Michigan Medicine Executive Leadership

Brian Zink, M.D.
Interim Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Brian Zink, M.D.

Brian J. Zink, M.D. is Professor of Emergency Medicine, interim Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Faculty Development at the University of Michigan Medical School. In his 32 year career he has been a researcher in alcohol effects in trauma, Associate Dean for Student Programs at the University of Michigan Medical School, and served as the inaugural Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2006-2018). Dr. Zink was honored to serve as President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2000-01) and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (2012-13). He founded as serves as Co-Director of the AACEM Chair Development Program. He has won both the John Marx Leadership Award and Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award from SAEM. Dr. Zink wrote the first comprehensive history of US emergency medicine - Anyone, Anything, Anytime - (2nd edition, 2018)