C. Joan Richardson, MDDr. Joan Richardson
is Professor and Chair,
Department of Pediatrics, and Director of the Division of Neonatology.
She holds the John Sealy Centennial Distinguished Chair in
Neonatology and the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Pediatrics. She
is a Scholar in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and
is the UTMB Institutional Emergency Preparedness Officer. Dr.
Richardson received her BA degree in Zoology from the University
of Texas at Austin and her MD degree from the University of Texas
Medical Branch in Galveston, where she also completed her residency
She completed her fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at
the University of California, San Diego/LaJolla School of Medicine.
Dr. Richardson has been a member of the UTMB faculty since 1974. She
has held many administrative positions in the department and the
institution, serving as Medical Director of UTMB Inpatient Services
from 1999 to 2007 and Assistant Dean for Faculty Practice from 2004 to
2007. Before becoming Chair of the Department, she was Vice Chair
from 1991-2008. Her interests center around medical education, health
care administration, faculty development, and care of the high risk
Garland D. Anderson, MD
As chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1989-2006), Dr. Anderson
made a concerted effort to eliminate health disparities, promoted
the careers of women, and was instrumental in obtaining faculty
status for nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. He earned an
international reputation for his accomplishments in maternal-fetal
medicine. Based on his strong belief that "every child deserves to be
well-born," Dr. Anderson has been a tireless advocate for women’s
health and the medically underserved. He spearheaded the transformation
of a 12-clinic satellite program into the university’s highly
successful Regional Maternal Child Health Program aimed at providing
quality health, education and social services in collaboration with
many communities from East Texas to the Valley. With Dr. Anderson at the
helm, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology rose from the
lowest ranked in National Institutes of Health funding to fourth in
Dr. Anderson was named dean of the School of Medicine in 2006,
and executive vice president and provost in 2008. He played a key
leadership role in ensuring the highest standards for UTMB’s clinical,
educational and research programs, bringing about greater
collaborations, accountability and innovation.
After Hurricane Ike, he provided extraordinary and steadfast leadership for the academic and research enterprises.