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Joyce deJong, D.O.

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  • Office of the Dean


East Lansing
965 Wilson Rd.
Room 308
East Lansing, MI 48824

Dean, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor Department of Radiology
Dr. Joyce deJong, a distinguished alumna of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), embodies the values of integrity, accountability, and trust as she serves in her role as Dean at MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. With a deep commitment to advancing medical education, research, and public health, Dr. deJong has made lasting contributions to the field of medicine, forensic pathology, and medicolegal death investigation.
A seasoned physician, Dr. deJong's career has been defined by her advocacy for public health initiatives and her dedication to improving medicolegal death investigation. As the founding chair of pathology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, she played a pivotal role in shaping the institution's academic programs and fostering a culture of excellence in medical education.
Dr. deJong's leadership extends beyond academia, as evidenced by her groundbreaking tenure as President of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), where she became the first osteopathic physician to hold this esteemed position. Additionally, her service as a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team underscores her commitment to crisis response and community resilience in the face of mass fatalities.
Armed with a wealth of experience and a steadfast dedication to her profession, Dr. deJong continues to champion excellence in medical education and healthcare delivery. As Dean of MSUCOM, she remains committed to shaping the future of osteopathic medicine and empowering the next generation of healthcare leaders to make a profound impact on the world.