Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, is the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Chief Education Officer for the UNC School of Medicine. Byerley oversees the UNC School of Medicine’s educational enterprise as well as the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development.
Byerley has served as a senior leader within the School of Medicine since 2013 when she was named Vice Dean for Education. Under Byerley’s leadership, the UNC School of Medicine has made significant enhancements to medical education, including the introduction of the TEC curriculum, the creation of the Office of Rural Initiatives, the establishment of the Wilmington branch campus, and planning a new medical education building. She is co-PI of the $1.8M AMA Reimagining Residency grant to UNC.
Dr. Byerley earned a BA in Physics at Rhodes College. Before attending medical school at Duke University, she worked as a high school science teacher. She completed her Pediatrics Residency and Chief Residency at UNC and earned a Master’s of Public Health at UNC in Maternal and Child Health. She has been a member of the UNC faculty since 2002. Her early career was focused in Pediatric Education, first as a clerkship director and then as Pediatrics Residency Program Director.