robert c. hyzy, md

Professor, Internal Medicine
Director, Critical Care Medicine Unit


Dr. Robert C. Hyzy is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Dr. Hyzy is a graduate of Kenyon College and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York City.  Dr. Hyzy completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan.  He is Director of the Critical Care Medicine Unit at the University of Michigan Hospital and Co-Chair of the University of Michigan Hospital Critical Care Committee.  Dr. Hyzy’s research interests are in the area of critical care medicine, including ARDS, ventilator associated pneumonia, and quality improvement.  He was the principal investigator of an NIH funded trial examining the efficacy of GM-CSF in patients with Acute Lung Injury.  Presently, he is the site Principal Investigator of NIH sponsored trials in the treatment of ARDS and in the treatment of delirium in the intensive care unit.  Dr. Hyzy has been active in the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone ICU project since its’ inception in 2003 and presently chairs the Steering Committee of the Keystone ICU Project. He served on the Technical Expert Panel for the national On the CUSP program to reduce central-line associated bloodstream infections.  He is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines Oversight Committee and the American Thoracic Society Quality Improvement Committee. Dr. Hyzy has spoken nationally and internationally on several topics related to Critical Care Medicine. He has published multiple articles and chapters in medical journals and textbooks and has been a reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest and Critical Care Medicine.  In addition, Dr. Hyzy contributes eleven topics on mechanical ventilation to the web based medical resource "UpToDate."