David Musick, associate dean for faculty affairs at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, will be promoted to senior dean for faculty affairs, effective Oct. 1.

Musick joined the medical school in 2013 as assistant dean for faculty development, overseeing professional development for the school’s teaching faculty. At the time, there were around 500 faculty members; now the medical school has almost 800 faculty members.

In 2017, Musick began overseeing faculty affairs as the associate dean. He helped lead the faculty through the medical school’s integration with Virginia Tech as the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine became an official college of the university in 2018.

In his new role, Musick will focus his work on continued alignment with faculty affairs at Virginia Tech, while also overseeing faculty development and wellness.

“David has been adept in his previous roles here to build bridges and relationships to better serve our faculty, no matter if they are teaching in one of our classrooms, or at the hospital or clinic, or in the lab,” said Lee Learman, dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. “His promotion to senior dean acknowledges his outstanding leadership integrating faculty affairs and governance with Virginia Tech as well as his ongoing collaborations on behalf of the school with Carilion Clinic overseeing professional development for our teaching faculty.”

“It’s exciting to grow my career here at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and get to work with faculty and students as well as colleagues at Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic who are putting this medical school and burgeoning academic health center on the map nationally,” said Musick. “I look forward to continuing to serve by helping our faculty thrive. I am grateful for the confidence that Dean Learman has expressed in me, and I am very confident that our future as a school is extraordinarily bright under his leadership.”

Prior to joining Virginia Tech Carilion, Musick worked in medical education at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. He has also held faculty and administrative roles in physical medicine and rehabilitation and medical humanities.

Musick earned his bachelor’s degree from Milligan College, his master’s in sociology from East Tennessee State University, and his doctorate in educational evaluation and policy studies from the University of Kentucky.