Colorado Christian University
Dr. Paul Lange

Dr. Paul Lange

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Degrees and Experience
  • M.D. (Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine)
  • B.S., Biology/Psychology (University of Michigan)
  • Fellowship Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Residency – Internal Medicine
  • University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Internship
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Paul Lange completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biology/Psychology. After matriculation from the University of Michigan, he attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where Lange received a M.D. After completing an internship and residency in Ann Arbor, Dr. Lange completed a fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is board certified in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Lange has practiced clinically for 25 years. His academic career has been highlighted by several faculty appointments.

Dr. Lange served as an assistant professor of medicine, in the Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine from 1998 to 2003 at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the medical director of the advanced lung disease and lung transplantation program. After working to establish the lung transplantation program at Case, Dr. Lange became the medical director of the medical intensive care unit. Following his appointment at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Dr. Lange served as clinical professor, Department of Medicine Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan, from 2004 to 2014 while practicing clinically at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Medical students and residents from MSU rotated through the ICU. Dr. Lange’s group was responsible for their education, training, and supervision.

Dr. Lange currently serves as a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been involved with the medical school at WMU since its initial inception. Dr. Lange had the privilege of serving on the founding dean search committee as a member of the Borgess leadership team. Additionally, he served on the curriculum committee during the formative stages of the medial school and on the faculty academic council. Dr. Lange’s primary teaching responsibility was as the co-director of the renal course module for second-year students.

Finally, Dr. Lange has been committed to the education of advanced practice practitioners (APP) as an adjunct clinical associate professor, School of Nursing, Department of Health, Behavior, and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan. He lectured in the acute care APP curriculum and supervised APP students during their critical care rotations and has mentored several APPs and facilitated their placement in intensive care units across the country.

Leadership Experience

Dr. Lange has been privileged to have worked in a leadership capacity in two outstanding organizations. He served as chief medical officer at Gift of Life Michigan, the organ procurement organization for the state of Michigan, based in Ann Arbor and as the chief medical officer for Ascension Borgess Medical Group. In both leadership roles his primary responsibility was to oversee clinicians in the delivery of high quality and safe care to patients across a matrix organization. He has lectured at the state and national level on best practices in organ donation. Dr. Lange led clinicians in value-based care and demonstrated quality outcome measures at the state and national level within Ascension Health, the largest faith-based health care organization within the United States.