A Message from Our Chief

U-M Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Theodore Standiford, MD
Theodore Standiford, MD
Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

As Chief of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division, I invite you to explore our website and see why we have been a leader in pulmonary care, research, and education for over 89 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 that 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. And just recently, our Sarcoidosis Clinic was recognized as a World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (WASOG) Sarcoidosis Clinic.

We have strong basic, translational, and clinical research programs. Our NIH grant funding exceeds 13 million dollars annually. The divisional investigative portfolio is comprehensive, with specific areas of emphasis including pulmonary inflammation, injury, repair, and fibrosis, host defense, lung transplantation, and lung cancer. 

Our Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program, overseen by Dr. Kevin Chan, offers an unusual 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 approach, and the lessons and knowledge we have learned from those who came before us.   

Thank you for your interest. I hope you partner with us on our journey to advance medicine.  


Theodore Standiford, MD
Henry Sewall Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine