, Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Research
Dr. Russell Howerton, Chief Medical Officer
Ms. Karen Huey, WFBMC Facilities Planning
Dr. Robin Hurley, Veterans Admin. Representative
Dr. Mark Knudson, Associate Dean for Student Services
Mr. Yates Lackey, Chief Audit and Compliance Officer
Dr. Brenda Latham-Sadler, Associate Dean for Student Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Michael Lischke, Northwest AHEC
Ms. Cheryl Locke, WFBMC Human Resources
Dr. Marcia Wofford, Associate Dean for Medical Education
Mr. Norman Potter, Development/Alumni Affairs
Ms. Sheila Sanders, WFBMC Information Services
Dr. Eric Tomlinson, Piedmont Triad Research Park
Mr. Parks Welch, Library
Ms. Lisa Wyatt, Communications, Marketing and Media

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