She comes to U-M after serving as a professor of medical education and family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and College of Medicine, where she also is associate dean for graduate medical education
The Board of Regents today (September 21) approved the appointment of Louito C. Edje, M.D., MHPE, FAAFP, as senior associate dean of medical education in the Medical School, effective October 2, 2023.
Dr. Edje is a professor of medical education and family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and College of Medicine, where she also is associate dean for graduate medical education and designated institutional official. She serves more than 700 residents and fellows in 102 programs, chairs the graduate medical education committees at two sponsoring institutions, and provides input across the continuum of medical education through the Education Program Committee, Dean’s Medical Education Committee, and Medical Executive Committee. Her scholarly work is focused on mitigating bias in assessment, master adaptive learners, and competency-based medical education.
She also brings experience in varied leadership roles at two institutions in Ohio: as the chair of medicine, chief of staff, founding family medicine residency director, and as a member of the board of directors at St. Luke’s Hospital; and as residency program director, associate vice president of academic affairs, and a member of the children’s hospital board at ProMedica. Nationally, she is chair of the family medicine review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and chair of the nominating committee of the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education. She has received numerous honors, including the American Academy of Family Physicians Family Physician of the Year Award, and the Michigan Medicine Alumni Society Distinguished Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Edje earned her medical degree from the U-M Medical School after receiving a Bachelor of Science in physiology from Michigan State University. She completed a family medicine residency at Toledo Hospital, earned a master’s degree in health professions education at the University of Michigan, and is a graduate of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program.