Faculty Profile

William F. Owen, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dean, Medical Sciences

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William F.Owen, M.D., F.A.C.P.

William F. Owen, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dean, Medical Sciences

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Dr. Owen joined American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in February 2016 as Dean of Medical Sciences. He is responsible for day-to-day oversight of campus operations and sustaining a collaborative culture of learning. With nearly three decades of proven leadership in academic health systems, Dr. Owen has a unique breadth of strategic and operational experiences in medical education.

Throughout his career, Dr. Owen has worked at the intersection of medical education, clinical care delivery, and research, providing leadership to align educational interests and priorities with the pressing healthcare and workforce challenges of society. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Chancellor and Senior Vice President of Health Affairs at the University of Tennessee and was responsible for all aspects of the College of Medicine and its five other health professional colleges. He then served for five years as President of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the state’s flagship health education and medical component of Rutgers University. There, he oversaw the largest U.S. public funded academic health system comprised of three medical schools, five other health professional schools, and several nationally ranked teaching hospitals and research institutes.

Dr. Owen has a long-standing commitment to global health issues and is an astute observer of the trends and forces impacting the evolution of healthcare delivery and education. From 2012 to 2014, he was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar, the major international training site for Weill Cornell Medical College. He also serves as a visiting professor at the Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation, and was health policy advisor to the President of the International Association of University Presidents, an NGO that advises the United Nations.

A graduate of Phillips Academy, Brown University, and Tufts University (M.D. with honors), Dr. Owen 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. He is an accomplished scholar, with over 180 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books to his credit, and is the recipient of $10 million in individual research grants.