Rajesh Mangrulkar 2021

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD

Marguerite S. Roll Professor of Medical Education
Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences

3808 Medical Science Building II

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Dr. Mangrulkar’s work focuses on organizational leadership and innovation, transforming education at scale to advance the social good. In 2021, he was charged by the University of Michigan Provost’s Office  and Health Sciences Deans with building an innovation community of practice across three campuses to transform education so that health improves. He holds three roles to help foster this vision: (1) Director of UM’s Center for Inter-Professional Education, (2) Faculty-in-Residence at UM’s Center for Academic Innovation, and (3) Founder and Executive Director of RISE, a health sciences education innovation initiative at Michigan Medicine.

For 10 years prior to these roles, he served as UM’s Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, leading the medical school’s curriculum, student affairs, evaluation and assessment, educational research, learning community, and admissions units for medical student education. Prior to that, he served as the medical school’s Assistant Dean for Education Innovation and Technology. In those roles, Dr. Mangrulkar led the medical school-wide initiative to transform the curriculum into a program that will graduate physician leaders who lead change in patient care, healthcare delivery and science. To support this transformation, Dr. Mangrulkar and his team were awarded one of 11 competitive $1.1M grants from the American Medical Association (AMA), serving as Principal Investigator from 2013-2021.

He described his vision and work on leading change in a TEDMED talk, delivered at the Harris Theatre, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL in 2016. Dr. Mangrulkar is currently actively involved in helping other institutions transform their medical education programs at scale through change management training and development, most recently collaborating with the AMA and the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). He has published over 60 journal articles, given over 250 presentations, and was the host of the inaugural season of the AMA’s podcast series, “AMA Doc Talk”

Dr. Mangrulkar received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and then went on to complete his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. His residency training was completed in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, serving as chief medical resident in 1998. He then pursued advanced study in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago through 2001, before becoming a faculty member at UM. He is married to a practicing family physician, has 4 children,  and lives in suburban Detroit. He is a rabid fan of the University, the city of Detroit, and all of its offerings (including its baseball team, the Detroit Tigers).

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