anthony j. courey, md

Assistant Professor,  Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Anthony J. Courey is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Dr. Courey is a graduate of the University of California at Davis and received his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Courey completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan.  He is Associate Director of the Critical Care Medicine Unit at the University of Michigan Hospital.  Dr. Courey’s research interests are in the area of critical care medicine, including ARDS, ICU point of care ultrasound, and critical care education.  He has been an ultrasonography/echocardiography instructor nationally for the ACCP and regionally at the University of Michigan in a joint venture with Henry Ford Hospital.  He has served as a co-investigator in a number of critical care multicenter trials in ARDS mechanical ventilation and sepsis. He has a particular interest in the use of esophageal pressure catheters to guide PEEP in ARDS management.  Dr. Courey’s major research interest include ICU Point of Care Ultrasound, Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS and ICU Education.

Dr. Courey has been active in education while at the University of Michigan. In addition to his role as Associate Director of the Critical Care Medicine Unit, he has directed the ICU Ultrasound Course and co-directs the M2 Medical Student Pulmonary Series. He also teaches airway skills and ultrasound-guided central line placement. He has been honored with several teaching awards during his brief time on the Internal Medicine faculty. He has twice been awarded the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Outstanding Educator of the Year award. In addition, he has received the H. Marvin Pollard Award for Outstanding Teaching of Residents and most recently the Richard D. Judge Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education. He has been a reviewer for the Respiratory Care Journal. In addition, Dr. Courey is an author for the web based medical resource "UpToDate."