People: Paul Hauptman named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and chief academic officer for Renown Health

Paul Hauptman

Paul Hauptman

Paul Hauptman has been named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and chief academic officer for Renown Health.

Hauptman is a nationally recognized investigator in outcomes assessment in advanced heart failure, the evaluation of cardiac care delivery and clinical trials. Hauptman currently serves as dean at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine-Knoxville and chief academic officer at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He begins his appointment on Oct. 17.  

As dean and chief academic officer, Hauptman will support and advance the academic and clinical integration established under the affiliation between UNR Med and Renown Health.
A first-generation American and college graduate, Hauptman received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston and cardiology fellowships at both Mt. Sinai Hospital and Brigham and Women’s.

Hauptman was on faculty at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Division of Cardiology at the Brigham and subsequently served as director of Heart Failure and Transplant and assistant dean of Clinical and Translational Research at St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he held an adjunct position at the College for Public Health.

He has received research grants from the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health and has served as a reviewer for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and as a consultant to the Circulatory System Devices Panel and Medical Device Advisory committee of the FDA. He also has extensive clinical trial experience as site principal investigator and an active member of steering, clinical events and data and safety monitoring committees.

He previously worked as the part-time medical director of a medical device company.

After serving as associate editor at the European Journal of Heart Failure and Circulation: Heart Failure, he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiac Failure for six years.
At the University of Tennessee, Hauptman has been deeply invested in the expansion of research capabilities, faculty development and health equity issues through initiatives such as the Academic Leadership Academy, a Women in Science fund, Disparities Awareness Month, and the Advancing Access to Careers in Science Scholars program.

In recognition of his work as a mentor and patient advocate, Hauptman was named “Teacher of the year” and received the Caring Physician award from St. Louis University.

His major research interests have involved the assessment of outcomes in advanced heart failure, patient-physician communication, and trends in cardiovascular care. He is the author of numerous abstracts, articles, book chapters, consensus guidelines, and reviews.


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