Message from the Dean

Welcome to Meharry Medical College School of Medicine webpage. I am Dr. Sonja Harris-Haywood, and I am the Dean of Meharry’s School of Medicine. At our School of Medicine, we take pride in our mission to provide education, scientific research, and patient care opportunities for our students as they become the next generation of physicians. For more than 100 years, Meharry’s School of Medicine has served as the place where Meharry grows its unique brand of doctors.


Our medical education is not just bound within the four walls of a classroom. At Meharry, you will have access to hands-on clinical experiences and community engagement initiatives that will enrich your undergraduate and graduate medical education and prepare you for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Our college is unmatched when it comes to research. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to teaching our students through transformative education and immersive community research. Working in collaboration with federal, corporate and institutional partners, Meharry researchers explore the scientific, environmental and social factors disproportionally affecting the health of our neighbors living at or under the poverty line.


Our Meharry clinics specialize in health caring which provides our patients with the best medical care available. For nearly 150 years, Meharry has committed to creating a more diverse healthcare workforce and we continue to be one of the nation’s leading producers of primary care physicians.


As the Dean of the School of Medicine, it is an honor to stand on the shoulders of Meharry’s legacy of public health servants.


Sonja Harris-Haywood, M.D., M.S., MA

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Student Research

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Contact the School of Medicine

Office of the Dean
School of Medicine
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Phone: 615.327.6204
Fax: 615.327.6568