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Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA

Dr. Lois Margaret NoraLois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, served as interim president and dean, chief executive officer and chief academic officer of the College with responsibility for institutional direction and overall leadership of the College.   

Dr. Nora is President Emeritus and Dean of Medicine Emeritus and also held the rank of professor in both internal medicine (neurology) and behavioral and community health sciences at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), formerly known as Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM). 

Prior to serving as president and dean of NEOMED, she served as associate dean of academic affairs and administration and professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She also served as assistant dean and assistant professor of neurology at Rush Medical School in Chicago.

A board certified neurologist, Dr. Nora is fellowship trained in electromyography and neuromuscular disease and holds certificates in clinical medical ethics and medical management. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and served as the latter organization’s president.

Her scholarly work is focused on issues in medical education and issues where law and medicine intersect. She has presented at both national and international conferences and has been published in many peer review publications.

Dr. Nora received a medical degree from Rush Medical College, a law degree from University of Chicago and an MBA from University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics.

She is the recipient of multiple honors including Kellogg National Leadership Program, Group 10; American Council on Education Fellowship; American Association of University Women Research Scholar-in-Residence award; American Medical Women’s Association President’s Recognition award; and an honorary doctorate from Youngstown State University.

Dr. Nora served as interim president and dean from May 2011 to June 2012 and began a national search for TCMC's permanent president and dean. She succeeded Robert D’Alessandri, MD, who served as founding president and dean of TCMC, and was succeeded by interim dean and president Robert Wright, MD.


President & Dean
September 2012 - Present
Steven J. Scheinman, MD

Interim Dean & President

June 2012 - September 2012
Robert E. Wright, MD

Interim Dean & President
May 2011 - June 2012
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA

Founding Dean & President

2007 - May 2011
Robert M. D’Alessandri, MD