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Internal Medicine Residency

Leadership

Chairman
Stephen N. Davis, MBBS, FRCP, FACP
Theodore E. Woodward Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, University of Maryland Medical Center

(See Department of Medicine for more details.)

Vice Chairman
Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medical Service, VAMC
Mechanisms of fever.



Associate Chair for Education, Residency Program Director
Susan D. Wolfsthal, M.D., Celeste L. Woodward Professor in Humanitarian and Ethical Medical Practice
Residency education, curriculum development and evaluation, faculty development.



Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education
Program Director, Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine
Nikkita Southall, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education.



Associate Program Director
Philip Dittmar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Graduate medical education and hospitalist medicine.



Associate Program Director
Kathryn N. Silva, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Graduate medical education, hospitalist medicine, patient safety and quality initiatives



Associate Program Director, Mercy Medical Center
Wilma A. Rowe, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education.



Program Director for Med-Peds Program
Robert Habicht, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education.



Associate Program Director for Med-Peds Program
Ronald San Juan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical education.



Associate Program Director for EMIM Program
Michael Winters, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medicine
Emergency medicine, medical education.



Associate Chair for Research
Michael S. Donnenberg, M.D. Professor of Medicine
Interactions between pathogenic E. Coli and host cells, identifying cellular mechanisms and genes involved in pathogenesis.



Chairman of Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine, Mercy Medical Center
George M. Boyer, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical pulmonary medicine including obstructive airways disease and diving medicine; computerized medical record and order entry, quality management.


Chief Residents 2012-2013

University and VA Chief Residents
Kelly Norsworthy, M.D.
University of Maryland School of Medicine (2009), University of Maryland Residency (2009-2012). Plans fellowship in hematology and medical oncology for July 2013.

Ryan Scilla, M.D.  Temple University School of Medicine (2009), University of Maryland Residency (2009-2012).  Plans career in academic general internal medicine for July 2013. 

VA Ambulatory Chief Resident
Rita Ganesan, M.D.  Loma Linda University School of Medicine (2009),  University of Maryland Residency (2009-2012). Plans career in primary care for July 2013. 

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Chief Resident
Kate Gibson, M.D.  New York University School of Medicine (2009),  University of Maryland Residency (2009-2012). Plans career in academic general internal medicine for July 2013

Mercy Medical Center Chief Resident
Danielle Baek, M.D.
State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine (2009), University of Maryland Residency (2009-2012). Plans career in primary care, July 2013.

Med-Peds Chief Residents
Sarah Goldberg, M.D.  University of Maryland School of Medicine (2009), University of Maryland Med-Peds Residency (2009-2013). Plans fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital for July 2013. 

Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Daniel Boutsikaris, M.D. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Newark (2008), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2008-2013). Continuing in Critical Care track (2013-2014). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2014.
Adam Brenner, M.D.  State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine (2008), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2008-2013). Continuing in Critical Care track (2013-2014). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2014


Division Heads

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
Alan R. Shuldiner, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director, Program in Human Genetics
Genetics and genetic epidemiology of type 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stroke, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, autoimmune thyroid disease, celiac disease, longevity; molecular and cell biology and functional genomics of adipose tissue; insulin signal transduction, insulin resistance; prevention / treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, and their complications including cardiovascular disease; pharmacogenomics; molecular basis of islet beta-cell growth regeneration / maintenance; endogenous ouabain; prevention of transplantation-associated osteopenia. Also see the Endocrine web site.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Jean-Pierre Raufman, M.D., Paulson Professor of Medicine
Mechanisms of interactions between second messengers involved in pepsinogen secretion from chief cells; bile acid composition; hepatitis C; mucosal immunity and inflammation; molecular biology of GI dysplasia and cancer, pathogenesis of GI infections, immunopathogenesis of hepatobiliary diseases, hepatic fibrosis, pathogenesis of IBD, novel endoscopic therapies, novel therapeutic approaches to viral hepatitis, IBD, esophageal and colon cancer. Also see the Gastroenterology and Hepatology web site.

General Internal Medicine
Louis J. Domenici, M.D., Associate Chair for Ambulatory Operations and Hospitalists, Associate Professor of Medicine
Health services research in women's health, minorities and the chronically ill; exercise therapy in older patients; dementia in aged nursing home admissions; HCFA investigation of drug inappropriateness; occupational health. Also see the General Internal Medicine web site.


Geographic Medicine
Myron M. Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H., Bessie and Simon Grollman Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Vaccine Development
Vaccine development; tropical medicine (including cholera, malaria, typhoid fever and shigellosis); field epidemiologic studies; bacterial pathogenesis. Please see the Center for Vaccine Development for more information.

Gerontology
Andrew P. Goldberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, UMB Center for Research on Aging
Leads multidisciplinary Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical and National Institute on Aging Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers in translational research, educational and clinical research training investigating the effects of aging, cardiovascular fitness and body composition on adipose and muscle tissue lipid and glucose metabolism; metabolic function in obesity and type 2 diabetes; genetics of obesity and diabetes and the metabolic responses to weight loss and exercise training; and exercise rehabilitation in older patients disabled by chronic stroke and cardiovascular diseases. See Gerontology, GRECC and Pepper Center web sites.

Hematology-Oncology
Kevin J. Cullen, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director, Greenebaum Cancer Center
Leukemia and hematologic malignancies, lung cancer, genitourinary cancers; immunotherapy; new drug trials in leukemia and solid tumors; allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplantation; pharmacokinetic and pharmacologic modeling of anticancer drugs; supportive care of cancer patients. Please see Greenebaum Cancer Center for more information.

Infectious Diseases
Robert Redfield, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Basic and clinical studies of human immunodeficiency virus infection; pathogenesis of bacterial infections including urinary tract infection and diarrheal diseases; acute inflammatory responses; sepsis; viral infections (including cytomegalovirus, hepatitis C virus, papilloma virus). See the Institute for Human Virology and our research site for more information.

Nephrology
Matthew R. Weir, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms of renal growth in disease; physiology of renal microcirculation and tubular transport mechanisms; influence of dietary salt, salt sensitivity and insulin resistance on hypertensive renal injury, particularly in diabetics and African-Americans; clinical management strategies of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients to prevent cardiovascular morbidity and delay chronic allograft nephropathy. Also see the Nephrology web site.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Jeffrey D. Hasday, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Mediators of inflammation and epithelial cell function; physiology, immunology and genetic mechanisms of asthma; lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery; basic and clinical pulmonary vascular biology; effects of smoking and cessation; treatment of ARDS and sepsis; inositol phosphates and calcium signaling. Also see the Pulmonary-Critical Care web site.

Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Marc C. Hochberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis (especially pulmonary involvement) in animal models and humans; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and systemic sclerosis; use of alternative and complementary medicine in patients with rheumatic diseases. Also see the Rheumatology web site.


This page was last updated on: August 8, 2012.