About Us

Division of General Medicine Faculty Members

Faculty members in the Division of General Medicine possess extensive expertise in a broad range of areas in patient care, research, and education and training.

Patient Care

As the primary care doctors for adults, General Medicine physicians have the privilege of knowing patients for years, getting to know their families, and helping to keep them well. We also help patients navigate the pool of expertise at Michigan Medicine should their condition warrant subspecialty services. We are single-minded in providing the best patient care possible and promoting more equitable and effective care for our communities. Learn more.


Our ground-breaking research tends not to focus on a particular disease or organ, but instead addresses the whole person and how they interact with the broader health system. Our researchers’ interests are many and wide-ranging, all with the goal of improving primary care, preventative measures, and treatment services for patients. Their investigative interests include healthcare quality and safety, ethics, delivery of healthcare, medical education, healthcare outcomes, cost of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, care of the disadvantaged and other vulnerable populations, history of medicine, and special issues in the care of patients with multiple diseases. Learn more.

Education and Training

Every generation of physicians has an obligation to pass on their wisdom and insight to the next generation. Our General Medicine faculty are no exception. We are considered among the most talented teachers at the University of Michigan and have been consistently honored for our work in this area by both the Medical School and the Department of Internal Medicine. Learn more.


Chief, Eve Kerr, MD, MPH 

Eve Kerr, MD, MPH

Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH is the Kutsche Memorial Professor in Internal Medicine, division chief for General Medicine, senior advisor for Gender Equity Initiatives for Internal Medicine, founding director and advisor for the Michigan Program on Value Enhancement (MPrOVE) at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and a research scientist for the VA Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Dr. Kerr received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. She subsequently completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar’s Program and received a Master of Public Health from UCLA. Dr. Kerr studies ways to develop and implement innovative methods to assess and improve quality, appropriateness and patient-centered care. In particular, she studies ways to develop more clinically meaningful and valid performance measures that motivate quality improvement for patients at high risk for poor outcomes while minimizing potential for unintended consequences. Dr. Kerr has spoken nationally and internationally on performance measurement and has published over 100 books, book chapters, manuscripts, and editorials in many high impact journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, BMJ, Health Affairs, and Harvard Business Review, among others. She is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member and measurement lead of Choosing Wisely International. 


Division Administrator, Joel Scharboneau

Joel Scharboneau, MBA

Joel Scharboneau, MBA
Division Administrator


Faculty Leadership

Jeff Kullgren, MD

Jeffery Kullgren, MD, MS, MPH
Kutsche Memorial Research Chair and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Vice Chief for Research and Innovation, Division of General Medicine
Director, National Poll on Healthy Aging, University of Michigan
Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Jennifer Lukela, MD

Jennifer R. Lukela, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Vice Chief, Clinical Strategy and Community Engagement
Service Chief, General Medicine

Lauren Wallner, MD

Lauren Wallner, PhD, MPH
Assistant Chief for Faculty Development and Mentorship
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

F. John Brinley, III MD

F. John Brinley, III, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Chief, Clinical Strategy

Amanda Cox, MD

Amanda M. Cox, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Chief, Population Health

Adam Tremblay, MD

Adam Stanford Tremblay MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Chief of Staff Ambulatory Care, Director, Primary Care, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Sandeep Vijan, MD, MS

Sandeep Vijan, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Chief, Clinical Operations and Analysis


Contact Us

Division of General Medicine Administrative Office

North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road, Bldg 16, Rm 430W
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
Phone: (734) 936-5216 (non-patient related calls only)
Fax: (734) 998-0009 (non-patient related faxes only)

Email: [email protected]

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