College Leadership

Robert S. DiPaola, M.D., Dean
Dean DiPaola oversees the entire medical school, which includes the education of future physicians and scientists, all clinical and basic science research, and the clinical services provided by UK physicians. Dean DiPaola also holds a faculty appointment as professor of Internal Medicine. 
Contact: Sherry Howard, e-mail: sherry.howard@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-6582.

Alan Daugherty, Ph.D., D.Sc., Senior Associate Dean for Research
James W. Geddes, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Daugherty and Dr. Geddes oversee the COM Office of Research  that provides a complete range of services for stimulating research in a compliant environment. 
Contact: Tanya Graf, e-mail: tanya.graf@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-3467.

Charles H. Griffith, III, M.D., MSPH., Vice Dean for Education 
Dr. Griffith oversees all aspects of the Office of Medical Education, including medical student admissions, student affairs, curriculum, student evaluation and program assessment; Graduate Medical Education; the Clinical Skills Training and Assessment Center; and the combined degree programs: M.D./Ph.D., B.S./M.D., M.D./MBA, M.D./MPH. 
Contact: Renee Seidel, e-mail: renee.seidel@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-5261.

Roxanne G. Allison, CPA, CMPE, Associate CFO College of Medicine
Ms. Allison is the chief financial officer and the senior advisor to the Dean on all fiscal and administrative matters as well as mission related program development issues. Ms. Allison also serves as department administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine.
Contact: Michelle Harrison, e-mail: michelle.harrison@uky.edu; phone: (859) 257-3620.

Christy L. Anderson, MBAAssociate Dean for Administration
Ms. Anderson oversees the operational functions and administrative infrastructure for the College.  This includes oversight of the Integrative Business Units (IBUs) and special initiatives mandated by the Dean.  In addition, Ms. Anderson oversees College of Medicine facilities and space allocation in conjunction with the Senior Associate Dean for Research.   
Contact: Cheryl Songer, e-mail: casong2@email.uky.edu; phone: (859) 257-3861.

Brian Adkins, M.D., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Dr. Adkins oversees all student affairs activities and provides academic, career and personal counseling for medical students.
Contact: Renee Seidel, e-mail: renee.seidel@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-5261.

Todd Cheever, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Dr. Cheever oversees all student affairs activities and provides academic, career and personal counseling for medical students.
Contact: Renee Seidel, e-mail: renee.seidel@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-5261.

Rebecca Dutch, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Biomedical Education
Dr. Dutch oversees all aspects of the Office of Biomedical Education, including programs for postdoctoral scholars,  COM graduate programs, and COM undergraduate educational efforts.
Contact: rebecca.dutch@uky.edu

Carol Elam, Ed.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Institutional Advancement
Dr. Elam oversees the recruitment and admission of medical students, serves as director of medical education research, and develops and promotes the advancement of the institutional image for the UK College of Medicine. Dr. Elam is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Science.
Contact: Robin Rankin, e-mail: rlrank01@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-6161.

Chris Feddock, M.D., Associate Dean for Curriculum
Dr. Feddock directs the Undergraduate Medical Education/Graduate Medical Education Curriculum Office and oversees the Standardized Patient and Simulation Programs. He provides faculty support and guidance to course and program directors in the development of multiple learning activities and methods. Dr. Feddock also provides direct oversight of quality assurance programs and faculty development related to curriculum initiatives.
Contact: Dorcas Beatty, e-mail: dorcas.beatty1@uky.edu; phone: (859) 257-5286.

Katherine McKinney, M.D., M.S.Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education 
Dr. McKinney works collaboratively with all faculty and staff in GME to position our programs and sponsoring institution to excel in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Next Accreditation System (NAS) and the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) process.
E-mail: kmcki2@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-2636.

Kevin A. Pearce, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Rural and Community Health
Dr. Pearce promotes UK's positive impacts on rural and community health promoting synergy between the selected unity to work toward shared goals of excellence in research, education and service.  Dr. Pearce also serves as Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  
Contact: Maria Richie, e-mail: maria.richie@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-6418.

John Ragsdale, M.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Education
Contact: Amy Murphy-Spencer, e-mail: amspenc@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-1196.

Michael L. Rowland, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Dr. Rowland oversees the policies and procedures related to faculty appointments, promotion and faculty development for the College of Medicine. The Office provides assistance and advising of individual faculty by appointment.
Contact: michael.rowland@uky.edu

Xianglin Shi, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Nonclinical Faculty Development
Contact: Xianglin Shi, Ph.D., e-mail: xshi5@email.uky.edu .

Sandra Jaros, Assistant Dean of Administration 
Ms. Jaros is responsible for directing the administrative operations of the College of Medicine. This includes such items as administrative process development, improvement, and enforcement. She also directs the information technology efforts for the College in conjunction with those of the UK HealthCare enterprise. Ms. Jaros is the department administrator for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Contact:  Lissa Holland-Morris, e-mail: mhollan@email.uky.edu; phone: (859) 257-1446.

Carlos Marin, Assistant Dean for Community and Cultural Engagement
Mr. Marin oversees UK’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program, which includes the Health Careers Pipeline Program, and provides guidance and support to regional AHEC directors. He also serves as the College’s primary representative in areas of community and cultural engagement. He collaborates with College of Medicine faculty and staff to continue implementation of initiatives to increase representation of students and faculty from rural and minority populations and assist students and faculty in identifying opportunities for community engagement. Additionally, he chairs the Dean’s Diversity Advisory Committee.
Contact: Carlos Marin, e-mail: carlos.marin@uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-8018.

Terry D. Stratton, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Assessment and Quality Management

Dr. Stratton coordinates evaluation and assessment activities within the College of Medicine – including test development/scoring and faculty/course/curricular evaluation. His office also oversees administration and scoring of the Clinical Performance Exam. Dr. Stratton is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Science.
Contact: Terry D. Stratton, e-mail: tdstra00@email.uky.edu; phone: (859) 323-2785.

Anthony D. Weaver, M.D., Assistant Dean for Morehead Regional Site
Dr. Weaver oversees clinical experiences for third and fourth year medical students at UK’s regional site in Morehead, Ky. Dr. Weaver also serves as associate professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Director of the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program. 
Contact: Anthony Weaver, M.D., e-mail: adweaver@st-claire.org; phone: (606) 783-8989.