Dr. Kevin R. Flaherty is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the associate director of the pulmonary/critical care fellowship program and past president of the Michigan Thoracic Society. He is a member of several medical organizations, including the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Michigan Thoracic Society. Dr. Flaherty is a reviewer for American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, European Respiratory Journal, Journal of the American Geriatric Society (JAGS), American Journal of Medicine, Respiration, Expert opinion on Medical Diagnostics, Respiratory Research, and American Journal of Physiology. He is the author or coauthor of numerous articles for journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, European Respiratory Journal, Postgraduate Medicine and American Journal of Medicine. His clinical and research interests include lung transplant, COPD, and interstitial lung diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and is an investigator on numerous grants. He received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Flaherty completed his residency in internal medicine at Indiana University and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at University of Michigan. Dr. Flaherty has also completed a Master's Degree program in Biostatistics and Clinical Study Design at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health.