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Meet our School of Medicine Leaders

John J. Reilly Jr., MD

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean CU School of Medicine

    • Former Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Pitt in 2008 after more than two decades with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 
    • Co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research reports and co-authored chapters in two of the most well-known textbooks of internal medicine. His areas of interest include the genetic and environmental factors associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the role of alveolar macrophage enzymes in emphysema, COPD and lung cancer.
    • Graduated from Harvard Medical School after earning an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and later completed a fellowship there in pulmonary and critical care medicine. 
    • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by that Board’s Pulmonary Subspecialty Board. He also holds a Board Certificate of Competence in Critical Care, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is a past chair of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Study Section.

Senior Associate Deans

Peter Buttrick, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Head of the University of Colorado Division of Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular disease fellow program director and co-director of the University of Colorado Cardiovascular Institute
  • Primary investigator or co-primary investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health grants, focusing on the molecular and biochemical adaptations that characterize and drive pathologic cardiac hypertrophy.
  • Author of more than 140 peer reviewed and invited manuscripts
  • Serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and has also served as an elected member and president of the Association of University Cardiologists. He was elected to membership of the American Association of Physicians in 2009
  • Recognition and Awards: Association of Professors of Cardiology, Member and president-elect (1997); Association of University Cardiologists, Member and president-elect (1999); Kiplinger, Best physicians in America (2007)
  • Professonal Memberships: American College of Cardiology - Fellow; American Heart Association (AHA) - Inaugural Fellow

Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer for CU Medicine.

    • Former clinical chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine, vice chair of ambulatory specialty services and interim vice chair for integrated clinical services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
    • Master's degree in clinical epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health
    • Former assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School
    • Served on steering committees at the Brigham, co-investigator on several large multi-institutional projects and on national and international programs and committees evaluating treatment strategies and implications for health policy management

Jane T. Schumaker

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, and Executive Director of University of Colorado Medicine  
  • Member and past chair, Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Practice; Member of University Health Systems Consortium Group Practice Council and past member of UHC Governing Board; past chair of Academic Practice Assembly of Medical Group Management Association and past president of Administrators of Internal Medicine
  • Former Associate Dean for Administration, University of Chicago, Biological Sciences Division & Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Former Senior Associate Dean and Chief Executive Officer, Faculty Group Practice, University of Florida
  • Former Chief Operating Officer, Faculty Practice, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Prior executive positions at University of Alabama Birmingham and University of Nebraska Medical Center

​Shanta Zimmer, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Infectious disease physician who completed her medical school, residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at Emory University
  • Participated in curriculum reform at Emory and was an inaugural member of its longitudinal society coaching and teaching program
  • At the University of Pittsburgh, Zimmer directed the translational research track of the Master of Science in Clinical Research, and led four medical school courses, including Introduction to Being a Physician 
  • Served for seven years as the UPMC internal medicine residency program director leader, leading an ACGME-sponsored education innovations project on approaches to post-graduate training, including team-based care, social determinants of health curriculum, safe handoffs, and reflective writing in medicine

Associate Deans:

Child Health Associate - Physician Assistant Program: Jonathan Bowser, MS
Children's Hospital Colorado: Joan Bothner, MD
Clinical Research: Thomas Flaig, MD
Colorado Area Health Education Center System: Mark Deutchman, MD
Continuing Medical Education: Brenda Bucklin, MD
Denver Health: J. Chris Carey, MD
Faculty Affairs: Steven Lowenstein, MD
Graduate Medical Educa​tion: Carol Rum​ack, MD
Medical Student Life: Brian Dwinnell,​ MD
National Jewish Health: Gregory Downey, MD
Physical Therapy Program: Margaret Schenkman, PhD
Research Affairs: VacantStudent Advocacy: John Repine, MD 
UPI/Affiliated Hospital Relations: Christiane Finlayson, MD
Veterans Administration Medical Center: Ellen Mangione, MD