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.


May 19, 2017

Thyroid cancer surgery complications increasingly common

Maria Papaleontiou, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Metabolism (MEND) Division, is the lead author of a large population-based study that identifies three groups most at risk of postoperative complications.

May 17, 2017

Faster feeding may mean faster recovery in pancreatitis, evidence shows

Valerie Vaughn, MD, MSc, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, General Medicine Division, is the lead author of a study that found patients who get food by mouth or feeding tube early in their illness may get out of the hospital quicker, without added risk or problems.