Leadership


John J. Reilly Jr., MD

Reilly-22Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean CU School of Medicine

  • Former Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Pitt in 2008 after more than two decades with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 
  • Co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research reports and co-authored chapters in two of the most well-known textbooks of internal medicine. His areas of interest include the genetic and environmental factors associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the role of alveolar macrophage enzymes in emphysema, COPD and lung cancer.
  • Graduated from Harvard Medical School after earning an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and later completed a fellowship there in pulmonary and critical care medicine. 
  • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by that Board’s Pulmonary Subspecialty Board. He also holds a Board Certificate of Competence in Critical Care, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is a past chair of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Study Section.

 

Senior Associate Deans

Peter Buttrick, MD

buttrick-220Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Head of the University of Colorado Division of Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular disease fellow program director and co-director of the University of Colorado Cardiovascular Institute
  • Primary investigator or co-primary investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health grants, focusing on the molecular and biochemical adaptations that characterize and drive pathologic cardiac hypertrophy.
  • Author of more than 140 peer reviewed and invited manuscripts
  • Serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and has also served as an elected member and president of the Association of University Cardiologists. He was elected to membership of the American Association of Physicians in 2009
  • Recognition and Awards: Association of Professors of Cardiology, Member and president-elect (1997); Association of University Cardiologists, Member and president-elect (1999); Kiplinger, Best physicians in America (2007)
  • Professonal Memberships: American College of Cardiology - Fellow; American Heart Association (AHA) - Inaugural Fellow

Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS

SeAF-220nior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer for CU Medicine.

  • Former clinical chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine, vice chair of ambulatory specialty services and interim vice chair for integrated clinical services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
  • Master's degree in clinical epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health
  • Former assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • Served on steering committees at the Brigham, co-investigator on several large multi-institutional projects and on national and international programs and committees evaluating treatment strategies and implications for health policy management
  • ​Shanta Zimmer, MD

    Zimmer-220Senior Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

    • Infectious disease physician who completed her medical school, residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at Emory University
    • Participated in curriculum reform at Emory and was an inaugural member of its longitudinal society coaching and teaching program
    • At the University of Pittsburgh, Zimmer directed the translational research track of the Master of Science in Clinical Research, and led four medical school courses, including Introduction to Being a Physician 
    • Served for seven years as the UPMC internal medicine residency program director leader, leading an ACGME-sponsored education innovations project on approaches to post-graduate training, including team-based care, social determinants of health curriculum, safe handoffs, and reflective writing in medicine

    Associate Deans

    Child Health Associate - Physician Assistant Program: Jonathan Bowser, MS 
    Children's Hospital Colorado: Joan Bothner, MD
    Clinical Research: Thomas Flaig, MD
    Colorado Area Health Education Center System: Josina Romero O'Connell, MD
    Continuing Medical Education: Brenda Bucklin, MD
    Denver Health: J. Chris Carey, MD
    Faculty Affairs: Steven Lowenstein, MD
    Graduate Medical Educa​tion: Carol Rum​ack, MD
    Medical Student Life: Brian Dwinnell,​ MD​
    National Jewish Health: Gregory Downey, MD
    Physical Therapy Program: Margaret Schenkman, PhD
    Student Advocacy: John Repine, MD 
    University of Colorado Medicine/Affiliated Hospital Relations: Christiane Finlayson, MD
    Veterans Administration Medical Center: Ellen Mangione, MD
     

     

    Contact Info

    Phone: 303.724.5375
    Building 500 - 13001 
    E. 17th Place,
    Campus Box C290,
    Aurora, CO 80045

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