M. Hakam Tiba, MD, MS

Research Associate Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine 
North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Rd Bldg 26-323N
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800



Dr. M. Hakam Tiba is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received his MD from the University of Damascus in 1991 and his Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical analysis from the University of Michigan in 2015. Before joining the University of Michigan in 2012, Dr. Tiba worked as a research associate at Virginia Commonwealth University for twelve years. Dr. Tiba's research interests include the development of non-invasive monitoring techniques and devices, innovative resuscitative fluids and hemostatic strategies, and the testing of high-fidelity and clinically-faithful large animal models of critical care disease.  Dr. Tiba is the director of the Pre-Clinical Critical Care Laboratory (PC3L) at the Max Harry Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation. The PC3L provides a platform that brings together clinicians, engineers, basic and clinical investigators to develop high-fidelity large animal models of critical illness and injury. The PC3L impact lies in the establishment of the appropriate models to meet these collaborators’ research needs, especially for those with limited resources. Through this role, Dr. Tiba collaborates with investigators across the spectrum of critical care to build novel and best-in-class large animal models of complex disease states such as sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, cardiac arrest, TBI, and polytrauma. These models have provided a platform for over 70 clinicians, engineers, and basic scientists to give a better understanding of these diseases, and allow for testing of new therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, and digital health solutions to improve outcomes.  Dr. Tiba also serves as a mentor for many undergraduate and graduate students and is a member of several institutional committees such as the IACUC, the animal care, and use faculty advisory committee (ACU-FAC), and the Faculty Senate Research Advisory Committee (RAC).


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