Cheryl O'Malley, MD
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Cheryl O'Malley, MD

Brief Bio

A strong leader in undergraduate and graduate medical education, Cheryl O'Malley, MD, is a graduate of the UA College of Medicine; she completed her third- and fourth-year clerkships in Phoenix, as well as the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency at the Good Samaritan/Phoenix Children’s Hospital program.

From 2008 to 2019, she served as the program director for the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Internal Medicine Residency Program, a program that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the most innovative in the country. She has been elected to numerous national committees, most recently the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee. On campus, Dr. O’Malley was selected as Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year in 2008 and the White Coat Keynote speaker in 2014 in recognition of her compassionate patient care and ability to motivate learners. She served as chair of the College Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee from 2010-2016 and was appointed assistant dean of the Clinical Curriculum in July 2015. In July 2019, she was named associate dean for Graduate Medical Education.

Her areas of academic interest are teaching about and implementing high-value care and patient safety projects, inpatient glycemic control, faculty learning communities, physician wellness and milestone/competency based assessment.