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Advancing a Global Mission

These are exciting times here at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). This past October, the SMHS community gathered to celebrate the installation of Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, RESD ’85, as the Walter A. Bloedorn Professor of Administrative Medicine. This was a momentous occasion for GW, officially marking his deanship at SMHS. Currently, our thoughts are preoccupied with our game plan for a university- wide campaign, which will carry us into our Bicentennial with renewed energy and the resources to achieve our ambitious goals.

Dennis Narango, M.A., C.F.R.E. Associate Dean, SM HS and Associate Vice President for GW Medicine Development and Alumni Relations
Dennis Narango, M.A., C.F.R.E.
Associate Dean, SM HS and Associate Vice President for GW Medicine
Development and Alumni Relations

Building a culture of rigorous philanthropy will be our highest priority during the campaign. Our task will be to translate our successes as a center for academic medicine into lively and invigorated private investment. The more we can communicate stories of our extraordinary level of instruction, the high quality of our clinical care, and our innovative research, the more donors will be inspired to advance our mission.

As we embark on this campaign to position SMHS among the world’s outstanding educational institutions, it is important to note that our goal is not fundraising. The support we receive from our alumni and friends enhances such vital areas as scholarships and faculty endowments, which in turn drive our ability to train the next-generation of physicians, heal our patients with efficient and effective treatments, and make stunning new discoveries that benefit populations around the world. Our mission is making a difference both locally and internationally. Ultimately, our goal is the betterment of mankind.

We are assembling a cadre of volunteers and advocates to assist with our networking efforts and spread our message here in Washington, D.C. and in other parts of the country. We want to remain in touch with you as well during this time. We invite you to stay involved in the SMHS community, give us your ideas, and see how this campaign will build our success.



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Dennis Narango, M.A., C.F.R.E.

Associate Dean, SM HS and Associate Vice President for GW Medicine
Development and Alumni Relations


Dean’s Council Members

Gary M. Abramson, The Tower Companies
Christopher L. Barley, M.D. ’93, Internal Medicine, Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Luther W. Brady Jr., M.D. ’48, B.A. ’46, A.A. ’44, D.F.A. (Hon.) ’04, Radiation Oncology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Carlos Diaz, M.D. ’72, Internal Medicine, U.S. Navy, Pensacola, FL
Stuart Kassan, M.D. ’72, Rheumatology, Colorado Arthritis Associates, Denver, CO
Kerry Kuhn, M.D. ’73, RESD ’77, BA ’70, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Coral Springs, FL
Gerald S. Lazarus, M.D. ’63, Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Manucher Mohtashemi, M.D., Internal Medicine, Great Falls, VA
Lara S. Oboler, M.D. ’95, Cardiology, Lenox Hill Heart & Vascular Institute, New York, NY
John C. Pan, M.D. ’70, RESD ’74, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Center for Integrative Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Richard Popiel, M.D. ’81, M.B.A., Internal Medicine, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Portland, OR
Mark A. Reiley, M.D. ’79, Orthopedic Surgery, SI-BONE, Inc., Cupertino, CA
Rakesh C. Sahni, M.D., Cardiology, Maryland Cardiology Associates, Greenbelt, MD
Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D. ’80, Dermatology, Cosmetique Dermatology, Laser & Plastic Surgery, Glen Cove, NY
Mark W. Surrey, M.D. ’72, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Southern California Reproductive Center, Beverly Hills, CA
Allan B. Weingold, M.D., Dr.Sc.Ed. (Hon.) ’98, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Washington, DC
Art B. Wong, M.D. ’67, Emergency Medicine, San Francisco, CA

The Dean’s Council advises the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences on strategic priorities and important issues for the school, and provides generous support and advocacy.

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