thomas s. valley, md

Clinical Lecturer, Internal Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Valley is a Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received his undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry from Emory University, and his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Michigan. During his fellowship, he earned a Masters of Health and Healthcare Research from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Valley's research aims to identify the patients most likely to benefit from ICU admission. By leveraging statistical methodology with interview and survey techniques, he hopes to make sure the ICU is available for those who most need it. Dr. Valley is also interested in improving the quality of communication between providers and families in the ICU by understanding the family experience in the ICU. His work is supported by the NIH/NHLBI T32 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Lung Diseases.