Rev. James Foster, C.S.C, M.D.

Associate Dean

Associate Dean
Center for Health Advising, 219 Jordan Hall of Science
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-4890

Fr. Foster directs the Center for Health Sciences Advising and serves as chair of the preprofessional studies program. He closely monitors developments within the health profession admissions process including new schools, course requirements, and curriculum developments.  Fr. Foster joined preprofessional studies in 1997 and became chair of the program in 2005.

Fr. Foster earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 and earned his M.D. degree in 1981 from the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine. He completed his training in Internal Medicine (1984) and Infectious Diseases (1986) at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. and was board certified in both areas. After several years in private practice, Fr. Foster entered the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1989 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. He also completed a Clinical Ethics Fellowship at the University of Chicago School of Medicine in 1997.