Board Member and Education Committee Chair

Executive Dean, MSU Health Colleges and MSU College of Human Medicine Dean

Aron Sousa

Aron Sousa, M.D., is dean of MSU College of Human Medicine, a position he has held, including stints as interim dean, for six of the past nine years. Recently, he was asked to serve as executive dean for MSU Health Colleges, July 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.

Prior to becoming dean, Sousa was senior associate dean for academic affairs for 13 years, responsible for the medical education programs of the medical school in its seven (now eight) community campuses across Michigan. He managed the nation’s largest medical school expansion, doubling of the class size, and he led the college’s $40+ million expansion in Flint. He was the principal investigator on the C.S. Mott Foundation grants that led to the downtown Flint College of Human Medicine building and the creation of the Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health.

Sousa received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He then served as a resident and chief resident in internal medicine and completed a primary care fellowship at Michigan State University.

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