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Alice L. Walton School of Medicine names Sharmila Makhija as founding Dean and CEO

Alabama-born Makhija brought cervical cancer trials to patients in India who most needed access to the latest therapies.

Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA. Image - Alice L. Walton School of Medicine

Indian American women's health expert has been appointed as the founding dean and chief executive officer of the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine, effective May 2023.

Established in 2021, the new school has a first of its kind curriculum that focuses on the compassionate, inclusive, and whole health approach to care for not only patients, but also students, faculty, and staff.

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