Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H.

Christopher C. Colenda, M.D, M.P.H., is the Jean and Thomas McMullin dean of medicine and vice president for clinical affairs at Texas A&M Health Science Center. Dr. Colenda earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and his M.P.H. degree from Johns Hopkins University. He has been dean of medicine and professor of psychiatry and behavioral science and professor of health policy management at Texas A&M since January 2003.

His background includes faculty and administrative appointments at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University. He started his college career at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He is a member of the Governing Council of the Section on Medical Schools for the American Medical Association and was president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.  He was recently elected to a two-year term on the National Board of Medical Examiners Executive Board.  In 2005 he was elected as a director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, primarily in geriatric mental health services research.

Among his recognitions and awards:  American Psychiatric Association’s Jack Weinberg Award in Geriatric Psychiatry, Alumni Star for the School of Medicine of the Medical College of Virginia, Outstanding Faculty Award from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, special commendation from the Council of Aging of the American Psychiatric Association and delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging in Washington, D.C. Elected to the American College of Psychiatrists in 1998, he has been listed among the Best Doctors in America since 1994.

For more information about Colenda and a link to his curriculum vitae see http://hscchancellor.wvu.edu.


For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
ab: 8-19-09

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