Paul. J. Hauptman, M.D. named Dean of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dr. Hauptman, nationally recognized for his work in cardiac care, will also serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renown Health.
Paul. J. Hauptman, M.D. named Dean of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
July 14, 2022
Dear Wolf Pack Family,
I am happy and proud to announce that Paul J. Hauptman, M.D., has been named Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer for Renown Health. I would like to thank Melissa Piasecki, M.D. for serving as acting Dean and Chief Academic Officer since Sept. 1, 2021.
Dr. Hauptman is a nationally recognized investigator in outcomes assessment in advanced heart failure, the evaluation of cardiac care delivery and clinical trials. Dr. Hauptman currently serves as Dean at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine-Knoxville and Chief Academic Officer at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He begins his appointment on Oct. 17, 2022. The selection of Dr. Hauptman came following a nationwide search.
Dr. Hauptman has an impeccable background in all of the areas that we felt were essential in finding our new Dean. He has a passion for and a deep understanding of how we should be training Nevada’s next generation of physicians. He has vast experience in administering and delivering clinical programs that can have a profound impact on our local communities. He has incredible credentials in the research arena. He clearly articulated a compelling vision on how he hopes to magnify and grow the educational and research endeavors of our School of Medicine. Equally important, it was very clear that he felt that as we expand upon current educational and research initiatives to enhance our School of Medicine’s impact, he is committed to working collaboratively across the community in order to meet its greatest needs.
As Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Hauptman will support and advance the academic and clinical integration established under the affiliation between UNR Med and Renown Health.
We want to offer Dr. Hauptman and his family a warm welcome to the Wolf Pack Family.