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Interim Dean

Amy L. Waer, MD, FACS

Interim Dean, Texas A&M College of Medicine
Executive Dean, Education and Academic Programs

Amy Waer, MD, serves as the interim dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Since 2018, she has served as the executive dean of education and academic programs for the college. In that role, she oversees all medical education and delivery for the college across all campuses. She works to ensure the quality of instruction as well as student success.

Before her tenure at Texas A&M, Waer spent several decades gaining surgical experience and medical education expertise. She has been recognized throughout her academic career with awards that honor her teaching and ability to serve as a role model. She held the position of director of the surgery clerkship at the University of Arizona for five years, during which time the clerkship was twice recognized for excellence with the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Clerkship or Elective in the Clinical Sciences.”

She oversaw the Rural Health Professions Program at the University of Arizona, traveling throughout Arizona conducting site visits and recruiting for the rural faculty preceptors. For two years, she also held the role of medical director for the Arizona Telemedicine Program.

Waer received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona. Her research and clinical interests have focused on surgery, surgical education and breast surgery. More specifically, her research has centered on breast cancer prevention and early detection.