Eastern Michigan University

David Vandenberg, MD

Medical Director

David Vandenberg, MD 253 Rackham Building

Dr. Vandenberg joined Eastern Michigan University in early October 2012 as Medical Director. He is a physician with 25 years of clinical practice experience working in hospital and internal medicine and is a 1987 graduate of Wayne State University Medical School. He is currently the Medical Director of Clinical Outcomes Management at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor.

Dr. Vandenberg previously held the position of Chief of Staff and Medical Director at Select Specialty Hospital in Ann Arbor and during that time served as a member of the National Physician Advisory Board.  He has also held the position of Associate Director of the Hospital Based Physician Program (among others) at Harper Hospital in Detroit. Further, he has worked with physician assistants (PAs) for over 20 years and has been formally involved with the education of PA students from multiple PA Programs in Michigan.

Research Interests

His research interests include: clinical quality and outcomes related to acute hospital care and care transitions.

Honors and Awards

2011: Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine: Society of Hospital Medicine

2000 - 2012: “Best Doctors in America” annual list

2010: Top Teacher Award: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

2008: William B Gracie Award for the Outstanding Clinical Doctor: Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital

1989: Resident of the Year Teaching Award: Wayne State University Department of Medicine

The Physician Assistant Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090