John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP
Photo: John Z. Ayanian
Elected 2003

Dr. John Ayanian is the Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Policy, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Professor of Public Policy, and a practicing general internist at the University of Michigan. He has served since 2012 as the inaugural Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation which includes 675 faculty members from 15 schools and colleges at the University. His research focuses on access to care, quality of care and health equity. Since 2014, he has led a multi-disciplinary team conducting the federally authorized evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan, which has expanded Medicaid to one million adults in Michigan. He previously served as an Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and currently serves as founding Editor in Chief of JAMA Health Forum.

Dr. Ayanian is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and Alpha Omega Alpha; and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has received the John Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. He earned his AB degree in history and political science from Duke University, MD from Harvard Medical School, and MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School. He completed residency and fellowship training in primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Honors / awards

National Academy of Medicine (2010)