Ruth Gotian

Inaugural Assistant Dean of Mentoring
Executive Director, Mentoring Academy
Chief Learning Officer in Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Ruth Gotian is Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine, Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology. Dr. Gotian received her B.S. and M.S. in Business Management from the University at Stony Brook in New York and certificates in Executive Leadership and Managing for Execution from Cornell University. She earned her doctorate at Teachers College Columbia University where she studied Adult Learning and Leadership and focused her research on optimizing success.

Dr. Gotian publishes in both medical education and adult learning journals on topics ranging from networking, mentoring, leadership development and optimizing success. She has published in such journals as Nature, Scientific American and Academic Medicine and has given talks on the topic all over the globe. She is the co-editor of a book on medical education and won numerous mentoring awards. During her extensive career, she has personally mentored thousands of people ranging from undergraduates to faculty members.  She now oversees the success of nearly 1,800 faculty members at Weill Cornell Medicine.


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