Monday, September 25, 2017

Health Care Q&A: New UA Dean Ready to Take Medical School to Next Level

Dr. Guy Reed left his role as chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis to become dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Angela Gonzales, senior reporter with the Phoenix Business Journal, sat down with him for a brief chat:

What motivates you?

I’m motivated by the challenges we need to undertake to move the school and the city forward. That would be to build world-class research and patient-care programs, which could help improve the health of this community, Arizona and the world beyond. It’s an ambitious agenda that benefits the dynamic, young, growing city like the city of Phoenix.

Thoughts on Arizona’s collaborative gene: 

I think that’s one of the things that really attracted me here. People want to work together to solve problems, to move things forward, to make innovations to serve the community.


I love thinking of new therapeutics, new ways to approach or solve problems. One of my wife’s great passions is to rescue dogs that have been mistreated, abandoned or injured. It’s wonderful. I try to support her in that.

Full Story: Phoenix Business Journal


About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 433 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and 1,800 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.