Notable Alums


Specialty: Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Graduation Year: 1969

Stephen Migdal

Stephen Migdal, M.D. ’69, served as a professor of Internal Medicine and division chief of Nephrology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine from 1991 to 2014.

He also served as chief of Nephrology at Harper Hospital and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center.

Dr. Migdal attended the WSU School of Medicine from 1965 to 1969 and completed residencies at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He completed a Nephology fellowship at Boston University Hospital before joining the WSU School of Medicine faculty.

He received numerous awards, including WSU teaching awards and the Champion of Hope Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

He also served as chairman of the Executive Committee Renal Network of the Upper Midwest.

“Since the beginning of my training at WSU, it was obvious that the spectrum of diseases I would see and the degree of responsibility I would have in managing my patients was second to none,” Dr. Migdal said. “This impression was further strengthened during my fellowship at Boston University, where I found that the training I had received at Wayne was fully equal and sometimes better than that at some more prestigious schools and hospitals. During my career on the faculty at WSU, I have attempted to make sure all of the trainees I had contact with were as well-prepared for their future careers as was I.”