Veronica Thierry Mallett, MD, MMM is senior vice president for Health Affairs and dean for the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College. In her role as senior vice president for Health Affairs, Dr. Mallett is responsible for the quality of health care provided at Meharry and for the maintenance of the health service affiliations that help the College provide exemplary training for its students, residents and fellows. As dean of the School of Medicine, she serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the medical school and oversees its academic programs, research efforts, curriculum, student affairs and fiscal management. Dr. Mallett is also responsible for the academic component of residency programs.
Dr. Mallett has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work in the treatment of urinary incontinence and genital organ prolapse as well as her efforts to reduce health disparities. She joins Meharry from the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso where she served as founding chair and professor since March 2011. Prior to this position, she held faculty positions at Northwestern University, Wayne State University and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, serving in roles including Urogynecology fellowship director, residency director, director of health care excellence and safety, practice plan director and department chair. She has also recently worked to develop a new medical school and health science center on the Texas/ Mexico border aimed at addressing the critical physician shortage in El Paso and the surrounding community to bettering health for people of Hispanic origin.
Dr. Mallett obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Barnard University and received her MD from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. She also holds a master’s degree in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, and has authored nearly 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts.