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George H. Shade Jr., M.D.

Dean of Clinical Science, Professor of Clinical Medicine


Dr. George H. Shade Jr. has had a very rich and rewarding career in medicine. He is a board certified obstetriciangynecologist who earned his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine where he graduated with distinction. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center Affiliated Hospital Program and received the Outstanding Senior Resident award at graduation.


During his residency training, he became involved in clinical research which he continued over his career. He has several publications and has lectured extensively on a local and national level. His primary area of research has been endometriosis but he also developed programs in minimally invasive surgery for St. John Health and the Detroit Medical Center.

Dr. Shade holds the academic rank of Associate Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan State COM and the University of Medicine and Health Sciences–St Kitts. He has also had academic appointments with other medical schools affiliated with Ascension Health.


He brings his experience as the Director of Resident Education for St. John Health Detroit Riverview Hospital, Chief of OB/Gyn for several major hospitals in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, Specialist in Chief for the entire Detroit Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer at major hospitals in Michigan, Indiana and Detroit Community Health Connection, Inc. He has also served as Chief Quality Officer for the entire Detroit Medical Center.  Dr. Shade has received numerous civic service awards and academic awards for scholarly achievement and teaching.  He has served on state and local boards, hospital boards and committees. He has also been very active in the state and county medical societies in Michigan.


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