Dr. Jay Hess serves as Indiana University’s (IU) executive vice president for university clinical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine - the largest medical school in the US, with nine campuses, more than 2,000 students, and 6,500 full-time, part-time and volunteer faculty. As one of four executive vice presidents of IU, Dr. Hess is charged with guiding the university’s clinical affairs strategy.
As a physician-scientist, Dr. Hess is driven to improve care for patients and is guided by a commitment to transforming health in Indiana and around the world. Since becoming dean, he has overseen a more than 70 percent increase in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to moving to Indiana in 2013, Dr. Hess served for eight years as the Carl V. Weller Professor and chair of the department of pathology and professor of pathology and internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He previously served as director of hematopathology at the University of Pennsylvania and as assistant professor of pathology at Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hess earned his medical and doctorate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed residency training in anatomic pathology and fellowships in hematopathology and surgical pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He holds a certificate in business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.