New Vice Dean for Education: Monica L. Lypson

Monica L. Lypson, MD, a national leader in medical education at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., joined VP&S June 1 as vice dean for education. She succeeds Ron Drusin, MD, who retired at the end of 2019 after 11 years as vice dean for education.

Drs. Jonathan Amiel and Lisa Mellman served as co-interim vice deans for education until the appointment of Dr. Lypson. 

Dr. Lypson was professor of medicine, vice chair for faculty affairs, and director of the general internal medicine division at GW when she was named to the VP&S vice dean’s role in February. Before joining GW, Dr. Lypson coordinated a Department of Veterans Affairs’ education program as director of medical and dental education. She joined the VA from the University of Michigan Medical School, where she was professor of medicine, assistant dean for graduate medical education, and interim associate dean of diversity and career development.

As vice dean for education at VP&S, Dr. Lypson will oversee all aspects of the MD program, including admissions, financial aid, student affairs, curricular affairs, and student research. She has pledged to help foster a diverse and inclusive learning environment and to work collaboratively across CUIMC to ensure that learners engage in interprofessional didactic and clinical educational activities that address societal needs and promote equitable, high-quality health care for all patients. 

A graduate of Brown University, Dr. Lypson received her MD degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and her master of health professions education degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is board-certified as a general internist who completed her training in the internal medicine-primary care residency program at Harvard Medical School and as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Chicago.

She became president of the Society of General Internal Medicine in April and is an associate editor for the journal Academic Medicine