University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst has named the new dean of the UConn School of Medicine and President for Health Affairs at the UConn Health Center. He is Dr. Frank Torti from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he has been vice president for strategic programs, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and chair of the Department of Cancer Biology.
Dr. Torti, who will be the eighth dean at the UConn School of Medicine, joins the health center May 1.
He replaces Dr. Cato Laurencin, who stepped down last summer to focus on research and clinical work.
His base salary will be $780,000, and is eligible for a $150,000 performance incentive at the end of his first year.