Dean and Chancellor, Ross University School of Medicine William F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP

Dr. William Owen was appointed Dean and Chancellor of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in March 2017 and is responsible for the development of a strategic vision for academic excellence and career outcomes.

He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and books, and has been awarded more than $10 million in individual research grants. Dr. Owen served as the first African-American Chancellor and Senior Vice President of Health Affairs at the University of Tennessee, where he led the College of Medicine and five other health professions colleges. In 2012, he was appointed the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar, the major international training site for Weill Cornell Medical College. He was also the inaugural health policy advisor to the President of the International Association of University Presidents, an NGO that advises the United Nations on matters of higher education.

He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his doctor of medicine degree from Tufts University. Dr. Owen also trained in internal medicine and nephrology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow.

William F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP

William F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP

Dean and Chancellor, Ross University School of Medicine

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