Michael Clay

img_2169Michael Clay, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and the deputy associate chief of staff/education for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. In his 18 years as a primary care physician, he has had many experiences in interprofessional education and team-based care: integrating substance abuse counselors into traditional medical settings at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, developing the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Service at the Ann Arbor VA, leading the Opioid Safety Initiative at the VA, and working in a Patient-Aligned Care Team (the VA version of the Patient-Centered Medical Home.) He has been the faculty lead for the VA Inpatient rotation for the Initial Clinical Experience Course for first year medical students, where students begin working with other health professions early on in their medical school curriculum. As a strong believer in the team-based approach to the care of patients, he believes that teams that learn together function at the highest level. He looks forward to working with others to develop and disseminate new models of interprofessional education.