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Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD

CMS Dean; Professor; RFU Vice President for Medical Affairs

Dr. Chatterjee, dean of Chicago Medical School and vice president for medical affairs for RFU, came to CMS in April 2020, where she was also appointed professor of pediatrics. She is a nationally recognized educator, researcher and specialist in pediatric infectious diseases.

Before coming to CMS, Dr. Chatterjee was professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM). Her secondary appointments included chief pediatric medical officer, Sanford Health; clinical investigator, Sanford Research; and clinical professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University School of Medicine. She also served as an SSOM graduate faculty member and professor for the Section of Ethics and Humanities and the USD/South Dakota State University Master of Public Health program.

Dr. Chatterjee has been elected/selected to serve on several national Advisory Boards and Committees including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee and the Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Faculty Affairs. She is currently serving as Past Chair of the AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science; member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs; member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS); member of the American Board of Pediatrics’ Subboard of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Chair of the Program & Meetings Committee of PIDS; vice-chair for the Bone and Joint Infections Guideline Committee for PIDS; and Vice-Chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Leadership Development Committee. In 2016, Dr. Chatterjee was among 5 faculty members chosen for the prestigious Council of Deans’ Fellowship by the AAMC.

Board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases, Dr. Chatterjee is nationally recognized for her work in vaccine development for human papilloma viruses and in antibiotic resistance. She has conducted over 110 clinical trials, published over 80 peer-reviewed articles, 26 invited review articles, 22 book chapters and one book. She serves as a reviewer for 35 journals. In the past 20 years, Dr. Chatterjee has delivered over 500 lectures and 150 scientific presentations at various international, national, regional and local venues. She has served as the course director for over 40 CME programs, given over 55 media interviews and published 25 newspaper articles.