Leadership and Administration

Executive Leadership

Indiana University School of Medicine is guided by an experienced and committed leadership team that is responsible for ensuring the school fulfills its tripartite mission to educate the next generation of physicians, conduct transformative research, and deliver preeminent patient care.

Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA

Hess joined Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013 as its 10th dean. He leads the largest medical school in the United States, with nine campuses and approximately 11,000 faculty, staff and learners throughout Indiana. During his tenure, he has overseen a 50 percent increase in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, led the school through a comprehensive curriculum reform, and strengthened the relationship with IU Health, the school’s primary clinical partner and one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers.

Office of the Dean

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Mary E. Dankoski, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Dankoski is responsible for fostering a vibrant and supportive environment in which the school’s 6,500 full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty can advance their careers and make meaningful contributions to the school’s mission. Dankoski and her team are also responsible for recruiting talented leaders and ensuring IU School of Medicine remains a diverse and welcoming community.

Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity

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Jamie B. Dimond, MBA

Executive Associate Dean of Financial and Administrative Services

Dimond leads a multi-faceted team that ensures IU School of Medicine is prepared and equipped to carry out its mission. He is responsible for the delivery of quality services related to human resources, financial and budgetary affairs, decision support, facilities management, research and compliance administration and process improvement.

Administrative Affairs

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David A. Ingram, MS, MD

Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

In addition to his role as executive associate dean for clinical affairs, Ingram serves as president of IU Health Physicians, the group practice plan for IU School of Medicine faculty physicians. He is charged with ensuring that IU School of Medicine, in collaboration with its hospital partners, effectively delivers leading-edge care to patients throughout Indiana, incorporates research into clinical practice, and systematically addresses overarching health concerns affecting Hoosiers such as mental health, obesity and maternal-fetal health.

Clinical Affairs

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Rob Lowden, MS

Executive Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer

As the school’s inaugural chief information officer, Lowden is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive information technology strategy for the largest medical school in the United States. He leads the development and optimization of school-wide information systems, technologies, applications, and services, and oversees strategic IT alignment with partners such as Indiana University Health and the Regenstrief Institute.

Technology Affairs

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Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Shekhar oversees IU School of Medicine’s $340 million research enterprise. He has guided the school through a period of unprecedented research growth by strategically focusing on areas with maximum potential impact, investing in faculty expertise and infrastructure, launching interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, and forging relationships with industry and academic partners to translate research discoveries into new therapies, diagnostics and devices. He leads the IU Precision Health Initiative and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, both of which are central to the school’s research strategy.

Research Affairs

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Paul M. Wallach, MD

Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Institutional Improvement

Wallach is responsible for preparing the next generation of highly skilled physicians and health care professionals who will serve patients throughout Indiana, the country and the world. He oversees all aspects of medical education at IU School of Medicine, including the largest MD program in the country with more than 1,400 medical students spread across nine campuses, and more than 1,100 residents and fellows receiving post-graduate training in the full range of medical specialties.

Educational Affairs

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Sarah Wingfield

As chief of staff, Wingfield serves as a primary advisor to the dean and contributes to the development and implementation of a strategic agenda for the school. She represents the dean on a wide range of strategic, organizational and operational initiatives, including alignment with the health system, strategic communications, and compliance and security matters.

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