Dr. Neutens initially joined the University of Tennessee in 1984 and came to the Graduate School of Medicine in 1990 where he taught and administered the clerkship and residency programs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1997 he was selected to serve as the Associate Dean and eventually the Executive Associate Dean for the UT Graduate School of Medicine. In 2005, he was appointed as the Interim Dean for the UTGSM. He was selected to fill the Dean's position in May 2007. Given his longstanding devotion to education, one of his principal goals is to advance the education mission of the UT Graduate School of Medicine while supporting excellence in research. Dean Neutens remains active at the national level in medical education.
Dr. Metheny was appointed DIO in 2014. As DIO, Dr. Metheny is responsible for the oversight and accreditation of residency and fellowship programs sponsored by the institution. Serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Metheny's leads the Department of Graduate and Medical/Dental Education and our Graduate Medical/Dental Education Committee (GMDEC). He is well published in the field of medical education and is nationally recognized for his efforts including contributions to professional organizations. Dr. Metheny's faculty appointment is in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Metheny joined the Graduate School of Medicine in 2007.
Dr. Dhand serves as the first Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at UT Graduate School of Medicine. As the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Dhand oversees all matters related to the clinical services offered by the UT Graduate School of Medicine to include the Resident Clinics for Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology and the Family Medicine Clinic to ensure accessible, comprehensive, patient-centered, streamlined, efficient and coordinated care. He works closely with the chairs and clinic directors of these departments.
Dr. Dhand is also the Chairman of the Department of Medicine since joining the UT Graduate School of Medicine in 2012. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Goldman provides leadership and advocacy for core research programs, including molecular imaging and tracer development, simulation, anesthesiology, vascular and others, as well as research completed through the Graduate School of Medicine fellowship programs. As the Assistant Dean for Research, he facilitates collaboration with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, and other external research partners.
A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Goldman earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School after an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He joined the UT Graduate School of Medicine in 1985, and that same year, he performed the first kidney transplant at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His ongoing research endeavors include those in the areas of vascular injury and intimal hyperplasia, as well as surgical education.
Dr. Rowland joined the UT Graduate School of Medicine in 2016 as the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Development to initiate innovative programs for faculty focused on quality improvement and safety, population health, stewardship of resources, appropriate use of technology, interprofessional teams, competency-based training, and teaching in an outpatient setting. Dr. Rowland trained as a behavioral scientist and has more than 30 years of clinical experience working with surgeons and physicians at institutions including Dartmouth, Tufts, Brown and North Carolina. She evaluates faculty and residents in clinical settings to improve performance, and she has focused her research on physician-patient satisfaction, oral examinations and interviewing skills.
Dr. Rowland is also a Professor in the Department of Surgery. She is the lead author on the first book for the development of Communication & Professionalism Competencies for Surgeons and director of the national general surgery certifying examination preparation course.
Dean Paganelli is responsible for all financial and budgeting aspects of the UT Graduate School of Medicine as well as administrative operations. She joined the graduate school in 1999 and most recently served as Director of the UT Graduate School of Medicine's Office of Business Administration. She was named Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration in 2007.
Paganelli earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1989. She serves on the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the Association of Government Accountants.
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