Medical School faculty promotions approved by U-M Board of Regents

The highest percentage of the 197 promotions are in the clinical associate professor rank (72), followed by clinical professor (33), associate professor (32), professor (26) and research assistant professor (11)

Author | Kevin C. Bergquist

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Nearly 200 Medical School faculty members earned promotions in the 2024 cycle. Their new appointments were approved May 16 by the U-M Board of regents and take effect Sept. 1, 2024.

The highest number of promotions are in the clinical associate professor rank (72), followed by clinical professor (33), associate professor (32), professor (26) and research assistant professor (11). Thirteen faculty in the research scientist cohort, including at the associate and assistant levels, were promoted.

The following list of promoted faculty is sorted alphabetically by rank:

Professor (* with tenure)

Sawsan As-Sanie, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology *
Patrick M. Carter, M.D., Emergency Medicine *
Wei Cheng, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry
Analisa DiFeo, Ph.D., Pathology * and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diane C. Fingar, Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology *
Hugh J.L. Garton, M.D., MHSC, Neurosurgery *
Yuanfang Guan, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics * and Internal Medicine
Yongqun He, DVM, Ph.D., Laboratory Animal Medicine *
Steven Huang, M.D., Internal Medicine *
Scott Hummel, M.D., Internal Medicine *
Kanishka T. Jayasundera, M.B., Ch.B., Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences *
Nobuhiko Kamada, Ph.D., Internal Medicine * and Pathology
Jason S. Knight, M.D., Ph.D., Internal Medicine *
Costas A. Lyssiotis, Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology * and Internal Medicine
Donovan T. Maust, M.D., M.S., Psychiatry *
Michael M. McKee, M.D., MPH, Family Medicine * and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jennifer A. Meddings, M.D., M.Sc., Internal Medicine * and Pediatrics
Ryan Mills, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics * and Human Genetics
David A. Nordsletten, D.Phil., Biomedical Engineering * and Cardiac Surgery
Stephen C.J. Parker, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics * and Human Genetics
Arvind U.K. Rao, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics * and Radiation Oncology
Gurjit Sandhu, Ph.D., Surgery * and Learning Health Sciences
Pratima Sharma, MBBS, M.D., M.S., Internal Medicine *
Ariella Shikanov, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering * and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gregory G. Tall, Ph.D., Pharmacology *
Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology * and Pediatrics

Clinical Professor

Nicole Bhave, M.D., Internal Medicine and Radiology
Kyle Cuneo, M.D., Radiation Oncology
Jim Dupree, M.D., MPH, Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Brian R. Hallstrom, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery
Sarah Hartley, M.D., Internal Medicine
James Holmes, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery
Neeraj Kaplish, M.D., Neurology
Grace Jane Kim, M.D., Surgery
Jeff Kozlow, M.D., Surgery
Kristin Ann Kullgren, Ph.D., Pediatrics
Sathish Kumar, MBBS, Anesthesiology
Martin J. LaPage, M.D., Pediatrics
Madelyn Lew, M.D., Pathology
G. Ying Li, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery
Jimmy Chamtsun Lu, M.D., Pediatrics and Radiology
Susan M. Maixner, M.D., Psychiatry
Monica L. Marvin, M.S., CGC, Human Genetics and Internal Medicine
David Allan Marzano, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology and Learning Health Sciences
Michelle Lynn Mierzwa, M.D., Radiation Oncology
Gabe E. Owens, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatrics
Sonal Thakkar Owens, M.D., Pediatrics
David Paje, M.D., MPH, Internal Medicine
Raviprasenna Kumar Parasuraman, MBBS, Internal Medicine
Ponni V. Perumalswami, M.D., MSCR, Internal Medicine
Jeffrey M. Rohde, M.D., Internal Medicine
Deborah Rooney, Ph.D., Learning Health Sciences
Kelly Ann Ryan, Ph.D., Psychiatry (also Adjunct Professor of Psychology)
Cemal Burak Sozener, M.D., Emergency Medicine and Neurology
Elena M. Stoffel, M.D., MPH, Internal Medicine
Trilokraj Tejasvi, MBBS, Dermatology
Kelly Jo Walkovich, M.D., Pediatrics
Ka Kit Wong, MBBS, Radiology
Chisa Yamada, M.D., Pathology

Associate Professor (* with tenure)

Megan A. Adams, M.D., J.D., M.Sc., Internal Medicine
Lindsay K. Admon, M.D., M.Sc., Obstetrics and Gynecology *
Filip Bednar, M.D., Ph.D., Surgery *
Lindsay A. Bornheimer, Ph.D., LCSW, Psychiatry
Tanner J. Caverly, M.D., MPH, Learning Health Sciences * and Internal Medicine
Steven B. Chinn, M.D., Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery *
Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatrics *
Michael Cianfrocco, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry *
Ewa Czyz, Ph.D., Psychiatry *
Elizabeth Duval, Ph.D., Psychiatry *
Joshua R. Ehrlich, M.D., MPH, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences *
Samir K. Gadepalli, M.D., MBA, Surgery *
Brigid E. Gregg, M.D., Pediatrics *
Colin F. Greineder, M.D., Emergency Medicine *
Timothy Guetterman, Ph.D., Family Medicine *
Andrew M. Ibrahim, M.D., M.Sc., Surgery *
Paul M. Jenkins, Ph.D., Pharmacology * Psychiatry
Megan L. Killian, Ph.D., Orthopaedic Surgery * and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Jie Liu, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics *
Tristan Maerz, Ph.D., Orthopaedic Surgery *, Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Jessica Mellinger, M.D., M.Sc., Internal Medicine * and Psychiatry
Andrea T. Obi, M.D., Surgery *
Maria Papaleontiou, M.D., Internal Medicine * (also Research Associate Professor, Institute of Gerontology)
Courtney A. Polenick, Ph.D., Psychiatry *
Sarah E.L. Reeves, Ph.D., MPH, Pediatrics *
Michael Roberts, Ph.D., Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery * and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Shawna Smith, M.Phil., Ph.D., Psychiatry
Kayte Spector-Bagdady, J.D., MBE, Obstetrics and Gynecology *
Pasithorn A. Suwanabol, M.D., Surgery *
Michael P. Thompson, Ph.D., MPH, Cardiac Surgery *
Justine P. Wu, M.D., MPH, Family Medicine * and Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yan Zhang, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry *

Clinical Associate Professor

Emily Abodler, M.D., Internal Medicine
Jawad Al-Khafaji, M.D. MSHA, Internal Medicine
Giulia M. Benedetti, M.D., Pediatrics
Derek Bergsma, M.D., Radiation Oncology
Ross Blank, M.D., Anesthesiology
Scott Bresler, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology and Dermatology
Juana Capizzano, M.D., Family Medicine
Joseph Francis Carrera, M.D., Neurology
Lindsay Caverly, M.D., Pediatrics
Eun-Young Karen Choi, M.D., Pathology
Dru Claar, M.D., Internal Medicine
Erin Cobain, M.D., Internal Medicine
Anita S. W. Craig, D.O., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Eileen Crawford, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery
Rodney Daniels, M.D., Pediatrics
Alecia K. Daunter, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ryan Davis, M.D., Anesthesiology
Karen S. Deloss, O.D., Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Melina Lorann Dendrinos, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Christopher Frank, M.D., Ph.D., Family Medicine
Hamid R. Ghanbari, M.D., Internal Medicine
Carmen Gherasim, Ph.D., Pathology
Goodarz Golmirzaie, M.D., Anesthesiology
Lindsey A. Herrel, M.D., Urology
Tao Huang, Ph.D., Pathology
Jennifer Jill Iyengar, M.D., Internal Medicine
Shijing Jia, M.D., Internal Medicine
Abigail Johnson, Ph.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jill M. Keller, DVM, Ph.D., Laboratory Animal Medicine and Urology
Sharon Kileny, M.D., Pediatrics
David Kohns, D.O., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jennifer Larson, Ph.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jackson Liang, D.O., Internal Medicine
Heang Muy Lim, M.D., Pediatrics
Kathleen Linder, M.D., Internal Medicine
Remy Rosario Lobo, M.D., Radiology
Charisse Marie Loder, M.D., M.Sc., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Tara Martin, DVM, Laboratory Animal Medicine
Victor Moles, M.D., Internal Medicine
Aki Morikawa, M.D., Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Emily E. Peoples, M.D., Anesthesiology
Perry G. Pernicano, M.D., Radiology
Megan Honor Pesch, M.D., M.S., Pediatrics
Matthew James Pianko, M.D., Internal Medicine
Carrie Pilarski, Ph.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Amanda Barone Pritchard, M.D., Pediatrics
Elizabeth Margaret Putnam, MBBS, Anesthesiology
Angel Qin, M.D., Internal Medicine
Alexander Rabin, M.D., Internal Medicine
Greta B. Raglan, Ph.D., Psychiatry
Karthik Ramani, M.D., MHA, Internal Medicine
Andrew Robert Romeo, M.D., Neurology
Monica Woll Rosen, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bryan Shanley Sack, M.D., Urology
Natalie R. Schellpfeffer, M.D., Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Richard J. Schildhouse, M.D., Internal Medicine
Jennifer Lobo Shah, M.D., Radiation Oncology
William Sherk, M.D., Radiology
Jean Hansen Siedel, D.O., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Andrew Arthur Mark Singer, M.D., Pediatrics
Stephanie Skala, M.D., Pathology
C. Chauncey Spears, M.D., Neurology
Robert Joseph Spencer, Ph.D., Psychiatry
Courtney Shepard Streur, M.D., Urology
Marty Chun-yen Tam, M.D., Internal Medicine
Jourdan E. Triebwasser, M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jessica Lynn Van Huysse, Ph.D., Psychiatry
David Matthew Walton, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery
Bonnie R. S. Wang, M.D., Internal Medicine
Sarah Elizabeth Yentz, M.D. Internal Medicine
Amy Duoxi Zhang, M.D., Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Shiwei Zhou, M.D., Internal Medicine

Research Professor

Jeanne A. Stuckey, Ph.D., Life Sciences Institute, Biological Chemistry, and Biophysics

Research Associate Professor

Sarah D. Compton, Ph.D., MPH, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stefanie Galban, Ph.D., Radiology
Myungjin Kim, Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Melanie Pearson, Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology
Joseph A. Potkay, M.S., Ph.D., Surgery
Pamela Wong, Ph.D., Internal Medicine and Michigan Nanotechnology Institute

Research Assistant Professor

Ramadan Ali, Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Nupur Das, Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Samuel Endicott, Ph.D., Pathology
Xiaoqiang Huang, Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Janggun Jo, M.S., Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
Prabesh Kanel, M.S., Ph.D., Radiology
Heng Lin, Ph.D., Surgery
Nathan M. Merrill, Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Caitlin M. O’Connor, Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Markus Ruetz, Ph.D., Biological Chemistry
Weichen Zhou, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Research Scientist

Rajasree Menon, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Associate Research Scientist

Angelo Aguilar, Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Malathi Kandarpa, Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Huira C. Kopera, Ph.D., Human Genetics
Duan Li, Ph.D., Anesthesiology
Xinna Li, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology
Yanni Liu, Ph.D., Psychiatry
Paramita Ray, Ph.D., Radiation Oncology
Alvaro Rojas-Pena, M.D., Surgery
Mingjia Tan, Ph.D., Radiation Oncology

Assistant Research Scientist

Rohan K. Rej, Ph.D., Internal Medicine
Vincent Van Drongelen, Ph.D., Dermatology
Arushi Varshney, Ph.D., Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

Adjunct Associate Professor

Elisa Maria Trucco, Ph.D., Psychiatry
Daniel Whitney, Ph.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Adjunct Research Associate Professor

Philip Cheng, Ph.D., Psychiatry

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