David Vandenberg

A photo of David Vandenberg

Medical Director

Health Promotion and Human Performance

204B Rackham Building


  • MD, Wayne State University, 1987


David Vandenberg joined Eastern Michigan University in October 2012 as medical director of the physician assistant program. He is a physician with almost 30 years of clinical practice experience working in hospital and internal medicine. 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 for over 20 years and has been formally involved with the education of PA students from multiple PA programs in Michigan.

Professional Awards and Recognition

  • 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

Scholarly/Research Interests

  • Clinical quality and outcomes related to acute hospital care and care transitions