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Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean

Deborah Deas, MD, MPH
Interim Dean, College of Medicine
601 CSB

The  Dean of the College of Medicine provides leadership for  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 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 Dean enhances the already extensive research initiatives, facilitates linkages between the clinical and basic sciences, and fosters translational science. 

Bruce Elliott, MD
Interim Vice President for Medical Affairs

The Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the President of the university. 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.

Jennifer Nall
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
601 CSB

Responsible for advising the Dean on matters associated with academic affairs.  Assess academic policies and recommend improvements.  Prepares position papers on critical matters.

Ben Curry, MS, MBA
Executive Director of Strategic Projects
601 CSB
Provides overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of various projects that support the strategic mission of the College of Medicine.

Anita Harrell
Administrative Coordinator
601 CSB

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
601 CSB

Manages internal and external communications as well as public relations for the Dean’s Office and the College of Medicine. Oversees media relations for the College.

Sara Jantzen
Administrative Specialist 
601 CSB
843-792-2081 phone
843-792-2967 fax

Greets callers and visitors to the Dean's Office. Schedules conference rooms. Provides administrative support to students, faculty and staff.

Kelly Warren
Administrative Assistant
843-792-4681 phone
843-792-2967 fax

Greets visitors to the Dean’s Office, oversees procurement activities for the College of Medicine Dean's Office, provides administrative support to the Dean’s Office and VP for Medical Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine


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