The Dean Machine

Winter 2019


Leaders are made here. Several Pitt Med faculty members and alumni have gone on to run schools and universities elsewhere.

Steven Beering
President Emeritus,
Purdue University
Former Dean,
School of Medicine,
Indiana University
Pitt Med alum, MD ’58.

Augustine M.K. Choi
Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean,
Weill Cornell Medicine
Provost for Medical Affairs,
Cornell University
Former Pitt chief of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine.

Henri Ford
Dean, Miller School of Medicine,
University of Miami
Former Pitt chief of pediatric surgery.

Leon Haley Jr.
Dean, College of Medicine-Jacksonville,
University of Florida
CEO, UF Health Jacksonville
Pitt Med alum, MD ’90.

Steven Kanter
President and CEO,
Association of Academic Health Centers and AAHC International
Former dean, School of Medicine,
University of Missouri–Kansas City
Before that, Pitt Med vice dean.

Gerald S. Levey
Dean Emeritus, David Geffen School of Medicine
Former Vice Chancellor, Medical Sciences, UCLA  
Former Pitt chair of medicine.

Roberta Ness
Dean, School of Public Health,
University of Texas
Former Pitt chair of epidemiology;
also professor of medicine and of obstetrics and gynecology.

David Perlmutter
George and Carol Bauer Dean, School of Medicine
Executive Vice Chancellor, Medical Affairs
Washington University in St. Louis
Former Pitt chair of pediatrics.

Brian Primack
Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas
Former Pitt professor of medicine and dean of Pitt’s Honors College.
Pitt Med alum, Res ’02, PhD ’11.

John J. Reilly Jr.
Dean, School of Medicine,
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs,
University of Colorado
Former Pitt chair of medicine.

Rocky Tuan
Vice Chancellor and President,
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Former Pitt professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering
and materials science.

Vincent Verdile
Distinguished Dean,
Albany Medical College
Executive VP, Health Affairs,
Albany Medical Center
Former Pitt professor of emergency medicine; alum, Res ’87.

Compiled by Erica Lloyd and Brian Salvato
—Photo Illustrations by Frank Harris