Weinstein appointed Executive Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Debra F. Weinstein, currently vice president of higher medical education at Mass General Brigham’s health system in Boston, has been appointed executive vice dean of academic affairs at the medical school and academic director of Michigan Medicine.

Debra F. Weinstein

In this role, Weinstein will be an integral member of the leadership team that manages oversight of the Michigan School of Medicine and Medicine.

The Executive Associate Dean is responsible for the educational mission of the Michigan School of Medicine and Medicine, which includes strategic development, operational oversight, and budgetary accountability. She will also oversee faculty affairs and faculty development activities for the medical school.

Weinstein will join Michigan Medicine’s leadership team on November 15. His appointment was approved by the board of directors on October 21.

“We are privileged and honored to have Dr. Weinstein join our leadership team,” said Marschall Runge, executive vice president of medical affairs, dean of the faculty of medicine and CEO of Michigan Medicine.

“His unique and accomplished track record will certainly enrich both our medical school and our healthcare system. We are very proud to welcome him to this new role and look forward to working together. ”

At Mass General Brigham, Weinstein is responsible for over 300 graduate medical programs with 2,400 residents and fellows. She has led local and national initiatives focused on improving medical education. She is also Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Medical Officer of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“I am delighted to join such a wonderful group of colleagues at a leading institution that I have long admired,” Weinstein said. “By integrating an exceptional medical school and healthcare system, we have great opportunities to help shape the future of medical education and healthcare – and improve the health of the people of Michigan and beyond. “

Weinstein graduated from Wellesley College. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, she completed clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was selected as chief resident. She was deputy chief and director of medical residency training before becoming director of higher medical education for Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s hospitals, then vice president of higher medical education for the health Mass General Brigham. She was also a director of the MGH’s Institute of Health Professions.

At Harvard Medical School, Weinstein has contributed to major steering committees related to curriculum reform, learning environment, medical education accreditation liaison committee, continuing medical education and faculty affairs.

Her fellowship focused on innovation in medical education, and she is currently the Principal Investigator of an American Medical Association’s $ 2 million Reimagining Residency grant focused on competency-based higher medical education. and variable over time.

She has served as associate editor of Academic Medicine, chaired the oversight committees of the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, and is a member of the New England Journal’s Outlook Advisory Board.

“UM’s medical school and the healthcare system share a deep commitment to education, and this is extremely important to me,” Weinstein said. “Our shared priorities for diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as supporting the well-being of students and clinicians and the constant pursuit of innovation are all things close to my heart.”

As a national leader in medical education, Weinstein has served on the board of directors of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, the Institute of Medicine committee on GME governance and funding, and in as Chairman of the Resident Affairs Group of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

She chaired a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation consensus conference on higher medical education reform and organized and led a pair of workshops organized by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine focused on data mining. medical education to improve outcomes. She was a member of the American Council on Education in 2006-2007 and is the recipient of the ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Lead Award and the John C. Gienapp Award, the organization’s highest honor.

“Although I have focused on medical education throughout my career, I still have a lot to learn as a newcomer to UM,” Weinstein said. “I look forward to immersing myself in the community and working together to set and achieve many ambitious goals for the future. “

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