College of Medicine: Deans
Charles Ray, MD, PhD, MSInterim Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine
Dr. Ray served as Acting Dean of the College of Medicine from July of 2017 until March of 2018 and has been the head of the Department of Radiology since January 2014. Dr. Ray is an accomplished clinician and researcher with over 17 years of administrative experience. He is a pioneer in translational research focusing on oncologic interventions and pain management, and is a national leader in the radiology community. For the last 11 years, Dr. Ray has served on the executive council for the Society of Interventional Radiology and was the society’s president in 2016-2017. His impressive record of scholarship includes authoring 13 books and monographs, 29 book chapters and 95 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Ray is very active in the medical community as a reviewer of multiple national journals including the American Journal of Roentgenology, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and the Journal of the American College of Radiology, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Interventional Radiology.
Sara Rusch, MDRegional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Dr. Rusch is a general internist and a Master of the American College of Physicians. As Regional Dean, Dr. Rusch is leading multiple projects to improve UICOMP. These include: building small-group learning spaces; advancing simulation training; expanding research in health outcomes and cancer biology; building a new 20,000 square foot cancer research facility; and expanding residency education through the addition of a psychiatry residency and the expansion of other residency and fellowship programs. More about Dean Rusch.
Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPERegional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE, is the Regional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford and a Professor of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Education. A renowned clinician-scientist and academic leader, he has extensive experience in curriculum design and development, administration, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation, clinical research, and public service in the field of thyroid and pregnancy. More about Rockford and a welcome from Dean Stagnaro-Green
Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSAActing Regional Dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana
Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA is the Acting Regional Dean of the Urbana campus. Dr. Jokela joined the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana in 2000. At the College of Medicine, she has served in multiple roles, including Director for the first year medical school course Introduction to Human Disease, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Director of Continuing Medical Education. She is a member of the University of Illinois College of Medicine’s Core EPA Team, representing the Urbana campus. She currently serves as Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the College in Urbana. More about Dean Jokela