Meharry Medical College Names New Dean Of School Of Medicine
(Nashville, Tenn.) – Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MBA, MPH, MACP, President and Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles P. Mouton, M.D., M.S., as Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs at Meharry.
Dr. Mouton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. He will begin his appointment at Meharry on July 1.
“I am truly honored and privileged that Meharry Medical College selected me to help lead and shape the next generation of doctors who will be such a vital part of improving health care nationwide,” Mouton said. “It’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I am excited to join the Meharry family and to guide the School of Medicine in continuing the legacy of service and commitment to eliminating health disparities by training physicians and providing quality health care.”
As Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Mouton will serve as chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Medicine, responsible for academic programs, student affairs, graduate medical education,curriculum development and management and financial management of Meharry’s largest academic unit. He will also serve as SVP of Health Affairs, responsible for managing, enhancing and expanding Meharry’s clinical programs working closely with key stakeholders including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, and Nashville General Hospital at Meharry.
Dr. Mouton is board certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in geriatrics. He is also a Certified Medical Director. Dr. Mouton holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine and earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Howard University. Dr. Mouton completed a family practice residency at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., and completed a geriatrics fellowship at The George Washington Medical Center. Dr. Mouton’s major areas of research interests are violence and elder mistreatment in older women, elder mistreatment, health promotion and disease prevention in minority elders (especially exercise in the elder), ethnicity and aging, and quality health care for minorities.
With a stellar record of education and patient care, Dr. Mouton has spent his career contributing to the improvement of the health care system. Washingtonian magazine listed Dr. Mouton on its list of Best Doctors. Dr. Mouton is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. He is past president of the DC Academy of Family Physicians and previously served as Section Chair of the Family Medicine Section of the National Medical Association.
“Dr. Mouton’s extraordinary background in research, caring for the elderly and educating young doctors, embodies the spirit of Meharry and falls in line with our mission of eliminating health disparities by serving the underserved and underrepresented,” Dr. Riley said.
The School of Medicine admits 105 medical students and 30 residents annually. Residents train in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine, OB/GYN or Psychiatry.
In addition to offering the M.D. degree to its medical students, the School of Medicine also participates in the training of graduate students in the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree program offered through Meharry's School of Graduate Studies and Research.
About Meharry Medical College: Meharry Medical College is the nation’s largest private, independent, historically black academic health center dedicated solely to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church affiliated institution. The College is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services; and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees, and Ph.D. degrees.
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