Robert Dickson, MD

Associate Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

6220 MSRB III/SPC 5624



8/1996 - 5/2000 St. John’s College. Annapolis, Maryland. Degree: BA, Liberal Arts

7/2001 - 6/2002 Goucher College. Baltimore, Maryland. Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

8/2003 - 5/2007 Duke University School of Medicine. Durham, North Carolina

6/2007 - 6/2008 University of Washington Department of Medicine. Internship in Internal Medicine

6/2008 - 6/2010 University of Washington Department of Medicine. Residency in Internal Medicine

6/2010 - 6/2011 University of Washington Department of Medicine. Chief Medical Resident - Harborview Medical Center

7/2011 - 6/2014 University of Michigan Department of Medicine. Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

2015 - present Associate Director, Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, University of Michigan

2018 - present Medical Director, Washtenaw County Tuberculosis Clinic

Areas of Interest

1. Influence of the microbiome on acute and chronic lung disease

2. Pathogenesis of the acute respiratory distress syndrome

3. Culture-independent methods of bacterial identification in respiratory specimens

Honors & Awards

2017 Early Career Investigator Award, American Thoracic Society, Assembly for Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation

2017 Finalist, STAT Madness (tournament of science and medicine innovations),

2017 H. Marvin Pollard Award for Outstanding Teaching of Residents, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Michigan

2018 Top Reviewer Award, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

2018 Special Recognition for Contributions to the House Officer Teaching Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Michigan

2019 Bruce C. Richardson MD Department of Internal Medicine Early Career Endowment Award, University of Michigan

2019 Science and Innovation Center Rising Star Award (Pulmonary Infections, and Tuberculosis Assembly), American Thoracic Society