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Amy Waer, MD

Amy L. Waer, MD, FACS

Dean, Texas A&M College of Medicine
Jean and Tom McMullin Endowed Deanship

College of Medicine Executive Committee


The Committee is constituted to advise and assist the Dean by providing collective counsel to the Dean on matters dealing with mission, resources, organization, planning, and development of the College of Medicine as a member of Texas A&M University. The Committee will function by policies and procedures derived in meetings of the Committee and documented in its minutes.

Hubert Amrein, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Research

Cady Auckerman

Chief of Staff

David Boggan

Senior Director of Development

Matt Brown

Associate Dean for Finance & Administration

Diane Chico, PhD

Head, Department of Medical Education

Cristie Columbus, MD

Associate Dean for Dallas Campus
Campus Dean Representative

John Criscione, PhD, MD

Vice Dean for Engineering Medicine

Pete Davies, MD, PhD

Head, Department of Translational Medical Sciences

Danielle Dickey, EdD

Associate Dean for Evaluation & Assessment

Jeremy Gibson, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Gabe Neal, MD

Acting Head, Primary Care and Population Health

Teresa Isbell, PhD

Assistant Dean for Continuous Quality Improvement

Carla Krystyniak

Assistant General Counsel, Health and Business Affairs practice group, Texas A&M University System

Israel Liberzon, MD

Head, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Colonel (ret.) Jim Lucas, MD, FACS

Head, Department of Military Medicine

Gary McCord, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions

Thomas McKnight, PhD

Interim Head, Department of Molecular & Cellular Medicine

Gabe Neal, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Marlene Nichols

Executive Assistant to the Dean
Executive Committee Staff Support

Andrea Pereira

Managing Counsel, Health and Business Affairs practice group, Texas A&M University System

Ken Ramos, MD, PhD

Executive Director, Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Associate Vice President for Research, Texas A&M Health
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Services, Texas A&M University System

Mario Rojo del Busto, LLM

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Olga Rodriguez

Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President, Texas A&M Health

Jim Samuel, PhD

Head, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis & Immunology

Farida Sohrabji, PhD

Head, Department of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics

Christina Sumners

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Carol Vargas-Bautista, PhD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

Amy Waer, MD, FACS

Chair of Executive Committee

Fen Wang, PhD

Professor, Translational Medical Sciences
Faculty Advisory Committee Representative

Patti Watson, MD

Head, Department of Humanities in Medicine

C. Jane Welsh, PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Office of Faculty Affairs

Dave Zawieja, PhD

Head, Department of Medical Physiology


Executive Associate Dean

Texas A&M Health Collaborators

Les Jebson

Executive Director for Clinical Strategy, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Scott Fuller

Associate Vice President for Clinical Initiatives, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Kyler Ramsey

Associate Vice President, Government Relations/Assistant Vice Chancellor, Texas A&M Health Science Center


Assistant Director, Federal Relations, Texas A&M Health Science Center