Educational Leadership Educational Leadership Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS × Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Mouton serves as the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs for the School of Medicine and as a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. With more than two decades of experience, Dr. Mouton is a nationally recognized leader in education as well as in patient care and research. He is especially known for his expertise in mentorship and curricula development. (Scroll to read more ... ) In March 2017, Dr. Mouton joined UTMB from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where he served as Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. He was also Adjunct Professor of Medical Education and Administration for Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine. Before moving to Meharry in 2010, Dr. Mouton was Professor and Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine where he received both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees. He also earned a master's degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1997. Dr. Mouton established Meharry's first Clinical Simulation Center and helped lead Howard's Master of Public Health program. Steven A. Lieberman, MD × Steven A. Lieberman, MD Senior Dean for Administration Dr. Lieberman hails from San Antonio. Following medical school in Dallas, internal medicine residency in San Jose CA, endocrinology fellowship at Stanford, and a brief stint on faculty at the George Washington University, he joined the UTMB faculty in 1994. He provided primary leadership of medical education at UTMB from 2001 to 2013. He now serves as Senior Dean for Administration, and is focusing much of his effort on the UT System Transformation in Medical Education (TIME) project. Michael A. Ainsworth, MD × Michael A. Ainsworth, MD Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Dr. Ainsworth received his M.D. from UTMB, where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Resident. He completed additional training in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Office of Medical Education Research and Development at Michigan State University. He has served many administrative roles in education at UTMB, from clerkship director of Internal Medicine to Associate Dean for Educational Affairs. In 2013 he was appointed Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. (Scroll to read more ... ) In this capacity, Dr. Ainsworth is responsible for the SOM's educational efforts including oversight of the Coordinating Center for Global Health Education, Educational Affairs, Integrated Medical Curriculum, Regional Medical Education, and Student Affairs and Admissions. He also works with clinical skills development and professionalism assessment and the Transformation in Medical Education (TIME) initiative. Karen Szauter, MD × Karen Szauter, MD Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs Dr. Szauter received her MD degree from Case Western Reserve University, completed a residency in Internal Medicine, and fellowships in Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She is an assistant dean in Educational Affairs and the Medical Director of the Office of Clinical Simulation. She is also Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology and Co-director of the Internal Medicine year-3 Clerkship. (Scroll to read more ... ) Dr. Szauter works with the SP staff to ensure that medical aspects of the SP cases and portrayals are accurate. She also coordinates projects and research in the SP Center. Her areas of interest in addition to Standardized Patients include the teaching and evaluation of clinical skills, professionalism and professional development. Lisa A. Elferink, PhD × Lisa A. Elferink, PhD Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Director of Instruction Management Office Dr. Lisa Elferink received her PhD in Biochemistry from Adelaide University, Australia in 1988. She completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University in 1993, at which time she was recruited to Wayne State University, Michigan as an Assistant Professor. (Scroll to read more ... ) She joined the UTMB faculty in the now Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology in 2001, and assumed the role of Vice-Chair in 2008. She has significant teaching expertise with a wide range of learners including undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and medical students. In 2015, she accepted the appointment of Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs and Director of the Instruction Management Office. She oversees years 1 and 2 of the medical school curriculum. Ruth Levine, MD × Ruth Levine, MD Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs Dr. Levine was born in New York but graduated high school from Galveston's own Ball High. Dr. Levine attended medical school at the University of Texas in Austin, completed an internship in Internal Medicine at UTMB, and then went to Boston University for her residency in Psychiatry. After completing her residency, she came back to UTMB in 1991 as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and has since served in numerous educational roles. She has been Clerkship Director for Psychiatry from 1995 to 2013, when she accepted the position as Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs. In that capacity, she has oversight of the clinical education of medical students at UTMB.