Aron Sousa, MD, FACP, has been the dean of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine since 2022, making him the seventh dean of the medical school.

Dean Sousa served twice as interim dean for the college from 2015-2016 and from 2019-2022. He also held the position of senior associate dean for academic affairs for more than 13 years.

In his previous role as senior associate dean, Dr. Sousa was responsible for the medical education programs of the college in its seven (now eight) community campuses across Michigan. During that time, he managed the doubling of the college’s class size and converting its two-year, 60 student Grand Rapids campus into a four-year, 350 student campus. He also led the creation of three, two-year clinical campuses in Traverse City, Midland and in Southeast Michigan. Since becoming dean, Dr. Sousa’s team has established the college’s eighth community campus in Detroit, based out of Henry Ford Health.

As the leader of the college’s $40 million expansion in Flint, Dr. Sousa was the PI on the C.S. Mott Foundation grants that led to the college establishing the College of Human Medicine building and the creation of the Charles Stewart Mott Department of Public Health in downtown Flint.

In addition to his role of dean of the College of Human Medicine, Dr. Sousa is a practicing general internist. He looks forward to treating patients and finds great joy and inspiration from teaching residents and medical students.