January 1, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Eric Ayers, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P.

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Eric Ayers, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., is an associate professor with a dual appointment in the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The 1989 graduate of the School of Medicine has been a faculty member for more than 24 years.

He currently serves as program director of the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program. He serves on several committees with Wayne State University and Wayne State University Physician Group. He has received recognition for his teaching by the School of Medicine and several medical student groups, including the Black Medical Association and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is the faculty representative for several school-based co-curricular groups. He is overseeing the development of a comprehensive transitional care program that helps adolescents and young adults with congenital illness receive optimal medical service as they mature into adulthood. He also played a role in the development of the curriculum of the newly opened LGTBQI Clinic in Corktown, along with providing coverage and teaching at the Adult Wellness Clinic in East Indian Village.

His research interests include hypertension, issues regarding sexuality, adolescent health, men’s health, asthma and lung disease, transitional care and resident life issues. He is published and has served as a reviewer for the National Medical Association Journal and Journal of Clinical Outcomes at Wayne State University.

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