Dean Dunlap

Dean Dunlap

Dean Dunlap 2013 1817Nancy E. Dunlap MD, PhD, MBA

Dr. Dunlap, a professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine, became Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine on August 1, 2013.

Dunlap came to UVA from Washington, DC, where she worked with the National Governor’s Association as Physician-in-Residence and on the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow.  Dunlap was previously Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Professor of Management in the UAB School of Business.

Throughout her career, she has worked to improve healthcare quality and outcomes through more efficient patient care delivery processes and information technology. She has been the clinical lead for the selection and implementation of large, clinical information technology systems for the UAB Health System.

Dunlap’s clinical practice and research has focused in the area of pulmonary and critical care medicine, concentrating on the care of patients with mycobacterial infections. She served as the Medical Director for the Alabama Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Program from 1992 to 2001.

From 2001 to 2009, Dunlap served as Chief of Staff for the Kirklin Clinic, a UAB Health System outpatient care center. She served as the clinic’s Vice President for Ambulatory Services and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2009.

Dunlap received her AB in biology from Wellesley College and an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine. She obtained a PhD in microbiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.