Ray L. Watts, M.D., made the choice that would change his life when the phone rang one sunny Saturday in April. The college senior had earned a spot in one of the nation’s most prestigious graduate engineering programs. But he turned it down that day. He wanted to go to medical school to chase a bigger challenge.
Thirty-four years later, another decision has presented Watts with his greatest challenge yet: leading the School of Medicine into a new era of American health care as dean and senior vice president for medicine.
A career of choices is helping Ray Watts to define the future of medicine at UAB.
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