Throughout our history Meharry Medical College has served diligently as a beacon of hope for the underrepresented in many ways. First, by providing education in the healing arts to those who otherwise would not be allowed to pursue a health professions degree; second, by tirelessly providing health care services with compassion and understanding to the most vulnerable patients, often without compensation; and third, by delving into scientific and community-based research to discover solutions to health disparities that affect the populations we serve.

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Office of the President

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 615.327.6904

Office of the President
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Telephone: 615.327.6904

FAX: 615.327.6540

Robin Kimbrough, J.D., M.Div.
Chaplain, Special Assistant
United Methodist Church Affairs

Sandra Williams
Chief of Staff / Director, Title III Administration

Kimberly Stevenson
Executive Assistant

Linda Williams
Administrative Assistant

LaCoya Odem
Director, Fiscal Affairs

Danita Stewart
Project Coordinator

Executive Leadership Council

James E.K. Hildreth

James E.K. Hildreth, Ph.D., M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 615.327.6904

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Peter E. Millet

Peter E. Millet, Ph.D., HSP

Executive Vice President

Phone: 615.327.6015

LaMel Bandy-Neal

LaMel Bandy-Neal, M.B.A.

Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Phone: 615.327.6767

Cherae M. Farmer-Dixon

Cherae M. Farmer-Dixon, D.D.S., M.S.P.H.

Dean, School of Dentistry

Phone: 615.327.6207

Evangeline Motley-Johnson

Evangelina Motley-Johnson, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research

Phone: 615.327.6533

Digna S. Forbes

Digna S. Forbes, M.D.

Interim Dean, School of Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6429

Fortune Mhlanga

Fortune Mhlanga, Ph.D.

Founding Dean, School of Applied Computational Sciences


Duane T. Smoot

Duane T. Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F.

Interim Senior Vice President, Health Affairs

Phone: 615.327.6204

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Chief Strategy Officer

Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Phone: 615.327.6061


Ivanetta Davis Samuels

Ivanetta Davis Samuels, J.D.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Phone: 615.327.6419

Dr. Anil Shanker

Anil Shanker, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation

Phone: 615.327.6460

Sandra A. Williams

Sandra A. Williams, MPS

Chief of Staff/Director, Title III Administration
Office of the President

Phone: 615.327.6683