Internal Medicine

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. 

With more than 830 faculty and 310 residents and fellows distributed over 13 divisions, we are the largest clinical department within the U-M Medical School - caring for more than half of the patients who come to Michigan Medicine. In 2019, we had 515,264 outpatient visits and nearly 26,000 hospital discharges. Our research initiatives are leading the way to improve the lives of our patients. In 2019 the University of Michigan ranked No. 1 in research volume among the nation's public universities for the past nine years, reported $1.62 billion in research expenditures. In addition, the Department of Internal Medicine competed for and obtained $198 million in research support and published more than 2,200 research publications. Finally, our department is ranked #6 by US News & World Report for internal medicine training. 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. 

Welcome From Our Chair

John M. Carethers, MD

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP

It is a great privilege to serve as Chairman. Our department is the largest clinical department within the University of Michigan Medical School. We continued to hold our own in the national rankings and to grow, evolve and innovate to meet the ever-changing needs of health care. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the exciting work we are doing. Read more.