Executive Impact

Richard J. Simons, M.D., brings an extensive background as an internationally recognized leader in academic medicine to his new position as senior associate dean for M.D. programs at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Simons, who joined the SMHS senior leadership in early fall 2015, is leading the school’s ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the SMHS undergraduate and graduate medical education programs.

Richard J. Simons, M.D.

Most recently, he served as the associate vice president for health affairs at Dartmouth College and the senior associate dean for medical education at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where he helped guide Geisel through an extensive accreditation process, securing a full eight-year term from the Liaison Committee for Medical Education.

As senior associate dean for M.D. programs, Simons oversees the accreditation of all undergraduate and graduate medical education programs at SMHS, and supervises M.D. admissions, financial aid, student affairs, and curricular affairs. Additionally, he provides oversight for the Office of Medical Education, the Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills Center, the Office of Student Opportunities, the Graduate Medical Education Programs, and the Office of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.

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