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Leadership Timeline

PresidentsAdmin. Period
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D., President 2012-Present
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D., President ad interim 2011-2012
Larry R. Kaiser, M.D., F.A.C.S. 2008-2011
James T. Willerson, M.D. 2000-2008
M. David Low, M.D., Ph.D. 1989-2000
John C. Ribble, M.D., Interim President 1987-89
Roger J. Bulger, M.D. 1978-87
Truman G. Blocker, M.D., Acting President 1977-78
Charles A. Berry, M.D. 1974-77
John Victor Olson, D.D.S., M.S., Acting President 1972-74
School of Dentistry Deans
John Valenza, D.D.S 2011-Present
Dental Branch Deans
(name changed to School of Dentistry)
John Valenza, D.D.S, Interim Dean 2009-2011
Catherine Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S. 2004-2009
Catherine Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S., Interim Dean 2002-2004
Ronald Johnson, D.D.S. 1996-2002
Raul C. Caffesse, D.D.S., M.S., Dean Pro Tem 1992-96
Don Allen, D.D.S., M.S. 1982-92
John Victor Olson, D.D.S., M.S. 1974-82
Benjamin C. McKinney, D.D.S., J.D., Acting Dean 1972-74
John Victor Olson, D.D.S., M.S. 1955-72
School of Dentistry Deans
(name changed to Dental Branch)
John Victor Olson, D.D.S., M.S. 1952-55
Frederick C. Elliott, D.D.S. 1943-52
Texas Dental College Deans
(name changed to School of Dentistry)
Frederick C. Elliott, D.D.S. 1932-43
Joseph P. Arnold, D.D.S. 1930-32
Olympio F. Gambati, D.D.S. 1905-30
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Deans
Michael Blackburn, Ph.D. & Michelle Barton, Ph.D. 2012-present
George M. Stancel, Ph.D. 1999-2012
Paul Darlington, Ph.D., Interim Dean 1997-1999
R.W. Butcher, Ph.D. 1979-96
Roger R. Hewitt, Ph.D., Acting Dean 1978-79
Margery W. Shaw, M.D., Acting Dean 1977-78
Alfred G. Knudson, M.D., Ph.D. 1970-77
Sumter S. Arnim, D.D.S., Ph.D. 1966-70
Paul Weiss, Ph.D. 1965-66
Grant Taylor, M.D., Acting Dean 1963-65
Medical School Deans
Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D. 2007-Present
Jerry S Wolinsky, M.D., Interim Dean 2006-2007
Stanley G. Schultz, M.D. 2004-2006
Stanley G. Schultz, M.D., Interim Dean 2003-2004
L. Maximilian Buja, M.D. 1996-2003
Cheves McCord Smythe, M.D., Dean Pro Tem 1995-96
John C. Ribble, M.D. 1986-95
C. Frank Webber, M.D. 1985
Louis A. Faillace, M.D., Acting Dean 1984-85
Ernst Knobil, Ph.D. 1981-84
Robert L. Tuttle, M.D. 1975-81
Cheves McCord Smythe, M.D. 1970-75
School of Biomedical Informatics Deans
(formerly School of Health Information Sciences)
Jiajie Zhang, PhD, Dean 2013-Present
Jiajie Zhang, PhD, Interim Dean 2012-2013
Jack W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Dean 2003-2012
Doris L. Ross, Ph.D., Dean Pro Tem 1992-2002
Judith B. Craven, M.D., M.P.H. 1983-92
M. Alton Hodges, Dr.P.H. 1976-83
M. Alton Hodges, Dr.P.H., Acting Dean 1973-76
School of Nursing Deans
Patricia L. Starck, D.S.N., R.N. 1984-Present
Nancy Fasano, M.S., R.N., Interim Dean 1983-84
Arlowayne Swort, Ed.D., R.N. 1977-83
Dorothy Otto, M.S., R.N., Interim Dean 1975-77
Elizabeth Jones Snyder, M.S., R.N. 1972-75
School of Public Health Deans
Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH 2008-Present
Guy Parcel, Ph.D. 2005-2008
R. Palmer Beasley, M.D., M.S. 1987-2005
Roger J. Bulger, M.D., Interim Dean 1986-87
Reuel A. Stallones, M.D., M.P.H. 1968-86
James H. Sterner, M.D., Acting Dean 1967-68
John R. Hall, M.D., Acting Dean 1967

 

List compiled by Matthew C. Mireles, M.P.H., UT School of Public Health at Houston.

Sources:

  • Office of the Dean, Medical School
  • Office of the Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Office of the Dean, School of Nursing
  • General Administration
  • Planning Office
  • Office of the Dean, School of Dentistry
  • Office of the Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences
  • Office of the Dean and Office of Academic Affairs, School of Public Health
  • Medical School Community Affairs and Public Education
  • Harris County Medical Archive
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