General Medicine

Laurence McMahon, MD
Laurence F. McMahon, Jr., MD, MPH
Chief, Division of General Medicine
A Message From Our Chief

With over 140 faculty, General Medicine is one of the largest divisions within the University of Michigan’s Department of Internal Medicine. Our faculty and staff support the mission of the Medical School by providing excellence and innovation in patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care

We provide general and preventive medicine at nine different clinic locations for adults with health conditions including arthritis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. We provide preventive care such as immunizations, health counseling, medicine/pediatrics, and sports physicals. Finally, we help coordinate care with subspecialist colleagues for our many patients with multiple medical conditions. 


We have one of the most successful research programs of its kind in the country. Our physicians are recognized as leaders in their respective fields and have been awarded peer-reviewed grants to fund their discoveries. Our ground-breaking research tends not to focus on a particular disease or organ, but instead addresses the whole person and how they interact with the broader health system. Finally, we are experts in the systems of health care delivery, quality of care, patient safety, financing of health care, and health policy.

Education and Training

Every generation of physicians has an obligation to pass on their wisdom and insight to the next generation. General Medicine faculty are no exception. They are considered among the most talented teachers at the University of Michigan and have been honored for their work in this area by both the Medical School and the Department of Internal Medicine.