At the highest level, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is distinguished by how we meld the science of discovery and delivery within the scope of human context in all that we do. Effective change in health and health care requires both, and the more than 2000 members of the faculty at Geisel are key to our mission to improve the lives of the communities we serve through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing.
Our diverse faculty is drawn not only from core departments and institutes within Dartmouth College and our three major clinical partners: Dartmouth-Hitchcock , the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center, but also from a cadre of dedicated community-based clinicians who provide education opportunities from Maine to Alaska.
Our faculty is the foundation of Geisel’s highly selective MD program, as well advanced degree programs in biomedical sciences, data science, health care delivery science, and public health. Their efforts are central to the success of a number of nationally recognized centers of excellence, including The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; Norris Cotton Cancer Center; and leading programs in immunology, lung biology, genomic medicine, and in the study of environmental, behavioral, and social determinants of health.
In the Dartmouth tradition of exemplary teaching, Geisel’s faculty is dedicated to training physicians and scientists who possess outstanding clinical skills, a deep understanding of the scientific basis of health and disease, and proficiency in health care delivery science in a complex geopolitical community. Their commitment to excellence in teaching and innovation in medical pedagogy has been recognized both externally by membership in the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education and internally by membership in the Geisel Academy of Master Educators.
Our faculty features 17 Fellows of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 11 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), and two members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.