Michael Maile, MD


Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology


Dr. Maile is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. He earned a BS in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and completed his medical doctorate at Penn State University.  Dr. Maile then came to the University of Michigan to complete his residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, respectively.  Afterward, he was recruited to stay in this department, accepted a position in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, and has remained ever since.

Currently, Dr. Maile is the Program Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and the Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.  He works clinically both as an intensivist in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit and as an anesthesiologist in the adult operating rooms. His research focuses on understanding the implications of cardiac dysfunction on patients affected by critical illness or major surgery.  Dr. Maile also has an interest in studying how changes in the concentration of various metabolites can help us understand the mechanisms causing multiple organ failure in these patients.  He hopes that, by using metabolomic and lipidomic assays capable of measuring hundreds of different compounds in a small specimen, he will be able to unravel the relevant pathophysiology and identify new strategies for improving the care of these individuals.