Douglas Solow will join the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC as associate dean of clinical affairs early next year.
In his new role, Solow will oversee all clinical operations for the school, including dental clinics at the Norris Dental Science Center and the Ostrow Faculty Practice. Combined, these clinics serve nearly 20,000 patients annually and play a key role in the education of nearly 500 students each year.
“Doug’s proven background in clinical operations and leadership will be an important addition to our education and patient care services,” said Avishai Sadan, dean of the Ostrow School.
Solow will join USC in January. He currently serves as associate dean of clinical affairs at the University of North Carolina’s School of Dentistry. Sadan said Solow was selected following a national search that included well-known and respected candidates.
Solow earned his DDS from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed his MBA with a focus on health care administration at Duke University.
Sadan thanked Michael Mulvehill, interim associate dean of clinical affairs, and noted that he will continue to play a role in the school’s success moving forward. In addition, the dean thanked members of the faculty and staff who assisted in the interview and selection process.