Health Affairs and School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Barbara Bass




Barbara L. Bass, MD, Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, CEO, The GW Medical Faculty Associates

Barbara L. Bass, MD, RESD ’86, vice president for health affairs (VPHA), dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and chief executive officer of the GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), is a widely respected leader in academic medicine, a surgeon and a published author known for her pioneering innovation in academic surgery. At GW, Dr. Bass leads the academic, clinical and research missions and provides strategic direction on all aspects of GW’s medical enterprise, including the university’s relationships with the GW MFA and the GW Hospital.

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the academic arm of the GW clinical enterprise which is home to the university’s MD program and health sciences programs. The GW Medical Faculty Associates is a clinical practice organization with more than 2,150 employees. Its mission is to provide a high-quality patient experience and foster the wellness of our community.


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Lawrence "Bopper" Deyton




Clinical Public Health Programs

Lawrence "Bopper" Deyton, MSPH, MD ’85, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Public Health

The senior associate dean for clinical public health is responsible for all curriculum and functions of the Clinical Public Health Program.



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GW Medical Faculty Associates

The VPHA and dean of SMHS serves as the chief executive office of the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). MFA physicians serve as GW faculty, teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and researchers at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The MFA CEO is responsible for:



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Robert H. Miller




Research and Academic Affairs

Robert H. Miller, PhD, Vice Dean for Research and Academic Affairs

The vice dean for research and academic affairs oversees the programs serving the basic science, translational and clinical research, education, and academic affairs missions of all departments within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 
The vice dean is responsible for:




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Contact the Vice President for Health Affairs

 [email protected] • 202-994-0673


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