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Board of Directors


Board of Directors Photo taken September 30, 2013. Front row (left to right): Nancy Howell Agee; Bertram W. Spetzler, M.D.(faculty representative); Ben J. Davenport, Jr.; Charles W. Steger, and Cynda A. Johnson, M.D. Back row (left to right): Warner Dalhouse; Sidney C. Smith, Jr., M.D.; James R. Smith; Nicholas C. Conte; Michael J. Quillen, and Edward G. Murphy, M.D. Not pictured: Carmen Hooker Odom and Matthew Joy (student representative).



Ben J. Davenport, Jr, Chairman, Davenport Energy and First Piedmont Corporation


Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic

Nicholas C. Conte, President, Woods Rogers, PLC

Warner Dalhouse, Founding Chairman, HomeTown Bank

Edward G. Murphy, M.D., Advisor/Operating Partner, TowerBrook Capital Partners

Carmen Hooker Odom, President, Milbank Memorial Fund

Michael J. Quillen, Chairman of the Board, Alpha Natural Resources

James R. Smith, Founder and CEO, Smith/Packett Med-Com, LLC

Sidney C. Smith, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Science and Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Charles W. Steger, Ph.D., President, Virginia Tech

Bertram W. Spetzler, M.D., Medical Consultant, Department of Social Security, Faculty Representative to the Board

Matthew Joy, Student Representative to the Board

Office of the Dean


2013-vtcsom-leadership Front Row: David Musick, Ph.D.; Daniel P Harrington, M.D.; Cynda Ann Johnson M.D., M.B.A.; Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.; and David B. Trinkle, M.D. Back Row: Richard C. Vari, Ph.D.; Aubrey L. Knight, M.D.; Tracey W. Criss, M.D.; Stephen M. Workman, Ph.D.; Tarin Schmidt-Dalton, M.D.; and Bruce Johnson, M.D.

Cynda Ann Johnson, M.D., M.B.A., President and Founding Dean

Tracey W. Criss, M.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Science Years 3 and 4

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., Senior Dean for Research

Daniel P. Harrington, M.D., Senior Dean for Academic Affairs

Bruce E. Johnson, M.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Aubrey L. Knight, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs

David Musick, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Tarin Schmidt-Dalton, M.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Science Years 1 and 2

David B. Trinkle, M.D., Associate Dean for Community and Culture

Richard C. Vari, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Medical Education

Stephen M. Workman, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Administration


The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s 2013–14 Plan of Organization details the reporting relationships between the Board of Directors, the School’s administrative leadership, and the department chairs.

A Message from the Dean

    Cynda Ann Johnson, M.D., M.B.A.

Cynda Johnson welcomes you to the VTC School of Medicine and talks about how you start a medical school.