Biography

Sherry C. Huang, M.D., is Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean for Education. In this role, Dr. Huang is responsible for the successful leadership, strategic management and overall quality of education and training within the UTSouthwestern campuses of the School of Medicine, the School of Health Professions, the O’Donnell School of Public Health, and the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Huang also plays a pivotal role as the educational liaison across the clinical partners for UTSouthwestern. 
 
Prior to joining UTSouthwestern, Dr. Huang served as the inaugural Vice Chancellor and Enterprise-Wide Designated Institutional Official (DIO) at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences at Rutgers University. Her responsibilities included advancing the training of the 1,700 Graduate Medical Education (GME) residents and fellows in the Rutgers Health Systemcomprising 70% of all GME learners in the state of New Jersey. She guided the implementation of innovative curricula and training paradigms in the clinical learning environment to ensure alignment with the missions and priorities of the medical schools and health system. 
 
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Huang earned her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) followed by a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, and postdoctoral research training with a focus on cancer genetics. Dr. Huang then joined the faculty of UCSD, pursuing a career as a physician-scientist while promoting medical education in progressive leadership roles, first as the Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program and then as Associate Dean for GME and the DIO for UCSD. 
 
Her research – funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Gastroenterological Association– focused on tumorigenesis in early onset colon cancer. She worked to identify families at risk and created a regional registry for polyposis syndromes. Most recently, Dr. Huang’s research employed computational models to predict genetically predisposed colon cancer patients who can benefit from targeted prevention.  

Dr. Huang is nationally recognized as a medical educator and serves as a member of the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Committee.

Education

Medical School
(1994), Medicine