Board of Trustees

The Deans of New York’s 17 medical schools comprise AMSNY’s Board of Trustees. They provide vision and leadership for the organization, ensuring its initiatives reflect the core values of the medical schools and working towards the State’s preeminence in the fields of medical education, biomedical research, and patient care.

Executive Committee

Mark Taubman, MD (Chair)
Dean, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center and UR Medicine

Mark Taubman, MD is the Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He previously served as Chief of the Cardiology Division and then as Chairman of the Department of Medicine. After receiving his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine, he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Taubman later joined New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he developed a well-funded research program in vascular biology while serving as the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship, the Principal Investigator of an NIH training grant in molecular cardiology, and the Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program. In 2006, he received the Russell Ross Memorial Award of the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Council of the American Heart Association (AHA) in recognition of his research contributions. He was appointed as Chairman of the Research Committee of the AHA and soon named Editor-in-Chief of the AHA journal, with more than 120 publications, chapters, and scholarly writings to his credit.

Lawrence G. Smith, MD (Treasurer)
Founding Dean
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief at Hofstra/Northwell

Lawrence G. Smith, MD, is the Physician-in-Chief of the Northwell Health System and Founding Dean of the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Smith joined Northwell in 2005, as Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, and then served as the Health System’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Smith earned his MD degree from New York University School of Medicine, along with a BS degree in physics from Fordham University. His residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital was followed by military service as Captain in the Army Medical Corps at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver. He practiced General Internal Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook, where he served as Director of Education and Program Director of the Residency in Internal Medicine for six years. During the following 11 years, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan he served as Dean and Chairman of Medical Education, founder and director of the school’s Institute for Medical Education, Professor of Medicine and an attending physician.

Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Smith had been Vice Chair of Medicine and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Mt. Sinai. He is a national leader in medical education with many peer reviewed publications and national presentations. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has served in multiple capacities in the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, including President. He is a former Governor and a former Regent of the American College of Physicians. In April 2011, he was awarded Mastership of the American College of Physicians. Dr Smith is a Member-at-Large of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the New York Academy of Medicine. He serves on the Advisory Committee on Long-Term Clinical Clerkships for the New York State Education Department.

Augustine Choi, MD
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine
Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University

Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi is the Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also the Sanford I. Weill Chairman of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine and the Physician-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Before joining Weill Cornell Medicine in 2013, Dr. Choi was the Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Choi received his MD from the University of Louisville in 1984 and completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1987 at Duke. He then pursued his Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins from 1987-1990, serving as a faculty member in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins from 1990-1998 and at Yale from 1998-2000. He was Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh from 2000 to 2007 and then moved to Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2007.

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD
Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Montefiore Medicine

Gordon F. Tomaselli, MD, is the Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Montefiore Medicine. Dr. Tomaselli  earned his medical degree from Einstein in 1992. He returned to Einstein as dean in July 2018, after a long career at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was chief of the division of cardiology. Dr. Tomaselli’s research focuses on the heart’s ion channel structure, function and remodeling. His lab has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 25 years. He holds several patents on methods to improve heart function and prevent arrhythmias, including an implantable device for the delivery of cell-derived biomolecules. He was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 1996 and has been a member of the Association of American Physicians since 2010. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals in cardiovascular science and medicine and has been a member of study sections for the NIH, the American Heart Association and the California Tobacco Research Fund. Dr. Tomaselli was president of the American Heart Association from 2011 to 2012. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Investigation from 2017 to 2018, and is now the journal’s deputy editor.

Gary C. Butts, MD
Dean for  Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System

Gary C. Butts, MD is a pediatrician by training and has been part of the Mount Sinai Medical Center since beginning his training in pediatrics in 1980. He received his MD from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Butts is currently Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs, and directs the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) supported Center of Excellence for Minority Health and the lead partner in the HRSA funded Northeast Regional Alliance Health Careers Opportunity Program. He currently holds joint appointments as Professor of Medical Education, Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine, and is an integral member of the medical center senior leadership team. His career pathway has involved many facets of academic medicine, including organizing and directing an academic medical center pediatric clinic, developing and administering innovative, cutting-edge community-based clinical services for both a medical center and local government, serving as NYC Deputy Commissioner for the largest municipal health department in the nation between 1993 and 1998, and directing diversity initiatives for the School of Medicine.

Jo Wiederhorn (Ex-Officio)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Associated Medical Schools of New York

Jo Wiederhorn has been the President and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) since 2002. Under her tenure the organization has focused its efforts on educating the public on the role medical schools have played in attracting and retaining an inclusive and diversified physician workforce. This has been accomplished through the development of pipeline programs across the medical education continuum. The organization has also focused its efforts on informing the public about the important role biomedical and life sciences’ research has on improving the health outcomes of NYS’ residents. Prior to her work at AMSNY she was the Chief of Staff to the Dean at NYU School of Medicine and Director of its’ Institute for Urban and Global Health. Prior to her tenure at NYU, Ms. Wiederhorn was the Chief of Staff to the President of the then Health and Hospitals Corporation and Associate Executive Director of MetroPlus Health Plan.

Board Members

Alan Boulos, MD
Interim Dean of the College of Medicine
Albany Medical College

Alan S. Boulos, MD ’94, is the interim dean at Albany Medical Center, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, co-director of the Neurosciences Institute, and Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology. He specializes in the surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disorders of the brain and spine. His expertise includes skull-base surgery for brain tumors, such as meningiomas and acoustic neuromas.

Dr. Boulos received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital and then completed a fellowship in neuroendovascular surgery at Millard Filmore Hospital in Buffalo, New York. During his education and training, he received numerous awards and distinctions from medical school and national neurosurgical societies, authored numerous publications and is the recipient of a prestigious grant from the American Health Association to examine medications that protect the brain from stroke. 

Dr. Boulos holds membership in the American College of Surgeons, The American Heart Association, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS and CNS and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.

Katrina Armstrong, MD
Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences
Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Katrina Armstrong, MD, leads Columbia University’s medical campus as the Chief Executive Officer of CUIMC, which includes the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S), the School of Nursing, the College of Dental Medicine, and the Mailman School of Public Health. She also is Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences for Columbia University and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. As VP&S dean, Dr. Armstrong leads the nation’s second oldest medical school and the first to award an MD degree. She is an internationally recognized investigator in medical decision making, quality of care, and cancer prevention and outcomes, an award-winning teacher, and a practicing primary care physician. She has served on multiple advisory panels for academic and federal organizations and has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Before joining Columbia, Dr. Armstrong was the Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Before joining Harvard, she was Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Abramson Cancer Center, and Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Yale University (BA degree in architecture), Johns Hopkins (MD degree), and the University of Pennsylvania (MS degree in clinical epidemiology). She completed her residency training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Carmen Renee Green, MD
Dean of the School of Medicine
CUNY School of Medicine

Carmen Renee Green, MD is Dean of the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine, the Bert Brodsky Chair, Medical Professor of Community Health and Social Medicine, and Professor in the Colin Powell School of Global and Civic Engagement. Green received her MD from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU CHM) and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Honor Medical Society. She completed an Anesthesiology residency, subspecialty training in Ambulatory and Obstetrical Anesthesia, and a Pain Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Green was a tenured Professor of Anesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Health Management & Policy at the University of Michigan’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Green holds faculty appointments at the UM’s Institute for Social Research and Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, and is a faculty associate in the Program for Research on Black Americans. A pain medicine physician, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy fellow at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) where she drafted the National Pain Care Policy Act. She is also an elected fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, Gerontological Society of America, and Association of University Anesthesiologists.

At the nexus of public health and healthcare quality, equity, and policy, her pioneering health services and policy research focuses on pain and the social determinants.  She authored of geminal and seminal papers poignantly revealing unequal treatment, disparities, variability in decision-making, and diminished healthcare quality; revealing suboptimal access to care across the life course for women, minorities, and low-income people.  Her federal and state board service includes NAM’s Healthcare Services Board, US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee and HHS Oversight Committee for the National Pain Strategy (Disparities Co-Chair) as well as NIH’s Advisory Committee for the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development, Advisory Committee for Research on Women’s Health, and National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research as well as the American Cancer Society’s Council for Extramural Affairs.  Dr. Green has made invited presentations across the globe including US Congress and Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy). 

Dennis S. Charney, MD
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System

Dennis S. Charney, MD is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He received his MD degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. During his tenure at Mount Sinai, the school has risen to the top twenty institutions in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, and ranks third in funding per faculty member from the NIH. In 2006, Dr. Charney unveiled Mount Sinai’s $2.25 billion strategic plan that laid the foundation for the robust 15-institute structure that Mount Sinai is known for today. These institutions are hubs of scientific and clinical enterprise, working together to challenge the limits of science and medicine. Dr. Charney himself is a world expert in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. A prolific author, Dr. Charney has written more than 700 publications, including groundbreaking scientific papers, chapters, and books. He has authored many books, including Neurobiology of Mental Illness; The Peace of Mind Prescription: An Authoritative Guide to Finding the Most Effective Treatment for Anxiety and Depression; The Physicians Guide to Depression and Bipolar Disorders; Resilience and Mental Health: Challenges Across the Lifespan; and, Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges, for lay audiences.

Allison Brashear, M.D.
Dean of the School of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Vice President for Health Sciences

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, is the Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Vice President for Health Sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB). Before joining UB, Brashear was dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine. Prior to that, she was a professor and Walter C. Teagle endowed chair of neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Brashear is an internationally known neurologist and researcher in movement disorders. She is an expert in ATP1A3-related diseases — a spectrum of rare neurologic disorders. She has continuously been RO1 funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2008 and is the principal investigator for the Clinical Genetic and Cellular Consequences of Mutations in ATP1A3 project. She has served as the principal investigator on more than 40 clinical trials in cervical dystonia and spasticity, leading to three FDA-approved medications.

Brashear has been a lifelong champion of inclusion and patient-centered care and works actively to help advance women in leadership across academic medicine. She earned her medical degree and completed her neurology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. She earned her MBA, focused on health-sector management, at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She completed the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Deans fellowship program in 2014 and has completed leadership programs at Harvard University, Drexel University and UC Berkeley. Brashear is a trustee to the McKnight Brain Research Foundation. She serves as a director on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Nicole Wadsworth is the dean of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). Previously, she served as site dean for NYITCOM on the Long Island campus, and prior to that as senior associate dean at NYITCOM. Before arriving at NYITCOM in 2018, she served as associate dean of academic affairs at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. While there for 17 years, she served in various faculty and administrative roles. Wadsworth’s educational interests include board preparation of medical students who struggle with academic success; interprofessional education; simulation in medical education; and curriculum development. Wadsworth was the administrative lead of the Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum at the Heritage College, leading faculty teams in review and revision of the current curriculum. She previously presented to the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine on the topic of multicultural medical school curricula; to the Committee on College Accreditation Training on standard six; and to the Committee on College Accreditation Training on the issue of “Compliance: Meeting and Exceeding the Standards.” She currently serves on the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Ethics and Professionalism Task Force and works with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) in developing cases for the Level 3 COMLEX-USA exam. Wadsworth is a 1997 graduate of the Heritage College and completed her training in emergency medicine at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, serving as chief resident there in 2001. She was involved in clinical medicine at several hospitals in the southeastern region of Ohio. She has been awarded Outstanding Clinical Science Faculty, Heritage College Standard of Excellence, and Outstanding Mentor from Heritage College student classes.

Jerry L. Nadler, MD, MACP, FAHA, FACE
Dean of the School of Medicine
New York Medical College

An internationally recognized diabetes researcher, Jerry L. Nadler, MD, MACP, FAHA, FACE Dean, School of Medicine Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology New York Medical College, has been a member of a Special Advisory Committee on Type I Diabetes with the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, he had been a standing member of the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and NIH grant review committees. In 2011, he won the Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and in 2013 was appointed to the Planning and Oversight Committee of the new Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation. He was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation based on excellence in research. Dr. Nadler’s groundbreaking contributions—which focus on understanding cardiovascular complications of diabetes and obesity—include his work in identifying inflammatory pathways leading to pancreatic beta cell damage, insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. His research has led to the development of preventative therapies and the identification of new small molecules blocking 12-Lipoxygenase activity. He has research funding from the NIH as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and his current work is designed to determine whether a virus could be a trigger for Type 1 diabetes. A leader in biomedical innovation, Dr. Nadler holds 15 patents for biomarkers and novel therapeutics, and has taken on leadership roles in launching numerous bio-tech startup companies.

Lawrence S. Chin, MD, FAANS, FACS
Dean of the College of Medicine 
Robert B. and Molly G. King Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery

Lawrence S. Chin, MD is the Dean of the College of Medicine and the Robert B. and Molly G. King Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery at the Alan and Marlene Norton College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. He is a native of Michigan and received his BS and MD degrees from the University of Michigan followed by a neurosurgery residency at USC/LA County Hospital. He joined the University of Maryland in 1994 where he became Professor of Neurosurgery and was director of Neuro-Oncology and the Gamma Knife Center. In 2006, he became Chair of Neurosurgery at Boston University, and in 2011 was named Chair of Neurosurgery at Norton College of Medicine and the Neurosurgery Residency Program Director. Just prior to becoming Interim Dean he was Chair of the Governing Board of the Norton College of Medicine at Upstate Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Chin specializes in brain tumor, skull base, and spine surgery. He  has published over 150 articles and book chapters.

Steven Shelov, MD
Founding Dean of the School of Medicine

NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Dr. Steven P. Shelov, a graduate of Yale University, completed his medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his Master’s of Administrative Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in 1996.  Dr. Shelov served as Pediatric Program Director, Vice Chairman and Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center from 1980-1997 until his recruitment in 1997 to become Chairman of Pediatrics and Vice President of Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn and Chair and Vice President of Lutheran Medical Center Over the course of his tenure as Chair, he  developed the three hospital system of Maimonides, Lutheran, and Coney Island Hospital as a truly integrated Children’s Hospital serving over 700,000 children achieving recognition by NACHRI (National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions) as a Children’s Hospital in 2004. Dr. Shelov was Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine during his first half of his tenure as Chair at Maimonides.  Dr. Shelov’s main passion is for children whom he has chosen to serve through the institutions and pediatricians he has nurtured.  Additionally, he is passionate in the mission of educating the next generation of physicians, having served as program Director in Pediatrics and Chair at two prestigious institutions. Over 35 years as an educator, teacher and leader in pediatric medicine, Dr. Shelov has shaped a mission and a vision and been responsible for the education of over 1,500 Pediatricians, and today continues to value his responsibility for leading the educational mission for medical students at the Winthrop Regional campus for Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Shelov has been active in health policy serving several presidential administrations and is currently working with New York State government leadership in addressing important child health care quality issues.

Robert Grossman, MD
Dean of the School of Medicine

Grossman, MD, the Dean of NYU Grossman School of Medicine and CEO of NYU Langone Health since 2007, leads both NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health, including the Tisch Hospital, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He received his BS degree in biology, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tulane University and his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1973, then two years of a neurosurgery residency followed by a radiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and a two-year fellowship in neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board-certified in radiology and neuroradiology. Dr. Grossman joined NYU in 2001 as the Louis Marx Professor of Radiology, Chairman of the Department of Radiology, and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physiology and Neuroscience. Previously, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he had been Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Neurology; Chief of Neuroradiology; and Associate Chairman of Radiology. Dr. Grossman has received awards for his work in research from various organizations over the years, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Society of Neuroradiology Education and the Research Foundation, and the International Society in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

William A. Wertheim, MD
Interim Dean of the School of Medicine

Dr. William A. Wertheim attended college at Harvard University and New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at University of Michigan Hospitals, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Wertheim first worked as a clinical faculty member at the University of Michigan at the Ann Arbor Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He then moved back to New York to work at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. He came to Stony Brook University in 1996, where he led the Medical Consult Service. From 1998 – 2003 Dr. Wertheim served as associate program director and director of the primary care track of the Internal Medicine Residency. From 2003-2012, he served as the residency program director for Internal Medicine, followed by executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine and associate dean for clinical outreach. In 2016, Dr. Wertheim assumed the role of Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official. In February 2021, he was appointed as interim Dean for the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

F. Charles Brunicardi
Senior Vice President and Dean of the College of Medicine
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D. FACS, the Medical College of Ohio (MCO) Alumni Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences has been named as Senior Vice President and new Dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate. Dr. Brunicardi joined the University of Toledo in 2016 as Chair of Surgery and Academic Chief of Surgery for the ProMedica Health System, roles in which he still serves. Additionally, he has served as Director of the Cancer Program since 2017 and was named the John Howard Endowed Professor of Pancreatic Cancer Research in 2018. Since 2018, he has been serving as a medical director of the Ebeid Social Determinants of Health Institute at ProMedica; he previously was the Department of Cancer Biology Interim Chair during 2018-19, as well as the Department of Cancer Biology Professor in 2018. Dr. Brunicardi brings more than three decades of experience in academic medicine and patient care, serving on the faculty at three medical schools and as Chair of two departments of Surgery and Vice-Chair of another. Dr. Brunicardi earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry with Honors at the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree at Rutgers University School of Medicine. Before joining the University of Toledo, Dr. Brunicardi was the Jerry Moss Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Vice-Chair of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His other notable past appointments include serving as the DeBakey-Bard Professor and Chair of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, George Jordan Professor and the Founding Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Founder and Director of Elkins Pancreas Center at the Baylor College of Medicine, and as Chief of Surgical Services, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Kenneth J. Steier, DO, FACOI, FCCP, MBA, MHA, MPH
Executive Dean of the College of Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Steier is the Executive Dean and a Professor of Medicine at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Campuses in Middletown and New York City. He is Board Certified in Internal, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He formerly served as Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, as well as a Clinical Assistant Dean at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He holds master’s degrees in business administration, public health, geriatric health, and health administration. Dr. Steier is an accreditation surveyor for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), a grant reviewer for the Health Resources Services Administration and a consultant for the Food and Drug Administration. He received a bachelor of science in biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.