Jay L. Hess

Jay L. Hess, MD PhD

Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs


Jay L. Hess MD, PhD, MHSA became Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for University Clinical Affairs at Indiana University on Sept. 1, 2013. As Dean, Dr. Hess administers IU School of Medicine, which has nine campuses. The School includes more than 1900 full-time faculty and more than 3000 physicians who serve as volunteer faculty.

Dr. Hess is a native of Southport, Connecticut. He received a BA in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, MD and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Certificate in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a MHSA degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology and fellowships in Hematopathology and Surgical Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Before moving to Indiana, Dr. Hess served for eight years as the Carl V. Weller Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Prior to his position as Chair, he served as Director of Hematopathology at the University of Pennsylvania and as Assistant Professor of Pathology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Hess serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.

He currently chairs the Indiana University Clinical Affairs Cabinet and serves on the board of BioCrossroads and the Regenstrief Institute, and he is a member of the board of directors of Indiana University Health, where he chairs the Research and Education Committee.



(317) 278-0318 

Office of The Dean - Medicine
340 W. 10th St., FS 5100
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Titles & Appointments

  • Dean, School of Medicine
  • Director, Indiana Statewide Medical Education System
  • Walter J. Daly Professor
  • Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health