Lead Roles

GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) announced several new appointments to key positions in the school this spring.


Collage of leaders
Clockwise from top left: Lawrence “Bopper” Deyton, M.D. ’85, M.S.P.H.; Lorenzo Norris, M.D.; Matthew L. Mintz, M.D. ’94, RESD ’97, FACP; Jeffrey Berger, M.D., M.B.A.

Lawrence “Bopper” Deyton, M.D. ’85, M.S.P.H., has been named senior associate dean for clinical public health for SMHS. In this new position, Deyton will provide guidance on curricular efforts; mentor students, trainees, and faculty; foster the development of funded research programs; and elevate the profile of SMHS in issues of clinical public health.

Deyton will work in collaboration with other GW schools, such as the Milken Institute School of Public Health, as well as with outside organizations to promote education and training for clinicians on public health, population health, and the clinical applications of these principles to their professional responsibilities.

“We at GW can and should be seen as the foremost educator of health care providers who are clinical public health leaders in their professional lives and in the communities where they live,” says Deyton. “GW is a place that not only produces great clinicians, but is in close proximity to where major health decisions are made.”

Lorenzo Norris, M.D., will provide leadership in the development and implementation of effective academic counseling related to students in their third and fourth years of study as the school’s interim assistant dean for student affairs. Norris, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will work in concert with other SMHS deans to develop and implement effective career counseling programs and will serve as a resource for the M.D. program’s diverse student body.

Matthew L. Mintz, M.D. ’94, RESD ’97, FACP,  associate professor of medicine, was named the interim assistant dean for M.D. program curriculum.

Mintz will hold primary responsibility for the development and implementation of the revised, integrated M.D. program curriculum. Staying abreast of current trends in medical education, he will advise the dean and faculty on directions for curricular change and improvement. Mintz will also provide support for the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the school’s undergraduate medical education curriculum.

Jeffrey Berger, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been named the interim associate dean for graduate medical education (GME) following the appointment of Nancy Gaba, M.D. ’93, RESD ’97, FACOG, to serve as chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In this position, Berger will monitor and enhance the education provided to all residents and fellows at SMHS and participating institutions, such as the GW Hospital, GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Children’s National Health System. He will serve as the chair of the GME Committee and the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Berger will help ensure that the demands and responsibilities inherent in maintaining the accreditation of the residency and fellowship programs are met.

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