Senior Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum
Alan J. Lesse, MD, is senior associate dean for medical curriculum. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing all activities pertaining to the medical school’s curriculum. This includes development, educational research, outcome evaluation and the enhancement of teaching effectiveness.
Lesse is an associate professor of medicine, pharmacology and toxicology, and microbiology and immunology. He serves as vice chair for education in the Department of Medicine and chief of infectious disease for the VA Western New York Healthcare System.
Lesse received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Virginia. He completed his internal medicine residency at Temple University and clinical/research fellowships in infectious diseases at UVA.
Lesse teaches all levels of students, from first-year medical students to senior fellows. His pedagogical skills have been recognized by, among others, the Siegel Committee for Teaching and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
In 2014 he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, a testament to his innovative methodologies and commitment to students.