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Leadership, Administration & Governance

Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is led by Dean Nancy J. Brown, MD, who is advised by deputy deans for scientific and clinical affairs; education; academic and professional development; diversity and inclusion; and finance and administration. Associate and assistant deans, along with the department chairs, help oversee the large and complex enterprise that is the medical school, which includes 1,925 ladder faculty, 1,533 students and 3,608 staff employees.

YSM Dean & Deputy Deans

Dean Brown is advised by deputy deans for academic and professional development, scientific and clinical affairs; education; diversity and inclusion, and finance and administration.

YSM Administration

YSM Administration associate deans and directors work with the dean and deputy deans to fulfill the school’s mission.

YSM Clinical and Basic Science Department Chairs

YSM clinical and basic science department chairs have responsibility for the administration of the school’s 29 academic departments.

YSM Committees & Workgroups

A variety of committees at YSM play an important role in recruiting and promoting faculty, improving our culture and climate, and addressing specific issues that may arise.

YSM Organization Charts

YSM is one of Yale University's 13 professional schools. It is organized into 29 academic departments, 11 basic science and 18 clinical, and six institutional programs and centers.

Office of the Dean

Nancy J. Brown, MD, joined Yale School of Medicine as Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine and C.N.H Long Professor of Internal Medicine in February 2020. As dean, she oversees one of the world’s leading institutions for biomedical research, education, and advanced clinical care.