October 5, 2023

State's chief medical officer to speak at WSU School of Medicine on Nov. 15

Students, faculty and staff of Wayne State University on Nov. 15 will have the opportunity to hear directly from the State of Michigan’s top medical official.

Natasha Bagdasarian, M.D., M.P.H., will share “Michigan’s Health Agenda,” from noon to 1 p.m. at the School of Medicine. The presentation, including a question-and-answer session, will take place in the WSU School of Medicine’s Scott Hall.

Natasha Bagdasarian, M.D., M.P.H.

RSVP here. The in-person event will be held in the Jaffar Lecture Hall, with overflow in the Blue Lecture Hall. Those choosing to participate virtually will be emailed the link before the event.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named Dr. Bagdasarian the state’s chief medical executive in September 2021. She is a 2005 graduate of the School of Medicine.

Dr. Bagdasarian previously served as a senior public health physician for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services during the COVID-19 pandemic, overseeing testing strategies and bringing rapid testing to vulnerable populations. She also worked with the World Health Organization, providing technical guidance on outbreak preparedness.

After graduating from the WSU School of Medicine, Dr. Bagdasarian completed an Internal Medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she received a master’s of public health degree in hospital and molecular epidemiology. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

From 2015 to 2020, she led the hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship teams at two hospitals in Singapore, and was on several national committees and guideline development groups in Singapore, as well as the COVID-19 leadership response group for the National University Health System.

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