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Copyright © 2006 Society of Hospital Medicine

Michael J. Pistoria, DO, FACP

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Program; Medical Director, Hospitalist Services

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA

Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Hershey, PA

Alpesh N. Amin, MD, MBA, FACP

Executive Director, Hospitalist Program

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, Department of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Medicine Clerkship Director

University of California, Irvine

Orange, CA

Daniel D. Dressler, MD, MSc

Director, Hospital Medicine Services, Emory University Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Sylvia C.W. McKean, MD

Medical Director, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalist Service

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Tina L. Budnitz, MPH

Senior Advisor for New Initiatives

Society of Hospital Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

CONTRIBUTORS

Richard Albert, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Science Center

Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver

Chief of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center

Denver, CO

Equitable Allocation of Resources

Leland Allen, MD

Chief of Infectious Diseases

Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

Hospital‐Acquired Pneumonia

Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, FACP

Executive Director, Hospitalist Program

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality, Department of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Medicine Clerkship Director

University of California, Irvine

Orange, CA

Asthma

Jeffrey Barsuk, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Thoracentesis

Stephen Bartold, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Texas Tech University

Odessa, TX

Information Management

Lee Biblo, MD

Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Electrocardiogram Interpretation

Daniel Budnitz, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Drug Safety, Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology

Tina Budnitz, MPH

Senior Advisor for Quality Initiatives

Society of Hospital Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Patient Education

Leadership

Alexander Carbo, MD

Staff Hospitalist

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Paracentesis

Niteesh Choudĥry, MD, PhD

Associate Physician

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Diagnostic Decision Making

Eugene Chu, MD

Director, Hospital Medicine Program, Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Denver, CO

Equitable Allocation of Resources

Cheryl Clark, MD, SD

Physician, Internal Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Care of Vulnerable Populations

Lorenzo DiFrancesco, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Lumbar Puncture

Jack Dinh, MD

Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden

Camden, NJ

Professionalism and Medical Ethics

Brian Donovan, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Global Medical Services, Inc.

Johnson City, TN

Management Practices

Quality Improvement

Daniel Dressler, MD, MSc

Director, Hospital Medicine Services, Emory University Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Transitions of Care

Andrew Epstein, MD

Neurology Resident, Department of Neurology

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Rochester, NY

Professionalism and Medical Ethics

David Feinbloom, MD

Hospitalist

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Cardiac Arrhythmia

Scott Flanders, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, MI

Community‐Acquired Pneumonia

Shaun Frost, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine

HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, University of Minnesota Medical School

St Paul, MN

Perioperative Medicine

Jeffrey Genato, MD

Hospitalist

Hospital Medicine Consultants

Frisic, TX

Vascular Access

Craig Gordon, MD

Instructor

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Paracentesis

Adrienne Green, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Care of the Elderly Patient

Delirium and Dementia

Mahalakshmi Halasyaman, MD

Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI

Quality Improvement

John Halporn, MD

Director, Hospitalist Service

Emerson Hospital

Concord, MA

Palliative Care

Gale Hannigan, PhD, MLS, MPH

Professor and Director, Informatics for Medical Education

Texas A&M College of Medicine

College Station, TX

Information Management

Krista Hirschman, PhD

Medical Educator

LeHigh Valley Hospital

Allentown, PA

Hospitalist as Teacher

Russell Holman, MD

National Medical Director

Cogent Healthcare

Raleigh, NC

Leadership

Eric Howell, MD

Director of the Zieve Medical Services; Associate Director of the Collaborative Inpatient Medical Service,

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

Leadership

Jeanne Huddleston, MD, FACP

Program Director, Hospital Medicine Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Rochester, MN

Team Approach & Multidisciplinary Care

Nurcan Ilksoy, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Congestive Heart Failure

Amir Jaffer, MD

Medical Director, Internal Medicine, Perioperative Assessment Consultation and Treatment (IMPACT) Center; Medical Director, the Anticoagulation Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Hospitalist as Consultant

Panch Jeyakumar, MD

Pulmonary Intensivist

Chest and Critical Care Consultants

Anaheim, CA

Chest Radiograph Interpretation

Sepsis Syndrome

Allen Kachalia, MD

Hospitalist

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Risk Management

Andrew Karson, MD, MPH

Associate Director, Decision Support and Quality Management Unit

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Surendra Khera, MD

Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Orlando Regional Medical Center

Orlando, FL

Acute Renal Failure

Jennifer Kleinbart, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Valerie Lang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Rochester, NY

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal

Joseph Li, MD

Director, Hospital Medicine Program

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Arthrocentesis

David Likosky, MD

Chief of Staff, Director Stroke Program

Evergreen Hospital

Kirkland, WA

Stroke

Susan Marino, MD

Infection Control Practitioner

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance

George Mathew, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN

Cellulitis

Sylvia McKean, MD

Medical Director, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalist Service

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Drug Safety, Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology

Hospitalist as Teacher

Patient Education

Patient Handoff

Venous Thromboembolism

Franklin Michota, MD

Head, Section of Hospital Medicine

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

Perioperative Medicine

Alec O'Connor, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Rochester School of Medicine

Rochester, NY

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal

Kevin O'Leary, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Associate Division Chief for Inpatient Medicine, Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Urinary Tract Infection

Ganiyu Oshodi, MD

Cardiology Fellow

MetroHealth Medical Center, Heart and Vascular Center

Cleveland, OH

Electrocardiogram Interpretation

Steve Pantilat, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine; UCSF Hospitalist Group

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Palliative Care

Michael Pistoria, DO, FACP

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Program; Medical Director, Hospitalist Services

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA

Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Hershey, PA

Diabetes Mellitus

Vijay Rajput, MBBS, MS, FACP

Co‐program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Senior Hospitalist, Cooper Health System

Camden, NJ

Professionalism and Medical Ethics

William Rifkin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine,

Associate Director, Primary Care Residency Program, Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury, CT

Pain Management

Professionalism and Medical Ethics

Malcolm Robinson, MD

Director, Metabolic Support Service

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Nutrition and the Hospitalized Patient

Richard Rohr, MD

Director, Hospitalist Service

Milford Hospital

Milford, CT

Emergency Procedures

Patient Safety

Quality Improvement

David Rosenman, MD

Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

Team Approach and Multidisciplinary Care

Michael Ruhlen, MD, MHCM, FAAP

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Toledo Children's Hospital

Toledo, OH

Patient Safety

Quality Improvement

Bindu Sangani, MD

Staff Hospitalist

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

Diabetes Mellitus

Gregory Seymann, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine

University of California, San Diego

San Diego, CA

Communication

Gastrointestinal Bleed

Eric Siegal, MD

Director, Hospital Medicine Program

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Management Practices

Anjala Tess, MD

Hospitalist

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Cardiac Arrhythmia

Anthony Valeri, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Director, Hemodialysis

Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

Acute Renal Failure

Tosha Wetterneck, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Wisconsin Hospital

Madison, WI

Quality Improvement

Chad Whelan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Evidence Based Medicine

Practice Based Learning and Improvement

Mark Williams, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine; Director, Emory Hospital Medicine Unit

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA

Leadership

Deborah Yokoe, MD, MPH

Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance

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