David Fessell

David Fessell, MD

Clinical Professor, Radiology
Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Michigan Medicine
Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., TC2910K
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5326

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David Fessell, MD, completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard College, followed by medical school at the University of Michigan (UM). He is currently a Professor of Radiology at UM and a Faculty Associate at the UM Ross School of Business, Positive Organizational Scholarship Group. He is a certified Executive Coach and graduate of the Second City Improv conservatory. Formerly, he directed the Leadership Curriculum for the University of Michigan Medical School. His interests and current work includes musculoskeletal radiology, human resiliency, communication, humor, emotional intelligence, leadership, and empathy.

Areas of Interest

Musculoskeletal sonography, musculoskeletal MRI, sports medicine, foot and ankle pathology


Medical School

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 1993


  • Henry Ford Hospital, Radiology, MI, 1997


  • Musculoskeletal Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital, 1998

Board Certification

  • Diagnostic Radiology