(COLLEGE STATION & ROUND ROCK, TEXAS) — Edward J. Sherwood, M.D., Interim Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, announces the appointment of A. Nelson Avery, M.D., as the College of Medicine Associate Dean for Development. Dr. Avery began his new role on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 and is based out of the Round Rock campus.

As Associate Dean for Development, Dr. Avery will oversee development, stewardship, community outreach and fundraising initiatives for the College of Medicine. 

Dr. Avery earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and his M.D. with honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in 1973.  He then went on to complete an internship and residency in internal medicine at UTMB’s John Sealy Hospital from 1973-1976.  From 1989-1990, Dr. Avery completed a 200-hour CME program in occupational and environmental medicine with the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.  In 1997 he received the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UTMB School of Medicine.

Dr. Avery previously served UTMB as a Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in the Division of Clinical Preventative Medicine.  Additionally, he served as Director of Occupational and Environmental Health Services, Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program and Director of the General Preventative Medicine Residency Program.  From 2003-2009, he was also the Chairman of the UTMB Admissions Committee.

Dr. Avery is board certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine and holds a subspecialty certification in medical toxicology.  He has served as a consultant in medical toxicology and occupational medicine to companies including Motorola, Samsung and Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

Dr. Avery, who also holds a joint faculty appointment with the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, will continue to serve as the Director of the Preventative Medicine Residency Program and as a Professor of Instructional Administration in the College of Medicine.

— Dhwani Chauhan