Dean's Office Leadership | School of Medicine

Senior leadership

Sharon Anderson, M.D.
Dean, OHSU School of Medicine
Board Chair, OHSU Practice Plan

OHSU President Joseph E. Robertson appointed Sharon Anderson, M.D. R '82, as dean of the OHSU School of Medicine. She assumed her role on July 5, 2017, succeeding Interim Dean John Hunter. Read Dean Anderson's biography and previous messages.

Deans Emeritus

  • John A. Benson, Jr., M.D.
  • Joseph D. Bloom, M.D.
  • John W. Kendall, M.D.
  • Mark A. Richardson, M.D., M.Sc.B., M.B.A. (1949–2016)
  • Joseph E. Robertson, Jr., M.D. R '82, M.B.A.

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.

Daniel Marks, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Marks is professor of pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine, Credit Unions for Kids Professor of Pediatric Research, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and pediatric endocrinologist, Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute. He holds a number of leadership positions, including director of the pediatric fellowship program, Department of Pediatrics, and director of the patient resiliency program, Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care. He serves as a consultant senior scientific advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He became senior associate dean for research in the School of Medicine Office of the Dean in July 2018.

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.

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.

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. Dr. 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.

Associate deans

Tracy Bumsted, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education

Aaron Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Women's Health Research and Policy

Brian J. Druker, M.D.
Associate Dean, Oncology

Allison Fryer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Mary Heinricher, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Research

Leslie E. Kahl, M.D.
Associate Dean, Strategic Initiatives

Sahana Misra, M.D.
Associate Dean, Veterans Affairs

Christopher Swide, M.D. 
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Assistant deans

Jim Anderson, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Headshot of Dr. Karen Brasel in the Department of Surgery

Karen Brasel, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Nels Carlson, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Continuing Professional Development

Dr. Andrea Cedfeldt, assistant dean for faculty development in the School of Medicine

Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Faculty Development

Robert Cloutier, M.D., M.C.R.
Assistant Dean, UME Admissions

Derick Du Vivier, M.D., M.B.A.

Derick Du Vivier, M.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion

Amy Garcia, M.D. 
Assistant Dean, UME Student Affairs

Rick Goranflo, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies Academic Affairs

Paul Gorman, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Rural Medical Education

Nicole Lockart, M.B.A., B.S.
Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs and Administration

Benjamin Schneider, M.D.
Assistant Dean, UME Student Affairs

Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies Student Affairs