Leadership and Staff


Chief, MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS                                               

MeiLan Han, MD, MS
MeiLan Han, MD, MS
A Message From Our Chief

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 Medicine, Chest, Lancet Respiratory Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, New 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
1500 East Medical Center Drive
3916A Taubman Center, SPC 5360
Ann Arbor MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-5118


Administrative Support

Academic Support

  • Michelle Fugate, Business Manager
  • Shelley Boa, Clinical Liaison, Qgenda Administrator
  • Sara Whisenant, Administrative Specialist, Assistant to the Division Chief
  • Yusr Elkhoja, Administrative Assistant
  • Karen Gira, Administrative Assistant
  • Maggie Haluska, Administrative Assistant
  • Barrett Leverette, Administrative Assistant, Paging
  • Danielle Mouat, Administrative Assistant
  • Debra Novak-Haas, Administrative Specialist
  • Emily Steiner, Administrative Assistant
  • Patty Urban, Fellowship Coordinator, QGenda Fellowship Program Administrator

Finance Team

  • Susan Vandersluis, Financial Senior Manager
  • Kristin Poole, Pre-Award Grants Specialist
  • Jeanette Mott, Financial Specialist Senior
  • Mary Jo LaPointe, Administrative Specialist Intermediate

VA Support

  • Melina White, Assistant to the VA Service Chief

Internal Medicine Support (for Cyril Grum)

  • Kelly Wallace


For a listing of our faculty, please click here.