February 1, 2016
William Owen, MD, FACP, has been appointed as dean of medical sciences for American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC). In his position, Dr. Owen will assume full responsibility for the medical sciences curriculum and will be based at AUC’s campus in St. Maarten.
“I am pleased to welcome such an experienced and accomplished professional, educator and citizen of the world to the AUC community,” said Heidi Chumley, MD, AUC’s executive dean and chief academic officer. “Dr. Owen’s longstanding commitment to global health, coupled with his significant experience as an academic health system leader, will be of immeasurable value to the university and its students.”
Dr. Owen was formerly the chancellor and senior vice president of health affairs at the University of Tennessee, where he was responsible for the College of Medicine and its five other health professional colleges. He has also served as president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the health education and medical component of Rutgers University, the state’s largest institution of higher education. In this role, Dr. Owen led two allopathic medical schools, an osteopathic medical school, five other health professional schools and several teaching hospitals.
A graduate of Phillips Academy, Brown University and Tufts University (Doctor of Medicine, 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 has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and books, and has been awarded more than $10 million in individual research grants.