Greetings from the Dean of Health Professions and Studies!

The University of Michigan-Flint is pleased to introduce Dr. David Gordon as the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies. Dr. Gordon comes to us from the Ann Arbor campus where he s erved as Professor of Pathology, with tenure. Dr. Gordon also created and led the Office of Diversity and Career Development at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, where he most recently served as Associate Dean.

Dr. Gordon received his B.A. degree summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1973, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School in 1979. While at Harvard, he completed a vascular biology research fellowship before going on to complete an internal medicine internship at the University of Massachusetts. In 1980, he began his residency training in anatomic pathology at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, where he was later promoted to Associate Professor of Pathology with tenure. Dr. Gordon served as a human diagnostic and experimental cardiovascular pathologist at UW, and led an NIH-funded translational research laboratory. Dr. Gordon was named one of the first national fellows of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Harold Amos Faculty Development Program.

Dr. Gordon has a distinguished career in the field of medicine. In 1991 he joined the University of Michigan Medical School as an associate professor of pathology, with research and clinical interests in the areas of human atherosclerosis biology and gene therapy for vascular diseases, and he again led an NIH-funded translational research laboratory. He also served as Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs for the Medical School. From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Gordon worked f or Pfizer Inc. in their Cardiovascular Therapeutics’ pre-clinical division, where his group did further work on gene therapy for therapeutic angiogenesis. He returned to the University of Michigan Medical School in 2001 as Professor of Pathology, with tenure, and then created and led the School’s Diversity and Career Development Program, emphasizing both student and faculty development through pipeline and mentorship programs towards the goal of addressing health disparities.

Dr. Gordon comes to the Flint com munity strongly committed to improving health care for disadvantaged and underserved populations and creating educational programs and health delivery systems to support this goal. We welcome his extraordinary leadership and commitment.

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Dean's Support Staff                               

Donna Fry, PT, PhD
Associate Dean and Professor
donnafry@umflint.edu

Amalie Helms                         
Business Manager/Grant Specialist                                                                                          
ahelms@umflint.edu

Cheryl Szpaichler
Administrative Specialist
szpaich@umflint.edu

Cortney LaBrie
Administrative Assistant
labrie@umflint.edu