Devibala Govindarajan

Devibala Govindarajan

Assistant Dean of Clinical Foundational Science

Devibala Govindarajan


Devibala Govindarajan, M.D., is the assistant dean of Clinical Foundational Science, director of integrated case-based learning curriculum and co-course director of Human Disease Foundations for the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

As an assistant professor of Anesthesiology and the basic medical science faculty, she has the overall responsibility of continuous and comprehensive delivery of integrated course content for the pre-clerkship curriculum.

Dr. Govindarajan is an accomplished medical educator with more than 10 years of experience in teaching basic medical sciences and clinical therapeutics to students from all across the world. She headed the Clinical Pharmacology Therapeutics and Prescribing Unit in Newcastle University, United Kingdom and Malaysia, and served as a clinician educator and case-based instruction facilitator at the University of Arizona College of Medicine before joining the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

She received her medical degree from the Government Kilpauk Medical College in Chennai, India. She completed her Anesthesiology residency and her doctoral studies in Clinical Pharmacology at the Stanley Medical College and Hospital in 2010. She received training in Health Professions Education at the University of Michigan in 2020. Dr. Govindarajan received her HSS Scholar title from the American Medical Association Health Systems Science Academy in 2022.

She has won many national and international awards for excellence in medical education teaching. Her research interests include medical education innovation, precision education, health system science and clinical therapeutics.

Courses taught by Devibala Govindarajan

Med School Term 2023

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