The School of Medicine is led by Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., Dean and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dean Andrews is an internationally renowned physician-scientist. She is the first woman to be appointed dean of Duke's School of Medicine and is the only woman to lead one of the nation's top 10 medical schools.
Dean Andrews is advised by a leadership team of nine vice deans, chief diversity and communications officers, 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 2,000 clinical and basic science faculty, 1,600 MD, health professions and PhD students, and 5,000 staff employees.