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Presidents and Deans

UT Southwestern Medical Center has had 11 leaders since its founding in 1943 as Southwestern Medical College. The school was led by a Dean until 1972, when the Office of the President was created. 

Daniel K. Podolsky, M.D., is UT Southwestern’s current President. He is the third individual to hold the post, succeeding C. Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D., and Charles Cameron Sprague, M.D.

Photo Gallery

Atticus J. Gill, M.D.
Atticus J. Gill, M.D.
Dean, 1954–67
George Aagaard, M.D.
George Aagaard, M.D.
Dean, 1952-54
Atticus J. Gill, M.D.
Atticus J. Gill, M.D.
Dean, 1951-
Carl Moyer, M.D.
Carl Moyer, M.D.
Dean, 1950-51
William Lee Hart, M.D.
William Lee Hart, M.D.
Dean, 1946-50
William F. Mengert
William F. Mengert
Acting Dean, 1946
Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D.
Tinsley R. Harrison, M.D.
Dean, 1944–46
David Slaughter, M.D.
David Slaughter, M.D.
Acting Dean, 1943–44