About Dr. Lypson
Monica L. Lypson MD, MHPE is the Vice Dean for Education at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and serves as the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She previously served as a professor, and Vice-Chair of Medicine, Division Director of General Internal Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medical and Health Sciences. She has been serving the generalist community as President-elect, President and Past President of the Society of General Internal Medicine. In these role, Dr. Lypson provides visionary leadership for a diverse group of faculty and students involved in educational and innovation, medical education research, and, community outreach. She is committed to creating and supporting the academic careers of faculty members interested in intersection of education, patient centered care and research.
Her work focuses on innovations and improvements in health professions education and assessment, health equity, workforce diversity, faculty development, medical care delivery, and provider communication skills. Dr. Lypson's prior role in government included serving as the Director for Medical and Dental Education for the Veterans Health Administration, where she oversaw undergraduate and graduate medical education across the nation within the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Dr. Lypson is a board-certified general internist with significant leadership experience in clinical, educational, and administrative arenas.
Dr. Lypson's research interests include health professional trainee assessment, historical and contemporary trends in medical education, academic leadership and the under representation of minorities in academic medicine.