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Administration

Paul J. Hauptman, MD

Dean and Professor of Internal Medicine

Paul J. Hauptman, MD, was named the fourth Dean of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in October, 2018 and also serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Hauptman has extensive experience in clinical research and medical education. He served in administration and clinical practice at Saint Louis University School of Medicine for 20 years. Most recently he held positions as Assistant Dean of Clinical and Translational Research, Professor of Internal Medicine at the SOM, and Director of the Heart Failure program at Saint Louis University Hospital. He served as an adjunct professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice. In addition, Dr. Hauptman was director of SLU's Clinical Trials Office, the regulatory authority for contracting, budgeting and invoicing of clinical trials. Prior to his tenure at SLU, Dr. Hauptman held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.


William P. Metheny, PhD

Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental 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.


Rajiv Dhand, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

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.


Mitchell H. Goldman, MD

Assistant Dean for Research

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.


Amy Paganelli, CPA, MBA

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

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.


Dean's Office Staff

Brenda Chaves

Administrative Specialist
Dean's Office
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Kristi Roe

Administrative Specialist
Dean's Office
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