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Amy Waer


Dean, School of Medicine

Jean and Tom McMullin Endowed Deanship


School of Medicine


medical education, women's health, cancer, surgery, breast cancer, breast surgery, cancer prevention, cancer detection
Amy Waer

About Amy Waer

Amy Waer, MD, was appointed dean of the School of Medicine January 1, 2021. Before that, she had served as interim dean since September 2019 while continuing in her role in education and academic programs, leading medical education planning and delivery for the college.

Dr. Waer received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona. She joined Texas A&M University after several decades of surgical experience and medical education expertise, from private group general surgery practice in Virginia followed by 14 years at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. Her research and clinical interests have focused on surgery, surgical education and breast surgery. More specifically, her research has centered on breast cancer prevention and early detection.

Additionally, Dr. Waer has experience in rural medicine professions programs. She oversaw the rural medicine Professions Program at the University of Arizona for five years, traveling throughout Arizona conducting site visits and recruiting for the rural faculty preceptors.