Evonne Kaplan- Liss

Dr. Evonne Kaplan-Liss is Assistant Dean of Narrative Reflection and Patient Communication at the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth, a newly accredited medical school scheduled to open in July 2019. This is the first Dean level position in a medical school dedicated solely to training faculty and medical students to communicate more effectively first and foremost with their patients as well as with colleagues of other disciplines, the community, the media, funders and policymakers. Dr. Kaplan-Liss comes to Texas from the nationally acclaimed Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where she was the Founding Medical Program Director. She sees this innovative new medical school as a unique opportunity to transform healthcare by inspiring the next generation of medical students to be empathetic scholars and practice compassionate communication.