A Message from Our Chief

MeiLan Han, MD, MS
MeiLan Han, MD, MS
Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

As Chief of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division, I am excited about your interest in our program and invite you to explore the website and see why we have been a leader in pulmonary care, research, and education for over 90 years. I am deeply humbled and honored to lead the work of our diverse and expert faculty members.     

Our division and the University of Michigan offer dynamic opportunities for pulmonary physicians, researchers, and educators. We have state-of-art facilities, extensive support services, and most importantly a group of renowned faculty members who truly collaborate and work together to provide the best care to our patients.  

Clinically, we see patients at the University of Michigan Hospital, the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital, and at outpatient clinics throughout Southeast Michigan. Our comprehensive clinics provide multidisciplinary care by dedicated teams to treat the full scope of lung and breathing issues.

We have strong basic, translational, and clinical research programs. The divisional investigative portfolio is comprehensive, with specific areas of emphasis including pulmonary inflammation, injury, repair, fibrosis and host defense as well as COPD, asthma, interstitial lung diseases, lung transplantation, and lung cancer. 

Our Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, overseen by Dr. Jakob McSparron, offers a unique balance of excellence in both clinical and research training and provides opportunities for research training in fields including cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, clinical physiology, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services and outcomes research, and medical education.

The success of our division lies in the work of our renowned faculty and dedicated staff, our innovative approaches, and the lessons and knowledge we have learned from those who came before us.   

Thank you for your interest. I hope you will partner with us on our journey to advance the care of patients with pulmonary and critical care illnesses.


MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS
Henry Sewall Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine