Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University School of Medicine Administration

Dean, School of Medicine - Philip O. Alderson, M.D.

Philip O. Alderson, M.D. Philip O. Alderson, M.D.
Dean, School of Medicine
VP for Medical Affairs
Saint Louis University

Dr. Alderson was raised in St. Louis, MO and earned his bachelor's and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He is board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and the American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic). He was a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes from 1975-80 and a professor of radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University from 1980-2008 where he served as chair of the Department of Radiology (1988-2008) and as President of the Medical Board at New York Presbyterian (2004-06).

In April 2008 Dr. Alderson was appointed Dean, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. As Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Alderson oversees the education, research and clinical service missions of the School. Since February 2009 Dr. Alderson also has served as a Vice President at Saint Louis University (Health Sciences 2009-11, Medical Affairs 2011-).

Dr. Alderson has served as President of the American Board of Radiology and the American Roentgen Ray Society, as well as other medical organizations. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the NIH (2008-2012). Dr. Alderson has over 200 publications, including 4 books, 40 book chapters and over 150 journal articles. He has made more than 200 presentations at local, national and international meetings and scientific symposia and is listed in "Who's Who in the World," "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare," among others.

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs - Robert M. Heaney, M.D.

Robert M. Heaney, M.D.Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Robert M. Heaney, M.D, is Assistant Vice President for Medical Affairs . He received his Doctor of Medicine from Creighton University and trained in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University. Dr. Heaney served for four years in the National Health Service Corps as Director of the Medicine Clinics at St. Louis City Hospital. He has served as Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He chairs the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Accreditation Task Force for the Clinical Practice of the faculty of the School of Medicine. Dr. Heaney actively practices in primary care general internal medicine and preventive medicine. He directs and participates in Clinical Guideline development, clinical quality improvement, and conducts research in practice effectiveness and medical education in his role of Medical Director of the EpicCare electronic health record at Saint Louis University.

Admissions - L. James Willmore, M.D.

Dr. Willmore L. James Willmore, M.D.
Associate Dean

L. James Willmore, MD is Associate Dean of Admissions, Student Affairs and Continuing Medical Education and Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology and Physiology. He received his Doctor of Medicine with honors from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and trained in Neurology at the University of Virginia. His clinical focus is Epilepsy; he is part of SLUCare, the Physicians of Saint Louis University and is recognized by the Best Doctors in America.

Clinical-Translational Research - Paul J. Hauptman, M.D.

Paul J. Hauptman, M.D. Paul J. Hauptman, M.D.
Assistant Dean

Paul J. Hauptman, M.D. is Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Dean of Clinical-Translational Research at Saint Louis University and Director of Heart Failure at Saint Louis University Hospital. A graduate of Cornell University Medical College, he completed internal medicine training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital. His clinical and research focus is heart failure. He has received research grants from the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health; serves as an associate editor of Circulation: Heart Failure and has published over 100 original papers, editorials and book chapters.

Curricular Affairs - Stuart J. Slavin, M.D., M.Ed.

Stuart J. Slavin M.D. M.Ed Stuart J. Slavin, M.D., M.Ed.
Associate Dean

Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor of Pediatrics. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, completed his pediatric residency training at UCLA, and received his Master's Degree in Medical Education from the University of Southern California. His interests include medical student mental health, diagnostic reasoning, doctor-patient communication, and health disparities.

Faculty Affairs and Development - Angela M. Sharkey, M.D.

Angela M. Sharkey, M.D. Angela M. Sharkey, M.D.
Associate Dean

Angela M. Sharkey, MD is Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Development and Professor of Pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, trained in Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and in Pediatric Cardiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Sharkey’s clinical interests are Marfan syndrome and the care of children with complex heart disease. Dr. Sharkey is a member of SLUCare, the Physicians of Saint Louis University and sees patients at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St.Luke’s. She has been recognized by the Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Cardiologists. Dr. Sharkey’s academic career has focused on medical education and faculty development. She is an active member of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young committee of mentoring, the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science steering committee, and the Pediatric Heart Network research program on Marfan syndrome. Dr. Sharkey’s expertise includes peer group mentoring, career advancement in academic medicine, the art of communication, and team function in academic health centers.

Finance and Administration - Gary Whitworth

Michael J. MeyerGary Whitworth
Associate Dean
Finance and Administration

Gary Whitworth is the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri -St. Louis.  He is a member of the AAMC Principal Business Officer group and the Group on Business Affairs as well as the Medical Group Management Association.

Graduate Medical Education - Julie K. Gammack, M.D.

Julie K. Gammack, M.D. Julie K. Gammack, M.D.
Associate Dean

Julie K. Gammack, MD is an Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and trained in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is the Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and Associate Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Programs. Her clinical practice includes hospital, clinic, and nursing home-based care for older adults.

Multicultural Affairs - Michael T. Railey, M.D.

Michael T. Railey, M.D. Michael T. Railey, M.D.
Associate Dean

Dr. Michael Railey is a native of Saint Louis and a graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1972 where he first became interested in personal "health belief models" and how personal behavior and spiritual beliefs affect health outcomes. This interest led to him earning his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Missouri in 1976. He trained in Family Medicine in 1979 at the University of Florida. Dr. Railey has written book chapters and is published in his areas of greatest interest which are the family as a culture, obesity management, non-medical treatment of depression, and spirituality in medicine. In addition to remaining active in the community he continues to see patients with the Saint Louis University SLUCare system and is the Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Research - Joel C. Eissenberg, Ph.D.

Joel C. Eissenberg, Ph.D. Joel C. Eissenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Joel C. Eissenberg, Ph.D. is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and of Pediatrics. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University-St. Louis before joining the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1987. His research concerns mechanisms of gene transcriptional regulation.

Student Affairs - Gregory S. Smith, Ph.D.

Gregory S. Smith, Ph.D. Gregory S. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean

Dr. Smith received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston,Texas and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Pathology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He joined the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1995. Dr Smith is an active teacher in the curriculum and holds a variety of administrative positions in the School of Medicine including; Director, First and Second Year Medical Student Electives, Director, Medical Student Career Advising and Director, Phase I Curriculum. He was named the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in 2013. He is interested in surgical technologies, mentoring medical students and student career development.


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