Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Theodore Standiford, MD
Theodore Standiford, MD
Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
A Message From Our Chief

The Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine is committed to caring for critically ill patients and patients with lung disease. This requires not only that we provide the best possible care, but that we convey these skills to trainees and develop novel approaches to understanding and managing these diseases through basic science, clinical, and outcomes research. Our mission is to deliver excellent patient care, to develop new knowledge about the lung in health and disease, and to train individuals to be outstanding clinicians and researchers.

Patient Care

With over 50 full-time and adjunct faculty members, the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine division offers expansive and exceptional research and care in a variety of pulmonary disorders, and also serves as a regional referral center for both inpatient and outpatient evaluation.


NIH grant funding for research within the division exceeds 13 million dollars annually. Our investigative portfolio is comprehensive, with specific areas of emphasis including pulmonary inflammation, injury, repair, fibrosis, host defense, lung transplantation, and lung cancer.

Education and Training

Our division assumes a prominent role in the overall educational mission of the Department of Internal Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School. Our educators have been recognized as some of the top within the institution and serve in major leadership roles within the educational programs.