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.