Notable Alums


Specialty: Gastroenterology,Hepatology

Graduation Year: 1967

Milton Mutchnick

Milton Mutchnick, M.D. ’67, is a professor of Internal Medicine and the Chief of Clinical Hepatology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has served on the faculty since 1984.

He completed postgraduate training at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

Before his appointment at Wayne State University, Dr. Mutchnick was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School.

He began a love of flying when he joined the United States Air Force in 1969. Dr. Mutchnick spent 38 years in the Air Force, serving as a flight surgeon, a commander in the Air National Guard of Connecticut and Ohio, and eventually as special assistant to the Air National Guard Surgeon General.

As a boy, he studied the life and career of Winston Churchill. A chance encounter with Clementine Churchill in London led to an introduction to Winston Churchill, and, later, congenial relationships with the prime minister’s son and grandson.

A world traveler and sometime journalist, Dr. Mutchnick has spent time in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Aside from his clinical and teaching responsibilities, he enjoys spending time traveling with his family.

Dr. Mutchnick has written numerous scientific publications, received dozens of grants and has been invited to present on a number of medical and non-medical topics both nationally and internationally. Among his many honors and awards, he has received the Air National Guard Meritorious Service Award, the United States Air Force Commendation Medal and the United States Legion of Merit Award. He has been listed in Metro Detroit’s Best Doctors, selected as a “Top Doc” by Hour Magazine and listed in the Guide to America’s Top Gastroenterologists. In 2008, he received the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Teaching Award.