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Monica Lypson, MD

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  • Professor of Medicine; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Medical Biography
  • Medical School
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, Ohio)
    • University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) - Master of Health Professions Education
  • Residency
    • Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital (Boston, MA) - Internal Medicine/Primary Care
Board Certified
  • Internal medicine

Monica L. Lypson, MD, MHPE is a part of the Division of General Internal Medicine. She will assume the role Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs.

Dr. Lypson received her Medical Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio and received a MHPE (Master of Health Professions Education) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. She was a Resident in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. This was followed by two years at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Dr. Lypson subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School, where she was a Professor of Medicine, holding many other academic administrative appointments until 2017.

For the last two years she has been Director of Medical and Dental Education in the Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office - Washington, DC. Her role was to oversee and coordinate the Department of Veteran Affairs graduate and undergraduate medical and dental education programs inclusive of over 60,000 medical/dental student and residents annually and to ensure the development and implementation of policies and guidelines related to academic affiliations.

Dr. Lypson is nationally known in areas of Medical Education, Competency Based Education, Communication Skills Education and Assessment, Cultural Competency and Disparities Education and Assessment, Minority Pipelines in Medicine, Inter-professional Health Education and Veteran Centered Care Education. She has published over 125 articles, abstracts and book chapters. She has been and continues to be active on multiple committees and other assignments for the SGIM, AAMC and ACGME just to name a few. She is currently a Health Innovator Fellow, in the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC and previously completed an ELAM Fellowship at Drexel. Since arriving in DC, she has been a Clinical Professor in our Department as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan and the Uniformed Services University.