Department of Medicine

Department Chair: Eric Scher, M.D.

The Henry Ford Medical Group's Department of Medicine includes more than 250 clinicians and scientists across 12 divisions. Our internists have a reputation for expertise in diagnosing and managing the most serious, complex medical conditions. As the largest clinical department at Henry Ford, the Department of Medicine manages more than 350,000 outpatient visits and over 25,000 inpatient admissions each year at four hospitals and numerous ambulatory clinics across southeast Michigan. The Henry Ford Hospital campus in Detroit serves as our clinical, academic, and research base.

  • Clinical Care: The Department of Medicine's clinical divisions include Allergy and Immunology; Cardiology; Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disorders; Gastroenterology; General Internal Medicine; Hematology/Oncology; Hospital Medicine, with a section of Palliative Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Nephrology and Hypertension; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, with a section of Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology. Our department's medical specialists partner with Henry Ford's Centers of Excellence such as the Transplant Institute, Heart and Vascular Institute, and the Cancer Institute. Our critical care specialists oversee Michigan's largest Medical ICU with 68 beds at Henry Ford Hospital.
  • Research: Research funding for the Department of Medicine totals about $28.5 million annually. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and other sources, our Department's investigators have a rich history of basic, translational, and clinical research. Medicine's Division of Hypertension and Vascular Research includes 13 full-time scientists devoted to basic science and translational hypertensive research, totaling $4 million in research funding annually. Our Department also has a long history of leading national efforts in clinical research for HIV/AIDS, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, and sleep disorders, among others.
  • Education: More than 220 residents and fellows are in training each year, making the Department of Medicine at Henry Ford one of the largest graduate medical education programs in Internal Medicine in Michigan and the U.S. Our specialty divisions each offer fellowship programs. The 12,000 sq ft Center for Simulation, Education and Research, based at Henry Ford Hospital, offers state-of-the-art simulation facilities for students and staff.