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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, MHSADean 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 doubling 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, Professional Development and Diversity

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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Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

As Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs, Foroud oversees IU School of Medicine’s $450 million research enterprise. In this role, Foroud helps to guide the school’s research efforts 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. She is also the chair of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, and the leader for the IU Precision Health Initiative.

Research Affairs

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Dr. Shah, MD

Himanshu Shah, MD

Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

While serving as president of IU Health Physicians, Shah’s top priorities are health care access, institutes and destination medicine, workforce planning, recruitment and development. Shah leads an initiative that will strengthen physician culture by focusing on values of wellness and transparency while ensuring every goal and effort is viewed through a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens.

Clinical Affairs

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Patricia Treadwell MD

Patricia Treadwell, MD

Special Advisor to the Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Treadwell serves as a critical advisor to the dean of IU School of Medicine on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion spanning all of the school’s mission areas. In this role, Treadwell partners with all of the EADs as well as the Office off Diversity Affairs as they develop plans to promote diversity and inclusiveness, including cultural competency and humility training, curricular reform, revising competency assessment procedures, clarifying professionalism expectations and potential consequences of Honor Code violations, including acts of racism and bigotry.

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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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