Department Leadership

David J. Bjorkman, MD, MSPH, SM

Interim Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. Bjorkman completed his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston, MA, serving as chief resident at West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston, MA.  He joined the faculty at the Unive... Read More

Research Interests: Barrett's Esophagus, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Esophageal Diseases, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Health Outcomes, Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Peptic Ulcer Hemorrhage, Peptic Ulcer Perforation, Peptic Ulcers

Specialties: Barrett's Esophagus, Colon Cancer, Constipation, Endoscopy, Esophageal Diseases, Gastric Mucosal Disorders, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Peptic Ulcers

Frederick G. Welt, MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine

Frederick Welt, M.D. is Associate Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He is a professor of medicine and member of the Interventional Cardiology faculty.Dr. Welt most recently served as the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Brigham and Women'... Read More

Specialties: Cardiology, General Cardiology, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Interventional Cardiology, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI or TAVR), Valvular Heart Disease

Caroline K. Milne, MD

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Internal Medicine

Caroline K. Milne, M.D., is a Professor and Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Training Program at the University of Utah. Dr. Milne serves as the Director of the Fourth Year Student Sub-Internship and is Director of Clinical Skills within the School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Wisconsi... Read More

Specialties: Internal Medicine, General

Alfred K. Cheung, MD

Chief, Division of Nephrology, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Internal Medicine

Alfred K. Cheung, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and Executive Director of the Dialysis Program at the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics. As a nephrologist, he manages a variety of kidney diseases, with particular interests in chronic kidney disease, hypertension and chronic dialysis. H... Read More

Specialties: Dialysis, Nephrology & Hypertension

Michael A. Rubin, MD, PhD, MS

Chief, Epidemiology Section, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Development, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Rubin has clinical expertise in infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology, with a specific focus on preventable infections acquired from interactions with the health care setting. In particular, he is interested in infections caused by organisms resistant to multiple antibiotics (or, "multidrug-resistant organisms"), such as methicillin-res... Read More

Research Interests: Computer Simulation, Electronic Disease Surveillance, Healthcare-Associated Infections, Infection Control, Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease Clinical Decision Support, Infectious Disease Surveillance, Intervention Studies, Medical Informatics

Specialties: Epidemiology/Nosocomial Infections, Infectious Diseases

G. Paul Eleazer, MD, FACP

Associate Chair, Veteran's Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine

Dr. Eleazer is a native of South Carolina, attending the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. After 3  years of practice in rural Kentucky, he returned to South Carolina and worked in a variety of settings before joining the faculty of the University... Read More

Specialties: Geriatrics