Recent Career

Dr. Chumley most recently served as provost of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine where she led the strategic vision for academic quality and student outcomes since 2013. Prior to that she served for eight years at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. As vice chancellor for educational resources and interprofessional education she was responsible for fostering a vibrant learning environment supported by technology and other academic resources, as well as developing a center for interprofessional education and simulation. She also served for nearly four years as senior associate dean for medical education, responsible for admissions, curriculum and student affairs. Dr. Chumley also led initiatives in rural health, and cultural enhancement and diversity.

Dean Chumley and Group

Awards and Recognition

She has been recognized with national awards for teaching, leadership and scholarship, including the President’s Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine for leading the taskforce that created the national Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum. She is an editor of the textbooks Color Atlas in Family Medicine, Color Atlas in Internal Medicine and Color Atlas for Pediatrics. She currently serves on the editorial board of Medical Teacher, the corporate board of Annals of Family Medicine and the Supervisory Council of the Sint Maarten Medical Center.

“I am proud to have contributed to this goal as a part of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and I look forward to continue this mission through Ross University School of Medicine.”

Heidi Chumley, M.D., Dean of Ross University School of Medicine


Dr. Chumley earned her doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she also completed her residency in family medicine and a fellowship in academic leadership. She completed an executive MBA at the University of Miami, with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. She received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Abilene Christian University.