Steven E. Gradwohl, MD was a general internist and primary care physician who practiced at University of Michigan Health from 1994 until the time of his sudden passing in 2013. Dr. Gradwohl served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and practiced at the Briarwood Medical Group throughout the entirety of his career. His superior patient care and dedication to his patients made him a sought-after primary care doctor and won him the high distinction of being known as the “physician’s physician”. While Dr. Gradwohl's death came far too soon, he left behind an incredible legacy, both within the Division of General Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Dr. Gradwohl passed on his love of general internal medicine and primary care to the many trainees he encountered throughout his career.
The Division of General Medicine Steven E. Gradwohl, MD Art of Primary Care Award and Lectureship gift fund was established by Dr. Gradwohl’s family, colleagues, and friends to celebrate his legacy, honor his spirit of collaboration, and promote continued education in general medicine. The fund supports innovation events and workshops where internal medicine physicians gather and share best practices and learn from each other, as well as invited lectures by nationally recognized experts who focus on providing effective and compassionate primary care. The program also sponsors an annual award to a member of the U-M general medicine faculty who embodies the spirit of high-quality care and investment in training that Dr. Gradwohl believed in.
The Gradwohl Art of Primary Care gift fund inspires us to dream about a healthier future and a better health care delivery system, in which all patients have access to high quality primary care and all physicians and health care staff can reach for opportunities to accomplish their purpose and achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally.