Elizabeth Petty, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, received her bachelor's degree in biology and art history from Clarke College and her MD from the UW Medical School (now School of Medicine and Public Health).
Following an internship and residency in pediatrics at Wisconsin, she completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Yale School of Medicine in medical genetics and clinical molecular genetics, as well as postdoctoral research training in the department of genetics.
She was recruited to the University of Michigan in 1994, where she was professor of internal medicine and human genetics. Petty is recognized for her achievements as a physician-scientist, clinician and educator.
Petty has received numerous local and national awards and recognitions, including membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the Gender Equity Award in Medical Student Teaching from the American Medical Women's Association, and selection as one of "America's Top Pediatricians" by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
Her research interests lie in genetic mapping and syndrome identification and the development of research skills and professionalism among medical students.