Chris J. Dickinson, M.D. attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he received a B.A. in Chemistry, followed by his M.D. degree in 1981. He then completed a General Pediatric Residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1984, he began a Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Dickinson became a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics in July 1986 and has continued to serve in the division of Pediatric Gastroenterology as the chief of the division from July 1999 through June 2011.
Dr. Dickinson served as an Associate Chief of Staff for the Office of Clinical Affairs beginning June 2003 and concluding in July 2011. He was appointed as the Pediatric Associate Chief Medical Officer (PACMO) for the University of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital, on July 1st, 2011. On April 5th, 2012 Dr. Dickinson was appointed as the Interim Executive Director for the University of Michigan and C.S. Mott Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Dickinson has been deeply involved in several safety and quality initiatives throughout the entire health system since becoming an Associate Chief. In his new role as PACMO and as the Interim Executive Director, he will continue to focus and achieve new safety and quality standards primarily in new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.