Toni M. Ganzel (24th Dean)

Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A, F.A.C.S.

Twenty-fourth Dean 2013-present

M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1978

M.B.A, University of St. Thomas, 2000

Dr. Toni Ganzel is the Dean of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  Since the opening of the school in 1837, Dr. Ganzel is the first woman to hold this role.   A native of New Mexico, Dr. Ganzel earned her bachelor of science and medical degrees from the University of Nebraska. She earned a master’s degree in business administration/medical group management from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. She completed her residency in otolaryngology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center before joining the faculty at the Creighton University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Ganzel joined UofL in 1983 as an assistant professor in otolaryngology. She served as Chief of Otolaryngology at Kosair (now Norton) Children’s Hospital  from 1989 to 2002 and Director of the Division of Otolaryngology at UofL from 1993 to 2001, when she was named Associate Dean of Student Affairs for the School of Medicine. In 2003, she was named Senior Associate Dean for Students and Academic Affairs and served in that role prior to becoming Dean.