MIRAMAR, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ross University School of Medicine (Ross) has appointed William Owen,
MD, as dean and chancellor. Dr. Owen replaces retiring dean Joseph A.
Flaherty, M.D., who joined Ross six years ago from the University of
Illinois College of Medicine where he served as dean.
“We are pleased to bring a leader of Dr. Owen’s caliber to Ross,” said
Lisa Wardell, chief executive officer of DeVry Education Group. “I am
thrilled to be working with Dr. Owen to build upon Dr. Flaherty’s legacy
at Ross and to continue to improve our student experience. His
dedication to social justice and educational opportunity align well with
the Ross mission, and his experience in U.S. academic medicine will be
invaluable to the medical school and its students.”
Most recently, Dr. Owen served as dean of medical sciences for American
University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, a medical school in
DeVry Education Group. He was formerly the chancellor and senior vice
president of health affairs at the University of Tennessee, where he was
responsible for the College of Medicine and its five other health
professional colleges. He has also served as president of the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the health education and
medical component of Rutgers University, the state’s largest institution
of higher education. In this role, Dr. Owen led two allopathic medical
schools, an osteopathic medical school, five other health professional
schools and several teaching hospitals.
A graduate of Phillips Academy, Brown University and Tufts University
(Doctor of Medicine, with honors), Dr. Owen trained in internal medicine
and nephrology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow. He has published
more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and books, and has been
awarded more than $10 million in individual research grants.
About Ross University School of Medicine
Ross University School of Medicine, founded in 1978, is committed to
educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in
the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an
important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete
their foundational studies in Dominica, West Indies, before completing
their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals
throughout the United States. Ross is accredited by the Dominica Medical
Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in
Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). Ross is part of DeVry
Education Group (NYSE:DV).
Ross University School of Medicine
Nicole Pride, 732-509-4822