Barbara Bass

Dean and CEO
George Washington Medical School

Barbara L. Bass, MD, RESD ’86, vice president for health affairs (VPHA), dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and chief executive officer of the GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), is a widely respected leader in academic medicine, a surgeon and a published author known for her pioneering innovation in academic surgery. At GW, Dr. Bass leads the academic, clinical and research missions and provides strategic direction on all aspects of GW’s medical enterprise, including the university’s relationships with the GW MFA and the GW Hospital.

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the academic arm of the GW clinical enterprise which is home to the university’s MD program and health sciences programs. The GW Medical Faculty Associates is a clinical practice organization with more than 2,150 employees. Its mission is to provide a high-quality patient experience and foster the wellness of our community.