Communications & Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing advances the medical school's mission by engaging, informing and motivating internal and external constituents. This work supports the recruitment of outstanding students, faculty and staff, raises awareness of Geisel and Dartmouth's world-class educational and scientific work to audiences across the globe, improves communications internally with faculty, students and staff, helps drive philanthropic support, and accelerates engagement with key partners who join with the medical school to improve lives. Key responsibilities include:

  • communications strategy, market research and planning,
  • brand development and management,
  • national/global reputation building,
  • media relations,
  • research communications,
  • internal communications (faculty, students and staff)
  • executive communications,
  • Biomedical Illustration,
  • and telling the stories of achievement and breakthroughs at Geisel via other print, digital, web and social media channels.

Communications & Marketing Team:

Derik Hertel
Director of Communications & Marketing, Geisel School of Medicine
Phone: 603-646-5100;

Tim Dean
Communications Manager
Phone: 603-646-5173

Susan Green
Staff Writer
Phone: 603-646-5153

Kurt Wehde
Communications Specialist - Web/Social Media
Phone: 603-646-5168

Vinald ‘Vinnie’ Francis
Medical Illustrator
Phone: 603-646-5915
Get more information about Biomedical Illustration

General Inquiries:

Media Relations:

Click here for full media relation contact list.

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