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.


April 25, 2017

Society of General Internal Medicine Research Presentation Awards

The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) presents Adam Markovitz, MD/PhD Student in Internal Medicine, with the Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Member Scientific Presentation Award and Melissa Wei, MD, MPH, Clinical Lecturer in Internal Medicine, and Renu Tipirneni, MD, MSc, Clinical Lecturer in Internal Medicine, with the Milton W. Hamolsky Jr. Faculty Scientific Presentation Award.

April 20, 2017

Study: Worse survival when specific thyroid cancers spread to bone

Palak Choksi, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, is the lead author of the largest-known study on bone metastases in thyroid cancer. The study found that patients with follicular and medullary thyroid cancer had the highest rate of cancer-related bone lesions and fractures and an increased risk of death. One of the co-authors includes Megan Haymart, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.