Published: April 2, 2014

Weismantel named MSU University Physician

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Physician and long-time Michigan State University faculty member David Weismantel has been appointed to the post of MSU University Physician.

As MSU’s chief health officer, Weismantel will provide oversight of health and safety issues for the entire university. In addition, he will supervise the various units that serve the health needs of the university, including the MSU Travel Clinic, Occupational Health, Health 4U Program, Food Sanitation and the Employee Assistance Program.

Most recently, Weismantel served as program director for the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency Program.

An associate professor in the College of Human Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, he also has served as the department’s associate chair for clinical affairs and graduate medical education.

Board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, Weismantel earned a bachelor of science and M.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. He also has a master’s in epidemiology from MSU. He completed his family medicine residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Before joining MSU in 1999, he was assistant director of the Scottsdale Healthcare Family Practice Residency Program and was a clinical assistant professor of family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Weismantel’s appointment was effective April 1. He succeeds Beth Alexander, who has provided more than 25 years of service to MSU as a physician, faculty member and administrator.


David Weismantel has been named MSU's University Physician. As chief health officer, he will provide oversight of the university's health and safety issues.