Heather Laird-Fick, MD, MPH

Heather  Laird-Fick, MD, MPH
  • Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Program Evaluation
  • Director, Office of Medical Education, Research and Development
  • Director of Assessment, Shared Discovery Curriculum


Heather Laird-Fick, MD, MPH, FACP, is a general internist and clinical educator who joined the College of Human Medicine in 2001. She has served a variety of administrative and teaching roles, including Advanced Medicine clerkship director, internal medicine residency associate program director and program director, and most recently director of assessment for the college's Shared Discovery Curriculum. Her research interests include assessment of medical learners, competency-based education and training, and cancer in aging populations.

Dr. Laird-Fick is a professor in the Department of Medicine with particular interest in the health of aging adults, management of complex and interacting medical problems, and mental health. She works in both the ambulatory and hospital settings. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and has a master’s degree in health management from the University of Michigan.