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", .