Albert Reece

Vice President for Medical Affairs at UMD

Dr. E. Albert Reece is Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland, and Dean of the School of Medicine. He also is the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor. He is a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences. 

In addition, Dr. Reece a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Internal Medicine, and Bio chemistry & Molecular Biology, and oversees an active multi-million dollar NIH funded research program. His laboratory studies the biologic/molecular causes and consequences of diabetes-induced birth defects, and currently is developing experi mental methods for preventing such birth defects. He has over 500 publications. 

A native of Jamaica, West Indies, Dr. Reece received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Long Island University and an MD degree from New York University School of Medicine; completed his residency in OB/GYN at Columbia University Medical Center, and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, he has a PhD degree in Bio chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica; and an MBA degree from the Fox School of Business & Management at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Yale faculty for almost 10 years before being recruited to serve as the Abraham Roth Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he served as Vice Chancellor and Dean of the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.