Meenakshy K. Aiyer, M.D., FACP


Meenakshy Aiyer, M.D., FACP, now serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at UICOMP. Born and raised in India, she attended medical school at Madurai Kamaraj University, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. She completed her internship year at the University of Louisville, and both her internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Since 1996, she has served as a faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine. Her faculty roles have included resident supervision, M3 and M4 clerkship director. She has also been very instrumental in the Resident as Teachers program. In 2002, she participated in the Faculty Development Fellowship: The Harvard Macy Program for Physician Educators and was invited back as returning scholar in 2005. She has received numerous awards, including the Raymond B. Allen Golden Apple Award for outstanding contributions to teaching. Meenakshy joined DES in 2004 and now serves as the Director of the Caterpillar Faculty Scholars Fellowship program. She was selected to participate in Executive Leadership for Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, nation's only in-depth leadership program for women in academic medicine, in 2009. Her areas of interest include curriculum development, program evaluation and faculty development. Personal interests include music and spending time with her husband and two children.