In his new role, Dr. Belen will oversee all of the osteopathic training programs at the DMC system-wide. He will also be working with the DMC’s Graduate Medical Education Department on curriculums involving principals of holistic, preventative medicine.
“It is an honor to take on a more prominent role in the development of the next generation of DMC clinicians, particularly those studying osteopathic medicine,” said Dr. Belen. “I am looking forward to expanding the DMC’s role with partnering medical schools and students pursuing professions as primary care physicians. The future of health care is well-rounded, prevention-based care, and the DMC is focused on expert care not only in our hospitals, but before our patients get to the hospital.”
Dr. Belen graduated from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, and Sleep Medicine, Dr. Belen has been on staff at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital since 1986. Prior to his new appointment, he served as the Director of Medical Education, as well as the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.
In practice since 1977, Dr. Belen completed his Internal Medicine residency at Botsford General Hospital and his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.