Department of Internal Medicine
Where Advanced Patient Care, Education, and Research Intersect

More than 1,000 faculty guide over 300 residents and fellows within 13 divisions in the largest clinical department of the University of Michigan Medical School. Together we care for more than half of the patients in one of the leading adult hospitals in the nation.

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170+ Years of Cutting-Edge Care

Since 1848, we have dedicated ourselves to serving patients with advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate care. That mission leads our continuous pursuit of knowledge, recruitment of a diverse, dedicated team, and the translation of research into meaningful health outcomes.

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Department of Internal Medicine Internal Website

Resources and information for current Internal Medicine faculty, staff and learners.

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DEI & Well-being

The leadership of our department is actively engaged in creating meaningful improvements for a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and healthy community. The progress of our evolving program initiatives are measured at the individual and system levels.

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Read more about our accomplishments, goals and our mission in action in “Transitions."

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    The Department of Internal Medicine is dedicated to providing high-quality patient care and medical education and conducting innovative and relevant research

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    Welcome from the Chair

    It is a great honor to serve as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, the largest clinical department within the University of Michigan Medical School. We continue to hold our own in national rankings and to grow, evolve, and innovate to meet the ever-changing needs of health care. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the exciting work we are doing.

    Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
    Timothy Blackwell, M.D.
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