About the Dean

The Dean, the chief academic and administrative officer of the Larner College of Medicine, reports to the Provost. He is responsible for developing and implementing the College’s academic, clinical, and financial strategies, as well as setting the standard for diversity and inclusion, and promoting student success. The Dean develops an organizational structure that promotes Second to None innovative research, clinical and educational programs. He oversees a forward-thinking and approachable academic and administrative leadership team including deans, chairs, directors, and senior administrators.

Richard L. Page, M.D. 
Dean, Larner College of Medicine

Richard L. Page, M.D., was named the 18th dean of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM) in September 2018. Dr. Page was raised in Storrs, Connecticut, and graduated from Duke University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He received his medical degree from Duke in 1984, and served as a Stanley J. Sarnoff Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1982 to 1983. He completed a residency in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, followed by research and clinical fellowships in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

From 1990 to 1992, he served as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. He then joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas as Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology in 1992, rising there to tenured Professor of Internal Medicine and Dallas Heart Ball Chair in Cardiac Arrhythmia Research. From 2002 to 2009, he served as the Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Head of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he also earned a Certificate in Medical Management in 2007.

In 2009, Dr. Page assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. At the University of Wisconsin, he served, ex-officio, on the Executive Committee of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority Board of Directors, and on the Board of Directors of the UW Medical Foundation.

With more than 200 publications, articles, and book chapters, Dr. Page has served on numerous national committees, including the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines Task Force; he will soon complete a four-year appointment as Chair of the Circulatory Devices Panel of the US Food and Drug Administration. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, having chaired their Council on Clinical Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, where he served on the board from 2001 to 2012 and was President from 2009-2010. He is past-President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology and is a Councilor of the Association of Professors of Medicine. Dr. Page is an elected member of the Association of University Cardiologists, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the Association of American Physicians.