Internal Medicine

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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. 

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.

News

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.

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