Leadership

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

U-M Department of Internal Medicine, John Carethers, MD, MACP
John M. Carethers, MD, MACP

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP
C. Richard Boland Distinguished University Professor
John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Internal Medicine
Professor, Human Genetics

Dr. John M. Carethers received his BS degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Wayne State University, and his MD with high distinction from the same institution. Dr. Carethers did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan. He was then recruited to the University of California, San Diego, where he grew his laboratory-based research in the area of DNA mismatch repair and colorectal cancer pathogenesis, and saw general medicine and gastroenterology patients. He also served as the main physician for hereditary colon cancer referrals in Southern California. His leadership roles included the gastroenterology Fellowship Director, the gastroenterology Section Chief for the San Diego VA Hospital, then Division Chief for University of California, San Diego, before being recruited to Michigan.

He was the founding Director of the NIH-funded UCSD Gastroenterology Center grant, and was the Director of the gastroenterology T32 training grant. His laboratory research continues to be funded by the NIH. Dr. Carethers also has interest in colorectal cancer disparities as it relates to genetics and outcomes. He is the former PI of the SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership U54 grant, which addresses cancer disparities. He has published over 165 manuscripts and book chapters. He is a Senior Associate Editor for Gastroenterology, the highest impact gastroenterology journal. He completed a 2-year appointment on the National Commission for Digestive Diseases, a U.S. Congressional Commission, after his appointment by Elias Zerhouni, MD, then Director of the National Institutes of Health. He was elected a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and elected a member of the American Association of Physicians (AAP), and serves on the AAP Council. He was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 2012.

 

Vice Chairs

Julie Bynum, MD, MPH
Julie Bynum, MD, MPH

Julie Bynum, MD, MPH
Faculty Affairs

 
Kevin Chan, MD
Kevin Chan, MD

Kevin Chan, MD
Clinical Experience & Quality

 
 
U-M Department of Internal Medicine, John Del Valle, MD
John Del Valle, MD

John Del Valle, MD
Graduate Medical Education
 

 
Scott Flanders, MD

Scott Flanders, MD
External Relations

 

 
U-M Department of Internal Medicine, Cyril Grum, MD
Cyril Grum, MD

Cyril Grum, MD
Undergraduate Medical Education

 

 

 
 
Vihba Lama, MD, MS

Vibha Lama, MD, MS
Basic & Translational Research

 
Michael Lukela, MD
Michael Lukela, MD

Michael Lukela, MD
Diversity, Equity & Well-Being
 

 
U-M Department of Internal Medicine, Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD
Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD
Clinical & Health Services Research
 

 
U-M Department of Internal Medicine, Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Veterans Affairs

 

Associate Vice Chairs

 
Roma Gianchandani, MD
Roma Gianchandani, MD

Roma Gianchandani, MD
Quality & Innovation

 
Megan Mack, MD
Megan Mack, MD

Megan Mack, MD
Inpatient & Hospital

 
Sarah Gualano, MD
Sarah Gualano, MD

Sarah Gualano, MD
Equity, Inclusion & Well-being

 
 

Division Chiefs

 
U-M Allergy & Clinical Immunology Division, James Baldwin, MD
James Baldwin, MD

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division
James Baldwin, MD
 

 
U-M Cardiovascular Medicine Division, David Pinsky, MD
David Pinsky, MD

Cardiovascular Medicine Division
David Pinsky, MD
 

 
U-M Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division, Chung Owyang, MD
Chung Owyang, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division
Chung Owyang, MD
 

 
Eve Kerr, MD
Eve Kerr, MD, MPH

General Medicine Division
Eve Kerr, MD, MPH
 

 
U-M Genetic Medicine Division, Goutham Narla, MD, PhD
Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Genetic Medicine Division
Goutham Narla, MD, PhD
 

 
U-M Geriatric & Palliative Medicine Division, Raymond Yung, MB, ChB
Raymond Yung, MB, ChB

Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Division
Raymond Yung, MB, ChB
 

 
U-M Hematology & Oncology Division, Pavan Reddy, MD
Pavan Reddy, MD

Hematology and Oncology Division
Pavan Reddy, MD
 

 
Robert Chang, MD
Robert Chang, MD

Hospital Medicine Division
Robert Chang, MD (Interim Division Chief)
 

 

 
U-M Infectious Diseases Division, Powel Kazanjian, MD, PhD
Powel Kazanjian, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases Division
Powel Kazanjian, MD, PhD
 

 
U-M Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division, Peter Arvan, MD, PhD
Peter Arvan, MD, PhD

Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division
Peter Arvan, MD, PhD
 

 
U-M Nephrology Division, Subramaniam Pennathur, MD
Subramaniam Pennathur, MD

Nephrology Division
Subramaniam Pennathur, MD

 
U-M Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division, Theodore Standiford, MD
Theodore Standiford, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division
Theodore Standiford, MD

 
John Varga, MD
John Varga, MD

Rheumatology Division
John Varga, MD

Administration

Chief Administrative Officer

Musty Habhab
Musty Habhab

Musty Habhab is the Chief Administrative Officer for the Department of Internal Medicine at Michigan Medicine. In this role, she has administrative responsibility for all medical school, ambulatory care, and hospital operations of the Department, including finances, faculty and staff human resources, grants, and facilities. After earning her degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and passing the CPA exam, Musty moved to Michigan where she gained valuable experience working in the health system’s Hospital Finance Department. She has over 16 years of experience with the Department of Internal Medicine, serving initially as the Director of Finance and then as the Associate Administrator. She is actively involved in her national organization, the Alliance for Academic Medicine, where she has a seat on the council and is president of Administrators in Internal Medicine.

Directors and Division Administrators

Directors

  • Director of Administrative Operations, Jolena Nollar
  • Director of Clinical Affairs, Kendra Brown
  • Director of Finance, Eric Mullen
 

Division Administrators                                       

  • Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Carrie Brown
  • Cardiovascular Medicine, Robert Keast
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Brandon Brogan
  • General Medicine, Joel Scharboneau
  • Genetic Medicine, Dorothy Schroeder
  • Geriatric & Palliative Medicine, Stephanie Gatica
  • Hematology & Oncology, Dorothy Schroeder
  • Hospital Medicine, Marisa Rodriguez
  • Infectious Diseases, Jennifer Hawkins
  • Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Olushola Samuel
  • Nephrology, Jason Ceo
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Carrie Brown
  • Rheumatology, Gary Smith