Meet the Provost
M. Dewayne Andrews, M.D., MACP
Senior Vice President and Provost
Vice President for Health Affairs
Executive Dean, College of Medicine
Dr. Dewayne Andrews has overall responsibility for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center colleges and programs in addition to authority for the medical education, biomedical research and clinical practice enterprises of the College of Medicine including OU Physicians. He is a David Ross Boyd Professor of Medicine and holds the Lawrence N. Upjohn Endowed Chair in Medicine. Dr. Andrews has served as Executive Dean of the College of Medicine since 2002. In 2011, the President and Board of Regents appointed Dr. Andrews to also serve as Senior Vice President and Provost of the OU Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Andrews received a B.S. degree from Baylor University and earned his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology were at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He served for two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control of the U.S. Public Health Service. During his career, he has held faculty and administrative positions at two medical schools. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching medicine.
Dr. Andrews’ past research interests include hypertension, kidney disease, and hepatorenal syndrome. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Physicians, and in 2004 he was awarded the high honor of designation as a Master of the American College of Physicians. Active in national circles, he has been chairman of the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, and chairman of the Section on Medical Schools of the American Medical Association. He recently served as a member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the national accrediting body for U.S. and Canadian medical schools. Dr. Andrews has served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Foundation, Lyric Theater, Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, Dean McGee Eye Institute, and United Way of Central Oklahoma.