Tom Valley is a fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Internal 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, after which he served as Chief Medical Resident at UTSW/PMH. He joined the University of Michigan as a pulmonary and critical care fellow in 2013. He is currently a research mentee of Drs. Angela Fagerlin and Colin Cooke.
Dr. Valley's research aims to improve the quality of communication between providers and families in the ICU by better aligning treatments with patient and surrogate preferences and understanding the outcomes of most interest to patients and families. He is interested in creating technology to improve this gap between ICU teams and surrogates. He has also performed research focusing on more accurately quantifying the outcomes of ICU care using clinical and administrative databases and advanced statistical models. His work is supported by the NIH/NHLBI T32 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Lung Diseases.