Medical School Leadership
A Mission to Transform Health

U-M Medical School executive and senior leadership has worked closely with colleagues throughout the U-M clinical enterprise to fulfill the school’s mission: "To transform health through bold and innovative education, discovery, and service.”

Michigan Medicine leaders seated on the stage at Hill Auditorium
Meet Our Leaders

A diverse and experienced leadership team works closely with our faculty, staff and learners to administer the activities of the school and support the execution of the school's tripartite mission of excellence in education, research and patient care.

Medical School Organizational Chart

Executive Leadership
Marschall S. Runge Marschall S. Runge MD, PhD
Dean, U-M Medical School
McKay Professor
Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs, University of Michigan
Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Medicine
David C. Miller, M.D., M.P.H. David C. Miller MD, MPH
President, U-M Health
Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, U-M Medical School
Professor of Urology
Head shot of Debra F. Weinstein Debra F. Weinstein, MD
Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, U-M Medical School
Chief Academic Officer, Michigan Medicine
Steven L. Kunkel, PhD Steven L. Kunkel, PhD
Executive Vice Dean for Research, U-M Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine
Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor
Endowed Professor of Pathology Research
Senior Leadership
Rebekah Ashley head and shoulders with trees in background Rebekah Ashley, JD
Senior Administrative Director for Executive Administration
Matthew C. Comstock Matthew C. Comstock MBA, MHSA
Chief Operating Officer, Medical School
Louito Edje head and shoulders Louito C Edje, MD, MHPE, FAAFP
Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education
Head shot of Elizabeth Harry Elizabeth Harry, MD
Chief Well-Being Officer
Erin Larowe head and shoulders with trees in background Erin M. Larowe, MBA
Medical School Director of Communications
Paul Lee Paul Lee
F Bruce Fralick Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Executive Director, UMMG
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Paige Manz head and shoulders shot with trees in background Paige E Manz, MBA
Academic Chief of Staff
Daryl McDaniel headshot with trees in background Daryl K McDaniel, MBA
Chief of Staff, Clinical Enterprise
Headshot of Quinta Vreede wearing light blue shirt and blue jacket with trees in background Quinta Vreede, MHSA
Chief Administrative Officer, Michigan Medicine
Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs
profile-laurel-moore-2023 Laurel Moore, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Medical Director, Anesthesiology
Assistant Dean and Interim Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Faculty Development
Associate & Assistant Deans

From admitting graduate and medical students, to guiding the careers of the faculty from appointment to promotion, as well as ensuring we conduct our research, teaching and clinical care with the highest ethical standards, the associate and assistant deans of the Medical School are appointed to manage specific aspects of the administration of the Medical School and are available to guide and support our faculty, staff, students and trainees.

These highly regarded leaders are appointed through a careful process that culminates in the approval of the University’s Board of Regents.

Associate Deans
J. Sybil Biermann, MD J Sybil Biermann, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
David Brown David Julius Brown, MD
Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Kathleen L. Collins Kathleen Collins, MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Education and Training
Karl Jepsen Karl J Jepsen, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
user Profile-SachinKheterphal-2023 Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA
Research Professor
Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Chair for Strategy and Technology
Program Director
Outcomes Research
Associate Dean for Research Information Technology
Julie Lumeng Julie C Lumeng, MD
Associate Vice President for Research-Clinical and Human Subjects Research
University of Michigan Office of Research
Thomas P Borders Family Research Professor of Child Behavior and Development
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Nutritional Sciences
profile-seetha-monrad-2018 Seetha U Monrad
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Learning Health Sciences
Associate Dean for Medical Student Education
Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska M.S., Ph.D. Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska MS, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Professor of Pathology
Assistant Deans
profile-deb-berman-2023 Deborah R Berman, MD
Assistant Dean, Administration
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
labcoat Scott D Gitlin
Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Professor of Internal Medicine
David Healy David W Healy, MD, BSc, MRCP, FRCA
Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education and Life-long Learning
Professor of Anesthesiology
dept_surgery_kwakye_gifty_web Gifty Kwakye MD, MPH
Assistant Dean for Clinical Medical Education
Arthur W. Fleming, MD, Research Professor
Associate Professor of Surgery
Erin L. McKean Erin L McKean, MD, MBA, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery
Assistant Dean for Student Services
profile-laurel-moore-2023 Laurel Moore, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Neurosurgery
Associate Medical Director, Anesthesiology
Assistant Dean and Interim Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Faculty Development
SARMA_Aruna4x5.jpg Aruna V Sarma, PhD, MHSA
Collegiate Research Professor
Assistant Dean
Research Professor
Section Head, Dow Division of Health Services Research
Program Assistant
Website Rebuild Champion
Research Professor
profile-andrew-shuman-2023 Andrew G Shuman, MD, FACS, HEC-C
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology Education Lead
Samuel silver Samuel M Silver, MD, PhD, MACP
Clinical Professor
Emeritus of Internal Medicine
Kanakadurga Singer Kanakadurga Singer, MA, MD
Valerie Castle Opipari M.D. Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs
Anna S. Lok Anna Suk-Fong Lok, MD
Dame Sheila Sherlock Distinguished University Professor of Hepatology and Internal Medicine
Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professor of Hepatology
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Hepatology
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
headshot of Andrew Tai Andrew W Tai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant Dean, Faculty Affairs
Program Assistant
Scientific Trunk
Internal Medicine
Department Chairs

Under the Medical School Bylaws, departments are the primary organizational unit and the department chairs are the leaders responsible for maintaining a sustainable financial structure and a collegial environment that supports the mission-driven activities of its faculty. In addition to the department-specific responsibilities, the chairs work collaboratively as a group to provide advice and support for major school-wide initiatives. Examples of their leadership activities include the successful purchase of the North Campus Research Complex, and oversight of the U-M Medical Group.

At the U-M Medical School, department chairs are typically appointed for five-year terms through a careful process that culminates in a request for approval by the University’s Board of Regents. Chair reappointments are determined by the dean based upon an individual’s performance as a leader and team member, through successful implementation of a department-specific strategic plan, and by a survey of the department’s faculty.

Biological Chemistry
Phyllis I. Hanson, MD, PhD

Biomedical Engineering
Mary-Ann Mycek, PhD

Cell and Developmental Biology
Pierre A. Coulombe, PhD

Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Brian D. Athey, PhD

Human Genetics
Anthony Antonellis, PhD

Learning Health Sciences
Charles P. Friedman, PhD 

Microbiology and Immunology
Bethany B. Moore, PhD

Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Daniel E. Michele, PhD

Lori L. Isom, PhD


George A. Mashour, MD, PhD

Cardiac Surgery
Gorav Ailawadi, MD, MBA

Christopher K. Bichakjian, MD

Emergency Medicine
Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD

Family Medicine
Phillip E. Rodgers, MD

Internal Medicine
Timothy S. Blackwell, MD

Dawn O. Kleindorfer, MD

Aditya S. Pandey, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dee E. Fenner, MD

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Shahzad I. Mian, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery
Michelle S. Caird, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Mark E.P. Prince, MD

Charles A. Parkos, MD, PhD

Donna M. Martin, MD, PhD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nitin B. Jain, MBBS, MSPH

Gregory W. Dalack, MD

Radiation Oncology
Daniel T. Chang, MD

Vikas Gulani, MD, PhD

Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH

Ganesh S. Palapattu, MD