Heidi   Chumley MD, MBA

Executive Dean


Dr. Chumley joined AUC following an eight-year career at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she most recently served as associate vice chancellor for educational resources and interprofessional education. Her responsibilities included fostering a vibrant learning environment supported by technology and other academic resources, as well as developing a center for interprofessional education and simulation. She served for nearly four years as senior associate dean for medical education, responsible for admissions, curriculum, and student affairs. Dr. Chumley also led initiatives in rural health, and cultural enhancement and diversity.


Dr. Chumley earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she also completed her residency in family medicine and a fellowship in academic leadership. From 1999 to 2004, she practiced in the University Health System in San Antonio. A native of Texas, Dr. Chumley received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Abilene Christian University.

She has been recognized with national awards for teaching, leadership, and scholarship, including the Parke Davis Award for Clinical Teaching, the Association of American Medical Colleges Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Award, and numerous awards from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Recent Publications from Dean Chumley

The Role International Medical Schools Play in Addressing America's Primary Care Needs
Blog, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine
November 9, 2016

Another Voice: International Schools Helping Fill Doctor Shortage
The Buffalo News
September 22, 2016

U.S. Medical School Graduates Aren't Enough to Fill the Physician Shortage
KevinMD.com
May 9, 2016

Why Paying Hospitals for Clerkships is Good, and Necessary
KevinMD.com
April 24, 2016

The Importance of Female Role Models in Medicine
Medium.com
April18, 2016

Who Should Get To Be A Doctor?
Medium.com
April 13, 2016

Why Malign Overseas Medical Students?
Crain's New York Business
March 6, 2016

International Med Schools Filling a Need for U.S. Physicians
Miami Herald
December 5, 2013

No Reason to Fear a Residency Cliff
Fierce Healthcare
April 1, 2015

Getting a Medical Residency: Why Students Shouldn't Panic
Pre-Med Life
March 27, 2015

Global Health: It's Not About Becoming Worldly: It's About Becoming Better Doctors
Blog, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine
February 25, 2015