Rajesh S. Mangrulkar’s academic work lies in technology and its interface with educational innovation and pedagogy. At the University of Michigan, he has built his educational leadership experience in the internal medicine residency training program as associate director, as director of ENCORE (an education innovations unit within the Dean’s Office), and then as assistant dean for education innovation until accepting his current role in 2011. Currently, as associate dean for medical student education, he leads the curriculum, student affairs and admissions units for the Medical School.
His central area of focus is leading the Medical School-wide initiative to transform the curriculum into a program that will graduate physician leaders who help drive change in patient care, health care delivery and science. To support this transformation, Dr. Mangrulkar and his team were awarded a five-year $1.1M grant from the American Medical Association, and has also partnered on a $6M grant to develop the University’s first Center for Inter-professional Education. In addition, he has simultaneously led a large team in the reconstruction of the school’s learning spaces through a $55M re-envisioning of the Taubman Health Sciences Library.
Dr. Mangrulkar received his undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Michigan, and then went on to complete his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, serving as chief medical resident in 1998. He then pursued advanced study in health professions education at the University of Illinois at Chicago through 2001, before becoming a faculty member at the U-M. He is married to a practicing family physician, has four children ranging in age from 9 to 17, and lives in suburban Detroit.