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Rebecca R. Pauly, MD, FACP

Rebecca R. Pauly, MD, FACP

Vice Dean

Riverside 2 M122

Position Responsibilities

The vice dean works closely with the dean, managing the daily administrative duties of the school and supports the work of the assistant, associate, and senior deans, faculty, and staff. The vice dean oversees the administration of the school in the dean’s absence. The vice dean is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team.

Dr. Pauly also serves as Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Professional Background

She joined VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic in 2019 and became immediately engaged in both clinical and academic work. In 2020, Dr. Pauly received the TEACH Feedback Award from VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic for her involvement with both learners and faculty in enhancing feedback skills. In 2020-21, Dr. Pauly served as co-chair of the VTCSOM Strategic Planning Committee with Dr. Musick.

She currently chairs the VTCSOM Academic Committee to which our other faculty governance committees report, as well as serving as advisor of our chapter of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science.

Dr. Pauly’s 22 years of administrative experience at academic health centers includes roles leading programs in medical and health professions education, faculty development, and equity and diversity.

At University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine (2013-19) she was Professor of Medicine and Biomedical and Health Informatics, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and Director of the Master's in Health Professions Education Program.

At the University of Florida (UF) Dr. Pauly was Associate Vice President for Health Affairs for Equity and Diversity at the UF Health Science Center (2007-2013), Vice Chair for Medical Education in the Department of Medicine (1999-2013) and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine (1999-2007).

Dr. Pauly graduated with a BA cum laude from Vanderbilt University and earned her MD from the University of Alabama - Birmingham School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and research fellowship in Vascular Biology at the National Institutes of Health.

She has maintained an active practice of inpatient and outpatient internal medicine with recognition for excellence noted by inclusion in Best Doctors in America from 2007 to present and selection for membership in the Gold Humanism Honors Society.

Her national profile includes completion of Drexel’s Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® program (ELAM) and election as Steering Committee Chair for the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS).

Education and Training

  • Vanderbilt University BA, cum laude 
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine MD
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, intership, Medicine
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, residency, Medicine
  • University of Alabama Hospitals - Birmingham, fellowship, Cardiology

Other Positions

Professor of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Vice Chair, Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine