Michael W. Mulholland, M.D., Ph.D., was named senior associate dean of clinical affairs in the Medical School, effective June 1, 2019. He had served as executive director of the University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG) since January 2019.
In his dean role, Dr. Mulholland will be responsible for executive leadership and oversight of UMMG, our multi-disciplinary faculty practice, as well as ambulatory care operations, eHealth initiatives, physician workforce planning, and more. He will work closely with all relevant entities to develop, deploy and integrate clinical care with the research and educational missions of the Medical School.
He received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Northwestern University. He then completed postgraduate training in general surgery, and earned his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He joined the U-M faculty in 1988 as assistant professor and rose through the ranks to professor in 1995. He served as head of the Section of General Surgery and program director of the general surgery residency program from 1997-2002. He was named chair of the Department of Surgery in 2002, the same year he became the Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Mulholland also serves as surgeon-in-chief at University Hospital, and is principal director of a research laboratory that has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1988. His research interests include neurocrine control of pancreatic exocrine secretion and enteric neurobiology.
His clinical interests are in the area of gastrointestinal surgery. He has a special expertise in the treatment of pancreatic and biliary cancer, neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, biliary reconstruction, inflammatory bowel disease, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He is a member of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Program of the Rogel Cancer Center.