John Z. Ayanian, M.D.

John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP

Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) / Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan

Dr. Ayanian is the inaugural director of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI). He also serves as the Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine in the U-M Medical School, professor of health management and policy in the School of Public Health, and professor of public policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

His research is focused on effects of race, ethnicity, gender and insurance coverage on access to care and clinical outcomes. He has led numerous studies assessing access to care, quality of care, and health care disparities. Dr. Ayanian came to U-M from Harvard Medical School, where he served as professor of medicine and professor of health care policy. He was also a professor in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a practicing primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Ayanian graduated from Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. After a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he completed fellowships in general internal medicine and health services research at Harvard. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians, he is also a Master of the American College of Physicians.