Vikas I. Parekh, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan where he is the Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Medical, Emergency and Psychiatry Services and System Medical Director for Capacity Management. He also serves as Assistant Chair for Clinical Programs for Internal Medicine and was Associate Director of the Hospitalist Program until September 2017 when he transitioned out of that role. In these roles he provides executive physician leadership to the adult hospital’s medical units, emergency department and psychiatry units. In addition, he guides the hospital’s work on readmissions, capacity management and leads an operational analytics team working to optimize patient flow in our health system. He also has oversight of the department of internal medicine’s inpatient services which admit over 25,000 patients/year. Dr. Parekh is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and completed his residency training at the University of Michigan. Nationally he is past-chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) Academic Committee and Education Committee. He is also a member of the council for the Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) in the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine. He was also co-chair and co-founder of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s (SGIM) Academic Hospitalist Task Force for 5 years. He is the co-director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy. Dr. Parekh has won several teaching awards including the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, the Special Recognition Award for Contributions to the House Officer Teaching Program and the H. Marvin Pollard Award, the Department of Medicine’s highest award for resident teaching and was inducted into the Medical School’s League of Educational Excellence in 2015.