Together with the dean, the School of Medicine senior associate deans make up a mission-integrated leadership team. The organization of this senior leadership team reflects the school's commitment to collaboration and partnerships across all missions and the recognition that the School of Medicine can best meet its missions when we are effectively integrated.
Irene Barhyte, C.P.A., C.T.P.
Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Irene has responsibility and oversight both for the finances of the School of Medicine and the OHSU Practice Plan. She has a deep knowledge of OHSU's organization and financial systems. She was involved in planning for and implementing the integration of OHSU Medical Group into the School of Medicine as the Faculty Practice Plan (renamed the OHSU Practice Plan in January 2017), and has been involved in special projects related to research administration. Learn more.
Anthony Masciotra, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Practice
CEO, OHSU Practice Plan
Anthony is the chief executive officer of the OHSU Practice Plan. In this role, he is responsible for the overall supervision, direction and control of the business activities and affairs of the OPP, including the senior staff responsible for billing/collections, managed care contracting, compliance and ambulatory services. Working with the dean and chief clinical officer, the OPP CEO is instrumental in developing and implementing new programs and support structures with external providers and health systems that have entered into partnerships and collaborations with OHSU, such as Tuality Healthcare. Anthony is currently chair of the Group on Faculty Practice of the Association of American Medical Colleges and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Medical Group Management Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association. Learn more.
George Mejicano, M.D., M.S.
Senior Associate Dean for Education
Dr. Mejicano has a master's degree in adult education from the University of Wisconsin. His educational interests include competency-based medical education and outcomes assessment. He has done research on how education can lead to improvements in medical practice and was awarded the Felch Award for Research in Continuing Medical Education by the Alliance for CME in 2002. He currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Education at OHSU where he oversees the entire educational portfolio – UME, GME, CME/CPD, graduate studies and faculty development – for the School of Medicine. He is the leader of OHSU's team working on the AAMC's pilot program studying the 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency and is the PI of a five-year, $1 million grant from the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education strategic initiative. Dr. Mejicano is also professor of medicine (infectious diseases) in the OHSU School of Medicine. Learn more.
Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Faculty Affairs
Dr. Zaman is a professor
of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and professor of public
health and preventive medicine, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and became the senior associate dean for
clinical and faculty affairs in the School of Medicine Office of the Dean on
March 1, 2018.
Zaman is serving as Dean Anderson's "right hand," working with senior leadership and others to support all missions, including assisting with faculty
recruitment, development, engagement and wellness, and creation and growth of
programs to optimize faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition to his Dean’s office role, Dr. Zaman is a professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and professor of public health and preventive medicine, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Learn more.
OHSU is in the process of hiring a chief scientific officer for the university who will also serve as vice dean for research in the School of Medicine. The person in this role will be involved in developing a leadership structure for research institution-wide. Currently, research leadership in the school is led by Dean Sharon Anderson with the assistance of Mary Heinricher, Ph.D., associate dean for basic research, and Maggie Jameson, director of School of Medicine research strategy and operations.
For research needs in the school, please start with Maggie Jameson.