Meet the Student Affairs Deans

Selecting a specialty and navigating the residency application process can be challenging. SMHS provides a wide range of opportunities to explore medical specialties and other career paths beginning as early as your first year and extending to your graduation or beyond. The office of Student Affairs is a key resource available to you throughout your journey in medicine.  

Mission

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) aims to provide comprehensive and individualized  academic and career advisory services to guide and support students throughout their medical education journey. All students are linked to a Student Affairs Dean, who works collaboratively with a team of committed professionals to promote academic and personal success in medical school.

Meet the Student Affairs Deans

Rhonda Goldberg

Rhonda Goldberg, MA
Associate Dean for Student Affairs 
rmgoldb@gwu.edu

Administrative Support:
Valerie Espinoza Chowdhury
Executive Coordinator for Years I & II
Phone: (202) 994-3176
Email:  vespinoza@gwu.edu

  • Provides academic and personal advising and support
  • Connects students to essential resources 
  • Oversees Office of Student Support
Lorenzo Norris

Lorenzo Norris, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
norrismd@gwu.edu

Administrative Support:
Penelope White
Executive Assistant
Phone: 202-994-9528
Email: pwhite16_@gwu.edu

  • Advising on career planning and residency applications
  • Oversees Office of Student Affairs 
  • Chief Wellness Officer for GW Resilience & Wellness Center

 

Steven Davis

Steven Davis, MD
Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs,
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
spdavis@gwu.edu

Administrative Support:
Sherry Brody
Executive Coordinator for Year III
Phone: 202-994-2202
Email: sherrybrody@gwu.edu

  • Advising on career planning and residency applications
  • Oversees the Office of Financial Aid
  • Oversees the Office of Student Professional Enrichment
Pritha Ghosh

Pritha Ghosh, MD
Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs,
Associate Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitative Medicine
pghosh@gwu.edu

Administrative Support:
LaQuita Ross
Administrative Supervisor
Phone: 202-994-2170
Fax: 202-994-0926
Email: lbeale@gwu.edu

  • Advising on career planning and residency applications
  • SMHS Careers in Medicine sessions