She holds the Dolores and John Read Senior Professorship in Medical Education and is a professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine.
Dr. Gusic most recently served as associate dean for clinical education at Penn State College of Medicine.
“As the only medical school in the state and as one of the largest schools in the country, IU has the opportunity to develop innovative educational programs that will truly impact health,” said Dr. Gusic. “Our centers for medical education across the state create unique opportunities that other schools don’t have. Our students are able to learn in, and serve, diverse communities. This enriches their education and helps to prepare them for a variety of careers in medicine.”
Among other tasks, Dr. Gusic is charged with overseeing curriculum reform to more thoroughly integrate basic science, clinical experiences, and the teaching and assessment of competencies across all four years of medical school.
Dr. Gusic is an alumna of Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston.
She succeeds Stephen B. Leapman, M.D., who retired in 2009.