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Our Regional Dean

Gary Ventolini, M.D., is the Regional Dean and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin.  He comes to the TTUHSC School of Medicine from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine where he served as the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology for six years.  Ventolini's education and experience are both vast and international.  He received a Doctorate of Medicine & Surgery from the University of Padova in Padova, Italy.  His training took him to Columbia where he joined the faculty of Libre University in Cali, Columbia.  He came to the United States for post-graduate training in Family Medicine in Spartanburg, South Carolina, before joining the faculty of the University of Cincinnati school of Medicine.  Following an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, he joined the faculty at Wright State.  He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Ventolini has an abundance of scholarly work which includes authoring over 130 publications of peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and abstracts.  He served as the Vice-President of Wright State Physician's Management Committee and Corporation, the Chair for their Finance and Budget Committee, and the President-Elect of the Dayton OB/GYN Society.  He is the Medical Reviewer for nine different Journals and is a member of the Medical Journals Editorial Board for the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery as well as the Journal of Genital System & Disorders. Ventolini has served as principal investigator for several translational research grants.  From 1983-1988 he was a Founding Member of the Institute for Human Reproduction and the Apromeli (Association of Professors Medical School).  He is presently a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

He has been happily married to his wife, Doris Ventolini, a preschool language teacher, for 34 years.  They have two beautiful and bright daughters and two Himalayan cats. His hobbies include reading behavioral economics and art books,  spending time with his family traveling and renaissance key collecting and has authored the book "Art Within the Keys of the Renaissance", .