“Dell Medical School: Vision and Progress”


Dr. Clay Johnston, MD, PhD

Dr. S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, MD, PhD
Inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

Scheduled to admit its first class in 2016, the Dell Medical School will offer a unique opportunity in medical education. As part of one of the nation’s leading research universities, it will pursue excellence in transdisciplinary and interprofessional education. In this presentation, Dr. Johnston will share his vision and progress for creating a medical school that can guide us through the transformation in healthcare we all want to see.


Dr. Johnston is the inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, Austin. He is also Professor of Neurology, specializing in stroke care and research.
Previously at the University of California, he served as Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, Professor of Neurology, Director of Stroke Service, and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
After receiving his undergraduate education at Amherst College, Dr. Johnston completed medical school at Harvard University. He later received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a resident in Neurology at UCSF, where he later trained in Vascular Neurology. During his 20 years at UCSF, he rose the academic ranks to Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, and directed the Stroke Service.