J. Sybil Biermann, M.D., was appointed associate dean for graduate medical education, effective July 1, 2015. A professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Medical School, she also will serve as the designated institutional official overseeing graduate medical education for the U-M Health System.
In her new role, Dr. Biermann will provide strategic planning for graduate medical education programs and the development of new initiatives. She also will work to ensure ongoing accreditation with oversight responsibility for the implementation of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education policies and requirements across the Health System. Additionally, she will oversee the Graduate Medical Education office and work in conjunction with Health System Human Resources to optimize collaboration with the House Officers’ Association.
She received her medical degree from Stanford University in 1987. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1993 as a lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and rose through the ranks to achieve her current title of professor of orthopaedic surgery in 2012.
Institutionally, Dr. Biermann has held several important administrative roles, including service chief of orthopaedic oncology, medical director of the sarcoma clinic, orthopaedic surgery program director, and associate chair for education in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.