Baylor College of Medicine
Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Cullen Trust for Higher Education Provost Chair
Baylor College of Medicine


MD from Indiana University School of Medicine
AB from Brown University
Residency at Methodist Hospital Graduate Medical Center
Family Practice
Internship at Georgetown University Medical Center


American Board of Family Practice
American Board of Family Practice Certification

Honors & Awards

Diversity Leadership Award
Elise M. Colletta Leadership Award
President’s Leadership Retreat Collaborative Project Award
Arnold P. Gold Society
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Faculty Teaching Award
Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Multicultural Education
Faculty Commencement Hooder and Marshal

Professional Interests

  • Education
  • Diversity in Education
  • Communications in Medical Education
  • Team-Based Learning in Healthcare
  • Education Outcomes Measurement
  • Faculty Development

Professional Statement

As Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine my goal is to support all members of the Baylor community in fulfilling our mission of creating and applying science and discoveries to advance education.

My academic interests include curricula development and faculty development with specific focus on physician-patient communication, cross-cultural communication, and mentoring students and faculty.

Prior to joining Baylor in February of 2014, I was at the University of South Florida where I held several leadership positions and was instrumental in coordinating education programs. At USF, I oversaw undergraduate medical education programs, the physical therapy program and the master’s program in graduate studies. Working with the faculty and trainees of USF, we reengineered medical education there to enhance student readiness for postgraduate training and medical practice.

In partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Penn., I developed the SELECT (Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences, Collaborative Training) MD Program. As the principal investigator of a new Professional Project jointly sponsored by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, I lead support of the development of new initiatives and training around patient-centered care.

I previously served in leadership roles at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. At Brown, I was the associate dean for diversity on the Division of Biology and Medicine, a member of the Executive Leadership Council and an associate dean of medicine for minority affairs.


AAMC Holistic Review Advisory Committee II
Medical College Admissions Test Review Committee
AAMC, Behavioral and Social Sciences Expert Panel
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Admissions Committee
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Alumni Board
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Program Committee
Rhode Island Governor’s Community Hospital Task Force
National Advisory Committee

Professional Development

Teaching, Learning and Implementing Values-based Practice an International Co-Development Workshop
Sponsor: Warwick Medical School and Cambridge University Press Cambridge, UK
Leading Change in Health Professions Education
Sponsor: Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
Macy Mentorship Program in Health Communication
Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Leaders in Medical Education
Association of American Medical Colleges Professional Development Seminar for Senior Women in Medicine