List of Deans


Michael L. Good, MD

CEO, University of Utah Health Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine Senior Vice-President for Health Sciences, College/School Dean, College/School

Dr. Michael L. Good is the CEO of University of Utah Health, the Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and the Senior Vice President of Health Sciences. As the only academic medical center in Utah, the health system is an anchor in the community and provides world-class health care, research, education and service to the state, region,... Read More

Vice Dean for Education

Wayne M. Samuelson, MD

Wayne Samuelson, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine (Clinical) in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Respiratory, Critical Care and Occupational Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is the medical director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. He is also the Vice Dean for Education in the University of U... Read More

Specialties: Asthma, Critical Care, General Pulmonary, Pulmonary

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education

Wyatt R. Hume, DDS, PhD

Dean, School of Dentistry

Associate Dean, Finance

Cynthia Best

Cynthia Best

Title:  Associate Dean, Finance

Cynthia Best is currently the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah.  In this position, which she has held since July 2011, Cynthia is responsible for all Dean’s Office financial operations, the malpractice insurance trust fund, and School of Medicine department oversight.  She serves as a liaison with and resource for the AAMC, the University campus, and the School department administrators.


Cynthia also concurrently functions as the Director of Mission-Based Management (MBM) at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.  She has held this position since 1999, the beginning of the MBM initiative.  In this capacity she directs and is responsible for all aspects of Mission-Based Management, including financial reporting, budgeting, and oversight, mission activity analysis, policy setting, and the development and management of an integrated information system that includes an electronic CV tool for over 1,600 faculty.


Cynthia holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and earned a master’s of business administration with an emphasis in health care.  Her professional areas of expertise, from experience in both academic health care and the private sector, include financial management, system development, and organizational change.


Phone:  801-585-0944

Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education

Associate Dean, Inclusion & Outreach

Evelyn V. Gopez, MD

Dr. Gopez obtained her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency training at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She later went to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she did a fellowship in Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology. She is board certified in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Cytopathology... Read More

Specialties: Cytopathology, Pathology, Anatomical

Associate Dean, Veteran's Affairs

Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Wendy L. Hobson-Rohrer, MD, MSPH has focused her career as a general pediatrician on education and caring for the underserved. Dr. Hobson-Rohrer graduated from Cornell University with a both a M.D. and with a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies and with Distinction in All Subjects. She completed her pediatric residency at the University... Read More

Specialties: General Pediatrics

Associate Dean: Academic Affairs

Robert S. Fujinami, PhD

Robert Fujinami received his B.A. from the University of Utah through the then Honor Program in Microbiology.  He completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University and received post-doctoral training and Assistant Professorship at The Scripps Research Institute.  Prior to coming to the University of Utah as Professor, he was an Associate Pro... Read More

Associate Dean, Curriculum

Sara M. Lamb, MD

Since her faculty appointment in 2004, Dr. Sara Lamb has been invested in improving the education of residents and students at the University of Utah. She has been a residency program director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Training Program and an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program since 2004. I... Read More

Specialties: General Pediatrics, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, General

Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

William Bradley (Brad) Poss, MD, FACHE

Dr. Poss is the Chief Medical Education Officer and Associate Dean, Gradute Medical Education for University of Utah Health. His research interests include medical education, healthcare operations, workforce issues,  and disaster management. He has served on local, regional, and national committees related to these issues as well as published ... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Critical Care

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Adam T. Stevenson, MD

Dr. Stevenson completed a year as Pediatric Chief Resident at the University of Utah in 2004 and subsequently joined the University Of Utah Division Of Inpatient Medicine as a pediatric hospitalist.Dr. Stevenson became the Pediatric Clerkship Director in 2005. In addition to mentoring third year medical students on the pediatric clerkship, he also ... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Inpatient Medicine

Associate Dean, Research

Associate Dean, Admissions; Idaho Affairs

Benjamin R. Chan, MD, MBA, MEd

Benjamin R. Chan, MD, MBA, MEd, Associate Professor (Clinical), attended Stanford University, graduating in 2000 with a BA in Psychology and minor in Human Biology. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine (Class of 2004) and trained in General Psychiatry at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.... Read More

Specialties: Autism, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health, Mood Disorders, Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent

Assistant Dean, Global Health Education

Ty Triston Dickerson, MD, MPH

Ty Dickerson, MD, MPH, FAAP is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine where he also serves as the Assistant Dean of Global Health Education. He practices as a pediatric hospitalist at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah where he combine... Read More

Specialties: Pediatric Inpatient Medicine

Assistant Dean, Curriculum

Assistant Dean, Curriculum

Danielle Roussel, MD

Danielle Roussel, MD is Associate Professor, Clinical in the Department of Anesthesiology and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. She received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering, BA degree in English, and MD degree at the University of Kansas. She completed a pediatrics internship and anesthesiology residency ... Read More

Specialties: Anesthesiology, Neuroanesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia

Assistant Dean, Education Quality Improvement

Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD


Assistant Dean, Community Faculty

Terry D. Box, MD

Dr. Terry Box is an Associate Professor (Clinical) of Medicine at the University of Utah and Assistant Dean for Community Faculty in the Office of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development.  He joined the faculty in 2009 after a very successful career in hepatology and liver transplantation at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City from 1983 t... Read More

Specialties: Hepatitis C, Hepatology, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Living Liver Donor Transplant


Phone: 801-585-9269

Assistant Dean, Community Faculty

Karly Ann Pippitt, MD, FAAFP

Attended medical school and residency at the University of Utah, residency in Family Medicine. Undergraduate degree at College of Idaho in Biology. Currently working as a co-director of the first semester of medical school (Foundations of Medicine) at the University and co-directs Layers of Medicine, a course for 1st and 2nd year medical students f... Read More

Specialties: Family Medicine, Headache


Phone: 801-581-2000

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

Devaprabu Abraham, MD

Dr. Dev Abraham completed his graduate and post graduate training in India and in England respectively.  He joined the University of Utah internal medicine residency program in 1993 and then pursued endocrine fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following his fellowship training he returned to the University of Utah ... Read More

Specialties: Endocrine Surgery (Adrenal, Thyroid, Parathyroid), Endocrinology & Metabolism, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Parathyroid, Thyroid, Thyroid Disorders


Phone: 801-581-7761

Vice Dean for Innovation

John T. Langell, MD, PhD, MPH

Chief, Salt Lake VA Medical Center, Division of General Surgery

John Langell, MD, PhD, MPH is the Executive Director of the Center for Medical innovation and a minimally invasive gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon at the University of Utah and Chief of General Surgery at the George E. Wahlen VA medical Center. Doctor Langell completed his Bachelors of Science Degree at the University of California at Los A... Read More

Specialties: Endocrine, Oncology Surgery, Surgery, General, Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery


Phone: 801-587-7288

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