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Richard (Rick) V. Homan, M.D., President and Annenberg Dean

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia

Dr. Homan joined Drexel University College of Medicine in 2005 from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he was dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for clinical affairs.

Drexel University College of Medicine is the medical school of Drexel University. The medical school has the nation's largest enrollment for a private medical school with over 1,000 students. Drexel University College of Medicine houses one of just 21 National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health designated by the Department of Health & Human Services.

At Texas Tech, Dr. Homan served on the faculty for 16 years in numerous positions. As dean and vice president for clinical affairs, he oversaw comprehensive management of all activities of the School of Medicine, Office of Managed Care, and the faculty practice plan, and served as chief executive officer of a $300 million operating budget. He was also responsible for improving the school’s capital infrastructure and completed the school’s first curriculum redesign since its founding in 1969.

A licensed medical physician and surgeon, Dr. Homan is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Family Practice. He holds certificates of added qualifications in geriatric medicine and sports medicine.

He has received more than $9.5 million in extramural funding for scholarly activities related to the development of community-based medical education programs, healthy aging, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

He graduated from Brown University, (ScB, Biomedical Science), 1978 and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, (M.D.), 1982.



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