School of Medicine
The Regional Dean
Regional Dean of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in
Amarillo Richard M. Jordan, M.D.
Richard M. Jordan, M.D., began serving as the new regional dean of the Amarillo School
of Medicine in September 2007. He earned his bachelor's degree from Depauw University
in 1967 and his medical degree from Indiana University in 1971. Dr. Jordan did his
internship at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and completed his residency
in internal medicine and a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Oregon
As regional dean, Dr. Jordan has responsibilities for the academic, research and clinical
administration for the School of Medicine activities in Amarillo. The school at present
trains 82 residents, 72 medical students, employees more than 80 faculty and has an
operating budget of $37 million.
He served as chief of medical services at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, as well
as chief of the Division of Endocrinology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine at
East Tennessee State University at Johnson, City, Tennessee. Dr. Jordan was a professor,
associate chairman for postgraduate education of the Department of Medicine and the
department's residency program director. He has published over 60 articles and book
chapters primarily about endocrine disease.
A recipient of six teaching awards, Dr. Jordon received the 2006 Health Care Hero
Innovation Service Award from the Business Journal of Tri-Cities and King Pharmaceuticals
in recognition of a health care provider whose inventive thinking furthered the cause
of health care. He was also named as one of America's Top Physicians by the Consumers'
Research Council of America in 2007. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Jordan is interested in amateur astronomy and ancient history.
He managed the World Champion U.S. National BMX Bicycle Racing Team in 1993 and 1994
and the Pro Cycles BMX Bicycle Racing Team that were National Champions in 1994, 1995
and 1996. His two sons, Dana and Erick, were members of those teams.
Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration
Deborah Lee Fitzpatrick Cain
School of Medicine in Amarillo
Deborah Cain was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. She has been an avid athlete
most of her life, dividing time between basketball, swimming, golf, horses, fitness
walking (to name a few) and her studies. She was recognized by faculty as the top
Marketing student at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, where she received
a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Deborah spent years in California, Colorado,
and Montana before returning to her old home. The medical field captured her interest
in Colorado where she managed the business office for a small rural hospital. Upon
her return to Amarillo, she sought out a career in the medical field and proceeded
to "grow up" with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.
Her experiences began from the ground up, learning all facets of the business and
spending several years as Administrator for Psychiatry and then for Pediatrics. She
then joined the Assistant Dean for Finance & Administration / Assistant Vice President
for Fiscal Affairs as a Director and pursued, in quiet fashion, her goal to be the
Assistant Dean. She is a lover of good health and healthy living and believes in Texas
Tech. She has been employed with Texas Tech since 1982.
Deborah was presented Employee of the Month awards in 1983, 1986 and 1989, an Outstanding
Achievement Award in 1989, and a Quality Service Award in 1999. She is currently a
member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Academic Practice
Assembly (APA). She was a member of Leadership Amarillo and Canyon. One of her special
moments was, while in the Dale Carnegie Course, being awarded three personal progress
awards and the Highest Award for Achievement. She's made the statement public speaking
is a fear she felt was finally put to rest!
Deborah believes in the employees of Texas Tech and ranks them "top notch". Her philosophy
on life is "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care".
Deborah married Rocky M. Cain in 1979 and they are the proud parents of a beautiful
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