Pamela Davis, MD, PhD

Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, became dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Case Western Reserve University in 2007, and stepped down from this position to return to the faculty in 2020. During her time as Dean, together with the School’s affiliated hospital systems, she improved the school’s stature as a research-intensive medical school and accelerated the translation of discoveries from lab to patients. She enhanced the School’s reputation for excellence in health science and health professional education, based on the innovative Western Reserve2 curriculum and the curriculum of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, a track within the school’s MD program, as well as an innovative service-oriented physician assistant curriculum. In addition, she supported programs that improved the health of the Cleveland community. Following a year’s sabbatical to write, she will return to the faculty to investigate gender bias and cost of care and education in academic medicine. Dr. Davis is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the AAAS, and a member of the Association of American Physicians. She received her BS in chemistry, summa cum laude, from Smith College, the PhD and MD from Duke University, and trained in internal medicine and pulmonology at Duke and the NIH.


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