Cheryl O'Malley, MD, MACP, FHM
Vice Dean, Graduate Medical Education,
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Cheryl O'Malley, MD

Brief Bio

Dr. O’Malley is the associate dean of Graduate Medical Education, a designated institutional official at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and a professor of Medicine. She has also served in numerous other significant leadership roles — including program director for the Internal Medicine Residency for 11 years, chair of the College Clinical Curriculum Subcommittee from 2010–2016, assistant dean of the Clinical Curriculum, and interim vice dean and LCME faculty accreditation lead during the college’s final stage of separate accreditation. Her clinical work is as one of the founding academic hospitalists at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, where she led the hospital medicine group and numerous quality improvement initiatives.

Her excellence as a leader has been recognized with election and appointment to numerous national roles — including to the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Council, as chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine Pipeline committee and as a member of the multi-stakeholder Internal Medicine Education Advisory Board. She currently serves as chair of the ACGME Internal Medicine Review Committee.

She is recognized nationally for innovation in a variety of topics, such as GME, virtual interviewing, competency-based assessment and milestones. These contributions have resulted in numerous awards. These include the inaugural Department of Medicine Academic Medal for Excellence in Clinical Education and being honored as a Master within the American College of Physicians in 2021.

Throughout all her roles, creativity and connection drive her and create possibilities. In 2018, her mixed media art piece, “Hearts in Medicine”, exemplified this and was recognized as part of the National Academy of Medicine Expressions in Clinician Well-being. She has continued to focus on wellness, continuous quality improvement and compassion — speaking on these topics nationally and completing Stanford’s Applied Compassion Training in 2021.