A Message From Our Chief

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

Welcome to the Division of Genetic Medicine within the Department of Internal Medicine. My name is Dr. Goutham Narla and I was recently named the new Division Chief in July 2018. Before coming to Michigan Medicine, I had the pleasure of working at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. I am excited about this new opportunity and chapter in my life, professionally and personally. My family is still learning about and exploring Ann Arbor and we are excited to discover all of its hidden and not so hidden treasures.

As you probably are aware, Michigan Medicine has a long history as a leader in genetics research, education, and clinical care, and our division has played a significant role in this achievement.

Our faculty members come from a broad range of backgrounds and have a diverse range of research interests. This diversity among faculty has fostered a unique environment for highly productive scientific interactions and collaborations. Within this research setting, seminal discoveries have been made by faculty, many of whom have been recognized at Michigan Medicine, as well as nationally and internationally for their research accomplishments.

Educating and passing the knowledge we’ve gained to the next generation is of the utmost importance to our division. Our faculty are decidedly engaged in teaching and mentoring clinicians and scientists including undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows from various subspecialties.

We treat patients at our multidisciplinary Medical Genetics Clinic where we specialize in diagnosing genetic conditions, providing care, assessing risks and implications for you and your family members, determining testing options and coordinating genetic testing, identifying supportive resources, and providing genetic counseling. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing individualized and high quality care and resources to our patients.

The division is proud of the achievements that our faculty and staff have made in genetics research, education, and clinical care, and they, along with myself, look forward to many more in the future.


Goutham Narla, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Genetic Medicine