If you haven’t heard, the University of Texas at Austin is building a new medical school. It will be the first medical school in Austin, a place that is well known for it’s research. Over the past 2 years, UT Austin has received $1.1 billion dollars in research funding.
The school is in the process of hiring a dean and faculty. $1.2 million dollars has been budgeted for medical and surgical faculty salaries this year. (reported by The Daily Texan through the Texas Public Information Act) At UT Austin, there are 17 deans whose salaries range from $183,333 to $541,500.
To clarify, the University of Texas has six health institutions and nine academic institutions. The health institutions operate independently. However, the new medical school will be a part of an academic institution. Meaning, the salaries will be governed by the academic protocols. The salaries of health institutions tend to be higher than their academic counterparts. For example, William Powers Jr, President of the University of Texas at Austin had a base salary of $613,612. Now, here are the base salaries of the current six presidents of UT System health institutions:
- Ronald DePinho
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Daniel K Podolsky
- David L Callender
UT Medical Branch at Galveston
- Giuseppe Colasurdo
UT Health Science Center at Houston
- William L Henrich
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
- Kirk Calhoun
UT Health Science Center at Tyler
As far as faculty salaries go, it will vary greatly on the person’s credentials and experience. Dr. Rodney Rohrich is a professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and makes $1.75 million dollars per year. Granted, he is a renowned Plastic Surgeon! Here are some more faculty salaries at UT Southwestern :
- Dr. Kamel Itani
- Dr. Warren Snodgrass
- Dr. Kenneth Lenovo
OB / GYN
- Dr. Kyle Molberg
- Dr. Joel Steinberg
The school was recently named Dell Medical School in honor of Mr. Michael Dell who donated $50 million dollars to it’s construction. It is still in the planning phase and is looking for a location in Austin to plant it’s roots. 50 students are expected to enroll as the inaugural class in 2016.
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