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Bill Short retires from College of Human Medicine UP Campus

Bill Short, MD, Community Assistant Dean, and Stuart Johnson, DO, incoming Community Assistant Dean

William Short, MD, community assistant dean for the MSU College of Human’s Medicine Upper Peninsula region, is retiring after more than 30 years in medical education.

“Both the residency and medical school programs have performed extremely well here in the Upper Peninsula,” said Short. “Many of the physicians practicing in the UP are graduates of one or both of programs. I am very proud of our success story and the tremendous support we have received from UP Health System, the college and the many volunteer physician teachers from throughout the Upper Peninsula.”

Assuming Dr. Short’s position will be Stuart Johnson, DO, Marquette MSU Family Medicine Residency Program Director.

“It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of visionary leaders who started and advanced this organization to the respected program that it is today,” said Johnson.

Brian Waite, MD, who has been assistant director for the residency program, will become the new residency program director.

 “Drs. Johnson and Waite are both highly qualified and experienced as physicians, teachers, and administrators. Both programs will be in great hands. I could not be more pleased with this leadership transfer,” said Short.

Short plans to continue seeing patients in his family medicine practice in Marquette and teaching physicians in MSU’s medical school and residency programs.