Executive Vice Presidents
W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School
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 three degree-granting schools, while leading a faculty of more than 2,500. He also is responsible for the more than $469 million in biomedical research funding awarded to faculty.
Since 2010, 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 led surgical teams that performed the first double hand transplant and first above-elbow arm transplant in the United States, as well as the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant in 2018.
He 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, and President of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, and is currently serving as President of the American Association for Hand Surgery.
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. He served 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 Development and Alumni Relations; Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs; Government Affairs; Technology Development; Community and Corporate Relations; and Institutional Equity and Access.
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.