Marsha D Rappley, MD
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Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., is the chief executive officer of VCU Health System and vice president of VCU Health Sciences. Previously, Dr. Rappley served as dean of Michigan State University’s (MSU) College of Human Medicine. Currently, she is a tenured professor in pediatrics and psychiatry at VCU.

Dr. Rappley is a national leader in academic medicine, having most recently served as chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and prior to that, chair of the AAMC Council of Deans.

In 2019, she joined the board of directors for the Association of Academic Health Centers and continues to serve on the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Systems Council. She previously served on the board of directors for the Association of Human Research Protection Programs; the American Board of Pediatrics sub-board for developmental and behavioral pediatrics; she chaired the pediatric advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for four years; and completed a six-year term on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Dr. Rappley earned a nursing degree graduating summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recognized her for distinguished service. Her own research focused on children with ADHD, learning problems and other serious mental health challenges.