School Leadership

Medical School Organizational Chart

The integration of the Medical School and the nearby hospitals and health centers has been critical to the success of the University of Michigan’s academic medical center. Faculty, staff and students in the school have worked closely with colleagues throughout the U-M clinical enterprise to fulfill the school’s mission:

To transform health through bold and innovative education, discovery, and service.”

The senior leadership team of the Medical School establishes the strategy and priorities in fulfillment of the school's mission, working closely with the associate and assistant deans, the leaders of our departments, centers and institutes, and with the University administration. The senior leadership team oversees the administrative functions of Medical School Administration, and ensures coordination of initiatives that support the education, research and service elements of the tripartite mission.

Medical School Dean

Executive Leadership

Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.

Steven L. Kunkel, Ph.D.

Executive Vice Dean for Research, Medical School
Chief Scientific Officer, Michigan Medicine
Peter A. Ward Distinguished University Professor
Endowed Professor of Pathology Research
David A. Spahlinger, M.D.

David A. Spahlinger, M.D.

Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Medical School
President, University of Michigan Health System
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Brian J. Zink, M.D.

Brian J. Zink, M.D.

Interim Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Medical School
Interim Chief Academic Officer, Michigan Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Faculty Development
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Senior Leadership

Teri A. Grieb, Ph.D.

Teri A. Grieb, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Vice Dean for Research and Chief Scientific Officer
Senior Director for Research, Medical School
Joseph C. Kolars, M.D.

Joseph C. Kolars, M.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Education 
and Global Initiatives
Josiah Macy, Jr., Professor of Health Professions Education
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Learning Health Sciences
Quinta Vreede

Quinta Vreede, MHSA

Chief Administrative Officer, Michigan Medicine
Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs/Dean of the Medical School