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Daniel Havlichek Jr.

Daniel Havlichek Jr., MD, has served the College and Department of Medicine as a leader in infectious disease since 1986.  He became a full professor in Medicine and Microbiology in 2006. He served the department as the program director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship program, Division Chief of Infectious Disease, Department Vice Chair for Communities, Interim Department Chairperson. While fulfilling his duties in the Department, Dr. Havlichek served the college and community at large on several education committees, service and program committees.

He began his career at the University of Michigan, earning a bachelor of science degree with distinction in 1976. He attended The University of Michigan Medical School followed by a residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital.  

Dr. Havlichek is a member of the American Medical Association and fellow of the Michigan Infectious Disease Society. He has received several awards for his service including the Sparrow Internal Medicine Residents Award for Excellence in Teaching, Sparrow Hospital Physicians Hall of Fame and Best Doctors in America for several years. 

Dr. Havlichek was the recipient of several competitive and investigator-initiated research grants that included funding from the National Foundation for Infectious Disease, Abbott Laboratories Hemophilia Foundation, Michigan Department of Public Health. 

Most of all, Dr. Havlichek has created a legacy as an educator, researcher and clinician at Michigan State University. When asked the question “who will?”  the answer is Dr. Havlichek will!

Bob Smith 

Bob Smith, MD, has been with the Department of Medicine since 1985. He has won several awards including the College of Human Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award, University Distinguished Faculty Award, and University Distinguished Professor.

We wish Dr. Smith all the best in his retirement! His last day will be September 1, 2020. Keep up with Dr. Smith on his blog.