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Q: Medical School Presidents ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Medical School Presidents
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: jmhines123-ga
List Price: $125.00
Posted: 15 Jan 2004 12:31 PST
Expires: 14 Feb 2004 12:31 PST
Question ID: 296849
I would like to assemble a list of 10 or more former or retired
medical school presidents.  I am working on project related to medical
education and need the input of individuals who have lead medical
schools but are not currently doing so.   I need their names, the
institutions they ran, and some form of current contact information. 
I tip very well for great results.

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 15 Jan 2004 12:57 PST
Hello, jmhines123-ga,

Is your search focused in USA, any other particular country,
worldwide? Thanks for your help.



Clarification of Question by jmhines123-ga on 15 Jan 2004 13:03 PST
Ahhh! Good question.  My need os for past presidents of US med schools only.

Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 15 Jan 2004 13:27 PST
Thanks for your feedback. I'm working on it.


Request for Question Clarification by guillermo-ga on 19 Jan 2004 04:41 PST

I have accomplished the 70% of the task. I expect to finish it within
the next few hours. Thank you for your patience.

Subject: Re: Medical School Presidents
Answered By: guillermo-ga on 19 Jan 2004 18:21 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear jmhines123-ga:

Before searching for this question, I had never realized that such a
tiny detail as the words ?former? or ?past? could increase so much the
difficult for a search when preceding, for example, the word
?president? ;-) Current ones are easy to find, past ones is somewhat
different. Not impossible, though, and below you finally have what
you've asked for.

As you probably know, Google Answers policies do not allow posting
private contact information. Instead, business contact information is
permitted. Thus, the current contact information provided in each case
corresponds to organizations to which the former presidents of medical
schools are related now, according to the found data.

The search strategies used for this search were as follows:

Search strategy 1
"president of * medical school"

Search strategy 2
"president of * medical school" ?vice

Search strategy 3
"president of * medical school" -vice -alumni

I hope to have met your needs. Please ask for clarification if you
consider it necessary. Thanks for your question.



Search Results:

John W. Rowe, M.D.
Current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aetna Inc.
( ), Dr. Rowe was
President of The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of
Medicine in New York City (1988-1998).

Contact information:
Aetna Inc.
151 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06156

Phone: (860) 273-0123

?Richard Ryan Jr. retired in December after 6 years as president of
Des Moines University School of Medicine. Ryan, the former dean of
Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, was credited with
reviving the health and reputation of the 105-year-old school.?

Contact Information:

The same Richard M. Ryan Jr. is mentioned as a Board Member of the
U.S. Medicine Institute ( ;
see also ), so a way to
reach him could be the organizations contact information: 2021 L St.,
NW, #400, Washington., DC 20036

Or else, through the University where he served

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center ( )
3200 Grand Avenue 
Des Moines, Iowa  50312-4198

Public Relations ( )

Kendall Dillon
Director of Marketing and Communications
515-271-1661 David Krause
Director of Publications
Sarah Todd
Communications Associate
515-271-1576 Amy Shrum
Graphic Designer
Marketing and Communications
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue - Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Dr. David Satcher

16th Surgeon General of the United States Surgeon General and
Assistant Secretary for Health from February 1998 through January 2001
(see: )
and former President of Meharry Medical College in Nashville,
Tennessee, from 1982 to 1993.
Currently he is the director of the National Center for Primary Care
at the Morehouse School of Medicine ( ).

Contact information:
National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive, SW - Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Phone: 404-756-5740 - FAX 404-756-5767 Email:

His profile at the MSM directory:
  David Satcher

Likewise, he?s the Chairman of Action for Healthy Kids
( ), whose:

Contact information:

General and Media Inquiries
Action for Healthy Kids
4711 Golf Road
Suite 806
Skokie, IL 60076

Action for Healthy Kids
One Massachusetts Ave., NW
Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20001

AFHK Executive Director
Alicia Moag-Stahlberg

Program Assistant
Kristen McClean

Dr. Esmail Koushanpour
Profile from ?The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago?
( ):
?Dr. Koushanpour is an Emeritus Professor, retired in 1999 after
serving 36 years as a faculty member at Northwestern University
Medical School.

While at Northwestern, Dr. Koushanpour served as Chairman of numerous
University and Medical School committees dealing with educational and
administrative issues. He also served as the President of the Medical
School Faculty Senate.?

Contact information:
He?s currently the director of The Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago:
(847) 272-0319. [?Face to face interview 5/2/03?; extracted from
?Chris McMahon's Culture Dump?
( )]

Dr. Francis J. Tedesco
Former president of the Medical College of Georgia

Dr. Tedesco?s Bio at the Medical College of Georgia?s website:

?Dr. Francis J. Tedesco, president of the Medical College of Georgia,
will leave academia in February to become CEO of beBetter Networks
Inc., a technology company that aims to expand the use of mental
health counseling using videoconferencing over the Internet.? (Atlanta
Business Chronicle - )

Francis Tedesco at beBetter?s website:

Contact information ( ):
BeBetter Networks, Inc.
1600 RiverEdge Parkway
Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia 30328-4667
877-905-4340 (toll-free)
Fax: 770-955-3088

Louis W. Sullivan, MD
Former president of the Morehouse School of Medicine

Contact information:
As he holds the title of ?president emeritus? (current president is
James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD ? see ) he has contact information
at the university?s Office of President Emeritus, 404-756-6700, (

University contact information:
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310-1495 Phone 404.752.1500

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D. 
Former President of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and
Science in Los Angeles from 1991 to 1997
( )
See also Charles R. Drew University of Medicine [history]
( ): ?Sept 1991 - Reed V.
Tuckson, M.D. was appointed as President.?

?Senior Vice President
Consumer Health and Medical Care Advancement
UnitedHealth Group 
Dr. Reed Tuckson joined UnitedHealth Group in 2000 as senior vice
president of Consumer Health and Medical Care Advancement. Prior to
joining UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Tuckson worked as senior vice
president, Professional Standards, for the American Medical
Association (AMA). He also served as administrative liaison for the
AMA with the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education,
the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, and the
National Patient Safety Foundation.?
( )

Company contact information:
UnitedHealth Group
P.O. Box 1459
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1459
Ph. (800) 328-5979

8. Ralph D. Feigin,
?Ralph D. Feigin, M.D., came to Baylor in 1977 as the H.S. Abercrombie
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and as
Physician-in-Chief of Texas Children?s Hospital. In 1987, he became
Interim Executive Director at Texas Children?s Hospital and continued
in that role for two years. In January 1996, Feigin was named Baylor
College of Medicine?s third President, a post he has held along with
his pediatric Chairmanship and position as Physician in Chief at Texas
Children?s. A long-time children?s advocate, he was honored, in 2002,
by the City of Houston for his 25 years of service to children.?
( )

Contact Information (at Texas Children?s Hospital, where he serves as
Physician-In-Chief) (
6621 Fannin, 11th Floor 
Houston TX 77030 
Get Map & Directions  
Phone: 832-824-2265 
Fax: 832-825-1030 

At Baylor:
Feigin , Ralph D
Chairman Professor  
Department: Academic Department  
Office Phone: 832-824-2265 
Degree: M.D.   

9. William T. Butler

?William T. Butler, M.D., a distinguished immunologist, joined Baylor
in 1966, and during the following decades he served the College in a
variety of roles, including Associate Dean and Dean of Admissions. In
1976, he was named Acting Executive Vice President and Dean, and in
1977, he became Executive Vice President and Dean. Two years later,
Butler was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Baylor
College of Medicine, and served in that position for almost 17 years.
During that time, he led the School in a period of unprecedented
growth and national and international recognition. He assumed the post
of Chancellor of the School in 1996, and continues to serve Baylor in
that capacity.? ( )

Contact information (at Baylor, where he serves as Chancellor):
Butler , William T
Department: Corporate Officers  
Office Phone: 713-798-4846 
Fax: 713-798-4063 
Degree: M.D.   

10. Michael E. DeBakey
?In 1968, Baylor University Board of Trustees appointed Michael E.
DeBakey, M.D., the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, to the
position of Vice President for Medical Affairs and shortly thereafter,
Baylor College of Medicine became a stand-alone medical school. The
following year, the College?s Board of Trustees invited him to become
the Schools first President, and in that role, he convinced the Texas
Legislature that state money would be well spent in training Texas
students to be doctors in a private medical school. In addition, he
sought federal dollars to expand the School?s research program and
help to raise $30 million to ease the College?s debts in the late
1960s. In 1979, DeBakey relinquished the Presidency to be Baylor
College of Medicine?s first Chancellor and accepted the role of
Chancellor Emeritus in 1996.?
( )

Contact information at Baylor:
DeBakey , Michael E
Chancellor Emeritus  
Department: Corporate Officers  
Office Phone: 713-790-3151 
Fax: 713-793-1192 
Degree: M.D.   
jmhines123-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $100.00
Great Job!  I may be back for more!

Subject: Re: Medical School Presidents
From: guillermo-ga on 20 Jan 2004 08:49 PST
Hi jmhines123-ga! It's really gratifying when a customer feels
satisfied for our work. Now, when satisfaction is expressed with such
a rating and tip, it's far more gratifying. Many, many thanks. If you
need more, be my guest: I'll be awaiting!! ;-))

Best regards,


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