Provost's Biography

Paul OgdenAs Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Paul Ogden serves as Chief Academic Officer and a member of the President’s leadership team on behalf of the institution. He engages in academic planning, directs the growth of academic and student affairs programs, develops academic policy, and advocates for faculty and student rights and responsibilities. He fosters collaboration amongst faculty, staff, students, and external communities.

Administrative oversight at TTUHSC El Paso includes the accreditation components of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accreditation through the newly formed Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, as well as Student Services.

Dr. Ogden joins TTUHSC El Paso from Texas A&M Health Science Center, where he served as a Tenured Professor of Internal Medicine and held the roles of Interim Dean of Medicine and Interim Senior Vice President of the Health Science Center. He previously held academic roles at Scott and White Memorial Hospital as a faculty member for the Texas A&M College of Medicine. 

He earned his M.D. from the Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, and a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association.
Dr. Ogden has over 30 years of experience in academic medicine, including administrative responsibilities while serving as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Medical Education (Designated Institutional Official for 33 ACGME programs). His research interests include medical simulation curricula, medical school curricula, and improving health systems for primary and rural health care. Dr. Ogden has national expertise in clinical curriculum and assessment, including simulation education.