Shahzad I. Mian, M.D., appointed interim chair of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

January 19, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Shahzad I. Mian, M.D., has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the Medical School, effective Jan. 15. The provost has provided interim approval of the appointment, which will be reported at the February 2023 U-M Board of Regents meeting.

Mian is a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the U-M Medical School and has served the department as vice chair for clinical sciences and learning since 2019. He also serves as the ambulatory care clinical chief for the Un-M Medical Group (UMMG).

Mian joined the U-M faculty in 2002 as a clinical lecturer in ophthalmology and visual sciences, and was promoted to professor in 2016. His research focuses on advanced corneal transplantation techniques, eye banking and medical education.

Mian was director of the residency training program from 2004-19 and previously served as fellowship director in the department. He is widely regarded as an outstanding teacher and mentor, and has repeatedly received the Bergstrom Teaching Award presented by ophthalmology residents. 

Please welcome Mian to this new leadership role, and thank Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D., for his enormous contributions as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as he transitions to his previously announced new role as senior associate dean of clinical affairs and UMMG executive director.