Internal Medicine

Welcome to the University of Michigan
Department of Internal Medicine

Since its establishment in 1848, the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan has been a leader in the advancement of patient care, education, and research. In 2015, the department continued to receive recognition as a standout in the field ranking #6 among Internal Medicine departments. With more than 800 faculty and 310 residents and fellows distributed over 12 divisions, we are the largest clinical department within the U-M Medical School.

Patient Care

Our department cares for more than half of the patients who come to the U-M Health System for both primary and specialty care. In 2015, we had more than 413,000 outpatient visits and nearly 20,000 hospital discharges.  

Education and Training

Ranked #8 by US News & World Report for internal medicine training, our department has high standards for education. We provide medical students, residents, and fellows a rich learning environment to build a solid foundation of excellence for careers in clinical practice and research. 


Our collaborative culture, state-of-the-art facilities, and breadth of resources, gives our scientists the opportunity to take their leading research from bench to bedside. In 2015, our department was awarded nearly $162 million dollars from federal, foundation and industry sponsors and our faculty produced over 2,800 publications.


January 18, 2017

Declining dementia rates - Is education a contributing factor?

Kenneth Langa, MD, PhD, Cyrus Sturgis Research Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Health Management and Policy discusses declining dementia rates and possible contributing factors in his interview on Michigan Radio.

January 16, 2017

U-M researcher updates the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines for diabetic neuropathy

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes at Michigan Medicine, is the lead author of the position statement that updates ADA guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of diabetic neuropathies. One of the co-authors includes another Michigan Medicine faculty member, Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology.