COM welcomes vice dean for academic affairs

May 29, 2008

(COLLEGE STATION, TX) Robert B. Hash, M.D., joined the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine as vice dean for academic affairs on July 7.

Most recently, Dr. Hash served as senior associate dean for the Mercer University School of Medicine campus in Savannah, Ga., having previously served as Mercer’s associate dean for academic affairs and in the dean’s office since 2002.

“Dr. Hash brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, and we are eagerly anticipating his arrival in July,” said Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., Jean and Thomas McMullin Dean of Medicine. “I am confident in his ability to provide exceptional leadership in the arena of academic affairs, especially as we continue to hire new faculty, increase class size and grow our educational programs. I anticipate Dr. Hash will hit the ground running when he arrives.”

Dr. Hash received his M.D. degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky in 1982 and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Louisville and family medicine training at Mercer. He has been board certified in emergency medicine and is currently board certified in family medicine, has a Certificate of Added Qualifications (C.A.Q.) in sports medicine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

An outstanding educator who taught sections of the Mercer curriculum in basic science, clinical skills, bioethics, family medicine and evidence-based medicine, Dr. Hash was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award in Family Medicine in 2002. He served as an assistant team physician for the Mercer athletic department since 2000 and has been on the Athletic Advisory Committee since 2004. He also has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and given many invited presentations.

Dr. Hash is involved in several community service endeavors, including Habitat for Humanity, medical mission trips and youth soccer. He is also a member of Rotary International.

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