People: Paul Hauptman appointed Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and Academic Director of Renown Health

Paul Hauptmann

Paul Hauptman has been named Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and Academic Director of Renown Health.

Hauptman is a nationally recognized researcher in advanced heart failure outcome evaluation, cardiac care delivery evaluation, and clinical trials. Hauptman is currently Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Director of Studies at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He begins his appointment on October 17.

As Dean and Director of Studies, Hauptman will support and advance the academic and clinical integration established under the affiliation between UNR Med and Renown Health.
An American graduate and first-generation college student, Hauptman received his MD from Cornell University Medical College and completed internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston and cardiology fellowships at Mt. Sinai Hospital and Brigham and To Women.

Hauptman was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Brigham’s Division of Cardiology, then served as Director of Heart Failure and Transplantation and Assistant Dean of Clinical and Translational Research at St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he served as an adjunct in the College of Public Health.

He has received research grants from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health and has served as a reviewer for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and a consultant to the FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel and Medical Device Advisory Committee. He also has extensive clinical trial experience as a site principal investigator and an active member of steering, clinical events and data and safety monitoring committees.

He previously worked as a part-time medical director for a medical device company.

After serving as associate editor of the European Journal of Heart Failure and Circulation: Heart Failure, he served as editor of the Journal of Cardiac Failure for six years.
At the University of Tennessee, Hauptman has been deeply invested in expanding research capacity, faculty development, and health equity issues through initiatives such as the Academic Leadership Academy, a fund for women in science, Disparities Awareness Month, and advanced access to careers in Science Scholars Program.

In recognition of his work as a mentor and patient advocate, Hauptman was named “Teacher of the Year” and received the Caring Physician Award from St. Louis University.

His main research interests have been in the evaluation of outcomes in advanced heart failure, patient-physician communication, and trends in cardiovascular care. He is the author of numerous abstracts, articles, book chapters, consensus guidelines and reviews.

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