Executive Vice Presidents
J. Gregory Fitz, M.D.
Holder of the:
- Nadine and Tom Craddick Distinguished Chair in Medical Science
- Atticus James Gill, MD, Chair in Medical Science
Formerly the Chair of Internal Medicine, in 2009 J. Gregory Fitz, M.D., was named Dean of the UT Southwestern School of Medicine and Provost of the medical center. A world-renowned hepatologist, Dr. Fitz serves on the executive committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. His studies on the cellular mechanisms responsible for regulation of the number, type, and activity of ion channels in liver cells and on the role of ATP as an autocrine/paracrine signal regulating bile formation and other liver functions have been funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years, including an active MERIT Award. Prior to joining the faculty at UT Southwestern, Dr. Fitz served as Head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and before that as Professor of Medicine and Director of the gastroenterology fellowship program at Duke University Medical Center, where he received his medical degree in 1979.
Bruce A. Meyer, M.D., MBA
Bruce A. Meyer, M.D., MBA, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and Chief Clinical Officer, is responsible for overseeing the entire UT Southwestern Medical Center clinical enterprise, including the medical center’s University Hospitals & Clinics as well as patient-care relationships with Parkland Health & Hospital System and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Before joining UT Southwestern in 2007, Dr. Meyer served as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and President of UMass Memorial Medical Group, a 750-member physician faculty practice. Dr. Meyer is the former Vice Chair and Director of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine at SUNY-Stony Brook and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, has won numerous teaching awards, and served as a residency program director, fellowship director, and clerkship director. Dr. Meyer earned his medical degree from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and his MBA from the University of Tennessee.
Arnim E. Dontes
Arnim E. Dontes, MBA, became UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Executive Vice President for Business Affairs in January 2012. As the medical center’s chief business officer, Mr. Dontes directs the activities of more than 15 business and service-related departments across campus, including Budget and Accounting, Human Resources, Financial Planning, Contracts Management, Environmental Health and Safety, General Services, and Purchasing, among others, as well as the University’s police department. Previously, Mr. Dontes served more than 20 years at the University of Illinois College of Medicine—Illinois’ flagship medical school—most recently as the Vice Dean for Administration, where he had responsibility for 30 basic science and clinical units with more than $500 million in annual budgets. Mr. Dontes holds his Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the Chair-Elect for the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Business Affairs.