Ombuds

Medical School Faculty Ombuds

A team of faculty ombuds has been established to assist faculty members in a variety of circumstances. Faculty ombuds can provide confidential assistance in dispute resolution, exploring options, and finding available University resources. Ombuds are not advocates for any individual or group, rather ombuds are advocates for fairness and good solutions.

Please feel free to contact any of the following ombuds:

Clinical Track Faculty:

Danielle ‘Kim’ Turgeon, M.D.
Professor Department of Internal Medicine
Office:  734-764-6860
Cell:  734-717-2351
Email:  kturgeon@umich.edu

Instructional Track Faculty:

John Wiley, M.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Office:  734-615-6621
Cell:  734-635-4447
Email:  jwiley@med.umich.edu 

Research Track Faculty:

Daniel Goldstein, M.B.B.S.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Office:  734-936-1407
Email:  

For more information about the medical school faculty ombuds program, contact:

Bruno Giordani, Ph.D. Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology
734-763-2707 or 734-763-9259
giordani@umich.edu 

Office of the University Faculty Ombuds

The Office of the University Faculty Ombuds is a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for information and assistance to faculty members. It helps in resolving academic and administrative problems and disputes through procedures that may be preferable to a formal grievance or judicial proceedings.

The Office of the University Ombuds receives faculty complaints, concerns, and questions about alleged acts, omissions, improprieties, and broader problems, and works to ensure a fair, equitable, and expeditious resolution. The Ombuds may make an informal inquiry, request relevant documentation, review matters received, offer options for resolution, make referrals, and mediate disputes independently and impartially. In addition, the Ombuds serves as a resource for information, communication, and referrals, and makes recommendations for constructive change when University policies or procedures generate conflicts or concerns. The Office adheres to professional standards of practice established by the International Ombudsman Association.

In addition to the University Faculty Ombuds, each School or College has a Unit Ombuds who is also available as a source of unit-based information concerning University policies and for assistance in the resolution of disputes.