July 09, 2015

Hoesley named Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

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craig hoesleyCraig J. Hoesley, M.D., a professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named senior associate dean for Medical Education and chair of the Department of Medical Education in the UAB School of Medicine.

Hoesley, who has been the associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education since 2008, will take on the new leadership role effective July 15. He will replace Hughes Evans, M.D., Ph.D., a longtime medical educator who is leaving UAB this summer after a 28-year career at the university.

“I have had the great pleasure of working with Dr. Evans for the past seven years. I have learned a great deal from her leadership and am looking forward to a smooth transition,” Hoesley said. “We have great educators in the School of Medicine who want the same thing: to put forth the best curriculum that prepares our students to be the best doctors for Alabama and beyond.”

As senior associate dean, Hoesley will oversee all aspects of medical education—including the offices of Medical Student Services, Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical Scientist Training Program, Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education—and student services for the campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa.

He’ll also oversee all strategic education initiatives and ensure the school is in compliance with accreditation standards.  Hoesley was part of the team completing the rigorous self-study and preparation process for last year’s successful site visit from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The School of Medicine received an eight-year accreditation, the highest level available to a medical school in the United States.

 “Dr. Hoesley has worked diligently the past seven years as an associate dean to ensure the quality of curriculum for our medical students,” said Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., F.A.C.S, senior vice president for Medicine and dean of the UAB School of Medicine. “His expertise helps continue the school’s mission to train the next generations of physicians, scientists and clinician-scientists by providing quality medical education and a positive learning environment for our students."

Hoesley has been at UAB for 23 years, first coming to Birmingham in 1992 to complete his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases. He joined the faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor and rose quickly through the ranks, being awarded tenure in 2005 and a full professorship in 2009.

His research interests include the development of a safe and effective microbicide to prevent transmission of HIV. He is the Alabama site leader for the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network.