The highest honor that a department can bestow upon a faculty member is a named professorship. Within the Department of Internal Medicine, the tradition of this honor began almost 50 years ago with a gift from a Michigan alumnus, John Gideon Searle, in 1968. Since then, more than 100 professorships have been established in the Department of Internal Medicine. Faculty members who currently hold professorships are listed below.

Professorships are made possible by the generosity of our donors and bring many practical benefits to our faculty. These include advancing innovation and research, providing time to pursue novel or early areas of inquiry, and more opportunities to develop younger colleagues and students.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Department of Internal Medicine’s professorships, please contact our development team.

Department of Internal Medicine

John M. Carethers, MD
John G. Searle Professorship in Internal Medicine

Allergy and Clinical Immunology

James R. Baker, Jr., MD
Ruth Dow Doan Professorship in Biologic Nanotechnology

Cardiovascular Medicine

Keith D. Aaronson, MD
Bertram Pitt, MD, Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

William F. Armstrong III, MD
Franklin Davis Johnston Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

David S. Bach, MD
Park W. Willis III Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

Yuqing Eugene Chen, MD, PhD
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

Stanley J. Chetcuti, MD
Eric J. Topol Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

Kim A. Eagle, MD
Albion Walter Hewlett Professorship in Internal Medicine

Daniel R. Goldstein, MD
Eliza Maria Mosher Collegiate Professorship in Internal Medicine

Kenneth A. Jamerson, MD
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

Daniel A. Lawrence, PhD
Frederick G. L. Huetwell Collegiate Professorship of Basic Research in Cardiovascular Medicine

Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD
Kim A. Eagle, MD, Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

Fred Morady, MD
McKay Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease

Venkatesh Murthy, MD
Melvyn Rubenfire, MD, Professorship in Preventive Cardiology

Hakan Oral, MD
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Faculty Research Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

David J. Pinsky, MD
J. Griswold Ruth, MD and Margery Hopkins Ruth Professorship in Internal Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

William D. Chey, MD
Timothy T. Nostrant, MD, Collegiate Professorship in Gastroenterology

Joseph C. Kolars, MD
Josiah Macy, Jr. Professorship in Health Professions Education

Anna Suk-Fong Lok, MD, FRCP
Dame Sheila Sherlock Distinguished University Professorship of Hepatology
Alice Lohrman Andrews Research Professorship of Hepatology

Chung Owyang, MD
H. Marvin Pollard Professorship in Internal Medicine

Thomas D. Wang, MD, PhD
H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Professorship in Endoscopy Research

General Medicine

John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP
Alice Hamilton Distinguished University Professorship of Medicine and Healthcare Policy
Alice Hamilton Collegiate Professorship of Medicine

Joel D. Howell, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Farrand Collegiate Professorship in Medical History

Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH
Louis Newburgh Research Professorship in Internal Medicine

Sarah L. Krein, PhD, RN
Rensis Likert Collegiate Research Professorship

Kenneth M. Langa, MD, PhD
Cyrus Sturgis Research Professorship in Internal Medicine

Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD
Marguerite S. Roll Professorship in Medical Education

James O. Woolliscroft, MD
Lyle C. Roll Professorship in Medicine

Genetic Medicine

Eric R. Fearon, MD, PhD
Emanuel N. Maisel Professorship in Oncology

David Ginsburg, MD
Warner Lambert/Parke-Davis Professorship in Medicine

Cheng-yu Lee, PhD
Robert H. Bartlett Collegiate Professorship in the Life Sciences

Stephen J. Weiss, MD
E. Giford and Love Barnett Upjohn Professorship in Internal Medicine and Oncology

Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Neil Alexander, MD, MS
Ivan Duff MD Collegiate Professorship in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Julie Bynum, MD, MPH
Margaret Terpenning, MD, Collegiate Professorship in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

Lona Mody, MD, MSc
Amanda Sanford Hickey Collegiate Professorship in Internal Medicine

Raymond L. Yung, MB, ChB
Jeffrey B. Halter, MD, Professorship in Geriatrics Medicine

Hematology and Oncology

Laurence H. Baker, DO
Collegiate Professorship in Cancer Developmental Therapeutics

Dean E. Brenner, MD
Moshe Talpaz, MD, Professorship in Translational Oncology

Ronald J. Buckanovich, MD, PhD
Thomas H. Simpson Collegiate Professorship, Medical School

Shirish M. Gadgeel, MBBS
Marylou Kennedy Research Professorship in Thoracic Oncology

Daniel F. Hayes, MD
Stuart B. Padnos Professorship in Breast Cancer

James M. Rae, PhD
Thomas H. Simpson Collegiate Professorship in Cancer Research

Pavan R. Reddy, MD
Frances and Victor Ginsberg Professorship in Hematology/Oncology

Moshe Talpaz, MD
Alexander J. Trotman Professorship in Leukemia Research

Muneesh Tewari, MD, PhD
Ray and Ruth Anderson-Laurence M. Sprague Memorial Research Professorship

Shaomeng Wang, PhD
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professorship in Medicine

Max S. Wicha, MD
Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professorship of Oncology

Francis Worden, MD
Nancy Wigginton Oncology Research Professorship in Thyroid Cancer

Hospital Medicine

Sanjay K. Saint, MD, MPH
George Dock Collegiate Professorship in Internal Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Kathleen L. Collins, MD, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine Collegiate Professorship in HIV Research

Vincent B. Young, MD, PhD
William Henry Fitzbutler Collegiate Professorship in Internal Medicine

Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes

Peter Arvan, MD, PhD
William K. and Delores S. Brehm Professorship in Type 1 Diabetes Research

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD
James A. Shayman and Andrea S. Kevrick Professorship in Translational Medicine

Charles F. Burant, MD, PhD
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professorship in Metabolism

Gary D. Hammer, MD, PhD
Millie Schembechler Professorship in Adrenal Cancer

Megan Haymart, MD
Nancy Wigginton Endocrinology Research Professorship of Thyroid Cancer

William H. Herman, MD, MPH
Stefan S. Fajans, MD/GlaxoSmithKline Professorship in Diabetes

Martin G. Myers, Jr., MD, PhD
Marilyn H. Vincent Professorship in Diabetes Research

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD
Larry D. Soderquist Professorship

William E. Rainey, PhD
Jerome W. Conn Collegiate Professorship


Matthias Kretzler, MD
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professorship in Medicine

Subramaniam Pennathur, MD
Norman Radin Professorship in Nephrology

Panduranga Rao, MD
Richard D. Swartz, MD, Collegiate Professorship in Nephrology

Rajiv Saran, MBBS, MD, DTCD, MRCP, MS
Florence E. Bingham Research Professorship in Nephrology

James A. Shayman, MD
Agnes C. and Frank D. McKay Professorship

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Gary B. Huffnagle, PhD
Nina and Jerry D. Luptak Research Professorship

Theodore Iwashyna, MD
Alpheus W. Tucker, MD, Collegiate Professorship in Internal Medicine

Vibha N. Lama, MD, MS
Henry Sewall Research Professorship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Bethany B. Moore, PhD
Galen B. Toews, MD, Collegiate Professorship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Theodore J. Standiford, MD
Henry Sewall Professorship in Medicine


David A. Fox, MD
Frederick G.L. Huetwell and William D. Robinson, MD, Professorship in Rheumatology

J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD
Giles G. Bole, MD and Dorothy Mulkey, MD, Research Professorship in Rheumatology

Dinesh Khanna, MD, MSc
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professorship in Rheumatology

Jason Knight, MD, PhD
Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professorship in Connective Tissue Research

W. Joseph McCune, MD
Michael H. and Marcia S. Klein Professorship in Rheumatic Diseases

Pei-Suen (Eliza) Tsou, PhD
Edward T. and Ellen K. Dryer Early Career Professorship in Rheumatology

John Varga, MD
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Research Professorship in Rheumatology