Michael J Redinger, MD

Michael J Redinger, MD
Michael J Redinger, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Co-Chair, Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Patient Care Related:
Psychiatry, 269.337.6373


Dr. Michael Redinger is an Associate Professor at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed).  He is dually appointed in the Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law, for which he serves as Co-Chair, and the Department of Psychiatry.  For the Department of Psychiatry, directs the WMed outpatient psychiatry clinic.  He also serves as the current Young Physician Section representative on the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors, as an Alternate Delegate from Michigan to the American Medical Association, and as the Inaugural Unit Head of the WMed Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics.

His myriad research interests include clinical ethics, psychiatric ethics, religion and medicine, Catholic health care ethics, and medical professionalism.  He has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, CHEST, The American Journal of Psychiatry, The American Journal of Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, as well as popular media including The New York Times, the Detroit Free PressAmerica: The Jesuit Review, and Commonweal magazine. 

Prior to joining the faculty at WMed, Dr. Redinger served as the Chief Resident in WMed’s Department of Psychiatry. Prior to arriving at WMed, he completed a dual MD/MA in Bioethics and Health Policy with a Concentration in Catholic Health Care Ethics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and a native Idahoan.