Academic General Internal Medicine Division

Division Head: William C. Keimig, M.D.

Established in 1952 as several general medical divisions and consolidated into one in the 1980s, the Academic General Internal Medicine Division at Henry Ford Hospital offers expertise in practicing and teaching the more complex aspects of general internal medicine.

Clinical care

Our internists focus on the delivery and teaching of high-quality, patient-centered, evidence-based care for disease prevention, management of acute or chronic disorders in the ambulatory setting, and the treatment of hospitalized patients. Staff internists specialize in the management of patients with multiple comorbidities and several are expert in geriatric, bariatric, and transplant medicine. The Division has two General Internal Medicine inpatient services where faculty round and provide all education for medical students and residents on service. The Division maintains a commitment to continuous quality improvement efforts, up-to-date patient care, strong teaching and evaluation skills, and continued faculty development.

Research

Our staff is actively involved in research on models of health care delivery and quality. Research studies are centered on the Division's Medical Home model of care delivery and our "Ambulatory Intensivist" clinic. Our Medical Home was one of 8 sites in Michigan selected to participate in a pilot investigating this model of care delivery. Our Division also conducts studies in medical education. All research and quality projects include Internal Medicine residents and medical students. Several drug trials involving anticoagulation are part of our research efforts.

Education

The Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital is one of the oldest and largest ACGME residency programs in the United States. Our staff serves as educators and role models for hundreds of medical students and residents each year. The residency program is a source of great pride for the faculty and provides additional motivation for our staff to continuously update our practices and remain aware of the latest developments and techniques as medicine rapidly evolves. Our faculty have academic appointments with the Wayne State University School of Medicine, are committed to inpatient and outpatient education of medical students and residents, and provide the inpatient teaching service for General Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.