McLaren Health Care Chief Academic Officer Dr. Flora awarded Excellence in Medical Education Leadership Award

McLaren Health Care Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Flora, the three-state health care system’s graduate medical education leader, has been recognized for his consistent and effective leadership with the 19th Annual Excellence in Medical Education Leadership Award from the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education.

Dr. Robert Flora

The award is earned by a deserving individual who has made “outstanding contributions” and demonstrated “unwavering commitment to the success” of the organization.

Dr. Flora provides administrative oversight and support to the seven McLaren Health Care teaching hospitals across two states — McLaren Bay Region, McLaren Flint, McLaren Greater Lansing, McLaren Macomb, McLaren Northern Michigan, McLaren Oakland and McLaren St. Luke’s.

“When we as clinical professionals think of medical students, residents and fellows, we see them as the future of our profession,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, McLaren Health Care Chief Medical Officer. “Dr. Robert Flora has provided exceptional leadership to the programs that will shape these physicians in regard to the experience and knowledge they gain in their training. He is a leader absolutely deserving of this recognition, and we’re fortunate to have him with McLaren.”

Dr. Flora, an OB/GYN by training, joined McLaren Health Care in 2016 after spending more than 20 years in a hospital setting. Initially a physician, he expanded his role to include graduate medical education responsibilities

In joining McLaren, Dr. Flora is responsible for the system’s teaching hospitals meeting all applicable requirements set by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and supervising all academic-related scholarly activity.

Established in 1974, SEMCME is the largest community-based medical education consortium in the Midwest. With 13 member hospitals, it coordinates and assists in the education of medical students, residents, fellows to stimulate the delivery of care through program and faculty development.

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at