Meet the Provost

Paul Ogden

Paul E. Ogden, M.D., serves as Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s (TTUHSC El Paso) chief academic officer.  As provost and vice president for academic affairs, he is a member of the president’s leadership team.  He is a tenured professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.  As a dedicated physician and educator, Dr. Ogden is committed to helping TTUHSC El Paso accomplish its mission by engaging in academic planning, directing the growth of academic and student affairs programs, developing academic policy, and advocating for faculty and student rights and conveying their responsibilities. 

The provost’s 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, the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges through the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness; student services and affairs; the recently-formed Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS); and learning management systems.  Additionally, Dr. Ogden oversees several Foster School of Medicine academic functions, including graduate medical education (GME), undergraduate medical education, admissions and student affairs. 

After earning his M.D. from the Texas A&M College of Medicine, Dr. Ogden completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to becoming our provost on Feb.1, 2018, Dr. Ogden was a tenured professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center and served as interim dean of medicine and interim senior vice president for the health science center. Dr. Ogden brings to us over 30 years of experience in academic medicine, which includes administrative responsibilities. He served as vice dean for academic affairs and director of GME where he was the designated institutional official for 33 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited residency programs. Dr. Ogden has national expertise in clinical curriculum and assessment, including simulation education, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of both the American and Texas Medical Associations.


Paul E. Ogden, M.D., FACP
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
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Dr. Ogden is supported by Ms. Michelle Castro