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Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
The Johns Hopkins University
On behalf of the faculty, fellows, and staff of the Johns Hopkins Division of General Internal Medicine, I am delighted to welcome you to our website.
Hopkins GIM is home to a large, diverse group of individuals dedicated to our mission and includes more than 80 full-time faculty, 180 part-time and 30 joint faculty, 14 federally-funded post-doctoral fellows, and 200+ staff, including a stellar group of core administrative faculty leaders and staff.
Our educators hold leadership positions in medical student education, residency training, and advanced medical education at Hopkins and have won national awards for excellence. Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco is leading groundbreaking efforts in education as the Inaugural Director of the Institute for Excellence in Education.
We are very proud of our GIM Fellowship which has trained leaders in academic medicine for over 30 years. The program has trained more than 140 fellows and has been a major source of faculty in our own Division and of leaders across the US and abroad as Division Directors, Residency Program Directors, Research Professors, and Deans. The fellowship is currently directed by Dr. Geetanjali Chander, aided by Dr. Nisa Maruthur and Dr. Craig Pollack.
We are also proud of the newly established Medicine-Pediatric Urban Health Residency Program, and the Urban Health Primary Care track of the Osler Internal Medicine Residency Program. These are the first Primary Care Residencies at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and are led by GIM Faculty members Dr. Lenny Feldman who serves as the Program Director, and Dr. Rosalyn Stewart, the Associate Program Director.
Our researchers have built internationally recognized research programs in a wide range of fields ranging using and developing the most rigorous research methods available. Faculty are awarded over $30 million in research grants each year to tackle some of the most common, most difficult and most important medical conditions of our time.
Our clinicians practice general internal medicine at the highest level of excellence whether in the office, the clinic or the wards of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. We provide primary and preventive care to keep people healthy, and manage patients with complex medical problems all while focusing on each individual’s preferences and goals for care and respecting family and cultural backgrounds.
Each year the GIM faculty receive numerous honors and awards, and gain notoriety for their research and publications. Many of these are captured on our News page. Especially notable this past year was Dr. Gail Daumit's ACHIEVE Trial publication in the New England Journal of Medicine that won the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)'s Best Published Research Paper of the Year Award (given to her by GIM faculty member and outgoing SGIM President Dr. Eric Bass) and the Society for Clinical Trials Trial of the Year Award for 2013. Dr. Lisa Cooper was the recipient of the 2014 James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine from the American College of Physicians (ACP).
Ask Hopkins GIM faculty what makes the place special, however, and you won't hear about size, or growth, or grants, or programs. You'll hear about our history—a history of a small group of generalists who joined together change the face of American medicine in their lifetimes by providing outstanding clinical care while striving to improve the systems of care, training the next generation of clinicians and researchers to lead the way, and conducing rigorous clinical research aimed at improving human health and the health care system. You can read about our history on our web page titled Hopkins GIM: 35 Years of Medicine Without Limits. You'll also hear about the pioneering leaders of the GIM like Dr. David Levine, Dr. Michael Klag and the late Dr. Fred Brancati, who created and grew a collegial culture that is manifest in the form of unusually strong relationships across traditional boundaries of Divisions, Departments, and Schools. But perhaps most of all, you hear about our indelible and collective commitment to our mission, which is captured best in the immortal words of Dr. Fred Brancati: Hopkins GIM is “All about the Love”.