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David S. Stephens, MD

Interim Dean
Emory School of Medicine

Phone: 404-727-8357

Fax: 404-778-5434



Dr. David Stephens, MD, is the Stephen W. Schwarzmann Distinguished Professor of Medicine for the Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to accepting the role of Interim Dean, Dr. Stephens served as the Vice President for Research for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Chief of Medicine for Emory Healthcare. He joined Emory's faculty in 1982 and has been an invaluable contributor and builder of programs within the School of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and Emory University. He has led multiple strategic activities that enhance research programs and collaborations and is committed to innovative education and clinical models.

Dr. Stephens has also served as Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases for Emory's Department of Medicine, and Executive Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine. He holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Microbiology, Immunology, and Epidemiology. He is a member of the Association of American Physicians and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Physicians, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on NIH, Veterans Affairs, CDC, FDA, and WHO review panels; was chair of the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee and has been a Senior Scientific Consultant to the CDC Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch and is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

After receiving his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Stephens conducted research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the NIH. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases and a research fellowship in microbial pathogenesis at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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