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 2016, 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 13 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 2016, we had nearly 450,000 outpatient visits and over 26,000 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 2016, our department was awarded nearly $170 million dollars from federal, foundation and industry sponsors and our faculty produced over 2,600 publications.


July 24, 2017

Why Primary Care Doctors Need to Rethink Chronic Pain Treatment

Daniel Clauw, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Psychiatry, and the Director of Michigan Medicine’s Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, co-writes an editorial calling on primary care physicians to take a more comprehensive approach to treating patients with chronic pain.

July 21, 2017

Why Are the Elderly More Likely to Catch Flu?

Daniel Goldstein, MBBS, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Michigan Biology of Cardiovascular Aging program, is the senior author of a new study that shows an immune cell in the lungs may help explain why.