Office of the Dean


Brooks Jackson, Dean of the Medical School

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Medical School, a world-class institution with a long history of leadership and discoveries that have changed the practice of medicine.

Dean Brooks JacksonOur Medical School community is made up of approximately:

  • 900 students from 23 states
  • 800 residents and fellows in 32 different clinical programs across 20 clinical specialties
  • 1,000 faculty physicians and scientists who train our students, conduct research and provide patient care

Our students have access to some of the world’s leading educators, researchers, and physicians and learn in an environment focused on innovation and collaboration.

Our outstanding faculty are committed to developing students to be leaders in clinical care and provide opportunities to excel as a researcher and educator.

And, as the largest member of the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, we help develop coordinated, interprofessional care models working alongside the School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

The University of Minnesota is where I got my start as a physician. As a resident in pathology, I was inspired by my professors, by my fellow residents and the commitment to excellence that I witnessed from everyone associated with the Medical School. Now, as Dean, we will continue to build on the School’s culture of excellence, inspiring future generations to become global leaders in medical education, delivery and research.

Brooks Jackson, Dean of the Medical School
About Brooks Jackson

Dean's Office Contacts

Emily Lawrence
Chief of Staff |

Naomi McDonald
Director of Communications |

Susan Jackson
Executive Assistant to the Dean |

Mary Winger
Executive Assistant |