William Dery, MD, graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed his residency training at the Midland Family Medicine Program in 1983. He joined the residency faculty upon graduation and completed the University of Michigan Faculty Development program. In 1998, he assumed the directorship of the residency and maintained that position until July 2013. Dr. Dery completed the National Institute for Program Director Development and his scholarly project resulted in the development of the residency hospitalists’ service. He received his Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine in 2003 which remains an area of concentration in his practice and teaching responsibilities.