Dr. Dunn was born on March 21, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A graduate of Marquette University High School in 1954, he received a BS degree in 1958 and an M.D. degree in 1962. After a one year internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital he entered a residency in internal medicine there, completing it in 1965. During the residency he was the recipient of a Mead Johnson Scholarship. Dr. Dunn's post graduate training was with United States Public Health Service Fellowship in the Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, College of Medicine. A Research Internist position at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Walter Reed General Hospital followed from 1966-1969. He was Board Certified that year. Then a position as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Nephrology Unit at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine was accepted. Dr. Dunn was later appointed as the Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine there. In 1975-76 he became a Visiting Scientist at the Hospital Necker and Institut Pasteur in Paris France. From 1981 to 1987 he was Associate Director the Department of Medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland which became a position as Acting Chair of the Department of Medicine until 1987. He again moved to Europe as Visiting Scientist, Centre de Biochimie, Universite de Nice, France. In 1995 he accepted the position of Dean and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Dunn was named: a Merkle Scholar in Academic Medicine, received an NIH Merit Award, was named an MU and MCW Alumnus of the Year award and named to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. Dr. Dunn and wife, Patricia OReilly, have three daughters and two sons. Sources: "Presidential Inauguration Bulletin for Dr. Dunn. Medical College of Wisconsin, 1995." ; "Curriculum Vitae: Michael J. Dunn, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin."