College of Medicine Administrative Updates

October 28, 2011

October 28, 2011—T. Sam Shomaker, M.D., J.D., Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine, announces the appointments of administrators to leadership roles at the College of Medicine and its campuses.


Tesh Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Curriculum Management

Vernon Tesh, Ph.D.

Vernon L. Tesh, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Department Chair in the Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogensis, has been appointed as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Curriculum Management.

Tesh began his new role on October 24, and as Associate Dean will oversee the all faculty related affairs of the College including appointment, promotions and tenure.  He will work with the Offices of Faculty Development, Educational Development and Academic Affairs in the daily management of the curriculum.

Tesh earned a  bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia in 1976 and a doctorate degree in microbiology and immunology from Emory University in Georgia in 1988. He then went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in microbiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Maryland from 1988-1992.

Tesh joined the College of Medicine in 1992 as an Assistant Professor and since then, he has served on numerous student, curriculum and faculty committees for the College of Medicine.  He also currently chairs the Institutional Biosafety Committee at Texas A&M University.

Tesh is based out of the TAMHSC College of Medicine’s Bryan campus.


Sherwood to Helm Round Rock Campus

Edward Sherwood, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Edward J. Sherwood, M.D., F.A.C.P., Vice Dean for Continuing and Graduate Medical Education and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, has been appointed as Vice Dean for the College of Medicine Round Rock Campus.

Sherwood began his new role on October 17, and as Vice Dean, he will participate in and oversee all aspects of the Round Rock academic responsibilities, strategic planning, and coursework for the medical school. Additionally, he will represent the campus at various College and Health Science Center functions. Sherwood has served the College of Medicine as Vice Dean for Continuing and Graduate Medical Education since August 2010, and prior to that served as Interim Dean of the College from October 2009 through July 2010.  In his new role, Sherwood will continue his responsibilities in continuing and graduate medical education.

From 2006 to 2009, Sherwood served the College of Medicine as Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs. In 2009, he retired from the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) where he was chief medical officer. Before joining the CTVHCS, he served in several veterans affairs positions in Washington, D.C. and Amarillo, Texas.

Sherwood is a board certified infectious disease specialist.  He received his M.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Medicine in 1975, then completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases.


Brandt Adds Curriculum Innovation Role

Paul Brandt, Ph.D.

Paul C. Brandt, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Academic Technology and Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, has been promoted to associate dean and has added new curriculum responsibilities to his position.

As Associate Dean for Academic Technology and Curriculum Innovation, Brandt will oversee the College’s use of technology to deliver the curriculum and will be a leader in the College’s curriculum innovation efforts.

Brandt is based out of the TAMHSC College of Medicine’s Bryan campus.


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