Dr. Werner, longtime professor and LLUSM administrator, to retire as associate dean but continue teaching


The School of Medicine announced in its weekly email report on February 22 that Dr. Leonard Werner ’81-res will be retiring “from his position as senior associate dean of Medical Student Education.” According to the report, Dr. Werner has been responsible for important School policies including centralized oversight of curricula by the Dean’s Office. It was his idea to have medical students be more easily identified by a shorter white coat.

Dr. Werner will continue to teach as professor of medicine, including instruction of his famed courses in pathophysiology. Since 1981, he has taught more than 5,800 students and won numerous teaching awards.

(Photo taken from February 22, 2017, School of Medicine Report.)