Department Chairs

Under the Medical School Bylaws, departments are the primary organizational unit and the department chairs are the leaders responsible for maintaining a sustainable financial structure and a collegial environment that supports the mission-driven activities of its faculty. In addition to the department-specific responsibilities, the chairs work collaboratively as a group to provide advice and support for major school-wide initiatives. Examples of their leadership activities include the successful purchase of the North Campus Research Complex, and oversight of the U-M Medical Group.

At the U-M Medical School, department chairs are typically appointed for five-year terms through a careful process that culminates in a request for approval by the University’s Board of Regents. Chair reappointments are determined by the dean based upon an individual’s performance as a leader and team member, through successful implementation of a department-specific strategic plan, and by a survey of the department’s faculty.

Basic Science Departments

Biological Chemistry
Daniel J. Goldman, Ph.D. (interim) 

Biomedical Engineering
Lonnie D. Shea, Ph.D.

Cell and Developmental Biology
Kristen J. Verhey, Ph.D. (interim)

Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Brian D. Athey, Ph.D.

Human Genetics
David T. Burke, Ph.D. (interim)

Learning Health Sciences
Charles P. Friedman, Ph.D.

Microbiology and Immunology
Harry L. T. Mobley, Ph.D. 

Molecular and Integrative Physiology
M. Bishr Omary, M.D., Ph.D.

Pharmacology
Lori L. Isom, Ph.D.

Clinical Departments

Anesthesiology
Kevin K. Tremper, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiac Surgery
Edward L. Bove, M.D.

Dermatology
John J. Voorhees, M.D.

Emergency Medicine
Robert W. Neumar, M.D., Ph.D.

Family Medicine
Philip Zazove, M.D.

Internal Medicine
John M. Carethers, M.D.

Neurology
David J. Fink, M.D.

Neurosurgery
Karin M. Muraszko, M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timothy R.B. Johnson, M.D.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery
James E. Carpenter, M.D.

Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
Mark E.P. Prince, M.D. (interim)

Pathology
Charles A. Parkos, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Valerie P. Opipari, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Edward A. Hurvitz, M.D.

Psychiatry
Gregory W. Dalack, M.D.

Radiation Oncology
Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.

Radiology
N. Reed Dunnick, M.D.

Surgery
Michael W. Mulholland, M.D., Ph.D.

Urology
David A. Bloom, M.D.