YSM Leadership & Administration

The School of Medicine is led by Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D., who reports to the president of the university. The dean is advised by deputy deans for academic and scientific affairs, clinical affairs, education, and finance and administration. Associate and assistant deans, along with the heads of departments, help oversee the large and complex enterprise that is the medical school, with 1,701 full-time faculty members and research scientists, 1,111 students and 3,244 employees.

YSM Leadership

Peter Salovey

A.B., M.A., Ph.D., President of the University


Benjamin Polak

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Provost of the University


Robert Alpern

M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine


Paul Cleary

Ph.D., Dean of the School of Public Health


Cynthia Walker

M.B.A., CPA, Deputy Dean for Finance and Administration

Richard Belitsky

M.D., Deputy Dean for Education


Paul Taheri

M.D., M.B.A., Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs and CEO, Yale Medical Group


Carolyn Slayman

Ph.D., Deputy Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs


Linda Mayes

Special Adviser to the Dean

YSM Administration

Nancy Angoff

M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., Associate Dean for Student Affairs


Daniel Barchi

M.E.M, Chief Information Officer for the School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System


Linda Bockenstedt

M.D., Director, Faculty Development and Equity


Carrie Capezzone

M.B.A., Associate Dean for Finance


James Comer

M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Student Progress


Lynn Cooley

Ph.D., Director, Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences


Michael Ebert

M.D., Associate Dean for Veterans’ Affairs


Rosemarie Fisher

M.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education


John Forrest , Jr

M.D., Director, Office of Student Research


John Gallagher

Interim Director, Medical Library


Susan Gudin

M.B.A, Director of Financial Aid


Janet Hafler

Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Educational Scholarship


Michael Hoepp

Chief of Staff, Office of the Dean


Mary Hu

M.B.A., Director of Institutional Planning and Communications


Anna Maria Hummerstone

M.H.A., Director of Human Resource Services

James Jamieson

M.D., Ph.D., Director, M.D./Ph.D. Program


Robert Kanoff

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, School of Public Health


Martin Klein

M.P.H., Associate Dean for Development, School of Public Health


Brian Leaderer

Ph.D., M.P.H., Deputy Dean of Public Health


Forrester Lee

M.D., Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs


Carolyn Mazure

Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs


Laura Ment

M.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid


Melinda Pettigrew

Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Public Health


Anne Pistell

M.B.A., Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Public Health


Sara Rockwell

Ph.D., Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs


Michael Schwartz

Ph.D., Associate Dean for Curriculum


Richard Silverman

Director, Office of Admissions


Jack LeConche

Director of Student Affairs and Senior Registrar


Terri Tolson

Registrar for Student Affairs


Charles Turner

Associate Vice President for Development


Ronald Vender

M.D., Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs


Merle Waxman

M.A., Associate Dean and Ombudsperson, YSM Title IX Coordinator