Transformation that works

Michael Grey, MD, MPH

Chair of Medicine,
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Michael Grey, MD, MPH is a graduate of Harvard College where he majored in History and Science. He received his MD degree from UConn in 1984 and completed a Primary Care Internal Medicine and Chief Medical residency at Cambridge Hospital.  Following residency, he was awarded a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington where he also completed an MPH and fellowship in Occupational/Environmental Medicine.   

Dr. Grey joined the University of Connecticut in 1989 and during his 15 years on the faculty was involved at all levels of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, including among many others residency program director for the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and Associate Dean for Continuing Education.  

In 2004, Baystate Health recruited Dr. Grey to be Section Chief in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and medical director of its largest teaching community health center.  In 2007 he returned to CT as Chief of Medicine at the Hospital of Central CT where he remained for 7 years.  In 2014, Dr. Grey became Chief Medical Officer of Western CT Medical Group, a 500+ clinician multidisciplinary medical group in the greater Danbury region. 

In late 2015, Dr. Grey was chosen to succeed Dr. Bernie Clark as Chair of Medicine at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and began his tenure in early March.  He is a Professor of Medicine at UConn School of Medicine and has held similar rank at the University of Vermont, Tufts University and the Yale School of Nursing. 

Dr. Grey has published many articles relating to the history of medicine and public health, medical education and occupational/environmental medicine.  He is the author or co-author of two books, New Deal Medicine which focuses on the history of U.S. health care policy during the Great Depression, and The Bioterrorism Sourcebook, a primer on bioterrorism for front line clinicians and public health officials. 

Dr. Grey is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Occupational/Environmental Medicine.  Dr. Grey’s expertise encompasses his work as a medical educator, administrator of educational programs, expert in occupational and environmental medicine, primary care internist, and aficionado of the history of medicine.   Dr. Grey lives in Simsbury with his wife Barbara and their Tibetan terrier, Quizzie.