The School of Medicine is led by Mary E. Klotman, M.D., Dean and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. Dean Klotman works with a leadership team comprising nine vice deans, a chief diversity and a communications officer, as well as department chairs and center and institute directors. Associate and assistant deans also assist the dean with the oversight and management of the School’s 2,200 clinical and basic science faculty, more than 1,600 MD, health professions and PhD students, and approximately 7,000 staff employees.
Leadership and Administration
A nationally recognized leader in academic medicine, Mary E. Klotman, MD, was named dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and vice chancellor for health affairs at Duke University in January 2017. She assumed her new role on July 1, 2017. Prior to her appointment as dean, Dr. Klotman served with distinction as chair of the Department of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine for seven years.