King Li, dean, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

King Li

Dean, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Chief Academic Officer, Carle Health System

Dr. King Li, MD, MBA, is a highly-regarded scholar who commands respect in his discipline and in the medical profession. Li enthusiastically engages faculty, disciplines and colleges across campus as well as physician colleagues at Carle and beyond in establishing the revolutionary college.

Li is a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology. Holding 16 patents, with another six pending, and four new invention disclosures since joining the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, he has a long track record of developing and commercializing intellectual property as well as setting up and administering large clinical and translational research programs.

Contact Tary Finefield, Assistant to the Dean

Dean's Office


Balascuta, Iuliana

Assistant Dean for Accreditation & Assessment

Boppart, Stephen

Executive Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer

Campbell, Julie

Administrative Aide

Finefield, Tary

Assistant to the Dean

Goodpaster, Lisa

Associate Director of Project Management

Hoey, Patrick

Associate Dean, Finance & Administration

Mendenhall, Ruby

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation

Pait, Jim

Director of Project Management

Roberts, Amy

Business/Administrative Associate



Ahmad, Irfan

Assistant Dean for Research

Burke, Martin

Associate Dean for Research

Academic Affairs


Adams, Sarah

Office Manager

Ahmad, Kashif

Medical Education Facilitator / Teaching Professor

Amos, Jenny

Director of Evaluation and Student Assessment/Quality Officer

Bethke, Eliot

Engineering Lab and Capstone/Data Science/IDEA Project Coordinator

Burnette, Margaret (Peg)

Medical and Biomedicine Librarian/Associate Professor

Cabada, Elisandro

Medical and Bioengineering Librarian

Coiado, Olivia

Medical Education Facilitator / Teaching Assistant Professor

Galvez, Roberto

Medical Education Facilitator / Teaching Associate Professor

Hasty, Bob

Simulation Center Technician (Equipment Specialist I)

Pecenka, Chris

Medical Education Program Specialist – Basic Science

Pluta, William

Director of Curriculum

Quigg, Melissa

Simulated Patient Coordinator

Roberts-Lieb, Sol

Director of Faculty Development

Rowen, Judith

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Thomas, Katie

Medical Education Program Specialist – Clinical

Wallon, Robert

Academic Skills Specialist

Yodh, Jaya

Medical Education Facilitator / Teaching Associate Professor

Clinical Affairs


Moussa, Issam

Department Head, Clinical Sciences

Rowitz, Blair

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Student Affairs


Few, Nora

Director of Admissions

Gooch, Wendy

Office Manager/Student Affairs

Jake, Andrea

Director of Student Affairs

Schweighart, Cindy

Office Support Specialist

Van Orman, Colin

Student Affairs Coordinator

Wright, Heather

Director of Recruiting and Student Success

Yasunaga, April

Interim Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Marketing & Communications


Kacich, Libby

Executive Director of Marketing & Communications

Sauder, Kara

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Schultz, Rebecca

Graphic Design Specialist

Tennant, Kristin

Content Strategy Specialist

Human Resources


Bates, Heidi

Human Resources Associate

Hughes-McCray, LaShae

Office Administrator

McLaughlin, Karen

Director of Human Resources



Jebe, Tod

Director of Technology Innovation



Breitbarth, Jessica

Associate Dean for Advancement

Wallace, Kari

Office Manager