Michael Lukela

Dr. Michael Lukela, studied at Duke University earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry in 1994. He subsequently earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School in 1998. Dr. Lukela completed his residency training at the University of Michigan in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program (2002), followed by a year as a Chief Resident in the Department of Pediatrics. Following graduation, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan with joint appointments in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Lukela served as the Assistant/Associate Director of the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program from 2003-07 and was appointed Director in 2007. He is currently an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. He served as President of the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Director Association (MPPDA) from 2012-13 and is serving his final year on the MPPDA Executive Committee (2011-2015).

As a complement to his roles in MPPDA, Dr. Lukela is active in Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education with an interest in educational assessment. He is the Director of the M2 Clinical Comprehensive Assessment (M2 CCA), a clinical skills examination developed to assess student proficiency prior to entering clinical clerkships. He is an active member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) serving on the Education Committee (subcommittees on Core Competencies and Internal Medicine Redesign) and Editorial Group for Maintenance of Certification Board Examination Preparation and will begin serving on the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) General Pediatrics Examination Committee in 2015.

“MPPDA is an amazing organization entrusted with shaping the development of future leaders within our Med-Peds community. During my time on the Executive Committee I have focused on creating lasting infrastructure to enhance transparency within our organization and foster connections between MPPDA and the ACGME (and RRCs), American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and other alliances. I very much look forward to serving our membership through supporting the MPPDA consultation program, opportunities for mentorship within the organization, and collaborating with members within MPPDA to help us achieve our organization’s strategic missions/goals.”