Message from the Dean

Ray L. Watts, M.D. Senior Vice President & Dean
Ray L. Watts, M.D.
Senior Vice President & Dean
Under the leadership of our new dean, Dr. Ray L. Watts, the School of Medicine has begun a new chapter in its story, in which we will continue to accelerate discovery through cutting-edge research, deliver world-class clinical care to patients from across Alabama and around the world, and educate the next generation of America’s best doctors.

Dr. Watts has a message for our alumni, and especially encourages all SOM alumni – MD graduates, former residents and fellows – to take a survey, which will provide him with valuable input from those who have received medical education and training here. (The survey closed in December 2010.)



In coming weeks and months, please return to visit this page, where you will find updates from the dean on SOM activities and priorities, news about faculty and student achievements, and useful links related to research, clinical care and medical educational programs at UAB.


Dr. Ray L. Watts Welcome Reception