Steven E. Gradwohl, MD was a general internist and primary care physician who practiced at University of Michigan Health from 1994 until the time of his sudden passing in 2013. Dr. Gradwohl served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and practiced at the Briarwood Medical Group throughout the entirety of his career. His superior patient care and dedication to his patients made him a sought-after primary care doctor and won him the high distinction of being known as the “physician’s physician”. While Dr. Gradwohl's death came far too soon, he left behind an incredible legacy, both within the Division of General Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Dr. Gradwohl passed on his love of general internal medicine and primary care to the many trainees he encountered throughout his career.
The Division of General Medicine Steven E. Gradwohl, MD Art of Primary Care Award and Lectureship gift fund was established by Dr. Gradwohl’s family, colleagues, and friends to celebrate his legacy, honor his spirit of collaboration, and promote continued education in general medicine. The fund supports innovation events and workshops where internal medicine physicians gather and share best practices and learn from each other, as well as invited lectures by nationally recognized experts who focus on providing effective and compassionate primary care. The program also sponsors an annual award to a member of the U-M general medicine faculty who embodies the spirit of high-quality care and investment in training that Dr. Gradwohl believed in.
The Gradwohl Art of Primary Care gift fund inspires us to dream about a healthier future and a better health care delivery system, in which all patients have access to high quality primary care and all physicians and health care staff can reach for opportunities to accomplish their purpose and achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally.
Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Spring Event
The annual Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Spring Event, attended by Division of General Medicine faculty members, is a celebration that features a keynote address given by an esteemed guest speaker, dinner, and fellowship. The Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Award is also presented.
8th Annual Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Keynote Address
Date: May 19, 2022
Kimberly Manning, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Keynote Address: Remembering the Reason: Centering on the Joy of Medicine
Betsy Trowbridge, MD
Phillip August and Sarah Neely Hermann Professor
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Division Chief of General Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Keynote Address: General Medicine for the Next 10 Years
The Gradwohl Art of Primary Spring Event didn't take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thomas McGinn, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine at Northwell Health
Davide Greene Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine
Keynote Address: Overview of Academic General Internal Medicine in an Expanding Health System
Laura Sessums, JD, MD
Director, Division of Advanced Primary Care, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
Keynote Address: Enhancing the Physician Experience As We Transform Primary Care
Wendy Levinson, MD, OC
Professor of Medicine and Past Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Keynote Address: Professionalism Challenges In Daily Practice
Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Award
The Steven Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Award is presented annually to an established General Internal Medicine physician who is actively providing direct patient care in the ambulatory care setting. The awardee demonstrates clinical excellence, enthusiasm for teaching, institutional service engagement, compassion, and positive and respectful interactions with all other faculty and staff. View recipients.
Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Grand Rounds Lecture
The Gradwohl Art of Primary Care keynote speaker also presents the annual Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Lecture at the Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.
8th Annual Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Lecture
Date: May 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Zoom | Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Guest Speaker: Kimberly Manning, MD
Lecture Title: The Space Between: A Narrative Journey Through the Hidden Curriculum (Level 2 Log In Required)
Guest Speaker: Betsy Trowbridge, MD
Lecture Title: Primary Care, COVID, and Disruptive Change: A Silver Lining
The Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Lecture didn't take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guest Speaker: Thomas McGinn, MD
Lecture Title: Building an Academic Integrated Health System
Guest Speaker: Laura Sessums, JD, MD
Lecture Title: Introduction of a Population Health Focus to the Federal Medicare Program Reimbursement System
Guest Speaker: Wendy Levinson, MD, OC
Lecture Title: Choosing Wisely: Lessons for the U.S. from a Global Movement
Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Clinical Innovations Event
The annual Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Clinical Innovations Event takes place in the fall and is attended by Division of General Medicine faculty members, along with clinical and administrative team representatives. This event provides the opportunity to discuss lessons learned and share perspective on primary care clinical practices, and also includes breakout sessions and group discussion.
Date: November 17, 2021
Speakers: Dr. Dale Mazer and Dr. Diana Wong
Lecture Title: Importance of Teams and Resources for Building Teams in Our Clinic and Practice
Date: October 26, 2020
Denise Williams, PhD
Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and DEI Implementation Lead
Lecture Title: Navigating the New VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, Ambiguous) COVID Workplace
Date: October 14, 2019
Kathryn Harmes, MD
Associate Chief Clinical Officer and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Lecture Title: Primary Care Strategy at Michigan Medicine
Date: October 1, 2018
- Dr. NiJuanna Irby-Johnson - "Practice Transformation: Team-Based Care Team Model"
- Dr. Linda Terrell - "Current State and Future Directions of Advanced Practice Providers in General Medicine at Michigan Medicine"
- Dr. Lisa Ostafin - "Elevating the Physician Experience Using Team-Based Care: West Ann Arbor Parkland Pilot"
- Dr. Katy Harmes - "Telehealth: How to Use Video Visits to Optimize Access"
Date: October 2, 2017
Speakers from the Division of General Medicine discuss wellness, medical education, and clinic workflow and efficiency.
Date: September 15, 2016
Physician presenters from eight General Internal Medicine and combined Medicine/Pediatrics primary care practice locations review practice enhancements, ongoing pilot program efforts, and clinical experiences impacting primary care.
Date: January 30, 2016
Timothy Ferris, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President for Population Health, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare, Boston
Lecture Title: The Impact of Health Care Payment Reform on Primary Care Practice