Executive Vice Presidents
Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School, Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Initiatives, and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Holder of the:
- Jan and Henri Bromberg Chair in Internal Medicine
Dwain L. Thiele, M.D., FAASLD, is currently serving as the Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School. In this capacity, he is the senior institutional leader for UT Southwestern’s academic mission. He is also the Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Initiatives, working in this capacity to expand opportunities for the growth and development of the faculty and for sustaining and further developing the Medical School. A Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Thiele joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1983 and has served as Vice Chair for Financial Affairs and as Interim Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He also previously served as Chief of Hepatology and as Interim Chief of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, followed by fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UT Southwestern. His research has focused on delineating mechanisms of cytotoxic lymphocyte activation, differentiation, and effector function.
Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Holder of the:
- Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich, Susan and Theodore Strauss Professorship in Cardiology
- Jim and Norma Smith Distinguished Chair for Interventional Cardiology
After leading UT Southwestern University Hospitals as CEO since February 2012, John Warner, M.D., was named Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, as of March 1, 2018. As the EVP, he oversees the UT Southwestern clinical enterprise, which encompasses the delivery of care to more than 100,000 inpatients and approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits annually at UT Southwestern facilities on and off campus and at UT Southwestern-affiliated hospitals and clinics. An interventional cardiologist, Dr. Warner has previously served as the Medical Director of the Doris and Harry W. Bass, Jr. Clinical Center for Heart, Lung and Vascular Disease and as Assistant Vice President for Hospital Planning. In that position, he was instrumental in leading the planning effort, along with President Podolsky, for the design and planning of UT Southwestern’s 460-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, which opened in December 2014. Dr. Warner received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, and he completed residency training in internal medicine at UT Southwestern, where he served as Chief Resident. He did his fellowship training in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Duke University Medical Center and he was on the faculty at Duke until he returned to UT Southwestern in 2003. Dr. Warner subsequently received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Physician Executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee, and he is currently serving as President of the American Heart Association for 2017-18.
Executive Vice President for Business Affairs
Arnim E. Dontes, MBA, Executive Vice President for Business Affairs, has been with UT Southwestern Medical Center since 2011. 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 Accounting, Budget and Resource Planning, Contracts Management, Facilities Management, Financial Affairs, General Services, Human Resources, Information Resources, Safety and Business Continuity, Sponsored Programs Administration, Supply Chain Management, and the University’s Police Department, among others. 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 financial and operational responsibility for its 30 basic science and clinical units. Mr. Dontes holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was the National Chair-Elect, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Business Affairs between 2011 and 2014.
Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., MBA, is the Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he provides strategic vision and oversight in coordinating the areas of Development; Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs; Government Affairs; and Community and Corporate Relations. Prior to his role at UT Southwestern, Dr. Nivet served as a member of the executive leadership team of the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he provided leadership on issues surrounding community engagement, diversity, and health equity at medical schools and teaching hospitals across the United States and Canada. Dr. Nivet has spent over 20 years in academic medicine developing creative program initiatives and innovative approaches to advance the mission of excellence in research, education, and patient care. Dr. Nivet earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from George Washington University’s School of Business. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a former president of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators.