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PresidentsAdmin. Period
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD 2012-present
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, President ad interim 2011-2012
Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS 2008-2011
James T. Willerson, MD 2000-2008
M. David Low, MD, PhD 1989-2000
John C. Ribble, MD, Interim President 1987-89
Roger J. Bulger, MD 1978-87
Truman G. Blocker, MD, Acting President 1977-78
Charles A. Berry, MD 1974-77
John Victor Olson, DDS, MS, Acting President 1972-74
School of Dentistry Deans
John Valenza, DDS 2011-present
Dental Branch Deans
(name changed to School of Dentistry)
John Valenza, DDS, Interim Dean 2009-2011
Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS 2004-2009
Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS, Interim Dean 2002-2004
Ronald Johnson, DDS 1996-2002
Raul C. Caffesse, DDS, MS, Dean Pro Tem 1992-96
Don Allen, DDS, MS 1982-92
John Victor Olson, DDS, MS 1974-82
Benjamin C. McKinney, DDS, JD, Acting Dean 1972-74
John Victor Olson, DDS, MS 1955-72
The University of Texas School of Dentistry Deans
(name changed to Dental Branch)
John Victor Olson, DDS, MS 1952-55
Frederick C. Elliott, DDS 1943-52
Texas Dental College Deans
(name changed to Dental Branch)
Frederick C. Elliott, DDS 1932-43
Joseph P. Arnold, DDS 1930-32
Olympio F. Gambati, DDS 1905-30
MD Anderson UTHealth Houston Graduate School
Sharon Dent, PhD, Dean ad interim 2022-present
Michael Blackburn, PhD 2020-2022
Michael Blackburn, PhD, and Michelle Barton, PhD 2017-2020
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Deans
(name changed to MD Anderson UTHealth Houston Graduate School)
Michael Blackburn, PhD, and Michelle Barton, PhD 2012-2017
George M. Stancel, PhD 1999-2012
Paul Darlington, PhD, Interim Dean 1997-1999
R.W. Butcher, PhD 1979-96
Roger R. Hewitt, PhD, Acting Dean 1978-79
Margery W. Shaw, MD, Acting Dean 1977-78
Alfred G. Knudson, MD, PhD 1970-77
Sumter S. Arnim, DDS, PhD 1966-70
Paul Weiss, PhD 1965-66
Grant Taylor, MD, Acting Dean 1963-65
McGovern Medical School Deans
John Hancock, MA, MB, BChir, PhD, ScD, Executive Dean 2022-present
LaTanya J. Love, MD, Dean of Education 2022-present
Richard J. Andrassy, MD, Executive Dean ad interim 2020-2022
LaTanya J. Love, MD, Dean of Education ad interim 2020-2022
Barbara J. Stoll, MD 2015-2020
Medical School Deans
(name changed to McGovern Medical School)
Barbara J. Stoll, MD 2015
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD 2007-2015
Jerry S. Wolinsky, MD, Interim Dean 2006-2007
Stanley G. Schultz, MD 2004-2006
Stanley G. Schultz, MD, Interim Dean 2003-2004
L. Maximilian Buja, MD 1996-2003
Cheves McCord Smythe, MD, Dean Pro Tem 1995-96
John C. Ribble, MD 1986-95
C. Frank Webber, MD 1985
Louis A. Faillace, MD, Acting Dean 1984-85
Ernst Knobil, PhD 1981-84
Robert L. Tuttle, MD 1975-81
Cheves McCord Smythe, MD 1970-75
School of Biomedical Informatics Deans
(formerly School of Health Information Sciences)
Jiajie Zhang, PhD 2013-present
Jiajie Zhang, PhD, Interim Dean 2012-2013
Jack W. Smith, MD, PhD 2003-2012
Doris L. Ross, PhD, Dean Pro Tem 1992-2002
Judith B. Craven, MD, MPH 1983-92
M. Alton Hodges, DrPH 1976-83
M. Alton Hodges, DrPH, Acting Dean 1973-76
Cizik School of Nursing Deans
Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN 2020-present
Diane M. Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, RN, Dean ad interim 2018-2020
Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN 2018
School of Nursing Deans
(name changed to Cizik School of Nursing)
Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN 2015-2018
Patricia L. Starck, DSN, RN 1984-2015
Nancy Fasano, MS, RN, Interim Dean 1983-84
Arlowayne Swort, EdD, RN 1977-83
Dorothy Otto, MS, RN, Interim Dean 1975-77
Elizabeth Jones Snyder, MS, RN 1972-75
School of Public Health Deans
Eric Boerwinkle, PhD  2016-present
Osama Mikhail, PhD 2014-2015
Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH 2008-2014
Guy Parcel, PhD 2005-2008
R. Palmer Beasley, MD, MS 1987-2005
Roger J. Bulger, MD, Interim Dean 1986-87
Reuel A. Stallones, MD, MPH 1968-86
James H. Sterner, MD, Acting Dean 1967-68
John R. Hall, MD, Acting Dean 1967