Tom Valley is an Assistant Professor 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 and chief residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital. He joined the University of Michigan as a pulmonary and critical care fellow in 2013 and is the physician-lead for the University of Michigan Schwartz Rounds for Compassionate Care.
Dr. Valley's research aims to understand and improve medical decision making in the intensive care unit. In particular, he seeks to improve ICU admission decision making – to help clinicians decide which patients need (and do not need) ICU care. Dr. Valley also conducts research to understand the experience for family members of ICU patients and why many family members have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress months after leaving the ICU.