Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Latha Chandran is currently the Executive Dean and the Bernard J Fogel Founding Chair of the Department of Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she is implementing a brand new nextGenMD curriculum. She also supervises all graduate and continuing medical education programs as well as all the biomedical masters and PhD programs at the University. Dr Chandran serves as the Director of the Academy of Medical Education Scholars at the Miller School of Medicine focusing on educational scholarship.

Dr. Chandran received her medical degree from Trivandrum Medical College in India, her MPH from Johns Hopkins University and her MBA from University of Miami. She served in various capacities at Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University in NY for several years including chief residency, Division Chief, Interim Department Chair and various roles in the Office of the Dean, most recently as the Vice Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs and the Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor. A tenured educator scholar who has received numerous teaching awards at Stony Brook, she has served as the founding co- director of a highly successful award winning three-year national faculty development program focused on Educational Scholarship called the APA Educational Scholars Program for junior pediatric educators.

Nationally she has served as the President of the Academic Pediatric Association, as the Treasurer and Vice Chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners and as a Curriculum and LCME consultant to other medical schools. She is happily married to an engineer/businessman and has two grown sons and a daughter in law.