michael heung, md, ms

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine


Dr. Michael Heung is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Heung received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals. Upon completing his fellowship in nephrology at the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty and has served as the Medical Director for the Acute Dialysis Program since 2006.

Dr. Heung’s research focuses on the area of acute kidney injury (AKI) and critical care nephrology. His particular areas of interest include optimizing safety of continuous renal replacement therapy, determining predictors of renal recovery following AKI, exploring novel approaches to detecting fluid overload, and pharmacokinetics in critically ill patients with AKI. Additionally, as an investigator at the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC), he examines AKI measures and outcomes on multiple federally-funded projects including the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), the Veterans Affairs Kidney Disease Registry, and the CDC Chronic Kidney Disease Surveillance System.