Med Ed Dean Announces Transition to New Role

Hundert to maintain faculty duties, serve as alumni liaison and fundraiser beginning summer 2023

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Dean for Medical Education Ed Hundert will take on a new role in the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. Image: Steve Lipofsky

After nearly nine years as Harvard Medical School’s dean for medical education, Edward Hundert will step down next year to take on a new role, HMS Dean George Q. Daley announced in a Nov. 2 letter to the community. Daley lauded Hundert for his dedication to the School and his significant contributions to the Program in Medical Education (PME).

“Perhaps Ed’s greatest impact has been on the students, faculty, and staff who have benefited from his inspiration and direction, which he has provided with his signature combination of wisdom, humor, and generosity of spirit,” Daley wrote. “Our MD program and medical school have been and will continue to be profoundly shaped by Ed’s passion and service.”

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At the end of the 2022–2023 academic year, Hundert will follow in the footsteps of his own mentor, former HMS Dean for Medical Education Daniel Federman, by formally joining the HMS Office of Alumni Affairs and Development as senior philanthropic advisor.

At the same time, Hundert will continue his responsibilities as associate director of the HMS Center for Bioethics, leader and teacher of the MD bioethics curriculum, and senior faculty member in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.