Leadership and Administration

Office of the Dean

IU School of Medicine Office of the Dean oversees the educational, research, clinical and administrative facets of the IU School of Medicine across nine statewide campuses. Dean Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, with Executive Vice Dean Stephen P. Bogdewic, PhD and executive associate deans serving in leadership roles for each office, remains focused on continuously improving the work, research, education, funding and reach of IU School of Medicine.

The Dean’s Office executive leadership team is guiding IU School of Medicine through groundbreaking initiatives that is transforming the school and bolstering the quality of medical research, education and patient care throughout Indiana and the world.

Dean’s Office Teams

The Office of the Dean includes the following entities:

Office of Research Affairs
Oversees and maintains IU School of Medicine’s research enterprise

Office of Educational Affairs
Ensures the integrity and quality of IU School of Medicine programs, curriculum and medical student education

Office of Clinical Affairs
Implements infrastructure necessary for delivering outstanding clinical care for patients and Indiana citizens

Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development 
Fosters a vibrant, diverse community where each faculty member can make meaningful contributions

Administrative Services
Oversees human resources, financial affairs, facilities management, research and compliance and information technology

Office of Strategic Communications
Manages schoolwide communications for both internal and external audiences

Dean’s Office Initiatives

Every eight years, medical schools in North America undergo a reaccreditation process through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in order to inspire reflection and improved educational processes. The anticipated conclusion is a renewed accreditation by the LCME, the accrediting body of all US medical schools.

To prepare for the 2017 reaccreditation visit, the Office of the Dean initiated a curriculum renewal process, rolled out in three phases, starting with the fall semester for the class of 2020. The Office of the Dean is also implementing infrastructure changes geared toward improving both internal and external communications. Learn more about IU School of Medicine’s LCME accreditation efforts and status.

Educating future physicians to meet the challenges of a complex, ever-evolving health care environment is the driving force behind IU School of Medicine’s curriculum renewal. While the legacy curriculum has prepared excellent doctors and physicians, the new curriculum reflects and supports changes in delivery models, readying students to practice medicine in a modern, team-based interdisciplinary setting.

Recently launched with the class of 2020, IU School of Medicine’s new MD curriculum places a strong focus on integrating clinical experiences with basic sciences and offers opportunities for students to explore foundational science in greater detail for their chosen specialty. Learn more about IU School of Medicine’s MD curriculum.

This ambitious research project, funded by the IU Grand Challenges program, will transform biomedical research, health care innovations and the delivery of health interventions in Indiana. Learn more about the Precision Health Initiative.

The Dean’s Office of Strategic Communications is focused on improving the quality of external communications while also streamlining internal communications to support collaboration on both local and regional campus levels. To learn more about this work, visit the Office of Strategic Communications.

To improve the health of Indiana citizens, IU School and Medicine and IU Health are developing strategies, known as Enterprise Alignment, to support optimal alignment of the two organizations. IU Health and IU School of Medicine are already unified through similar mission statements, visions and practices, and this step toward closer alignment provides a path to even greater clinical success. As a first step in promoting better care across the Indianapolis metropolitan region, IU School of Medicine and IU Health are aligning physicians to form one clinical care enterprise.