Hospitalists in the News (Archives)

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December 2017

Brad Sharpe was appointed as Chief of DHM effective December 1, 2017.

Steve Pantilat was an honoree for the "Outstanding Leadership to the Field of Palliative Care" at the Hospice by the Bay (HBTB) gala.

November 2017

Sara Murray and a team of researchers used electronic health record (EHR) geospatial data to track hospital acquired infection.

Julia Adler-Milstein was elected for the 2017 class of the American College of Medical Information (ACMI) fellows.

October 2017

Stephanie Rennke and Cindy Fenton received the 2017 Maxine Papadakis Award for Faculty Professionalism and Respect and Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching - Excellence in Inpatient Care Setting, respectively.

Sirisha Narayana and Kara Bischoff received the 2016-17 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award from UCSF OBGYN.

DHM was selected as a site for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) collaborative, Starting to Address Diagnostic Error.

September 2017

Brad Monash was inducted into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators for 2017.

Congratulation to our fantastic staff members who received the SOM SPOT Award: Sherry Chen, Jennifer Feld, Christine Lam, Kat Li, Angela Marks, Teri Rose, Joseph Scarpelli, Oralia Schatzman, and Rosemary Yau. These awards are for “in-the-moment contributions” and designed to recognize significant employee achievements and contributions as they occur for a specific project or task over a relatively short period of time.

James Harrison was elected to the School of Medicine Faculty Council and is also a new member of the UCSF Committee on LGBT Issues.

VitalTalk, a nonprofit organization that specializes in training clinicians to honestly and compassionately discuss serious illness with their patients, has launched a regional hub in the Bay area. UCSF faculty includes Wendy Anderson (hub director), Brook Calton, DorAnne Donesky, Lynnea Mills, Tom Reid, and Eric Widera. The first course is on October 4th, feel free to register below.

Brad Monash and Stephanie Rennke were published in the August issue of San Francisco Marin Medicine on medical education at UCSF. Brad wrote about the CODA program and Stephanie described the School of Medicine's Bridges CMC (Clinical Microsystem Clerkship).

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.

Liz Dzeng was awarded the NIH LRP in their recent distribution.

August 2017

Aylin Ulku was appointed as the Director of International Electives for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Bob Wachter was selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the US, his 10th year in a row in the top 50.

Kelsey Rasmussen received the Shining Star Award from the Graduate Medical Education office for her outstanding effort and exceptional work. The award was given to 8 Fellowship Administrators on July 12, 2017.

Sajan Patel was appointed as the Assistant Quality and Safety Director.

Sarah Apgar was named as the Medical Director of the Goldman Service.

Ari Hoffman was appointed as the Value Improvement Director.

July 2017

Sarah Schaeffer has been appointed as the Director of Graduate Medical Education (GME) Diversity for the Department of Medicine.

Sarah, a graduate of New York University School of Medicine, completed her internal medicine residency and was selected as chief resident at UCSF. After chief residency, she was recruited to faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Medical Center in 2015. She is a recipient of the John A. Watson Faculty Scholar award, focusing on enhancing diversity and equity practices in graduate medical education.

This year, Sarah served as the interim chair for the DOM Residency Diversity Committee and has led a robust effort within the residency program to enhance the recruitment and retention of diverse trainees. In her new role as Director of GME Diversity for the DOM, Sarah will further expand efforts within the residency and newly serve as an advisor for DOM fellowship programs addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruitment and training.

Carla Kuon launched the Massage Consult Service in May 2017. In cooperation with the Osher Center, it will provide inpatient massage services for patients admitted to the BMT service. The service was funded by donations from the Healing Hands crowdfunding campaign. Surveys will be collected to record quality parameters such as improvement in pain, sleep quality, and anxiety for our adult BMT patients as part of the pilot.

May 2017

Amy Berger was appointed as Director of Molecular Medicine Consult Service, which is a new hybrid research and clinical program. This program will build multidisciplinary collaborations around patients with unexplained diseases that lack a satisfying diagnosis. The goals are (1) to facilitate diagnosis by creating a mechanism for these patients to access expertise in our scientific community, (2) to accelerate investigations of disease pathogenesis by creating a mechanism for scientists to access patients with rare diseases, and (3) to embed basic science education into routine clinical and educational activities. The program will be piloted July 2017-June 2018.

Wendy Anderson and the UCSF Palliative Care Team presented "Palliative Care Boot Camp" at the 2017 Alumni Weekend.

Arian Hatefi and Ari Hoffman wrote about the controversial health care reform efforts in the Huffington Post.

Liz Dzeng received the KL2 Scholar award from CTSI and a National Palliative Care Research Center Junior Investigator Career Development award. She was also named Global Brain Health Initiative Atlantic Fellow.

Marcia Glass received the Pathway to Discovery Mentor award.

April 2017

Rachel Weiss and Lynnea Mills are the recipients of the 2017 DHM Internal Grant.

Here are the selected innovative, focused, and achievable grants that are expected to make significant contributions and advance the careers of the faculty members involved.

Rachel Weiss
A grant entitled “Creation of an Inpatient Focused UCSF Patient and Family Advisory Council.”

Lynnea Mills
A grant entitled “Investigating Faculty Engagement and Support Needs in Facilitating Remediation in Medical Education.”

March 2017

Andy Auerbach was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a prestigious society honoring world-class physician-scientists.

Michelle Mourad was appointed the DOM Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Value Improvement.

Maria Novelero was named the DOM Associate Chair for Administration. She also received the Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Service.

Steve Pantilat published a book entitled, "Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers."

Kiran Gupta was appointed as the Medical Director of Patient Safety.

Phuoc Le is one of 20 American leaders selected as 2017 Eisenhower Fellows.

Sujatha Sankaran was named director of Neurosurgery QI and Safety.

Sirisha Narayana, Adeena Khan, and Steve Ludwin were selected as faculty coaches for the School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum.

Rosemary Yau was a recipient for the School of Medicine Great People Award.


December 2016

For this fiscal year (July 1, 2016 to date), all patients who filled out postdischarge surveys in this timeframe said they would recommend UCSF to a friend or family member. This is a testament to all of the work done by our team on 14 Long, including, but not limited to, our nursing colleagues, case managers, social workers, pharmacists, behind-the-scenes staff, trainees, and subspecialists.

Ami Parekh was quoted in an article “What Hospitalists Need to Know about ACOs" in MedScape.

Drs. Stephanie Rogers and Carla Perissinotto are featured in The Wall Street Journal about the importance of cognitive testing before surgery.

November 2016

The UCSF Health Palliative Care Program, led by Steve Pantilat, will receive a grant of $3 million over three years from the Stupski Foundation to create a system of care that provides scalable, comprehensive, and coordinated palliative care for all patients who need it.

Ami Parekh was selected as one of 32 fellows of the California Health Care Foundation’s Leadership Program, a part-time fellowship that offers clinically trained health care professionals hands-on opportunities to learn decision making, strategic planning, and executive skills they need to excel as multifaceted leaders.

Carla Kuon was featured in a NBC Bay Area news segment for her Healing Hands Campaign.

October 2016

Brad Sharpe will serve as interim chief beginning December 1, 2016, as Bob Wachter assumes role as chair of Department of Medicine. Niraj Sehgal will chair the search for a new chief.

A team of delirium experts has been awarded an NIA/NIH grant totaling approximately $3.7 million over 5 years. Andy Auerbach will lead the Dissemination Task Force to help ensure that scientific efforts are disseminated with existing organizations, such as the American Delirium Society and European Delirium Association.

September 2016

Phuoc Le was inducted into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators for 2016.

Lynnea Mills, Sirisha Narayana, and Brad Monash received the Haile T. Debas Academy's 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Bob Wachter was named by Modern Healthcare magazine one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in 2016. He’s one of only two academic physicians on the list (the other is Atul Gawande).

Niraj Sehgal was selected to the Association of American Medical Colleges' Integrating Quality Steering Committee.

The hospitalist movement turns 20! Read about the history of the fastest growing field in medical history.

Manisha Israni-Jiang received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award from OB-GYN and the Department of Pediatrics' Compassionate Physician Award for 2015-16.

August 2016

Margaret Fang was awarded $3.5 million from PCORI to compare the effectiveness of blood thinners for the long-term treatment of venous thromboembolism.

Wendy Anderson and team received a $213,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for a project entitled, “Creating free web content to demonstrate the crucial role nurses play in palliative care communication in the ICU: A partnership between IMPACT-ICU and VitalTalk.”

Sarah Schaeffer will serve as the interim chair of the Department of Medicine Residency Diversity Committee.

Sirisha Narayana accepted a coaching position with the Medical Student Education starting Spring 2017.

Ami Parekh was named as one of the 2016 Becker's Hospital Review 50 Healthcare Leaders under 40.

July 2016

James Harrison is the PI of a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award. In collaboration with Andy Auerbach, Wendy Anderson, and colleagues, James will develop a program to build capacity for patient, family member, and researcher engagement in patient-centered outcomes research.

Russ Cucina has been named the UCSF Health’s Chief Health Information Officer.

Sumant Ranji was selected for this year's UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in the Graduate Medical Education.

Sirisha Narayana received the Clinical Faculty Teaching Award from the UCSF School of Medicine Class of 2016.

Adeena Khan won the UCSF Health’s Great Experience Award for her demonstration of compassionate care towards patients.

Madhavi Dandu continues her role as Director for Masters of Science in Global Health Program.

Wendy Anderson was awarded funding for her project entitled, "Establishing an Interprofessional Palliative Care Continuing Education Program," from UCSF Campus Strategic Initiative Funds.

May 2016

Aylin Ulku, Ari Hoffman, Sirisha Narayana, and Sujatha Sankaran are the recipients of the 2016 DHM Internal Grant.

Here are the selected innovative, focused, and achievable grants that are expected to make significant contributions and advance the careers of the faculty members involved.

Aylin Ulku and Ari Hoffman
A grant entitled “Striving for Comprehensive Care:  Improving Care and Reducing Readmission Rates for Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Disease” will seek to coordinate PCPs, hematologists, hospitalists, and patients to improve the care of patients with sickle cell disease at UCSF.

Sirisha Narayana
Her grant entitled “Longitudinal patient follow-up: improving medical decision-making and life-long learning through self-directed feedback” will support her to expand her previous work with the Internal Medicine interns. Specifically, she will work to build a system where residents and faculty are able to more easily review outcomes of discharged patients and glean lessons learned.

Sujatha Sankaran
Expanding on previous successes with applying Lean methodology in tribal Southern India, this grant, entitled “Development of a Global Program In Lean/Kaizen” will work with the HEAL Initiative to create a curriculum and implement a pilot program for Lean-Kaizen interventions at two global sites (Liberia and tribal India).

Sirisha Narayana received the Clinical Faculty Teaching Award from the UCSF School of Medicine (SOM) Class of 2016. Each year the graduating medical school class presents this award to five clinical faculty members who have been outstanding teachers, mentors and role models to medical students during their clinical years at UCSF.

"Sirisha Narayana is the best teacher I've had at UCSF. She made time during a record-breakingly busy Moffitt/Long service teach both in formal didactics and on rounds. She even made the time to read my unnecessary-long notes and give me feedback on them. At the beginning of the rotation she asked for my goals. Then, every day on rounds she gave me feedback on my presentation...Perhaps most importantly, she created a truly supportive learning environment - something that she worked on actively and that really paid off not only for me but for the dynamic and culture of the entire team. She modeled excellent and compassionate patient care, even with "difficult" patients and their families. She never lost her cool, and modeled professionalism even in the most challenging of circumstances...Dr. Narayana is a treasure and deserves to be recognized for her talent, skill, and hard work at being an excellent clinical teacher."

The SOM Convocation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:00pm in Cole Hall.

April 2016

Sumant Ranji will be the Division Chief of Hospital Medicine at ZSFG.

Alvin Rajkomar won the DOM Tech Challenge and will receive funding for his project, "Protecting patients from unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations: harnessing Big Data to directly improve clinical care at UCSF."

Bob Wachter was ranked as one of the most influential physician-executives in the US by Modern Healthcare magazine.

March 2016

Sri Shamasunder delivers a powerful TED Talk, entitled "Whose Suffering Matters Less and Why?"

Phuoc Le participates in a UCSF Teach-In panel on Injustice and Health.

Lynnea Mills, Sirisha Narayana, Rachel Weiss, Cindy Lai, Margaret Fang, James Harrison, Wendy Anderson, Brad Sharpe, and Chris Moriates received the 2016-2017 Education Innovations Grants from the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF Program in Interprofessional Education, and the UCSF Library & Center for Knowledge Management. 

Here are the awarded projects:

Bridging the Gap: Using Hypothesis-Driven Physical Exam to Mold the 21st Century
Physician Principal Investigator: Sirisha Narayana, MD, working with Heather Nye, MD, PhD; Anna Chang, MD

Building a Toolkit for Excellence in Oral Presentations: Exemplars across the Spectrum of Specialties
Principal Investigator: Dan Ciccarone, MD, MPH, working with Brad Sharpe, MD; Health Professions Pathway Learner

Improving Adherence with Relationship-centered Communication for Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
Principal Investigators: Lynnea Mills, MD and Elizabeth Imbert, MD, MPH, working with Anna Chang, MD; Amin Azzam, MD, MA; Calvin Chou, MD, PhD; Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS; George Saba, PhD

Patients Teaching Providers: Using Videotaped Patient Narratives to Train Empathic, Patient-centered Providers
Principal Investigator: Rachel Weiss, MD, working with Cindy Lai, MD; Margaret Fang, MD, MPH; James Harrison, PhD; Wendy Anderson, MD

Standardizing Learning for Advanced Medical Students Through a Comprehensive Toolkit for the Creation of Supplemental Electronic Curricula
Principal Investigator: Emily Abdoler, MD, working with Christian Burke, BA; Patricia Cornett, MD; Jenny Crawford, MA, MPH; Christopher Moriates, MD; Karen Hauer, MD, PhD; Health Professions Pathway Learners; Brian Schwartz, MD

February 2016

Ryan Greysen has been selected for the 2016 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Year Award.

Sara Murray and Alvin Rajkomar are the main authors of two proposals chosen among the Top 6 DOM Tech Challenge Ideas!

Adrienne Green had been named Chief Medical Officer of UCSF Medical Center and Vice President of Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs for UCSF Health, as of January 1, 2016. Adrienne has done a superb job as Associate Chief Medical Officer, particularly in leading the Medical Center’s patient safety efforts over the past several years. This promotion will expand Adrienne’s current roles and responsibilities related to the medical aspects of hospital-based adult services at UCSF Medical Center, including Moffitt-Long, Mount Zion and the adult services at Mission Bay. In her new role as Vice President for Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Adrienne will oversee the Departments of Patient Safety and Regulatory affairs with oversight for all accreditation, licensure and certification activities and patient care-related regulatory compliance for UCSF Health. Adrienne will also continue to provide leadership and oversight for UCSF’s care transitions programs and post-acute relationships.

Adrienne is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and has been a hospitalist here since completing her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Stanford University in 1998. She assumed the positon of Associate Chief Medical Officer at UCSF Medical Center in 2007. Adrienne is committed to implementing an agenda to ensure that our patients experience safe, high quality, high value care and that fosters a culture of excellence and innovation.

Bob Wachter discusses the unintended consequences of applying metrics to outcomes and processes in health care in the New York Times.

January 2016

Ari Hoffman, Cat Lau, and Stephanie Rennke have been chosen among the first 27 medical student coaches for the School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum.

Sarah Schaeffer has been named one of the John A. Watson Faculty Scholars, a Dean’s fund that supports diversity.


November 2015

Niraj Sehgal was named chief quality officer and vice president for Quality at UCSF Health.

The UK health secretary asked Bob Wachter to conduct a review of the National Health Service's digital strategy.

Phuoc Le has been chosen as one the ACP Hospitalist's Top Hospitalists.

August 2015

Bob Wachter makes the Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list for the third consecutive year.

Steve Pantilat is becoming our division's first "Distinguished Professor." The celebration of the establishment of the Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professorship in Palliative Care and the selection of Steve as its recipient will be on Tuesday, September 1, 5-7pm, Lange Room of the library.

Sumant Ranji was inducted into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators for 2015.

Stephanie Rennke has been named the Parnassus/Mt. Zion Site Director for the Bridges Clinical Microsystems. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Fogh and Dr. Rennke. They will lead the development of UCSF Health microsystems as clinical skills learning homes for first-year medical students to learn and contribute as members of clinical teams in the Bridges Curriculum Clinical Microsystems Clerkship, the longitudinal clinical skills course encompassing systems skills and direct patient care skills. For more information about the Bridges Curriculum:

July 2015

Steve Pantilat spoke with two other guests about how to improve end of life care on the KQED Forum radio show.

Trevor Jensen received a “Teaching to Choose Wisely” Award from the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value.

June 2015

Bob Wachter serves as interim chair of the Department of Medicine, effective July 1, when Talmadge King becomes Dean of the School of Medicine.

May 2015

Bob Wachter's book, "The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age," was reviewed by Abigail Zuger in the New York Times.

April 2015

Bob Wachter was featured in the Modern Healthcare magazine for his book chronicling how the digitization of health care is affecting safety and quality.

Bob Wachter was ranked as the most influential physician executive in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine, this is the eighth year in a row where he ranked highly on the academic physician list.

Chris Moriates was invited to participate as a Featured Expert for a New England Journal of Medicine Open Forum on High-Value Care.

Chris Moriates and the Costs of Care team have created a new Learning Network and monthly webinar series for Teaching Value in Healthcare.

DHM brings in the 2015 SHM Awards! Global Health Core Team was awarded for Excellence in Humanitarian Service and Ryan Greysen received the Junior Investigator Award.

Brad Monash, Nader Najafi, Dimiter Milev, et al. and Ryan Greysen won awards for the RIV competition.

March 2015

Alvin Rajkomar’s data science innovations to reduce inappropriate blood transfusions were featured in the Hospitalist.

Sujatha Sankaran received the Fullbright Scholarship award to India for the opportunity to collaborate with international partners in educational, political, cultural, economic, and scientific fields. The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and it is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. As a Fulbright grantee, Sujatha will join the ranks of distinguished participants in the program. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They have been awarded 53 Nobel Prizes. Since its beginnings in 1946, more than 360,000 Fulbrighters have participated in the Program.

Ryan Greysen is the recipient of the first-ever SHM New Investigator Award.


December 2014

DHM faculty and fellows were heavily involved with the Ebola crisis and TIME has featured Ebola fighters as 2014 ‘Person of the Year.’

November 2014

Sriram Shamasunder, Phuoc Le, and the Global Health Core take action to provide support in the Ebola crisis and ask for academic institutions to do more during the Ebola crisis.

Steve Pantilat received the CHA Ritz E. Heerman Award from the CHA Board of Trustees for his efforts to improve the quality of care provided by palliative care services.

Phuoc Le and Madhavi Dandu were interviewed about Ebola on NBC. We are proud of our faculty's frontline efforts to combat this horrific disease, and for those covering shifts at UCSF.

October 2014

Recognized for Clinical Excellence, Brad Sharpe is one of the newest members of the Council of Master Clinicians this year.

Phuoc Le, Global Health core faculty, talks about DHM faculty heading to Liberia for Ebola response in an interview with CNN.

Diane Sliwka received the 2014 Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching for the Inpatient Care Setting. Ceremony and reception held on October 22, 2014 at 4pm in HSW300.

Marcia Glass received a Core Clerkship Teaching Award from the 2013-2014 third year medical students. Ceremony and reception held on October 30, 2014 at 5pm in S-214.

September 2014

Ami Parekh received an Outstanding Resident Teaching Award from the Department of OB GYN for exceptional achievements in resident education.

Stephanie Rennke was interviewed in this month's The Hospitalist on her role as a mentor in SHM's implementation programs.

August 2014

Bob Wachter was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare.

Manisha Israni-Jiang was recognized as employee of the month by her peers for her excellent patient care at Mt. Zion.

Madhavi Dandu was inducted into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators for 2014.

July 2014

The success of the high-value care program, launched in March 2012, is highlighted in the ACP Hospitalist.

Wendy Anderson received a UCSF Medical Center Exceptional Physician Award to recognize for her superb clinical care, skilled communication and compassion as well as for her innovative teamwork with nurses to advance and promote palliative care in the ICUs.

June 2014

Ami Parekh was quoted at the Digital Health Summit on Accountable Care Organizations.

Anthony S. Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health, delivered a special lecture at UCSF on June 12, 2014 titled "Ending the global HIV/AIDS pandemic: From scientific advances to public health implementation." His talk provided an overview of the current status of the epidemic as well as challenges in discovering and implementing treatment and prevention interventions. Find the complete story here: and photos from the event:

May 2014

Ami Parekh was highlighted in The Residents Report about accountable care at UCSF.

Rupa Marya was interviewed in the Hospitalist News for her careers in medicine and music.

April 2014

Adeena Khan is the recipient of this year's Clinical Faculty Teaching Award. The graduating class of 2014 selected her as one of the five clinical faculty members who made a significant impact during their education here at UCSF.

Steve Pantilat was quoted in the New York Times discussing palliative care in the home.

March 2014

DHM brings in the 2014 SHM awards! Alvin Rajkomar for Best Innovations Oral, Steve Pantilat for Best Innovations Poster, and Lekshmi Santhosh and Raman Khanna for Best Innovations Poster, Trainee.

Ami Parekh was quoted in Today's Hospitalist about accountable care organizations.

Improvement efforts by DHM Global Health Hospital Medicine and colleagues throughout the country are highlighted in The Hospitalist.

February 2014

Alon Unger received a Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship, which is a one-year mentored research fellowship sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the NIH. The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University; and 20 affiliated international sites across 16 countries.

Madhavi Dandu discussed her work in global health in an interview with Hospitalist News.

The High Value Care committee's work is highlighted in a Health Leader's Media article discussing how young doctors are leading value improvement and cost reduction efforts.

January 2014

Ryan Greyson and Steve Ludwin received funding from UCSF Partners in Care for their ongoing iPad project to enhance patient-centered care in the hospital setting.

Bob Wachter and Chris Moriates are featured in Cheryl Clark's "Top Healthcare Buzzwords" in a HealthLeaders article.


December 2013

Ryan Greysen and Phuoc Le contributed a post about Global Health on the RWJF Capital Blog.

November 2013

DHM's Global Health - Hospital Medicine Fellowship is highlighted in the UCSF Magazine, Fall 2013 issue.

Chris Moriates is featured in The Hospitalist for his work in high value care initiatives.

October 2013

The DHM Year-in-Review Newsletter 2013 is hot off the presses!

August 2013

The work of the UCSF High-Value Care Committee is featured in an article in HealthLeaders.

July 2013

The Global Health Core was awarded a 100K gift from an anonymous donor to develop the a Global Health Bootcamp for junior faculty.

Sri Shamasunder received a grant from the Arnold Gold Foundation to study how social determinants of health are taught in residency curricula nationally.

Chris Moriates, Andy Lai, and Niraj Sehgal are featured in The Hospitalist podcast "Sticker Shock," discussing their Hospital Medicine 2013 workshop session.

Raman Khanna was recently appointed to a new position as an Assistant Editor at JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine). He has been Web Editor there since 2011.

Anna Chang, several geriatricians, and Stephanie Rennke, were awarded a $1 million grant through the Reynolds Foundation to advance medical education in geriatrics.

June 2013

Steve Pantilat won the research award for his poster presentation on, "Comparison of Palliative Care Consultation Services in California Hospitals Between 2007 and 2011" at SHM.

May 2013

Steve Pantilat received the 2013 Essential Core Teaching Award for "Outstanding Lecture."

James Harrison and Cat Lau, were awarded a $1.25 million grant for a study to standardize neurosurgery care and improve the patient experience across 5 UC Medical Centers.

Margaret Fang has received a grant for her project, "The UC Collaborative to Improve Management of Perioperative Anticoagulant Care and Transitions."

Steve Pantilat discussed practice patterns and variation in end-of-life care at the California HealthCare Foundation.

Wendy Anderson and Steve Pantilat, were awarded a $1 million grant to expand palliative care.

The Annual Jeff Pearl Award for Outstanding Physician Service has been awarded to Oliver Medzihradsky. Oliver was selected for this award based on voting from physicians, nurses and interdisciplinary staff that work with him. He has been on the Zion faculty for 2 years. Those who voted for Oliver highlighted his communication skills with patients and nurses/staff, consistent approachability, excellent bedside manner, and an incredible work ethic, always going above and beyond.

Priyanka Agarwal and Raman Khanna join the Center for Digital Health Innovation startup team.

Brad Sharpe was elected as one of the three new SHM board members starting this May.

April 2013

Congratulations to Michelle Mourad and Brad Monash, who have received the Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty for 2013. Each year the graduating medical school class presents this award to five clinical faculty members who have been outstanding teachers, mentors and role models to medical students during their clinical years at UCSF.

Bob Wachter chimes in on public database sharing on HealthLeaders Media.

GHS is pleased to announce that Madhavi Dandu has accepted appointment as the interim director of the Masters in Global Health Sciences program. "Dr. Dandu's appointment provides just the right combination of continuity and creative new ideas to shepherd the class of 2014, develop enhancements to the program for the next academic year and beyond, and oversee the planning for the move to Mission Bay," said Molly Cooke, Director of GHS Education. Supporting Dandu in her new role and making their own important contributions are Kim Baltzell RN, PhD, NP, of Family Health Care Nursing, and Sally Rankin RN, PhD, NP, FAAN. John Ziegler, founding director of the Masters program, is stepping down in August.

March 2013

Tom Reid received an award at the AAHPM Annual Assembly for his poster, "Characteristics of California Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Consultation Services and Comparison to their Adult Counterparts." Other authors included Andrea Mazzini, BS, Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, FAAHPM, and David L. O’Riordan, PhD.

AHRQ released Making Healthcare Safer II: An Updated Critical Analysis of the Evidence for Patient Safety Practices this month and is available on the AHRQ website. Bob Wachter was one of the co-principal investigators. Other UCSF authors included Sumant Ranji, Stephanie Rennke, Marwa Shoeb, Yimdriuska Magan, and Oahn Nguyen.

February 2013

Congratulations to Kirsten Kangelaris, who has been awarded a prestigious 5 year K23 award from NHLBI to study biologic and genetic factors that predict outcomes in acute lung injury among African American patients..

The Global Health Core faculty within DHM was awarded two grants from the Academy of Medical Educators (AME) innovations competition. The grants will commence this July and will run for one year. The grant topics are "Bridging the Training Gap: A Bidirectional Global Telehealth-based Curriculum" and "An Experiential Learning Curriculum in Global Health Ethics Using Simulation."

Stephanie Rennke received a development award from the AAMC with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to disseminate her curriculum, GeriWard: an Interprofessional Curriculum for Health Professions Student Teams on Systems-Based Care of the Hospitalized Older Adult, for submission to MedEdPORTAL.

January 2013

Palav Babaria and Phuoc Le were quoted in ACP Hospitalist magazine's cover story on Global Health Hospitalists.


December 2012

Steve Pantilat was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney with the Centre for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care to strengthen an on-going, collaborative research partnership with Dr. Patricia Davidson.

Anna Abramson was recognized by the NIH Pain Consortium for her work with UCSF Centers of Excellence in Pain Education and her contributions on creating educational resources.

November 2012

Chris Moriates is the recipient of the ACP Young Physicians Achievement Award.

October 2012

Niraj Sehgal was interviewed in Today's Hospitalist about radiology utilization initiatives.

Phuoc Le and Madhavi Dandu were mentioned in UCSF Press coverage of Dr. Paul Farmer's Grand Rounds.

September 2012

Congratulations to the Global Health team who established a provisional section in the national SHM infrastructure.

Brad Monash received one of the Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2012.

August 2012

Brad Sharpe was the recipient of the Essential Core Teaching Award for Outstanding Lecture.

Raman Khanna's project proposal, "ZipRounds mobile client," was one of the IT Innovation contest winners.

July 2012

Wendy Anderson was featured on UC Health's Innovation Profile, which highlights the work of a UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation fellow or grantee, reviewing her work in palliative care.

Niraj Sehgal was quoted in a feature on the SOM website about the increasing curricular focus on quality and safety in both UME and GME.

Chris Moriates is highlighted in the New England Journal of Medicine for his work implementing a Cost Awareness curriculum for residents at UCSF.

Ryan Greysen discusses the ethics of social media use in medicine in this NPR interview.

June 2012

Margaret Fang was awarded a grant from CTSI-Strategic Opportunity Support (SOS) Program for her project, "Estimating Hemorrhage Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation."

May 2012

Anna Abramson received additional funding from NIH for her excellent work on pain education.

Chelsea Bowman, Naama Neeman, and Niraj Sehgal were recipients of the 2012 Academy of Medical Educators Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for their project on student documentation of safety practices.

April 2012

Bob Wachter was ranked the 14th most influential physician executive in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine, the fifth year in a row that he was the top ranking academic physician in the country.

Anna Abramson's concussion management guideline is mentioned in this news article.

Stephanie Rennke and Andy Lai will receive the Clinical Teaching Excellence Award for Cherished Clinical Faculty from the UCSF School of Medicine Class of 2012. The ceremony will be on Wednesday May 9 at 5pm in Cole Hall during the School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony.

Andy Auerbach is quoted discussing the Hospital Medicine Re-engineering Network (HOMERUN) initiative in this AAMC news article.

Anna Abramson was awarded a grant from Mount Zion Health Fund for the Behavior Consult Service Pilot, which is multimodal approach to improving the hospitalization experience for patients with complex medical and psychosocial backgrounds that predispose them to behaviors that impede access to health care.

Kirsten Kangelaris is the recipient of the KL2 research award.

Anna Abramson published updated guidelines for Concussion in Cyclists and developed the first in-competition flow chart for evaluation and management of cyclists suspected of traumatic brain injury. Both can be downloaded at The guidelines are the first to have been created in the sport, adopted by USA Cycling, and recognized nationally for the work they have done in the past 2 years.

Bob Wachter encourages hospitalists to be open to changes in technology in The Hospitalist.

Michelle Mourad and Stephanie Rennke discuss postdischarge follow-up calls in an AHRQ WebM&M commentary.

Sumana Kesh was given the Pearl Award in honor of her service to Mt. Zion Medical Service.

March 2012

Brad Monash comments on differences in care between pediatric and adult medicine in an article in the New York Times Health Blog.

February 2012

In an interview with NPR radio, Bob Wachter discusses a new bill that protects doctors in malpractice cases.

Bob Wachter and Niraj Sehgal comment on reducing waste, including unnecessary laboratory tests, in The Hospitalist.

Steve Pantilat was quoted in an LA Times article describing the role of hospitalists in inpatient care.

January 2012

In this issue of ACP Hospitalist, Stephanie Rennke discusses the practice of ordering blood tests and hospital-acquired anemia.

At the regional SGIM meeting, Allison DeKosky won best oral presentation for an innovation, "Improving the Signout Process: Is it UPDATED?"

Nader Najafi presented a poster on, "Use of Electrocardiographic Telemetry Monitoring on a Medicine Service," and won best research poster award at the California SGIM meeting.

Brad Sharpe has been selected for UCSF's chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical society.

Wendy Anderson was awarded fellowship by The University of California's Center for Health Quality and Innovation.

Michelle Mourad and Ryan Greysen were featured in The Hospitalist for their work on the UCSF Multidisciplinary Discharge Improvement Team.


November 2011

Oliver Medzihradsky received the Best Young Scholar Abstract Award from the Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The selection committee was impressed with his research entitled, "An End-of-Life Pathway is Associated with Improved Pain Control and Less Frequent TPN Administration Among Terminally Ill Inpatients at a Tertiary Cancer Center.

Bob Wachter discusses hospital medicine and patient safety in an interview on the UCSF Medical Center website.

Michelle Mourad was featured in an interview with The Hospitalist discussing her career as a hospitalist and her work in quality improvement.

Andy Auerbach was featured in The Hospitalist for his new role as the Journal of Hospital Medicine's editor-in-chief.

October 2011

Bob Wachter was quoted in a New York Times article on Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann.

August 2011

Stephanie Rennke received the AME Excellence in Teaching Award.

Stephanie Rennke and Margaret Fang have been quoted in several media coverages including HealthDay, which was picked up by MSN and US News & World Report. Bloomberg's story was picked up by Washington Post and other coverage includes ScienceDaily and the Journal of Invasive Cardiology.

July 2011

Ryan Greysen's article discussing medical student debt in Academic Medicine was recently featured in the New York Times Health Blog.

Andy Auerbach was featured in the UCSF News Center for his role as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

June 2011

Sriram Shamasunder received a Fulbright Senior Research Award to study organizational innovations in delivery of care to vulnerable populations in India for four months next year.

Stephanie Rennke discusses the complex discharges and the Mt. Zion Medical Service in this online article in Heart & Soul Magazine.

BJ Miller was featured in an article on SFGate which explored his path to becoming a palliative care physician and described the Zen Hospice Project.

Brad Monash received the Pediatrics housestaff teaching award.

May 2011

Ryan Greysen's article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine discussing how to balance the emerging trend of social media and maintain professionalism for health care providers was recently featured in the New York Times Health Blog.

Andy Lai volunteered with Project Medishare, a group dedicated to providing resources for clinics and programs throughout Haiti. Check out their blog.

Society of Hospital Medicine announces Andy Auerbach as next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Bob Wachter was ranked the 24th most influential physician executive in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine, the fourth year in a row that he was the most highly ranked academic physician on the list.

Ryan Greysen received the Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Member Award at SGIM for his talk on "Understanding Transitions in Hospital Care for Homeless Patients: a community-based participatory approach." This award is given to up to three resident, student, or fellow members for outstanding scientific presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Kirsten Kangelaris was the winner of Research, Innovation, Clinical Vignettes Competition, for Best Oral Research Presentation, “The derivation of the Lung Injury Severity Score (LISS): A prognostic index for in-hospital mortality in acute lung injury.”

This article in the May 2011 issue of The Hospitalist shares the stories of five successful dual-hospitalist marriages, including Brad Sharpe, Margaret Fang, Madhavi Dandu, and Nima Afshar.

April 2011

Sumana Kesh comments on the UCSF Post-Discharge Clinic in the April edition of Today's Hospitalist.

Henry Crevensten was honored by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as part of a group from Olive View-UCLA Medical Center which won the "Best Patient Safety Pilot Project" for 2010. The April 19th meeting will be available to view here.

Steve Pantilant was awarded a grant for his project, "Palliative care for outpatients with heart failure: A randomized controlled trial." The project will start July 1, 2011.

March 2011

Steve Pantilat and UCSF Palliative Care praised in SF Chronicle op-ed.

February 2011

Steve Pantilat received the 2011 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. Watch the video.

Steve Pantilat recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness. Dr. Pantilat received the designation during the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, February 19, 2011. The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's membership includes more than 4,200 physicians and other healthcare professional committed to improving the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions. Since 1988, AAHPM has supported hospice and palliative medicine through advancement of clinical practice standards, fostering research, providing education, and through public policy advocacy.

Margaret Fang will be the Chair of the 2012 SGIM National Meeting.

At the 2011 Annual Assembly of AAHPM and HPNA held in Vancouver, the poster by Steve Pantilat and David O'Riordan, "Longitudinal Assessment of Symptom Severity Among Hospitalized Elders with Cancer, Heart Failure, and COPD," won a poster award.

Bob Wachter has been selected for the 2011 ASP Eric G. Neilson, MD, Distinguished Professor Award by the Association of Specialty Professors (ASP).

The renovated Zen Hospice Project Guest House reopens in partnership with UCSF, providing hospice and palliative care as well as volunteer and training programs for caregivers.

January 2011

Wendy Anderson offers expertise on advance directives in a KPIX-TV segment. The video link is attached to the second photo, and the story appears on the station's website.

BJ Miller has been selected for UCSF's chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical society.​​​​


December 2010

Christine Lam was selected as one of the Great People Award recipients from the School of Medicine. She was nominated by many of you to recognize her invaluable contributions to our division. Christine serves as a model for exhibiting qualities and values essential to making our division as well as the Department and School of Medicine a great place to work. Read the article.

Steve Pantilat received funding from UniHealth Foundation to support his Palliative Care Quality Network (PCQN). The PCQN will support sustainability, growth, and improvement of PCS by collecting data used to identify and share best practices. Funds will suport the overall project infrastructure and the participation of three hospitals in the UniHealth Foundation service area - Huntington Hospital, Hoag Memorial Hospital, and LAC+USC.

November 2010

Sri Shamasunder shares his Haiti experience in this month's issue of JGIM.

Wendy Anderson has been awarded a grant for her project, "Seriously Ill Hospitalized Patients’ Perspectives on CPR Decision-making" from The Greenwall Foundation.

Cindy Lai has been awarded the 2010 California SGIM Clinician Educator of the Year award. The Committee was impressed with her accomplishments and commends her outstanding work in medical education. Awardees will be announced at the joint ACP-SGIM noon luncheon on Saturday, November 20th.

September 2010

Sri Shamasunder is winner of the 2010 Young Physician Award from the Northern California Chapter of the ACP. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician who is within 16 years of graduating medical school. According to the award notice, "the Committee was impressed with your volunteerism efforts in Haiti and your many accomplishments at so early a point in your career."

Kirsten Kangelaris was interviewed by the Hospitalist eWire about her role as a hospitalist-researcher and her genetic risk-prediction algorithm research.

Steve Pantilat is a finalist for the Irvine Foundation Leadership Award; he is one of only 10 finalists selected from 200 applications.

Bob Wachter is one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare, according to Modern Healthcare magazine, one of only two academic physicians on the list.

August 2010

Brad Sharpe was recently inducted into the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators for 2010.

Russ Cucina was senior author on "Ontology Mapping and Data Discovery for the Translational Investigator," which won the Distinguished Paper Award at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2010 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics.

At the annual Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) conference in July, Russ Cucina received the AMDIS Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics.

July 2010

Margaret Fang's NIH-sponsored Clarification of Optimal Anticoagulation Through Genetics (COAG) study, is featured in an article in Today's Hospitalist.

June 2010

BJ Miller has been awarded a grant for his project, "Caring from Clinic to Home: The SMS Bridge Program" from Mt. Zion Health Fund. Congrats!

Niraj Sehgal is quoted in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding technologies to prevent "never events" and reduce human error.

May 2010

Steve Pantilat received funding from Kettering Family and James Irvine Foundations to support his Palliative Care Quality Network (PCQN).

April 2010

Patrick Kneeland, the residents of the Health Systems and Leadership Track, and the Pathways leadership won the WGEA’s best GME poster award for their poster “A Potent Partnership:  Empowering Residents to Lead a Failure-Modes-and-Effects Analysis for Academic Medical Center." About 15 IM residents did a terrific job analyzing our anticoagulation process, determining its vulnerabilities, and effectively presenting their findings to high level UCSFMC committees. Their work was submitted to the Joint Commission as the institutional FMEA, and the educational outcomes including knowledge acquisition and behavior change were impressive.

Cindy Lai received the PISCES School Teaching Award from the third-year PISCES medical students and the Class of 2010 Graduation Teaching Award from the fourth-year medical students.

BJ Miller is the recipient of the Osler Teaching Award.

Som Mookherjee has been accepted to the Teaching Scholars Program for 2010-2011.

Stephanie Rennke, Cindy Lai, and Brad Sharpe were nominated for the 2010 Kaiser Awards for Excellence in Teaching Award.

Bob Wachter makes #10 in the Most Powerful Physician Executives of 2010.

Michelle Mourad is the recipient of the AME Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Kirsten Kangelaris is the recipient of this year's SHM Young Researcher Award. The award will be presented at SHM after the "Best of Research, Innovations and Clinical Vignettes" presentations. In addition to the glory, the award comes with research support.

Margaret Fang received SHM Excellence in Research Award.

Patrick Kneeland won the SHM Clinical Vignette Award for “A Case of Skin Ulcers and Neutropenia: Definitely Not a Helminth Problem.”

March 2010

Quinn Cheng was selected by the Department of Medicine as one of its three "Master Clinicians" this year. A singular, and well deserved honor.

Steve Pantilat was selected as a finalist for the Irvine Foundation award, one of only 11 finalists out of 300 nominees. This is a huge achievement, and it is accompanied by a $25,000 award to the palliative care program to support its crucial work.

Bob Wachter has been selected as one of three inaugural "Masters" of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

The Patient Satisfaction Committee recognizes Heather Whelan and Stephanie Rennke for their exemplary roles in delivering patient-centered care. Heather is noted particularly for her consistent strong communication with specialty teams, particularly Interventional Radiology. And Stephanie is recognized for always going the extra mile for her patients and being a remarkably caring patient advocate.

February 2010

Niraj Sehgal and our multidisciplinary rounds are featured in ACP Hospitalist. See what he has to say about daily face-to-face meetings and how they improve outcomes and teamwork.

Congrats to Andy Auerbach, who recently was notified that he will be awarded a K24 Career Development Award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute -- a fantastic development. This not only helps support Andy's research, but his many mentoring activities.

Congrats as well to Margaret Fang, who received this year's Society of Hospital Medicine Outstanding Researcher award at the national meeting next month. This honors the top researcher in the nation in our field.

Rupa Marya is featured in ACP Hospitalist Issue this month, check out the story on her.

January 2010

Anna Abramson has been awarded a grant for her project, "Universal HIV Screening Pilot in Mount Zion Medicine Wards" from Mt. Zion Health Fund. Congrats!

Sri Shamasunder has been asked by Partners in Health to help out with their effort in Haiti -- he'll work with a group of medical professionals at Haiti's national hospital, which is presently caring for about 1500 wounded people, many of whom are awaiting surgery.

Lindsay Mazotti writes a thought-provoking article in JAMA on maintaining integrity as a physician.


December 2009

Don't miss a Q&A with Bob Wachter featured in New York Times.

Steve Pantilat moderated a panel at the Commonwealth Club of California. Watch the video.

Congrats to Andy Auerbach for being awarded a highly competitive K24 award (on his first submission -- very rare). Per Andy, "this K24 is particularly enjoyable as it will allow me to mentor faculty with an interest in comparative effectiveness/implementation research in cardiopulmonary diseases."

November 2009

You knew he was a top hospitalist, but now it is official. Congratulations to Brad Sharpe -- very well deserved.

Neil Gupta comments about discharge improvement in The Hospitalist.

October 2009

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has asks DHM faculty and staff to continue to produce AHRQ WebM&M and AHRQ PSNet for the next 5 years, in a contract worth approximately $10 million

Congratulations to Andy Auerbach who was just named the Western Society of Clinical Investigation's 2010 Outstanding Investigator of the Year

September 2009

Brad Sharpe received Excellence in Teaching Award from Academy of Medical Educators

Niraj Sehgal has been selected for membership in The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators

August 2009

Sri Shamasunder's experience volunteering in Burundi is featured in this ServiceSpace blog.

Tune into KGO radio for Steven Pantilat's discussion on Palliative Care, death panels and related ideas and topics

July 2009

Karen Hauer has been elected as the president of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

June 2009

Sumana Kesh and Stephanie Rennke have been awarded a grant for their project, "Designing a Mt. Zion Discharge Program – Discharge Facilitator and Care Transitions System Utilizing an Interdisciplinary Team Approach" from Mt. Zion Health Fund

Elizabeth Murphy has been awarded a grant from Mt. Zion Health Fund for her project, “Proactive Geriatric Care Unit (PGCU)”

Liz Goldman has been awarded a K08 grant for her project, "Evaluating Present-On-Admission for Performance Reporting" from AHRQ

Congratulations to Aparajita Singh who has been accepted into the UCSF GI fellowship starting in July 2010

Margaret Fang's project, "Literacy, Numeracy, and Risk Perception Among People Taking Warfarin," has been awarded funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Strategic Opportunities Support Program

Liz Goldman has been awarded a REAC grant for her project, "Evaluating Present-On-Admission for Performance Reporting"

May 2009

Stephanie Rennke has been awarded by Instructional Grants Program for her project, "Designing an Interactive Curriculum for Third-Year Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing Students on Inpatient Geriatric Issues and Safe Transitions in Care"

Rupa Marya enriches the cultural landscape of San Francisco through her band, Rupa and The April Fishes. Read their terrific review on American Chronicle.

Bob Wachter was chosen one of the most powerful physician-executives in 2009 by the readers of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician. Congratulations! Read more about it.

April 2009

Stephanie Rennke and Heather Nye are two of 14 UCSF faculty accepted into the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program. Congratulations!

Listen to Steven Pantilat's appearance on KQED radio this week, discussing the role of faith in the doctor-patient relationship

Russ Cucina is featured in the New York Times for his roles in medicine and technology. Read the article here.

Niraj Sehgal will serve as the Department of Medicine's first Associate Chair for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety.

Congratulations to Karen Hauer who just received a renewal of her endowed chair

February 2009

UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine has been selected as a participating site for SHM's Project Boost


December 2008

The first Hospitalist Mini College was a success! See The Hospitalist December 2008 issue

Brad Sharpe has been appointed Associate Program Director for Inpatient Affairs in the residency training​​​​​​