Ora H. Pescovitz


Oakland University (MI)

Dr. Ora Pescovitz has more than 30 years of experience in health centers, industry, and universities, where she has been responsible for creative innovations, entrepreneurial discovery, and strategic planning. She is a renowned pediatric endocrinologist and investigator who has published more than 190 papers and books. She is a sought-after speaker on a range of topics, including education, leadership, health care, and women’s issues. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Pescovitz is the president of Oakland University (MI), a doctoral research institution with more than 16,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Since becoming president, she has increased student and academic success, scholarship, and community engagement and has focused major efforts on diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.

Pescovitz earned her medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (IL). Her primary research has focused on the physiologic and molecular mechanisms responsible for disorders of growth and puberty, and the development of novel therapies for these conditions. She has received numerous awards for research, teaching, and leadership.