Robert Pickett Dickson, MD
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Elected 2024

Dr. Dickson is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan. Clinically, he attends in the Critical Care Medicine Unit and serves as the Program Physician for the Washtenaw County Tuberculosis Clinic.

In the lab, Dr. Dickson complements his clinical and research background in the pathophysiology of lung disease and critical illness with the culture-independent techniques of microbial ecology. Diseases of interest include the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, and lung transplant rejection. His research is supported by the National Institutes for Health, the European Commission, and institutional support. His work has been published in Science Translational Medicine, Nature Microbiology, The Lancet, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Dr. Dickson serves as Associate Chief (Research) for the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and as Deputy Director of the Weil Institute for Critical Care Research & Innovation. He is the Program Director of the University of Michigan’s Multidisciplinary Training Program in Lung Disease (T32HL007749), and Associate Program Director (Research) for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Dickson is a Senior Editor at Microbiome, a Specialist Editor of the European Respiratory Journal, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Lancet Respiratory Medicine.