Michigan Medicine chief medical officer to retire after 30 years

Jeff Desmond, MD, chief medical officer at University of Michigan Medicine Health in Ann Arbor, has announced his retirement after nearly 30 years with the health system. 

Dr. Desmond began his career with the system in 1993 as a lecturer in the department of surgery at Michigan Medicine. 

He was also the organization's first director of clinical quality and an associate professor of emergency medicine before being appointed chief medical officer. 

"Dr. Desmond has always led by example and reinforced that patient care is a team effort that requires collaboration, communication, respect and support from all care providers," Dee Fenner, MD, a professor at Michigan Medicine, said in a Dec. 5 press release. "His focus on system’s issues has made Michigan Medicine, as indicated by all the ratings, one of the safest hospitals in Michigan and the country." 

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