New Appointments

Richard DiCarlo, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Institutional Affairs

Dr. Ricard DiCarlo stepped into the role of Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Institutional Affairs on January 1, 2017. Over the more than twenty years that Dr. DiCarlo has been a faculty member at LSU SOM he has demonstrated commitment, thoughtfulness, creativity, and insight; a renowned educator and able administrator, he brings a wealth of experience to this new role. A graduate of Haverford College and LSU SOM, he completed his internal medicine and infectious disease training at LSU New Orleans. He immediately joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine where he focused his clinical work on sexually transmitted diseases. His scholarly work has been grounded in both infectious diseases and medical education. He is a gifted educator and has received numerous teaching awards, including the Aesculapian, AMSA, and Copping awards. Importantly, he is the SOM liaison with the LCME and was a key member of the team that helped to sustain SOM operations and accreditation in the aftermath of Katrina. Most recently, he has served as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, leading two cycles of comprehensive curriculum renewal and innumerable smaller curriculum revisions, all requiring faculty engagement, consensus, and implementation.

Richard is an accomplished academician with a national reputation for his understanding of the complex issues that face academic medicine today. He has been formally recognized for his knowledge and experience by serving as a survey team member and a survey team secretary for site visits to other medical schools being reviewed for LCME accreditation. He has played a central role in the planning and operationalization of the SOM’s activities in the context of the clinical public-private partnerships. He has also been a key leader in our strategic planning, faculty engagement, and diversity initiatives.

Robin English, M.D.
 Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

Dr. Robin English, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, was promoted to the position of Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education from her past role as Director of Clinical Science Curriculum. Robin is an LSU SOM graduate (class of 1995) and joined the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics in 1999. She has excelled at teaching, has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, and was inducted into AOA as a chief resident. More recently, Dr. English has been central to the planning and implementation of the new integrated medical school curriculum, the multi-year process designed to develop consensus around specific curricular goals and objectives and also to involve a large number of basic and clinical science faculty members in the design and delivery of the work product. She has pursued the challenge of curriculum renewal with a single-minded purposefulness that is a model for outcomes-based leadership. Her dedication to this project has been remarkable. Her efforts were also invaluable in the development of our Interprofessional Education initiative that was the Quality Enhancement Program embedded in our successful SACS COC reaccreditation application.

Dr. English is not only a talented educator, but she is an able clinician and clinical administrator. She previously held the position of Director of the Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Associates, leading the effort to develop a coordinated pediatric hospitalist service at our partner hospital. She will continue to be active clinically in the Department of Pediatrics.