WElcome from the Med-Peds Residency Program Director

Welcome to the University of Michigan! Since our program began in 1984, we have been training physicians to become future leaders in the Med-Peds community, whether your future practice will be through the provision of direct patient care within local or international communities, pursuit of subspecialty training and patient care, involvement in medical education or administration, development of public policy and advocacy initiatives, or health services or basic science research. Our primary goal is to prepare you to be an outstanding physician and leader in the Med-Peds community. To do this, we draw from our strong institutional resources, diverse patient base, energetic faculty, and wonderful colleagues in the Med-Peds and categorical programs. We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our program and look forward to the possibility of meeting/working with you during the next phase of your career!

If you have any questions about our program or community, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Warmest regards,

Michael Lukela, MD
Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
University of Michigan


Dr. Michael Lukela

Dr. Lukela is the Director of the Med-Peds program and a hospitalist in the Department of Internal Medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency training in the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at the University of Michigan, where he also served as a chief resident in the Department of Pediatrics. His areas of clinical interest are patient safety and educational assessment. He is also the Director of the M2 Clinical Comprehensive Assessment at the Medical School. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his sons Henry and Nicholas, competing in marathons and triathlons, making furniture and attempting to train his dogs.


1. Medical education
2. Patient Safety
3. Alcohol Withdrawal

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School, 1998


  • University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, MI, 2002

  • University of Michigan Health System, Pediatrics, MI, 2003

useful links

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Pediatric Residency Program