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Michael Steiner, MD, MPH, Pediatrician in Chief for UNC Children’s and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics, has been named Associate Dean for Outreach Initiatives.

In this new role, Michael Steiner, MD, MPH, will lead the School of Medicine in the academic integration of  UNC, Novant, New Hanover, and SEAHEC in the southeastern part of the state.  Building on our already strong UNC SOM Wilmington Campus for medical students, Steiner will lead the build out of UNC Health Sciences at SEAHEC, collaborating on the training of a variety of health professions and advancing partnerships on scholarly projects to improve health and wellbeing.

Dr. Mike Steiner is an alum of the UNC Combined Medicine and Pediatrics residency.  After time in primary care for the National Health Service Corp and some time at the University of Southern California, Dr. Steiner returned to UNC Pediatrics where he focused on caring for children with medical complexities. In 2018 he was named  Pediatrician in Chief for the N.C. Children’s Hospital, a position he continues to hold.

Dr. Steiner has extensive experience in leadership and quality improvement. Dr. Steiner is a graduate of ACCLAIM and engaged in UNC Health’s Institute for Quality Improvement (IHQI).  Since 2015, he has led the pediatric department’s network’s development and outreach program.

“Dr. Mike Steiner is an accomplished physician, educator, and researcher who has focused his work on providing outstanding care to the children of North Carolina. He is recognized for his success in education, quality improvement and primary care across our school and health system. Mike’s leadership will be crucial to advancing our mission as we continue to explore partnerships and educational opportunities for our learners across the state,” said Executive Dean Cristy Page.

“I am honored by the opportunity to lead and develop outreach initiatives that will positively impact learners and our patients in both North Carolina and beyond. As Associate Dean of Outreach initiatives, I am most excited to partner with key community leaders and other entities to help bolster our academic outreach activities,” Steiner said.

Steiner will begin his new role as Associate Dean for Outreach immediately.