Kevin R. Flaherty, M.D., M.S. is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine; the Associate Director of the T32 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Lung Diseases; and the Medical Director of the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Care Site at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. Dr Flaherty has also been appointed chairman of the steering committee of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Care Center Network (CCN) and Patient Registry, a national collaborative formed to improve the understanding and treatment of interstitial lung diseases. Dr. Flaherty received M.D. at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed his fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has also completed a Master’s of Science degree at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health. Dr. Flaherty is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His research interests include the identification and utilization of predictors of diagnosis, response to therapy, and survival in patients with interstitial lung disease.