I am so very happy to welcome Justin Dimick as the next chair of the Department of Surgery, starting June 1, 2019.
Dr. Dimick is the chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery and director of the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy. He has served the department as associate chair for faculty development and as associate chair for strategy and finance. He also is a professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health.
Justin earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Cornell University, his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, and Master of Public Health from Dartmouth Medical School. He performed his General Surgery residency at the University of Michigan and a health services research fellowship at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He joined our faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of surgery and earned promotion to associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2015.
Dr. Dimick is a natural leader. He has been president of the Association for Academic Surgery and chair of the Health Services Organization and Delivery Study Section at the NIH. He is an associate editor at Annals of Surgery, the surgical innovation editor at JAMA Surgery, and serves on numerous other editorial boards. He has served as an advisor on quality and health policy for several organizations, including the BlueCross BlueShield Association, American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospital" Rankings, and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
Justin is a great doctor. His clinical practice is primarily devoted to advanced laparoscopy, including treatment of morbid obesity, gastroesophageal reflux, abdominal wall hernias, and other benign and neoplastic diseases of the stomach, spleen, and foregut. He is editor of Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique.
Dr. Dimick will become the Frederick A. Coller Professor of Surgery, an honor that has long been associated with the chair position at Michigan Sugary. In this role, he will be the leader of the Coller Society as well.
Justin Dimick is an inspired choice for chair of the Department of Surgery. I’m so proud of his appointment. Please let him know how happy you are too.
Article by Michael Mulholland, MD, PHD (Twitter: @MWMulhollandMD)
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