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IT Executive Scott Stefan Appointed Assistant Dean and Deputy Chief Information Officer at University of Maryland School of Medicine

March 22, 2022

Brings Broad Range of IT Experience to Position With Growing Responsibilities

Scott Stefan, MBAUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Associate Dean and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Sharon Bowser, MBA, along with UMSOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Scott Stefan, MBA, an information technology executive and veteran of the UMSOM’s Office of Information Technology, has been appointed Assistant Dean and Deputy CIO, effective immediately.

Mr. Stefan, who joined UMSOM in 2009 is currently Executive Director of Information Services at UMSOM.  He has 22 years of experience in private, public, and non-profit sectors, and across industries of information technology, manufacturing, financial, higher education, and pharmaceuticals.  He graduated with a BS degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and received his MBA Degree from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sharon Bowser, MBA“I am delighted to appoint Scott Stefan as Deputy Chief Information Officer for the UMSOM,” said Ms. Bowser.  “Throughout his tenure here, he has demonstrated a keen ability to build and mentor teams, collaborate with colleagues across the UMSOM, and provide superb customer service to our faculty and staff.” 

“As our IT services expand across a growing range of UMSOM academic and administrative units, Scott will ensure that we are fully aligned with the UMSOM’s mission areas, and that we meet the requirements of all of our faculty, staff, and students,” she added.

Rodney Taylor, MD, MPHIn his new role, Mr. Stefan will assist with the oversight of operations of the divisions of Information Services, including Infrastructure/Servers/Storage/Office 365, Applications Development, Web IT Support Team, and Help Desk operations.  He will have additional responsibilities in assisting with the management of personnel, policies, and procedures, as well as the business and financial affairs of the Division.

As Deputy CIO, Mr. Stefan will support the CIO with the implementation of IT initiatives identified by the Information Technology Affairs Advisory Committee (ITAAC), the faculty group appointed by Dean Reece to interface with the Division and advise the Dean on IT issues of strategic importance.

“As Chair of the Information Technology Affairs Advisory Committee (ITAAC), I look forward to working with Scott Stefan on the implementation of operational objectives prioritized by our Committee,” said Rodney Taylor, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Chair of ITAAC.

Mr. Stefan has broad IT experience.  He began his career as a Network Administrator at Legg Mason and went on to work in both the private and public sectors in Washington, DC and the region. 

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBAIn addition to his academic degrees from the University of Maryland, Mr. Stefan is a graduate of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources Leadership Institute.  He is a Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and an A+ Hardware Service Technician Certified.

“This is an important appointment for the UMSOM, as we continue to strengthen and expand our information technology services, capabilities, and infrastructure,” said Dean Reece, who is also Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore, and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor.  “I am pleased that we are enhancing our IT leadership team in order to meet the innovative IT goals of our growing enterprise.”

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Now in its third century, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States. It continues today as one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 46 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs, and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a distinguished two-time winner of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research.  With an operating budget of more than $1.3 billion, the School of Medicine works closely in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide research-intensive, academic and clinically based care for nearly 2 million patients each year. The School of Medicine has nearly $600 million in extramural funding, with most of its academic departments highly ranked among all medical schools in the nation in research funding.  As one of the seven professional schools that make up the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine has a total population of nearly 9,000 faculty and staff, including 2,500 students, trainees, residents, and fellows. The combined School of Medicine and Medical System (“University of Maryland Medicine”) has an annual budget of over $6 billion and an economic impact of nearly $20 billion on the state and local community. The School of Medicine, which ranks as the 8th highest among public medical schools in research productivity (according to the Association of American Medical Colleges profile) is an innovator in translational medicine, with 606 active patents and 52 start-up companies.  In the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best Medical Schools, published in 2021, the UM School of Medicine is ranked #9 among the 92 public medical schools in the U.S., and in the top 15 percent (#27) of all 192 public and private U.S. medical schools.  The School of Medicine works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world. Visit


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