May 24, 2017

Heudebert named interim dean of Montgomery Regional Campus

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Gustavo HeudebertGustavo R. Heudebert, M.D., longtime leader of graduate medical education at UAB, has been named the interim regional dean of the Montgomery Regional Medical Campus of the UAB School of Medicine.

“It is a great honor to be named the Interim regional dean of the Montgomery regional campus. I’ve known Dr. Wick Many for many years and worked with him closely in Graduate Medical Education and ACP-related activities. For the last five years, he has provided exceptional leadership and hard work towards the creation and initial growth of Montgomery campus; I will certainly work hard to continue the excellent tradition he has fostered in the campus so we can better serve the community of Montgomery and Central Alabama and provide an excellent learning environment for the medical students and the residents," Heudebert said. "I’m deeply grateful to Dean Vickers and Dr. Craig Hoesley, senior associate dean for Medical Education, for providing me with an opportunity to contribute to the education of the future generation of physicians”.

Wick J. Many, Jr. M.D., the Virginia Loeb Weil Endowed Professor in Medical Education, who has lead the Montgomery Regional Campus since its creation in October 2012, will retire from UAB in December 2017. Heudebert will be interim dean effective Oct. 1. 

A native of Lima, Peru, Heudebert joined the UAB faculty in July 1995 as an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the School of Public Health. He served for five years as co-director of the General Internal Medicine fellowship and for 11 years as director of the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program. Heudebert has led graduate medical education as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Chairman of the Dean’s Committee for Graduate Medical Education since 2007, and as Designated Institutional Officer since 2013.

Established in 2012, the Montgomery Regional Campus was created to help stem a shortage of physicians in much-needed areas around the state and increase the ranks of primary care physicians in Alabama. The campus is now home to 20 third- and fourth-year medical students since opening its doors to students in May 2014. It also house the Montgomery Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Selma Family Medicine Residency.

“Dr. Heudebert is a highly experienced and decorated medical educator who is a true expert in the realm of graduate medical education. He will be a key asset in continuing to educate and train both medical students and residents in Montgomery,” said Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine.

He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, followed by internship and residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He also completed research and clinical fellowships in general internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He joined the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical School in 1993 before joining UAB in 1995.