New Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Appointed

Thomas Kelly
Thomas Kelly
Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH, FACP, has had a prolific career in medical education

Alexandraki, MD, MPH, FACP, joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix as the new senior associate dean of Academic Affairs September 1.

Alexandraki, MD, MPH, FACP
Alexandraki, MD, MPH, FACP
“A passionate medical educator, who has taught and mentored many learners over the years, Dr. Alexandraki’s wealth of experience in medical education and faculty development will make her an exceptional addition to the college's team,” said Guy Reed, MD, MS, dean of the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

Most recently, Dr. Alexandraki served as the associate dean for Medical Education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas.

Throughout her career, she has also held various leadership roles in medical education and is currently engaged in several aspects of its development — including curriculum structure and implementation, assessment, programmatic evaluation, accreditation, faculty development, medical school admissions, and student mentoring and advising.

Dr. Alexandraki serves in national leadership positions with many organizations — such as the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, the Southern Group of Educational Affairs and the Society of General Internal Medicine, as well as on the NBME Interdisciplinary Review Committee — and as the assistant editor for the journal Academic Medicine.

A recipient of many awards for her excellence in teaching, her research focuses on medical education and faculty development.

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 669 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,600 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, 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.