Dr. Lynn Webb is Assistant Dean for the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. He serves on the faculty of Vanderbilts Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy and leads the Center's Coworker Observation Reporting System and medical student Professionalism in Learning program. He coordinates the teaching of communication skills in the medical school curriculum and provides individual coaching to practicing physicians who want to improve their communication skills with patients and colleagues. Dr. Webb came to Vanderbilt in 1993 as chief operating officer for the Vanderbilt Medical Group. He has served as chief executive officer of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and chief of staff to the Dean of the School of Medicine. He holds a Ph.D. in educational administration and higher education from Southern Illinois University and master's in business administration from the University of Illinois.