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Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA

Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs

Jay L. Hess MD, PhD, MHSA became Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs at Indiana University in September 2013. Read his full bio.

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Dr. Patricia Treadwell named Special Advisor to the Dean, Chief Diversity Officer

In this new role, Dr. Patricia Treadwell will serve as a critical advisor to the dean on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion spanning all of the school’s mission areas.

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Jun 16, 2020

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at IU School of Medicine

Against a backdrop of over 100,000 Americans dying of COVID-19—many from underserved populations—the killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minnesota and other heartbreaking events highlight the depth of the racial inequalities and injustices that persist throughout our society.

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Jun 01, 2020

Did you miss the All-School Meeting?

While the novel coronavirus has redirected our priorities in recent months, there are many other noteworthy accomplishments of the past year.

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  May 06, 2020

Standing together through COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, thank you for your dedication and resiliency. The people of IU School of Medicine have always stepped up to face big challenges. Together as a school, I am confident we will continue that proud tradition once again. That responsibility is now more important than ever.

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Mar 16, 2020

Celebrating three decades of global health leadership and announcing our next director

This past summer, my wife Robin and I made the long trip back to Eldoret, Kenya. There — a five-hour drive from Nairobi and a world away from Indianapolis — I found myself re-reading a sign I first encountered several years ago. Outside the Riley Mother and Baby Hospital — which delivers more than 12,000 […]

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Feb 03, 2020

Big shoes to fill

Indiana University School of Medicine is fortunate to have many thoughtful and visionary leaders serving our school—many of whom have dedicated decades to advancing our mission. I am using today’s column to announce that several of our faculty leaders are now planning to retire or step back from their administrative roles. In addition to recognizing […]

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Sep 26, 2019

Pride in our LGBTQ health care leadership

I recently had the privilege of walking in the Indy Pride parade alongside Indiana University School of Medicine faculty, staff and learners. As we carried banners that read “Diversity is Vital” and “LGBTQ MD,” we were greeted by cheers. Many people called out, “We need you, School of Medicine!” It was a powerful reminder that […]

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Jun 13, 2019

From near-worst to first?

Dear Colleagues, Have you ever taken a moment to read our vision statement? It says, “IU School of Medicine will lead the transformation of health care through quality, innovation and education and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states.” It might seem easy to dismiss that last part as wishful thinking, considering the state’s track record. […]

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Feb 28, 2019

Announcing Scholarly Concentrations: They’re Not Just Academic

Dear Colleagues, One of our obligations as a medical school—and a priority of our strategic plan—is to maximize the success of our learners. Certainly, that means preparing medical students for step exams, exposing them to diverse clinical experiences and ensuring they are poised to excel in residency. But it also means helping students find joy […]

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Jan 18, 2019

Hey Alexa, why do we need another dean?

Dear Colleagues, You may have read the recent announcement about our new CIO and executive associate dean. And you may have wondered why the school needs another top administrator on the sixth floor of Fairbanks Hall. It’s a good question. In short, we can’t afford not to have someone in this role. It is no secret that technology […]

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA  |  Dec 13, 2018