Bishr Omary is the executive vice dean for research and chief scientific officer for Michigan Medicine. Prior to this role, Dr. Omary served as professor and chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology since 2008, and is also a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and the H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastroenterology. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2008, he was at Stanford University for 19 years where he served as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, director of its NIH-supported digestive disease center, and director of its NIH-supported training grant. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California (UC) San Diego and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed internal medicine residency training at UC Irvine then gastroenterology fellowship at UC San Diego prior to starting his first faculty position at Stanford University. He is board certified in internal medicine and in gastroenterology, and has served as editor for two books and published more than 170 original papers and 40 reviews and commentaries. He is the recipient of several honors, named lectureships and mentorship awards, and has served as the editor-in-chief of Gastroenterology 2011-2016. His current research efforts focus on acute and chronic liver and pancreatic disorders as related to genetic modifiers, the intermediate filament cytoskeleton, porphyrias, biomarkers and therapeutic targets.