Leadership

 

Excellence in Leadership

With decades of experience in medical education, WAUSM’s leadership team knows what effective measures to look for to best predict student success in medical school.

Made up of experienced educators and proven administrators who have dedicated their lives to the furthering of the medical profession, our leadership team’s commitment to medical education is second to none.

Their collective impact on current practice has been enormous. This is evidenced by the fact that – over the course of their careers leading US and international medical schools – thousands of their students have earned their MDs and gone on to launch successful careers across every specialty of medicine.

Leadership Team

Joseph Flaherty, MD

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
CHAIR AND PROFESSOR, PSYCHIATRY

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

Paula S. Wales, EdD

EXECUTIVE DEAN AND CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
PROFESSOR, MEDICAL EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

Laura Welke, PhD

CAMPUS DEAN
PROFESSOR, ANATOMICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

James Drucker, MBA

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Jerome Polk, JD

VICE PRESIDENT, REGULATORY AFFAIRS AND COMPLIANCE
INSTRUCTOR

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

Jennifer K. Dennis, MA

SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN, STUDENT OPERATIONS AND FINANCE

Scott Ippolito, MD

ASSOCIATE DEAN, CLINICAL SCIENCES
CHAIR AND PROFESSOR, FAMILY MEDICINE

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE

Shannon Evans, DSW

ASSISTANT DEAN, PRE-CLERKSHIP STUDENT AFFAIRS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

Danielle McDonald, MS Ed

ASSISTANT DEAN, CLERKSHIP STUDENT AFFAIRS

Nancy Selfridge, MD

ASSISTANT DEAN AND CHAIR, MEDICAL EDUCATION
PROFESSOR, CLINICAL MEDICINE

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

Nicole Reeves, PhD, MBA

DIRECTOR, MEDICAL ADVANCEMENT PREPARATORY PROGRAM
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ANATOMICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION

Dariano Joseph, CSSGB, CITM

Director, IT

Yaremis Vega, MBA

Director, Administration