COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean
Etta D. Pisano, M.D.
|The Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of Medicine provides leadership for clinical and academic services. As chief academic and administrative official for the College of Medicine, the Dean will guide the development and articulation of the vision for the College, encouraging programs consistent with its mission and promoting high standards of accomplishment. The VP/Dean reports to the President of the University, and has overall responsibility for the College of Medicine including leading the College strategic and long range plans; recruiting chairs and directors, maintaining a faculty of excellence in the educational, research and clinical programs. Educational oversight includes the full spectrum of undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical programs. In the research arena, the VP/Dean enhances the already extensive research initiatives, facilitates linkages between the clinical and basic sciences, and fosters translational science. Clinical responsibilities include continuing to integrate the physician practice plan, working with neighboring hospitals in outreach and working closely with the MUSC academic hospital partners: Medical University Hospital Authority, Children’s Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry and the Ralph Johnson Veterans Administration hospital and clinics. Other duties involve interacting with the state legislature and the public at large, participating in private fundraising, and promoting the quality of life on the Medical University campus for both faculty and students.|
|Responsible for advising the Dean on matters associated with academic affairs. Assess academic policies and recommend improvements. Prepares position papers on critical matters.|
Assistant to Dean Pisano
Provides assistance and support to the Dean and Vice President in problem solving, management of committees and special projects and events; Responsible for recruitment activities for executive leadership positions in the College of Medicine and at the University level; Serve as liaison for chairpersons and center directors of the College of Medicine, University Administration, Board of Trustees, Medical University Hospital Administration, as well as with representatives of other academic institutions, local organizations and professional associations.
Provides executive administrative support to the VP for Medical Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine and professional interface with local, state, national and international community as well as internal communication with faculty, administrators, students and staff in the University.
|Deborah H. Reynolds|
Director of Communications
Manages internal and external communications as well as public relations for the Dean’s Office and the College of Medicine. Oversees communications related to the ambulatory electronic medical record and manages media projects.
|Provides administrative support for the Assistant to the Dean. Performs procurement functions. Provides administrative support to the Associate Deans for Minority Affairs and Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.|
Greets callers and visitors to the Dean's Office. Schedules conference rooms. Provides administrative support to students, faculty and staff.