john m. litell, do

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3)


John M. Litell, DO is an intensivist and emergency medicine physician with a primary clinical practice in the new UMHS Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3). In addition to his core faculty responsibilities, Dr. Litell directs the EC3 medical student clerkship and coordinates some of the division's international collaborations.

Dr. Litell completed his emergency medicine residency training at Penn State University, followed by fellowships in anesthesia/critical care and internal medicine/critical care at the Mayo Clinic. While at Mayo, he participated in the development of novel electronic medical record tools for critical care as well as multicenter efforts to improve the prediction and prevention of acute lung injury.

Prior to his recruitment to the University of Michigan, Dr. Litell practiced emergency and critical care medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. His current focus is on medical student education during the hyperacute phase of critical illness, and extracorporeal life support for cardiac arrest and refractory pulmonary failure.