The Deans

Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD, MHS
Executive Dean, School of Medicine

Lee Jones, MD
Dean for Medical Education

Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Engagement

Ellen M. Dugan, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid

Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, MEd
Senior Associate Dean, Evaluation & Assessment

Irma Frank, DDS
Senior Associate Dean, International Programs

Mary A. Furlong, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Curriculum

Princy N. Kumar, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Student Affairs

Jett McCann, MS
Senior Associate Dean, Knowledge Management

Jamie S. Padmore, DM
Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education

Dustyn J. Wright, MA
Senior Associate Dean & Chief of Operations

Yvonne Hernandez, PhD
Associate Dean, Pre-Clinical Education

Nicole Houle, EdD
Associate Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid

Eileen Moore, MD
Associate Dean, Community Education and Advocacy

Joseph Timpone, MD
Associate Dean, Student Research

Deborah Topol, MD, FACP
Associate Dean, Medical Education at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Marian Wulf-Gutierrez, MD
Associate Dean, Clinical Education

Mary Donovan, MA, MFA
Assistant Dean, Standardized Patients and Experiential Learning

James Doan
Assistant Dean, Curriculum Management

Michael Terao, MD, MEd
Assistant Dean, Student Learning

Linda Van Keuren, MLS
Assistant Dean, Resources & Access, Dahlgren Memorial Library

Luke Weichbrod, MBA
Assistant Dean, Finance & Resource Management

Norman Beauchamp Jr., MD, MHS

Norman Beauchamp Jr.

Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD, MHS, serves as Executive Vice President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine. He is also a tenured faculty member in the Department of Neurology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

As EVP, Dr. Beauchamp oversees a $270 million research and educational enterprise, and is responsible for advancing the educational and research missions of Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and working effectively with the leadership of MedStar Health, its academic health system partner. GUMC comprises the School of Medicine (founded in 1851), School of Nursing, School of Health, Biomedical Graduate Education programs and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and is home to Georgetown’s biomedical research portfolio.

Beauchamp earned his medical degree at Michigan State University (MSU). He began his medical career at the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he completed his radiology residency, neuroradiology fellowship, and neurointerventional training before joining their faculty in 1996. There, he served as vice chair for clinical operations and interim chair for radiology. He then moved to the University of Washington, where he spent 14 years as professor and chair of the Department of Radiology. In 2016, he joined the faculty at MSU, where he served as inaugural Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs, dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine and, from 2019 to 2024, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences.

Beauchamp leads the development of opportunities for clinical and academic collaborations across Georgetown University and MedStar Health.

Lee Jones, MD

Lee Jones

Leon “Lee” Jones, MD, is Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Jones joined Georgetown in 2021 after serving as Associate Dean for Students and Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is a board-certified psychiatrist. After a psychiatry residency and chief residency at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, he completed a consultation-liaison fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, and a research fellowship at UC San Diego focusing on the interactions between the central nervous system and peripheral immune system.

Jones has more than 25 years of experience in medical education. In addition to his years at UCSF School of Medicine, he has served as associate dean for students at the medical schools of University of California Davis, University of Arizona and University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including induction in the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Achievement and Leadership Award, an AAMC Group on Student Affairs Exemplary Service Award, among others.

Jones is a national leader in efforts to advance equity and inclusion at medical schools in the United States. He has led extensive work in developing evidence-based policy, initiatives, and educational programs with a focus on medical school admissions, diversity, student support and learning environment, and student financial assistance. A member of Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Board of Directors, he currently chairs the AAMC Task Force on Redesign of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) and serves as AAMC’s representative to the Coalition for Physician Accountability. He is past chair of the AAMC’s Group on Student Affairs National Steering Committee.

Jones has served as a national leader on medical education and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as for the Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians diversity initiative. In addition, he has been an active participant in educational initiatives designed to enhance care of LGBTQI+ patients.

Ellen M. Dugan, MD

Ellen M. Dougan

Ellen M. Dugan, MD, serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She served on the Committee on Admissions for 10 years prior to becoming Associate Dean. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. An M’82 graduate of GUSOM, Dr. Dugan completed her Residency in Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. Following four years of service in the National Health Service in West Virginia, Dr. Dugan returned to Georgetown and has been on the faculty at Georgetown since 1990.

Shimae Fitzgibbons, MD, MEd

Shimae Fitzgibbons

Shimae Fitzgibbons is the Senior Associate Dean for Evaluation and Assessment and Associate Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  She joined the faculty in 2012 where she has served as both the Clerkship Director for Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program. In those roles, she worked to developed both curricula and assessment programs while mentoring medical student and residents.  Her research focus has centered on bettering our understanding of clinical performance and assessment, particularly in relation to technical and clinical skills.

Dr. Fitzgibbons graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from Brown University before enrolling in the combined Dartmouth-Brown Medical School program.  Following graduation, she completed a general surgery residency program at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.  During residency she spent an additional three years completing a surgical research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and obtaining a Masters Degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Irma Frank, DDS

Irma Frank

Dr. Irma Frank serves as the Senior Associate Dean for International Programs at Georgetown University Medical School. She chairs the International Programs Committee, which oversees all Medical School International Programs.

Dr. Frank is a graduate of the Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, S.A. She received Pediatric Dentistry training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and training in Cleft Palate at Tufts University. Dr. Frank’s career with Georgetown began over twenty-five years ago as a professor of Pediatric Dentistry in the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. With the closing of the Dental School, Dr. Frank assumed her current duties of personally directing the Medical School’s international electives through which first and fourth-year medical students are sent to Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe for practical experiences with academic supervision.

During her time at Georgetown, Dr. Frank has actively served on many projects and committees. She was one of the initiators of the NASA Telecommunications Project for Distance Education, which linked Georgetown with universities in Latin America. The project carried out many programs in medicine, business, law, and political science. Dr. Frank also serves as Consultant for International Programs in the Office for Federal Relations at Georgetown University, and has been a member of the Medical School Admission Interview Committee, Georgetown’s Distance Education Initiative Committee, the Committee for Education Abroad Risk Assessment, the International Initiatives Committee, the Arrupe Scholarship Committee, and the Georgetown Global Initiatives Committee. Dr. Irma Frank has been a member of the American Dental Association, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Pan American Medical Society, American Association of Dental Schools, Mid- Atlantic Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Metropolitan Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pedodontics, and the International Health Medical Education Consortium. She has served on the Board of Directors of the International Life Sciences Institute, the Xaveriana Professional Association, and the Victoria and Albert Gildred Foundation for Health and Education in Latin America. She is also a board member of the Santa Fe de Bogota Foundation for Health and Education in Latin America. Dr. Frank was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. She received Georgetown University’s Silver Medal for services to the Medical Center. Dr. Frank was also the recipient of the highest honors of “ Orden de Comendador” and “ Orden de Dama” from Javeriana University. She has received the Founder’s Day Award and has also received awards in recognition of excellence for her contribution to international medical cooperation from the Pan American Medical Society, Salvador University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the University of Santa Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Princy N. Kumar, MD

Princy Kumar

Dr. Princy Kumar serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Medicine and has held this position since 2000. In this role, she mentors students with a wide variety of academic interests and also meets with students facing challenges or concerns about health, well-being, or personal issues impacting their academic performance. In addition, she is a Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and  Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kumar received her medical degree at Kasturba Medical College in India and completed her residency at  Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Kumar trained as a Fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University Hospital, where she served as the director of that fellowship program from 1996-2012 and currently serves as the Associate Program Director. She has a broad portfolio of research and scholarly endeavors, which includes ongoing clinical research on adult HIV therapeutic strategies in her role of Principal Investigator for the Georgetown University sub-site of the NIH/NIAID funded AIDS Clinical Trials Group, as well as her work as Principal Investigator for the HPTN TLC-Plus study that focuses on HIV prevention through enhanced HIV testing, linkage to care, and treatment. Her public service work includes serving as a consultant to the FDA’s Anti-Viral Drugs Committee, and a consultant to the Peace Corps. Dr. Kumar lives in Potomac, MD with her husband, daughter, and son.

Jett McCann, MS

Jett McCann

Dean McCann has a BA from Elon College, an MS in Library/Information Science from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, and holds a certificate in knowledge management [CKM]. He has been a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals since its creation in 1988. In addition to running the research/public library at McMurdo Station, Antarctica while on active duty in the Navy, over a 30 year academic health sciences library career he has held faculty/library management positions at East Carolina University, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the Medical College of Georgia and the Medical University of South Carolina. Additionally, he worked for seven years as an executive with EBSCO Information Services, at their international offices in Birmingham. He currently serves on the Committee on Medical Education and the Committee on Student Life, as well as a PreClinical Adviser to 10 first year, 10 second year, and 10 third-year medical students.

Mary Furlong, MD

Mary Furlong

Mary A. Furlong, MD, the Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Director of the Office of Medical Education, is a Professor and also the Director of Medical Education in the Department of Pathology. She directs the sophomore pathology course, third and fourth-year Clerkships, and the pathology residency program.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the same institution. Dr. Furlong completed both surgical pathology and soft tissue pathology fellowships. She has been involved in teaching medical students and residents for over a decade and is the recipient of four Golden Apple awards. Dr. Furlong has been a primary or co-investigator on three CIRCLE grants and has been involved in developing curricula for both undergraduate and graduate programs.   She participated in the development of the Medical Education Research Track within the School of Medicine and currently serves as both pre-clinical and clinical advisor.

Dustyn J. Wright, MA

Dustyn Wright

Dustyn Wright serves as Senior Associate Dean & Chief of Operations for the School of Medicine, overseeing the school’s operational, financial, and strategic planning functions, including administrative oversight of the school’s accreditation and continuous quality improvement efforts. Prior to his appointment in 2023, he served as Assistant Dean for Curriculum Management in the Office of Medical Education and founding Director of Student Learning within the Office of Student Learning & Academic Advising. Dean Wright held prior roles within admissions and student affairs at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, as well as varying roles at the University of Michigan in student affairs.

Dean Wright has been recognized at both Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and national levels, having been a past GUMC CIRCLE grant recipient and a featured presenter at national conferences for his work around learning & development, wellbeing, and professional identity formation. Dean Wright is a past recipient of the GUSOM Presidential Excellence Award & Jeanne V. Walther Award for his student advocacy, service, and support.

Prior to joining the School of Medicine, Dean Wright earned his B.S. from the University of Michigan, and, later, his M.A. in Learning, Design, and Technology, with a concentration in higher education leadership, from Georgetown University.

Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD

Lucile Adams-Campbell

Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell is Senior Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement at Georgetown University School of Medicine; Associate Director of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research, and Professor of Oncology at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Adams-Campbell has received numerous awards and honors including the election to the National Academy of Medicine, the Induction into the D.C. Hall of Fame, and named a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year. She received gold medallions awarded from both her alma maters (University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University) for outstanding contributions to the field of public health and health sciences. Dr. Adams-Campbell serves as a mentor to medical students and provides research internships and opportunities in the areas of minority health and cancer health disparities in a community-based setting.

Marian Wulf-Gutierrez, MD

Marian Wulf-Gutierrez

Dean Marian Wulf-Gutierrez is the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she has enjoyed being on the faculty since 2005. Her dedication to medical student education has been the central theme to her career whether she has been serving the underserved or being a ” Doctor’s Doctor”.  She is committed to Georgetown’s philosophy of “cura personalis” both for her patients and her medical students. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Dean Wulf-Gutierrez received the Washingtonian Best Doctor Award in 2014 and 2016.   Dean Wulf-Gutierrez is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, which combines her curiosity for science, her desire to care for people, and her desire to empower women to take control of their lives.

A northern Virginia native, Dr. Wulf-Gutierrez earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. She did her residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Wulf-Gutierrez practiced and taught at the University of Texas in Houston for 18 years before returning to the area in 2001 to be closer to the family.  She served as the director of the Inova Fairfax Obstetrics Clinic, which delivered nearly 3000 babies per year, and was on the faculty at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She was Clerkship Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at VCU SOM for two years and at GUSOM for over eight years.

A marathon runner and triathlete in the past, Dean Gutierrez now enjoys spinning, gardening, and cooking in her free time. She has been happily married for over thirty years, has four children, and five grandchildren.

Yvonne Hernandez, PhD

Yvonne Hernandez

Yvonne Hernandez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education. She is also the Course Director for the 2nd year Medical Pharmacology Course and Module Director of three 2nd year systems-based integrated Modules. In this position, she acts as a representative from the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine. She is involved in the selection process for medical students and is Co-Chair of the Committee on Medical Education that oversees the School of Medicine curriculum. She received her B.A in Zoology from Duke University, her M.A. in Pharmacology from Boston University, and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Georgetown University. 

Eileen Moore, MD

Eileen Moore

Dr. Eileen Moore completed her HRSA Primary Care Fellowship at Georgetown from 1998 to 2000 and has been on the faculty since that time. Dr. Moore is a clinician–educator with an exciting clinical practice in General Internal Medicine and a keen interest in progressive medical education. Her interests include access to care and quality of care for underserved and vulnerable populations.

Jamie Padmore, DM

Jamie Padmore

Dr. Jamie S. Padmore is the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and principal liaison for medical student clinical education at MedStar Health’s clinical sites. She is the founder and co-director of the MedStar Health Teaching Scholars Program, and established Georgetown’s Office of Educational Scholarship. She holds the rank of professor in the GUMC Department of Surgery.

In addtion, Dr. Padmore is vice president of Academic Affairs at MedStar Health. In this role, she has strategic and operational oversight for Graduate Medical Education (GME), continuing medical education, faculty development, medical staff credentialing and physician well-being at MedStar Health. She serves as the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for the MedStar Health GME Consortium, which includes more than 1,100 residents and fellows enrolled in more than 90 clinical training programs. 

Nationally recognized for her published research on academic remediation and due process, clinical competence assessment and the clinical learning environment, Padmore is often sought after as a consultant in medical education. She was honored as the inaugural recipient of Georgetown University’s designation of Distinguished Educator. 

Padmore received her Bachelor of Science from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and her Master of Science and Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland. She is a 2007 Harvard-Macy Scholar, and also holds a certificate in leadership from Georgetown University and a certificate in medical education research from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Padmore has held leadership roles on several national organizations, including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Educational Advancement, Group on Resident Affairs, and served three elected terms as AAMC’s national section chair for Graduate Medical Education. She also has served as an officer and board member for the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers. She is an active member of the Association of Medical Educators in Europe. Locally, Padmore serves as faculty with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Program Director Training Course, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center Deans’ Committee and Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission.

Joseph Timpone, MD

Dr. Timpone

Dr. Joseph Timpone is the Associate Dean for Student Research and received his B.S. degree in Biology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, followed by his MD degree here at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He did his residency training with the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, and also served as the Chief Medical Resident at D.C. General Hospital. He returned to Georgetown where he did his fellowship in Infectious Diseases. Upon completion of his fellowship, he became a medical officer at the National Institutes of Health where he participated in the development and design of clinical trials for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. This resulted in many publications on the use of combination antiretroviral therapy for the treatment of patients with HIV. He returned to D.C. General Hospital as the director of the HIV Center, before becoming a full-time faculty member in the Division of Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine at Georgetown. As an Associate Professor of Medicine, he is involved in medical education at the medical student, resident, and fellow level. He is a lecturer in Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Modules at the medical school and has developed an interactive virtual laboratory microbiology curriculum for the Second Year medical students. Over the last 10 years, he has served as the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency training program where he oversees and coordinates the research and scholarly activities of the Medicine house staff. Since ’07, he has been the Director of the Independent Scholarly Project (ISP) program and is responsible for the oversight of all medical student research projects and activities. As the Associate Dean of Student Research, he oversees the Office of Student Research and coordinates the George M. Kober Student Research Day for the graduating medical student class. He is also responsible for overseeing the Dean’s Summer Stipend program, which provides grants to medical students to support their research projects during the summer between their M1 – M2 years. His current research interests include HIV clinical research, infections in solid organ transplantation, and the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant organisms. When he is not preparing another lecture for his students, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing guitar in his rock cover band Basement Riot. 

Deborah Topol, MD, FACP

Dr. Deborah Topol

Deborah Topol, MD, FACP is the Associate Dean for Medical Education at Med Star Washington Hospital Center.  She attended University of Pennsylvania undergrad and University of Maryland Medical School.  She did her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Georgetown.  She is the Director for the longitudinal course Medical Student Grand Rounds and has enjoyed teaching medical students and residents for over fifteen years.  Dr. Topol is the clinical clerkship director of Internal Medicine and an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Med Star Washington Hospital Center.  She is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Faculty Affiliate Award and the 2016-2017 Kaiser Permanente Award for Clinical Teaching.  Her interests include ethics and addressing moral distress in residents and medical students.

Nicole M. Houle, EdD

Nicole M. Houle, Ed.D.

Dr. Nicole Houle serves as the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Prior to joining the School of Medicine, she worked in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University as an Assistant Dean in the Undergraduate Program. Earlier experience includes positions in Student Conduct, Residence Life, and Career Services.  In 2016, she was awarded the Georgetown President’s Excellence Award for her innovative leadership in medical admissions and exceptional service to the School of Medicine & Georgetown community.

Dean Houle earned her Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University; a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University; and a bachelor’s degree in Counseling from Old Dominion University.

Michael Terao, MD, MEd

Michael Terao

Michael Terao is the Assistant Dean for Student Learning with the Office of Student Learning & Academic Advising at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is a per diem pediatric hematology/oncology hospitalist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He received his MD from the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, completed pediatric residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, served as chief resident at the Morehouse School of Medicine Pediatric Residency, completed pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and completed his Master of Education in the Health Professions from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. He was the recipient of the 2019 American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinician Educator Award. He also has experience in the private medical education sector, previously serving as the Pre-Clinical Content Director for Sketchy. His primary interest is providing academic support to learners in both undergraduate and graduate medical education who struggle with high stakes multiple choice question examinations.

Linda van Keuren

Linda Van Keuren, MLS, DM/AHIP

Linda Van Keuren is the Assistant Dean for Resources and Access Management at the Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center. Since 2011, she has supervised the library’s access and resources departments to ensure that high-quality content and services are readily available in support of the academic, clinical and research missions of the Medical Center.  Her efforts focus on finding cost-effective ways to increase the depth and breadth of library collections. Prior to her appointment at Georgetown, she was the Systems Manager at Grace Library, Carlow University in Pittsburgh PA as well as Adjunct Faculty, Department of Management and was awarded the Adjunct Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

She is an active member of national and regional professional library organizations and has held offices within the Medical Library Association. She is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and was a fellow within the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program. Dean Van Keuren has a Masters in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Luke Weichbrod, MBA

Luke Weichbrod

Luke Weichbrod proudly serves the Georgetown University community as the Assistant Dean of Finance and Resource Management for the School of Medicine. With a distinguished career spanning over a decade in finance and operations, he has excelled in nonprofit strategic management and higher education administration. Before assuming his current position, Luke played a pivotal role in transforming an innovative blended graduate master of science in finance program, guiding it to maturity with sustained and exponential growth that defied industry trends.

Motivated by Georgetown’s rich history of fostering academic excellence, Luke seamlessly integrates his passion for strategic business development and financial acumen into his dedicated service to the university. Beyond the campus, he extends his commitment through volunteer work with nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating a world without drunk and impaired driving.

Luke also actively contributes to several boards, including RJW Unfinished Business foundation, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), and Donate Life Maryland. In 2011, he founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation with a mission to promote responsible alcohol use through public awareness, specifically focusing on ending drunk and impaired driving. As the volunteer executive director, Luke collaborates with community leaders locally, domestically, and internationally. The foundation aims to foster meaningful dialogues on making informed decisions, developing skills to resist peer pressure, and effectively managing situations where substance impairment can lead to poor decision-making.

Luke holds an MBA from Providence College and an undergraduate degree in Business Law from Towson University. Recognized for his outstanding achievements, he was awarded a scholarship to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he earned an executive certificate in business development focused on cultivating strategic relationships. He also earned a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown Unversity’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Through his work, Luke continually strives to develop and implement innovative solutions to challenging problems.

Mary Donovan, MA, MFA

Mary Donovan

Mary Donovan is the Assistant Dean for Standardized Patients & Experiential Learning.  She has served at Georgetown as administrative director and educator for the Integrated Learning Center since 2007, providing SOM students with clinical learning and assessment opportunities through the methodologies of SP education and simulation.  Prior to Georgetown, she served as faculty instructor and senior SP trainer at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and academic-affairs staff at Johns Hopkins Medical School.  Prior to her work in med-ed experiential learning, she managed a forum of women in international trade and diplomacy, taught as adjunct faculty on Georgetown’s main campus in the mid-90s, served as marketing manager for a B2B organization, and as chapter liaison for a national trade association. In the early days of online journal search and retrieval, she worked as a researcher at the National Library of Medicine, Library of Congress and other libraries. While in college and beyond, she worked for the UVa Hospital Education system, teaching children from birth to age 21.

Mary presented (virtually) at the Ottawa Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a finalist for the IMU-RHIME Award for Innovation in March of 2020, and won an innovation award for her presentation at the international Association for Standardized Patient Educators in 2011.  From 2016-18 she served as Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of med-school clinical-skills programs.  In 2016, GUMC honored her as a “bridge-builder” in the Ongoing Engagement and Consultation initiative. 

She received her BA in English from University of Virginia, MA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University and MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.