About Us

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Faculty

Thank you for your interest in our division. This page provides a short tour of who we are, what we do, and why we are here. Our illustrious history commenced in 1928, when the Pulmonary Division consisted of the tuberculosis ward on the 7th floor of the University Hospital (referred to as “Old Main”). Since that time, the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine has much to be proud of. From our rich history to our cutting-edge research, patient care, and education, we continue to be nationally and internationally recognized for our work.

Patient Care

Our clinical faculty provide expert care for general and specialized ambulatory clinics, interventional bronchoscopy, inpatient consultation, and critical care services. This care is provided at the University of Michigan Medical Center, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and at outpatient clinics throughout Southeast Michigan. We have many clinical programs offering specialized care including our adult cystic fibrosis program, assisted ventilation clinic, asthma, sarcoidosis, and many others. Learn more.


Research performed within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine has greatly impacted our understanding of basic lung biology, disease pathogenesis, and targeted therapeutics. New major areas of modern biology have emerged, including genetics/genomics, metagenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, stem cell biology, computational biology, and the microbiome. Learn more.

Education and Training

We are dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in pulmonary medicine. Our fellowship program is designed to develop academicians, consultant-caliber clinicians, and leaders for the pharmaceutical and health care industries. Our Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine 3-year Fellowship Program provides outstanding clinical training leading to Board eligibility in both Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. We also provide training and mentoring in laboratory- and patient-based research to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows, as well as to postdoctoral trainees holding a PhD degree and to graduate students. Additionally, we play an integral role in the education of medical students and house staff at the University Hospitals and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Learn more.


Chief, MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS                                           

MeiLan Han, MD, MS
MeiLan Han, MD, MS

Dr. MeiLan Han is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Han received her MD from the University of Washington and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. She is also Director of the Michigan Airways Program.

Dr. Han’s research work focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where her team has described insights into the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and improved approaches to treatment. Significantly, as a member of the scientific committee for the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD Consortium), she was a key contributor in identifying usable and standard COPD phenotypes. Dr. Han also serves on the scientific advisory committee and board of directors for the COPD Foundation and serves on the scientific advisory committee and as a volunteer spokesperson for the American Lung Association.

Dr. Han has authored over 300 publications in numerous journals including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care MedicineChestLancet Respiratory MedicineJAMA Internal MedicineNew England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. She is currently a Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In 2021, Dr. Han published Breathing Lessons: A Doctor’s Guide to Lung Health, a guide to respiratory health for the public.

Dr. Han has been recognized with many honors and awards. She received the European Respiratory Society GOLD Medal in COPD in 2017, the University of Michigan Dean’s Clinical and Health Services Research Award in 2019, and the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award in 2021. Dr. Han is also an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.

Faculty Leadership

Department of Internal Medicine Leadership:

Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Leadership:

U-M Medical School past and present leadership positions have included:

  • Steven Gay, MD, MS, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions 
  • Robert Green, MD, Assistant and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Margaret Gyetko, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
  • Galen Toews, MD, Associate Dean of Research

Division Administrator

U-M Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Carrie Brown
Carrie Brown

Carrie Brown
Division Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine

Contact Us

Administrative Office

Carrie Brown
Division Administrator
Department of Internal Medicine
1500 East Medical Center Drive
3916A Taubman Center, SPC 5360
Ann Arbor MI 48109
Phone: 734-936-5201
[email protected]

Academic Office (Division Chief)

Sara Whisenant
Administrative Assistant
Department of Internal Medicine
6220 MSRB III, SPC 5642
1150 West Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
Phone: 734-936-5201 (non-patient related calls only)
[email protected]


For a listing of our faculty, please click here.