(COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS) — Edward J. Sherwood, M.D., Interim Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, announces the appointment of Paul E. Ogden, M.D., as the College of Medicine Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Ogden began his new role on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Ogden served the HSC-College of Medicine as Associate Dean for Educational Program Development and as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine.

As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ogden will oversee the management of simulation education, curriculum development and implementation on all campuses, faculty development and accreditation with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.  Dr. Ogden will be based out of the College of Medicine’s Bryan campus.

Dr. Ogden earned double bachelor’s degrees in zoology and medicine from Texas A&M University in 1979.  As a member of the Texas A&M College of Medicine charter class, Dr. Ogden received his medical degree with honors in 1981.  From 1981 to 1982, he completed an internship in family medicine in Waco, Texas, and from 1982 to 1985, he completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.  Dr. Ogden then went on to complete a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill from 1992 to 1994.

Until assuming this new role, Dr. Ogden had served as a general internist and had been involved with medical education at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple for more than 24 years. From 1987 to 1996 he served both Scott & White and the HSC-College of Medicine as the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency.  He continued to serve in increasingly responsible positions including Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, Medical Director of the Patient Advisory Nurse Program, Director of Graduate Medical Education, and as Director of the Faculty Development Program until 2004.  He then served as the Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs in the Department of Internal Medicine at Scott & White until 2009.

Dr. Ogden is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He is also a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.
In addition to his new role as associate dean, Dr. Ogden will continue to serve as a faculty clinician for internal medicine.

— Dhwani Chauhan