Duane Mezwa, MD, FACR

Stephan Sharf Interim Dean
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Duane Mezwa

Duane Mezwa, M.D., has been appointed as Stephan Sharf Interim Dean of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Mezwa attended Wayne State University School of Medicine graduating in 1979. He is a 40 year employee of Beaumont Health having done his residency here as well. He became an attending radiologist in 1983 and served as program director for 15 years followed by vice chair and eventually Health System Chair and physician executive for Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging. He is the current chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Molecular Imaging at OUWB.

Dr. Mezwa has been continually involved in the school of medicine since its inception. He was on the inaugural admissions committee and serves as vice chair. He has also served on the Deans Executive Committee and currently chairs the Student Performance Review Committee. Dr. Mezwa has also represented the clinical faculty to the AAMC as a member of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies.

As a researcher, Dr. Mezwa has authored many published articles and contributed chapters to several medical textbooks. In addition, he has presented at medical conferences throughout the nation. He has been invited to speak as a visiting professor at nearly 60 locations nationwide.

Dr. Mezwa has been very involved in organized medicine as well. He has served as president of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology. He was also president of the Michigan Radiological Society, a chapter of the American College of Radiology. He was a member of the ACGME Radiology Residency Review Committee having served as vice-chair. He was also a member of the American Board of Radiology serving as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors.

Dr. Mezwa has been recognized numerous times for his contribution to the science and practice of Radiology. He received the Gold Medal of the Michigan Radiological Society as well as the lifetime achievement award for the Association of Program Directors in Radiology. Dr. Mezwa was awarded the Healthcare Leadership Award by the Michigan Hospital Association. Locally he was honored by Beaumont Health, receiving the Outstanding Medical Staff Leadership Award for a “Leader Who Delivers.”