Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, is senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a nationally recognized educator, researcher, and entrepreneur with major contributions in medicine and life sciences.
At Pitt, Dr. Shekhar leads all six health sciences schools that, for more than a century, have been educational and research leaders in their respective fields, propelling scientific discovery and clinical innovation that advance human health. Education at the Schools of the Health Sciences—Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health—emphasizes interdisciplinary instruction and leadership that incorporates the most advanced techniques and technologies to prepare future researchers, physicians, and health care providers and administrators for careers of leadership and service.
Innovation, transformation, and sweeping and successful collaborations across the private, public, and philanthropic sectors have defined Dr. Shekhar’s distinguished career, which spanned more than three decades at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and Indiana University Health before he began his leadership roles at the University of Pittsburgh in June 2020.