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Debra Weinstein | Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs + Chief Academic Officer Debra Weinstein | Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs + Chief Academic Officer

University of Michigan Medical School + Michigan Medicine


Debra Weinstein, M.D. was appointed as the executive vice dean for academic affairs at the University of Michigan Medical School and the chief academic officer for Michigan Medicine.

Debra Weinstein previously served as vice president for graduate medical education at the Mass General Brigham health care system in Boston and was an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. At Mass General Brigham, Dr. Weinstein was responsible for more than 300 graduate medical education programs with 2,400 residents and fellows. She also led local and national initiatives focused on enhancing medical education and has been a board member of the ACGME and chair of the AAMC’s Group on Resident Affairs Steering Committee. Dr. Weinstein has served as deputy editor of Academic Medicine, chaired the oversight committees for the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education and is a member of the New England Journal’s Perspectives Advisory Board.

Earlier in her career Dr. Weinstein served as associate chief and director of residency training in medicine. She has also been a trustee of the MGH Institute for Health Professions. Dr. Weinstein’s scholarship primarily focuses on medical education innovation, and she has been the Principal Investigator of an American Medical Association “Reimagining Residency” grant focused on time-variable graduate medical education.

Dr. Weinstein received her Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Mass General Hospital, where she was selected as chief resident.

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Jamie Sands and John Isaacson led this search with Ernest Brooks.