Dr. S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, MD, PhD, has served as the inaugural Dean of The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School since 2014. He also serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs and is the Frank and Charmaine Denius Distinguished Dean’s Chair in Medical Leadership at Dell Medical School. Dr. Johnston previously served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California San Francisco. He is a neurologist, specializing in stroke care and research. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California Berkeley, MD from Harvard Medical School and BSc in Physics from Amherst College.