Executive Vice Presidents

W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D.

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School

W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D.

Holder of the:

  • Atticus James Gill, M.D. Chair in Medical Science

W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D., an international leader in hand transplantation, joined UT Southwestern as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School in February 2019. Dr. Lee is responsible for advancing the academic mission of UT Southwestern’s four degree-granting schools, while leading a faculty of approximately 3,400. He also oversees the more than $640 million in annual biomedical research funding awarded to faculty.

Prior to joining UTSW, Dr. Lee served as Director (Chair) of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research has focused on tolerance strategy for vascularized composite allo-transplantation (VCA) to ameliorate the need for long-term systemic immunosuppression. Dr. Lee established multidisciplinary programs for hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins and University of Pittsburgh using an immunomodulatory protocol based upon his laboratory investigation, and led surgical teams that performed the first double hand transplant (2009) and first above-elbow arm transplant (2010) in the United States, as well as the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant (2018).

He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and completed medical school and a general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins, followed by plastic surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has served as the President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, President of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, President of the American Association for Hand Surgery, and President of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Jonathan Efron, M.D.

Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs

Jonathan Efron, M.D.

Jonathan Efron, M.D., a noted colorectal cancer surgeon, joined UT Southwestern as Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs in December 2023. Dr. Efron provides leadership over the clinical enterprise, including UTSW’s Medical Group, hospitals, regional medical centers, and clinics. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in more than 80 specialties to more than 120,000 hospitalized patients, more than 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee nearly 5 million outpatient visits a year.

Dr. Efron, Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern and with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, specializes in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence, and anorectal disorders, with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic procedures and colostomy-sparing procedures, such as ileal pouch anal anastomosis. His research interests include sphincter-preserving surgery, recurrent rectal cancer, and minimally invasive surgery, among others, and he has published more than 71 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 11 book chapters, and over 104 abstracts.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Dr. Efron served as Senior Vice President for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Office of Physicians, President of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Practice Association, and Interim Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs as well as Professor of Surgery and Urology.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, completed residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and did his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic of Florida. He was later appointed to academic and surgical positions at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and American Board of Surgery.

Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., M.B.A.

Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Marc Nivet, Ed.D., M.B.A.

Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., M.B.A., is the Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where he provides strategic vision and oversight in Development and Alumni Relations; Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs; Government Affairs; Technology Development; Community and Corporate Relations; and Institutional Equity and Access.

Dr. Nivet also serves as Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, lecturing on health equity, diversity and inclusion, underrepresented populations in academic medicine, and conducting research on the demographic and distribution of the physician workforce. He works collaboratively with faculty and key leadership in the UT Southwestern Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and School of Health Professions on these and other important issues.

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 25 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 M.B.A. 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.

Holly G. Crawford, M.B.A.

Executive Vice President for Business Affairs

Holly G. Crawford, MBA

Holly G. Crawford, M.B.A., is the Executive Vice President for Business Affairs at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she leads a team of more than 15 business- and service-related departments, including Accounting and Fiscal Services, Auxiliary Enterprises, Budget and Resource Planning, Business Affairs Decision Support, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Information Resources, Safety and Business Continuity, Sponsored Programs Administration, Supply Chain Management, and the University’s Police Department.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Ms. Crawford served in leadership roles at the University of Rochester for more than two decades, including most recently as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. She held administrative and financial oversight of the entire institution, including six hospitals, robust undergraduate and graduate programs, and schools of medicine, dentistry, and nursing, among others.

Ms. Crawford earned her M.B.A. from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business and holds a bachelor’s degree in professional accountancy from Long Island University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining the University of Rochester, she held management positions at ACC Telecommunications, Bausch + Lomb, and Arthur Andersen LLP.