Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine: Search

Following the announcement that Dr. Arthur S. Levine will step down as senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the University is conducting a search for his successor.

Open Forums and Community Feedback Survey

Early in the search, the search committee is holding a series of open forums so University community members can share input about this role. All members of the Pitt community are invited to participate. The first open forum was held on June 4 in the Public Health Auditorium. View a livestream of the forum.

Additional forums will take place on:

Wednesday, June 12, beginning at 11 a.m.
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
View a livestream of the forum.

Friday, June 21, beginning at 8 a.m.
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
View a livestream of the forum.

The Pitt community is also invited to share feedback through this survey

Search Committee


Ann E. Cudd (Chair)
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Steven D. Shapiro, MD (Vice Chair)
Executive Vice President, UPMC
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
President, Health Services Division
Distinguished Professor of Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ivet Bahar
Distinguished Professor and John K Vries Chair, Department of Computational and Systems Biology
Jeremy Berg
Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Science Strategy and Planning, Health Sciences
Professor of Computational and Systems Biology
Jan Beumer
Associate Professor, 
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jeanine Buchanich
Research Associate Professor,
Department of Biostatistics
Vaughn S. Clagette MD, MBA
Trustee, University of Pittsburgh
Bernard J Costello DMD, MD
Professor and Dean, School of Dental Medicine
Anthony Delitto
Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Samuel J. Dienel
Graduate Student Researcher,
Department of Psychiatry
Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob
Dean, School of Nursing
Thistle Elias
Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Christian Fernandez
Professor, Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Olivera J. Finn
Distinguished Professor,
Department of Immunology
Zachary Freyberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Cell Biology
Vicki Gamble
Academic Operations Manager,
Department of Medicine
Arjumand Ghazi
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Developmental
Biology, Cell Biology and Physiology
Pooja Humar
Undergraduate/Professional Student Representative
Naudia L. Jonassaint
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery,
Vice Chair Diversity and Inclusion
M. Kathleen Kelly
Vice-Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Beatriz Luna
Bill Madden
Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration, Health Sciences
Mary L. Marazita, PhD
Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics
Professor, Dept. of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine
Professor, Dept. of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry; and Professor, Clinical and Translational Science, School of Medicine
James R. Martin
U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering
Jose Alain Sahel
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
The Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair
Inderpal Sarkaria
Assistant Professor - Cardiothoracic Surgery
Elizabeth A. Schlenk, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Mark Shlomchik
UMPC Endowed Professor and
Chair, Immunology
Sanjeev Shroff
Distinguished Professor and
McGinnis Chair 
in Bioengineering
Jack D. Smith, MD