School of Medicine Leadership

Board of Directors

Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic

Nicholas C. Conte, JD, General Counsel, Carilion Clinic

James Chapman, IV, Attorney, Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC and Rector, Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

Warner Dalhouse, Founding Chairman, HomeTown Bank

Ben J. Davenport, Jr., Chairman, Davenport Energy and First Piedmont Corporation

Jonathan Hagmaier, CEO, Common Wealth Growth Group

Terry Jamerson, Vice President, Times-World Corporation

Carmen Hooker Odom, Past President, Milbank Memorial Fund

Timothy D. Sands, PhD, President, Virginia Tech

James R. Smith, Founder and CEO, Smith/Packett Med-Com, LLC

Ex Officio Members:

Christopher McLaughlin, Student Representative to the Board

Karen Eley Sanders, EdD, Chief Diversity Officer

Bertram W. Spetzler, MD, Medical Consultant, Department of Social Security, Faculty Representative to the Board

Cynda Ann Johnson, M.D., M.B.A., President and Founding Dean

Tracey W. Criss, M.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Science Years 3 and 4

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., Senior Dean for Research

Daniel P. Harrington, M.D., Vice Dean

Bruce E. Johnson, M.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Aubrey L. Knight, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Leslie LaConte, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Research

David Musick, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Michael Nolan, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Basic Science Education

Melanie Prusakowski, M.D., Assistant Dean for Admissions

Karen Eley Sanders, Ed.D., Chief Diversity Officer

Tarin Schmidt-Dalton, M.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Science Years 1 and 2

David B. Trinkle, M.D., Associate Dean for Community and Culture

Richard C. Vari, Ph.D., Senior Dean for Academic Affairs (not pictured)

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s 2015 Plan of Organization details the reporting relationships between the Board of Directors, the School’s administrative leadership, and the department chairs.

A Message from the Dean

Cynda Johnson welcomes you to the VTC School of Medicine and talks about how you start a medical school. Read more


Virginia Tech Carilion Leadership