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 Name

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