CEO, Henry Ford Medical Group and Chief Academic Officer, Henry Ford Health; Associate Dean, MSU College of Human Medicine

Steven Kalkanis, M.D.

Steven Kalkanis. M.D., serves as the inaugural president of the partnership. At Henry Ford Health, he serves as chief executive officer of the Henry Ford Medical Group and senior vice president and chief academic officer for the system. In these roles, Kalkanis leads the 1,900-member medical group and works to advance the health system’s academic mission, including the development and growth of all research and medical education programs.

Kalkanis joined Henry Ford in 2004 after completing neurosurgical training at the Harvard - Massachusetts General Hospital program. In May 2014, he was named chair of Henry Ford’s Department of Neurosurgery. He also served as medical director of Henry Ford Cancer, leading the development of the new cancer pavilion in Detroit.

Kalkanis earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. An internationally recognized brain tumor expert, he served as president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the largest association of its kind. He was also named a director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the official accrediting and credentialing body for all neurosurgeons practicing in the U.S. He has served as a visiting professor and guest lecturer for more than 100 national and international audiences and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications.

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