Medicine Announces Additions to Leadership
Creighton University School of Medicine recently announced the appointment of three faculty members to new leadership and administration positions within the School.
Stephen Cavalieri, PhD, D(ABMM) Assistant Dean for Admissions
Stephen Cavalieri, PhD, D(ABMM) was recently named the School of Medicine’s assistant dean for admissions. Cavalieri currently serves as a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. In addition, Cavalieri serves as the technical director of clinical microbiology at Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy and CHI Health Laboratory, which services all CHI Health hospitals in Nebraska and western Iowa. He has been a faculty member at Creighton since 1986.
Ronn Johnson, PhD, ABPP, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Ronn Johnson, PhD, ABPP, has been named associate dean of diversity and inclusion the School of Medicine. In this newly created administrative position, Johnson will be responsible for providing oversight and coordination for all diversity and inclusion activities supporting our medical students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff.
Johnson has served as an associate professor in the School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry since 2016. In addition, he is a lead clinical psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System-Mental Health Clinic. His research areas include antiterrorism, police psychology and clinical forensic issues with diverse veterans.
Randall Pritza, MD, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Randall Pritza, MD, joined the School of Medicine leadership team as the associate dean for clinical affairs in February 2019. Pritza will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, oversight and management of the clinical programs that support student’s clinical education across all four years of undergraduate medical education.
Pritza serves as board chair for CHI Health Partners, and chief medical officer at CHI Health Clinic. In addition, he has been an associate instructor of medicine at Creighton since 2013.
An Omaha native, Pritza’s time with Creighton began as an undergraduate student. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1983. From there, he went on to graduate from the School of Medicine in 1987, complete a residency in internal medicine in 1990 and a cardiology fellowship in 1994. He served as chief resident for internal medicine and earned a Master of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003.