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Monica L. Lypson MD, MHPE, is a professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and vice dean for education at Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. As vice dean for education, Monica oversees continuing medical education, associated health programs in occupational and physical therapy as well as genetic counseling and human nutrition. This in addition to all aspects of the MD program, including admissions, financial aid, student affairs, curricular affairs, and student research. Before joining Columbia, she was the vice-chair for faculty affairs, professor of medicine and the division director of general internal medicine at The GW Medical Faculty Associates and the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She provided visionary leadership for a diverse group of faculty involved in educational and patient care innovation, research, and community outreach. Previous roles include director of medical and dental education for the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she supervised the VA's graduate and undergraduate medical and dental education program. She served as the assistant dean for graduate medical education at the University of Michigan Medical School. Monica is a board-certified general internist with significant leadership experience in clinical, educational, and administrative arenas. As a clinician educator, she has published over 100 publications in top-tier medical education journals in the areas of resident assessment, communication skills, cultural competency education, workforce diversity, and faculty development. Monica has held many national roles focused on health professions education. Currently, she is the President of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Monica graduated from Brown University and received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her graduate medical training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Subsequently, she complete a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Chicago and a Master’s in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.