Heidi Chumley, MD

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Dr. Heidi Chumley was named provost of AUC in 2020 and is responsible for the development of a strategic vision for academic quality and student outcomes with a focus on faculty development, curriculum and academic support. She also acts as the head of Adtalem Global Education’s Academic Council.

Dr. Chumley most recently served as executive dean of AUC since 2013 following an eight-year career at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she served as associate vice chancellor for educational resources and interprofessional education. Her responsibilities included fostering a vibrant learning environment supported by technology and other academic resources, as well as developing a center for interprofessional education and simulation. She also served for nearly four years as senior associate dean for medical education, responsible for admissions, curriculum and student affairs. Dr. Chumley also led initiatives in rural health, and cultural enhancement and diversity.

She has been recognized with national awards for teaching, leadership and scholarship, including the President’s Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine for leading the taskforce that created the national Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum. She is an editor of the textbooks Color Atlas in Family Medicine, Color Atlas in Internal Medicine, and Color Atlas for Pediatrics.

Dr. Chumley earned her doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she also completed her residency in family medicine and a fellowship in academic leadership. She recently completed an executive MBA at the University of Miami, with an emphasis on Latin American and the Caribbean. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Abilene Christian University.

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