WElcome from the Residency Program Director

Welcome to the University of Michigan! Since our program began, we have been training physicians to become future leaders in the 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 community. To do this, we draw from our strong institutional resources, diverse patient base, energetic faculty, and wonderful colleagues. 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,

John Del Valle, MD
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Michigan


Dr. John Del Valle

Dr. Del Valle received his BS in chemistry from the Catholic University of Puerto Rico in 1976, and his MD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1980. He went on to do internship and residency training in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia from 1980-1983. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan in 1986, where he subsequently became an instructor. John became Professor of Medicine in 1998. He has been Senior Associate Chair of Medicine for Graduate Medical Education, and Residency Program Director since 2000. John has chaired or participated in a number of AGA committees and activities, and at the national level was a member of NIDDK Study Section, GMA-2 VA Study Section, and DDK-C. John’s long-standing clinical interest has been in neuroendocrine tumors of the gut and related disorders. His present research interest is in medical education and training.

Medical School

  • University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 1980


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Internal Medicine, PA, 1983


    • University of Michigan, Gastroenterology, MI, 1986


useful links

Department of Internal Medicine

Med-Peds Residency Program