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Deitte to lead Continuous Professional Development

Mar. 18, 2021, 9:16 AM


by Kathy Whitney

Lori Deitte, MD

Lori Deitte, MD, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been named Vice President for Continuous Professional Development, effective April 5.

In addition, Deitte will oversee the Academy for Excellence in Education, led by Joseph Gigante, MD, and the Educator Development Program, led by Charlene Dewey, MD.

“Lori is an outstanding educator and leader and will be a tremendous asset to our Office of Health Sciences Education leadership team,” said Donald Brady, MD, senior associate dean for Health Sciences Education.

Deitte has been at Vanderbilt since March 2015 and has served as the vice chair of Education in Radiology. She has been active in continuous professional development in her role as the associate director for the Center for Advanced Mobile Healthcare Learning since October 2020.

Nationally, she serves as chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Publications and Lifelong Learning and is a member of the ACR Board of Chancellors.

She served as a board member and president of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology and currently serves on the Association of University Radiologists’ Long Range Planning Committee.

Deitte came to Vanderbilt from the University of Florida, where she held a number of roles, including program director of the Radiology residency program.

“I am excited to join an exceptional team committed to designing and implementing real-time learning into clinical practice,” Deitte said.

“We are very fortunate to have outstanding educators and scientists who are leveraging cutting-edge technology for our innovative educational and professional development activities.

“Our office will strive to integrate large-scale interprofessional learning into daily practice to provide the best possible patient experiences and outcomes. It is truly an honor to build on the vision of Dr. Geoffrey Fleming.”

Geoffrey Fleming, MD, held the position before his death in December 2020.

The Office for Continuous Professional Development (OCPD) was created in 2013 with a commitment to practice-based learning and interprofessional continuing education.

OCPD is dedicated to the ongoing support, education and development of VUMC physicians and educators through four main domains of activity: continuing medical education, maintenance of certification, the Academy for Excellence in Education and the Educator Development Program.

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