Benjamin Singer, M.D., Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Clinic | Taubman Center
1500 E Medical Center Dr.
Floor 3, Reception C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Dr. Benjamin Singer is an Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Michigan in 2002. Dr. Singer completed his medical training and Ph.D. in Neuroscience through the Medical Scientist Training Program and subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, all at the University of Michigan.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Singer’s research focuses on basic and translational studies of long-term brain injury after critical illness, focusing on sepsis. These studies utilize animal models of sepsis and patient autopsy specimens to examine the immune and vascular responses to sepsis in the brain that persist for weeks to months after the outward signs of illness have resolved. How preexisting neuropathology, such as beta amyloid, might predispose sepsis survivors to brain dysfunction is al major area of interest. This work aims to identify strategies to minimize and rehabilitate ongoing brain injury in sepsis survivors. Areas of particular clinical focus include the care of patients with advanced neuromuscular disease requiring chronic assisted ventilation. Dr. Singer’s lab receives support from the National Institute on Aging and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and has received past support from the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, NINDS, the American Thoracic Society, MICHR, and the University of Michigan Depression Center.

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