Genetic Medicine

Tobias Else, MD
Tobias Else, MD
Interim Chief, Division of Genetic Medicine

As the use of genomic technologies continue to increase in research and clinical settings, the Division of Genetic Medicine serves a key role in bringing together basic, clinical, and translational expertise in genomic medicine, with multidisciplinary faculty comprised of MDs, PhD scientists, and genetic counselors. Demand for expertise in genetics continues to increase, and the Division of Genetic Medicine is committed to advancing scientific discovery and clinical care of patients.

Patient Care

In addition to our Medical Genetics Clinic, genetics services are available through several other Michigan Medicine clinics and programs, including:


Our faculty are focused on various research areas including cancer genetics, inherited hematologic disorders, neural stem cells, the mechanisms and regulation of DNA repair processes in mammalian cells, predictive genetic testing, understanding the mechanisms controlled by Hox genes, birth defects, bleeding and thrombotic disorders, and human limb malformations. 

Education and Training

Division of Genetic Medicine faculty are actively engaged in the education, teaching, and mentorship of clinicians, and clinical and basic scientists, including undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows from various subspecialties.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Well-Being

The Department of Internal Medicine (DOIM) Division of Genetic Medicine is committed to creating and cultivating a diverse and inclusive community that provides our faculty, learners, and staff with the opportunities and support they need to thrive. Visit the DOIM Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Well-Being to learn more.