Marc Peters-Golden, M.D.

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Fellowship Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
1150 West Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5642
Pulmonary Appointments: (888) 287-1084 or (734) 647-9342 x2, Nurses: (734) 936-5549 x7

Administrative Contact

Donna Johns 734-936-5047


Dr. Peters-Golden received his bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed residency training at Tufts-New England Medical Center and clinical and research fellowships at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Peters-Golden joined the UM faculty in 1984 and reached the rank of Professor in 1996. His research focuses on lipid mediators, specifically prostaglandins and leukotrienes, and their roles in inflammation, antimicrobial defense, and lung injury and fibrosis. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. In 2007, he received the Scientific Accomplishment Award from the American Thoracic Society. He is a past president of the Michigan Thoracic Society and has served on numerous committees of the American Thoracic Society. From 1996-2011, he served as the Director of the Fellowship Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UM. He has served as research mentor to more than 30 M.D. and Ph.D. postdoctoral scientists from around the world.

Areas of Interest

Research program:

My research centers on the molecular and cellular biology of lung injury, inflammation, immunity, repair, and fibrosis. Using normal cells, cells from diseased patients, and animal models of disease, we study the biology of lung macrophages and other immune cells, epithelial cells, and fibroblasts. We are particularly interested in receptors, mediators, cell signaling, and transcriptional programs that control cell fate and function. Ongoing projects include: 1) the role of extracellular vesicles as vectors for cell-cell communication in the lung; 2) mechanisms controlling alveolar macrophage proliferation; 3) the role of macrophages in allergic inflammation; 4) transcriptional programs in fibroblasts that govern proliferation, collagen synthesis, and myofibroblast differentiation. Our ultimate goal is to gain novel insights into lung homeostasis and disease pathogenesis, and to identify new strategies for therapeutic targeting. Mentoring is an important focus of mine, and my laboratory consists of a highly interactive and collaborative group of M.D. and Ph.D. trainees from around the world.

Clinical interests:

I enjoy caring for patients with the full gamut of lung diseases. Areas of particular interest include asthma, COPD, and interstitial lung disorders. A profile is available at the U of M Health site.  



M.D., 1978, Duke University School of Medicine


1978-1981, Tufts-New England Medical Center


Pulmonary Medicine And Environmental Health Sciences, 1983, Johns Hopkins University Pulmonary Medicine, 1984, Johns Hopkins University


1981, Internal Medicine 1984, Pulmonary Diseases 1988, Critical Care Medicine

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