Andrew G. Shuman, M.D., FACS, HEC-C, was appointed assistant dean for veteran affairs in the Medical School in August 2023. He is an associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, associate chief of staff for education at the VA Ann Arbor Health System (VAAAHS), and co-chief of the clinical ethics service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.
In his new role, Dr. Shuman collaborates with the U-M Medical School for continued partnership with VAAAHS to help oversee integrated academic programs for multidisciplinary pre-and post-graduate trainees including residents and medical students. He will also be responsible for review and oversight of academic programs in the spirit of continuous improvement to strengthen educational opportunities between Michigan Medicine and VAAAHS.
Dr. Shuman has been on the Michigan Medicine faculty for nine years. He is internationally recognized as a thought leader in ethical issues arising within the field of otolaryngology and surgical oncology. Applying his perspective as a practicing surgeon and clinical ethicist, his work explores conceptual dimensions of surgical ethics, as well as responses to drug shortages and scarce resource allocation. He has received extramural research funding from National Institutes of Health, the VA and societal grants, and he has a portfolio of publications in leading journals including The New England Journal of Medicine and Journal of the American Medical Association. He was closely involved in Michigan Medicine and VAAAHS’ pandemic response, as well as at the state and national level on the ethics of scarce resource allocation including testifying in front of the United States Senate.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, he also completed his residency in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery here. He then completed fellowships in head and neck surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and in medical ethics at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.