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Sarah Lou Clever, MD

Associate Director, Clinical Skills Course
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Female
Appointment Phone

410-955-9434

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Associate Director, Clinical Skills Course
  • Asssistant Dean for Student Affairs
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Expertise

Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Patient-Physician Communication; Medical Education

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Member, Society for General Internal Medicine

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  • Education +

    Training

    • The University of Chicago (Chicago IL ) (2002)
    • Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven CT ) (1996)

    Residencies

    • University of Washington (Seattle WA ) (1999)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (Baltimore MD ) (2003)
    • The University of Chicago / Internal Medicine (Chicago IL ) (2002)
    • University of Washington / Medicine (Seattle WA ) (2000)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1999)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Hall JA, Ship AN, Ruben MA, Curtin EM, Roter DL, Clever SL, Smith CC, Pounds K. The Test of Accurate Perception of Patients' Affect (TAPPA): An ecologically valid tool for assessing interpersonal perception accuracy in clinicians. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Oct 14. pii: S0738-3991(13)00405-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.004. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24184040 
    2. Shochet R, King J, Levine R, Clever S, Wright S. 'Thinking on my feet': an improvisation course to enhance students' confidence and responsiveness in the medical interview. Educ Prim Care. 2013 Feb;24(2):119-24. PMID: 23498579
    3. Clever SL, Dudas RA, Solomon BS, Yeh HC, Levine D, Bertram A, Goldstein M, Shilkofski N, Cofrancesco J Jr. Medical student and faculty perceptions of volunteer outpatients versus simulated patients in communication skills training. Acad Med. 2011 Nov;86(11):1437-42. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182305bc0. PMID: 21952062
    4. Clever SL, Jin L, Levinson W, Meltzer D. Does doctor-patient communication affect patient satisfaction with hospital care? Results of an analysis with a novel instrumental variable. Health Services Research. 2008 October;43:1505-19.
    5. Clever SL, Ford DE, Rubenstein LV, Rost KM, Meredith LS, et al. Primary Care patients involvement in decision making is associated with improvement in depression. Med Care. 2006 May;44:398-405. 
    6. Windish DM, Price EG, Clever SL, Magaziner J, Thomas PA. Teaching medical students the important connection between communication and clinical reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Dec;20:1108-13.
    7. Clever SL, Novack D, Cohen D, Levinson W. Evaluating surgeons informed decision making skills: pilot test using a videoconferenced standardized patient. Medical Education. 2003;37:1094-99.
    8. Clever SL, Tulsky JA. Dreaded conversations: moving beyond discomfort in patient-physician communication. J Gen Intern Med. 2002 Nov;17(11):893-894.
    9. Clever SL, Edwards KA, Feudtner, C, Braddock CH 3rd. Ethics and communication: does students comfort addressing ethical issues vary by specialty team? J Gen Int Med. 2001 Aug; 16(8):559-63.
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  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    2009: Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching
    2003: Honorable mention, best research abstract presentation, American Academy on Physician and Patient
    2003: Mack Lipkin Sr. Award, Associate Member Abstract Competition, Society for General Internal Medicine National Meeting
    1998: Alpha Omega Alpha, elected by medical students at the University of Washington for excellence in teaching
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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9434
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - General Internal Medicine

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