James O. Woolliscroft, M.D.

Dean,
Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Education
University of Michigan Medical School

M4101 Medical Science Building I
1301 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5624
734-764-8175
woolli@umich.edu

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Dr. Woolliscroft received his B.S. summa cum laude in 1972 and his M.D. in 1976 from the University of Minnesota. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan in 1980. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine and rose through the academic ranks being promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine in 1993. He has a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences.

His research interests in medical education have resulted in numerous publications, invited presentations and visiting professorships across the US and internationally. Dr. Woolliscroft has served as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Educational Affairs; the AAMC Research in Medical Education Committee; and as a founding member and President of the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine. He has also served on several National Board of Medical Examiners committees and the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) Board.

He was selected as the first Josiah Macy, Jr. Professor of Medical Education, an endowed professorship awarded through a national competition in 1996, and receipt of the Lyle C. Roll Professor of Medicine in 2001. He received the SGIM Career Achievement in Medical Education Award in 2004 and the AAMC's Group on Educational Affairs Merrel Flair Award in 2008. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

At the University of Michigan, he has served in several administrative capacities including Associate Chair in the Department of Internal Medicine, Chief of Staff of the University of Michigan Hospitals, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Medical Education and the Executive Associate Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School. He currently serves as Dean of the University of Michigan Medical School.