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

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix admitted its inaugural class of first-year medical students in August 2007. The college inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. It has graduated 354 physicians and has 328 students in training in its continuing mission to address the physician shortage in Arizona. The college is uniquely positioned to accelerate the biomedical and economic engines in Phoenix and the State by leveraging vital relationships with key clinical and community partners.