League of Research Excellence

The League of Research Excellence celebrates U-M Medical School faculty researchers who achieve significant success, and the inaugural group included those who have garnered $1 million or more in research awards or expenditures in 2010. With the induction of 100+ faculty scientists and physicians into the League, the entire Medical School community is inspired and proud of the accomplishments of this stellar group and immensely appreciative of the quality and quantity of their work.

There has never been a more exciting time in medical science research. Every day heralds new discoveries and new possibilities with the potential to benefit human health at a global level. The physicians and scientists in the League of Research Excellence are among our brightest stars at UMMS, faculty on the leading edge of innovation that one day will lead to greater hope and healing.

2011 Awardees   Sort by Department

Huda Akil Ph.D. Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Lawrence An M.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine
Larry Antonuk Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Peter Arvan M.D., Ph.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
James Baker M.D. Internal Medicine-Allergy
Laurence Baker D.O. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Ruma Banerjee Ph.D. Biological Chemistry
William Barsan M.D. Emergency Medicine
Robert Bartlett M.D. Surgery
Christopher Beecher Ph.D. Pathology
Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi M.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Khalil Bitar Ph.D. Pediatrics-Gastroenterology
Frederic Blow Ph.D. Psychiatry
Dean Brenner M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Susan Brooks Herzog Ph.D. Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Frank Brosius M.D. Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Charles Burant M.D., Ph.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Sally Camper Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Paul Carson Ph.D. Radiology
Paul Cederna M.D. Surgery-Plastic
Yuqing Chen M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Arul Chinnaiyan M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
Gregory Christman M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Daniel Clauw M.D. Anesthesiology
Kathleen Collins M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Kathleen Cooney M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
John DeLancey M.D. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Victor DiRita Ph.D. Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
James Elder M.D., Ph.D. Dermatology
Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson M.D. Pathology
James Douglas Engel Ph.D. Cellular and Developmental Biology
Harry Erba M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Eva Feldman M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
James Ferrara M.D., D.Sc. Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
David Fink M.D. Neurology
Gary Fisher Ph.D. Dermatology
David Fox M.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Benedick Fraass Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Gary Freed M.D., M.P.H. Pediatrics-Ambulatory Care Program
Kirk Frey M.D., Ph.D. Radiology
Craig Galban Ph.D. Radiology
James Geiger M.D. Surgery-Pediatric
Janet Gilsdorf M.D. Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Steven Goldstein Ph.D. Surgery-Orthopaedic
Jennifer Griggs M.D., M.P.H. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Stephen Gruber M.D., Ph.D,, M.P.H. Internal Medicine-Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Jun-Lin Guan Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Deborah Gumucio Ph.D., M.P.H. Cell and Developmental Biology
Jeffrey Halter M.D. Internal Medicine-Geriatric
Gary Hammer M.D., Ph.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Rodney Hayward M.D. Internal Medicine-General Medicine
Norah Henry M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
William Herman M.D., M.P.H. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Marc Hershenson M.D. Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
Friedhelm Hildebrandt M.D. Pediatrics-Nephrology
Cory Hogaboam Ph.D. Pathology
Paul Hollenberg Ph.D. Pharmacology
Maha Hussain M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Andrzej Jakubowiak M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
José Jalife M.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Randal Kaufman Ph.D. Biological Chemistry
Evan Keller D.V.M., Ph.D. Surgery-Urology
Amy Kilbourne Ph.D., M.P.H. Psychiatry
Ronald Koenig M.D., Ph.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Matthias Kretzler M.D. Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Steven Kunkel Ph.D. Pathology
Daniel Lawrence Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Toby Lewis M.D., M.P.H. Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
Andrew Lieberman M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
Yang Liu Ph.D. Surgery
Anna Lok M.D., F.R.C.P. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Malcolm Low M.D., Ph.D. Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Nicholas Lukacs Ph.D. Pathology
Gary Luker M.D. Microbiology and Immunology
Ormond MacDougald M.D. Molecular and Integrative Physiology
John Magee M.D. Surgery-Transplant
Howard Markel M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Communicable Diseases
David Markovitz M.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Fernando Martinez M.D., M.S. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary/Critical Care
Vallerie McLaughlin M.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Miriam Meisler Ph.D. Human Genetics
Juanita Merchant M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Robert Merion M.D. Surgery-Transplant
Charles Meyer Ph.D. Radiology
Richard Miller M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
Frank Moler M.D., M.S. Pediatrics-Intensive Care
Lewis Morgenstern M.D. Neurology
Martin Myers M.D., Ph.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
David Neal M.D. Psychiatry
Gabriel Nuñez M.D. Pathology
Akinlolu Ojo M.D., Ph.D,, M.P.H. Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Chung Owyang M.D. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Vasantha Padmanabhan Ph.D. Pediatrics-Endocrinology
Henry Paulson M.D., Ph.D. Neurology
Subramaniam Pennathur M.B.B.S. Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Marc Peters-Golden M.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary/Critical Care
Sem Phan M.D., Ph.D. Pathology
Kenneth Pienta M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Massimo Pietropaolo M.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
David Pinsky M.D. Internal Medicine-Cardiology
Jeffrey Platt M.D. Surgery-Transplant
Scott Pletcher Ph.D. Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Rodica Pop-Busui M.D., Ph.D. Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Stephen Ragsdale Ph.D. Biological Chemistry
Pavan Reddy M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Alnawaz Rehemtulla Ph.D. Radiation Oncology
Julia Richards Ph.D. Ophthalmology
Bruce Richardson M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Brian Ross Ph.D. Radiology
Jochen Schacht Ph.D. Otolaryngology
Thomas Shanley M.D. Pediatrics-Intensive Care
James Shayman M.D. Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Charles Sing Ph.D. Human Genetics
David Smith M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Terry Smith M.D. Ophthalmology
Emily Somers Ph.D., Sc.M. Internal Medicine-Rheumatology
Rachel Stanley M.D. Emergency Medicine
Moshe Talpaz M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Denise Tate Ph.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Galen Toews M.D. Internal Medicine-Pulmonary/Critical Care
Thomas Wakefield M.D. Surgery-Vascular
Shaomeng Wang Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Stewart Wang M.D., Ph.D. Surgery
Thomas Wang M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Peter Ward M.D. Pathology
Stanley Watson, Jr. M.D., Ph.D. Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
John Wei M.D., M.S. Surgery-Urology
Max Wicha M.D. Internal Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
Roger Wiggins M.B., B.Ch. Internal Medicine-Nephrology
John Wiley M.D. Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Gregory Wolf M.D. Otolaryngology
James Woods Ph.D. Pharmacology
Guohua Xi M.D. Neurosurgery
Vincent Young M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases
Xiaochun Yu M.D., Ph.D. Internal Medicine-Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Pan Zheng M.D., Ph.D. Surgery
Jon-Kar Zubieta M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry
Robert Zucker Ph.D. Psychiatry