Wallach named executive associate dean of educational affairs and institutional improvement

November 2, 2017

Paul M. Wallach, MD, a nationally recognized leader in academic medicine, has been named executive associate dean of educational affairs and institutional improvement for Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wallach will join IU School of Medicine in early February 2018.

Dr. Wallach is currently vice dean for academic affairs and professor of medicine for Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Georgia’s only public medical school, consisting of five campuses including the main campus in Augusta. In his current role, Dr. Wallach oversees education and student programs for the medical school. Having served on national boards and providing leadership to professional licensure, accreditation, test development and governance activities for more than 20 years, Dr. Wallach is highly regarded for his expertise in both instructional design and evaluation.

In his new role with IU School of Medicine, Dr. Wallach will serve as chief academic officer with responsibilities that span the continuum of medical education and academic affairs, including accreditation and continuous quality improvement, curriculum design and assessment, expansion of graduate medical education, scholarly activity inclusive of the school’s regional campus system and support services to ensure student success. 

Dr. Wallach also will serve as executive vice president for education with Indiana University Health. In this role, he will work to align the health system’s education and training programs with Indiana’s health care workforce needs and expand venues for clinical education with the state’s universities, colleges and health science schools.

“Dr. Wallach was instrumental in assisting the School of Medicine through our recent reaccreditation,” remarked Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, vice president for university clinical affairs and dean of the IU School of Medicine. “His extensive experience in medical education at a multi-campus medical school along with a track record of innovation and improvement made him the ideal candidate for this critical leadership role.”

For more on Dr. Wallach’s appointment, read the full news release