Deborah German, MD
Dr. Deborah German is Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Central Florida and Founding Dean of the UCF College of Medicine.
Dr. German received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She was a Resident in Internal Medicine at Rochester and a Fellow in Rheumatic and Genetic Diseases at Duke, where she was a researcher in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. As faculty member at Duke, she was Associate Dean of Medical Education and later Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education at Vanderbilt University. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville where she led a successful hospital turnaround that received national recognition.
As Vice President of Health Affairs and Founding Dean at the University of Central Florida, she has led over 3,200 full-time, part-time, and volunteer faculty and staff members to develop a research-based medical school and a patient-centered clinical enterprise that anchors a new Academic Health Sciences Center in an emerging medical city.
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