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Medical Education in General Internal Medicine

The focus of medical education in Hopkins GIM is to develop and evaluate curricula for medical students, residents, and fellows. Members of our group work to design, implement, evaluate, and continually improve learners' experiences at all levels of graduate and post-graduate training.

Within these curricula, we strive to integrate such principles as evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, cost effectiveness, and clinical decision making. These learning experiences exist in both traditional formats of small- and large-group teaching settings, as well as innovations in medical education including the Johns Hopkins Medicine Internet Learning Center, now in use at one out of every three internal medicine residency training programs nation-wide. We have also developed an emphasis on quality clinical training in the ambulatory setting for medical students and physicians in residency training designed to meet society’s needs. Finally, Johns Hopkins is home of the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence which has supported many of these efforts within our Division.

Medical Education Faculty

NameResearch and Medical Education Interests
Bijay Acharya, MBBS, MPH
Instructor of Medicine
Patient safety, global health, quality improvement, malpractice, improving quality in healthcare in low resource setting, safety culture, workplace violence in healthcare
Bimal H. Ashar, MD, MBA, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, GIM Division
Director, Executive and Preventive Health Program
Director, Advanced Medicine Clerkship
Complementary and alternative medicine; primary care practice management; preventive medicine
Gail Berkenblit, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Ambulatory Education, Osler Medicine Training Program
Improving resident training in HIV outpatient care, design and evaluation of an internet-based curriculum
Benjamin Bodnar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Quality improvement, global health, quality improvement in resource limited settings, medical education
Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Associate Faculty, Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care
Staff Physician, Esperanza Center Health Clinic
Shared decision making, clinical bioethics, healthcare of immigrants and other vulnerable populations; health justice
Daniel Brotman, MD, FACP, FSHM
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hospitalist Program
Hospital medicine; perioperative medicine; hemostasis and thrombosis; the physiological stress response
Youngjee Choi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Primary Care for Cancer Survivors Program
Cancer survivorship, ambulatory care, high value care, medical education, curriculum development
Sarah L. Clever, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Associate Director, Clinical Skills Course
Patient-physician communication, medical education
Joseph Cofrancesco Jr, MD, MPH, FACP
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education Professor of Medicine
Director, Institute for Excellence in Education
Director, GIM Clinician-Educator Mentoring and Scholarship Program
GIM: National/international surveys of clinician educators, faculty development, improving teaching, international medical education collaboration, gender issues in medical education, assisting faculty with educational research and innovation, promotion of clinician educators HIV: HIV treatment, metabolic and body shape complications, HIV infection, and HIV treatment.
Michael Ellenbogen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Measuring low value, hospital level
Jeremy Epstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Program Director for Ambulatory Education, Osler Medicine Training Program
Medical education, complex outpatients, medical technology
Leonard Feldman, MD, FACP, FAAP, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Med-Peds Urban Health Residency Program

Track Director, Osler Urban Health Internal Medicine Primary Care Leadership Track
Associate Program Director, Osler Medicine Training Program
Editor, Johns Hopkins Consultative Medicine Essential for Hospitalists
Deputy Editor, Journal of Hospital Medicine
Resident education, evidence-based medicine, consult medicine
William Garneau, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Electronic medical records, health technology, population health, quality improvement, medically underserved, clinical problem solvers, telemetry working group, patient tobacco use working group
Helene F. Hedian, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Improving provider attitudes, knowledge, and clinical expertise for the care of LGBTQ patients; Gender-affirming care of transgender patients; LGBTQ health
Carrie Herzke, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Hospitalist Program
Clinical Director, Mary Elizabeth Garrett Service
Associate Nice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Hospitalist medicine
Mark T. Hughes, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Informed consent; ethics in patient care
Kimiyoshi Kobayashi, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Capacity management, transitions in care, patient experience, clinical teaching in the housestaff service, Longcope teaching faculty, Adhoc SOM medical student preceptorships
Timothy Niessen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Physical diagnosis and clinical reasoning in the information era, health information technology, valuable healthcare and medical misinformation
Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, high value care
Amit Pahwa, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical education, quality improvement, assessing the effect of curriculum in various aspects of medical school
Gregory Prokopowicz, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Hypertension Center
Hypertension; evidence-based medicine; information needs of clinicians
Padmini Ranasinghe, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hospitalist Program
Director, Hospitalist Education Programs
Internal and preventive medicine, lifestyle medicine, medical students/resident and physician burnout, patient safety and quality in developing countries
Heather F. Sateia, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Osler Medicine Training Program
Core Faculty, Colleges Advisory Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Resident education, Physician Wellbeing, Evaluation and Feedback
Zishan Siddiqui, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician
Patient experience, international medical student education in resource poor countries, quality
Stephen Sisson, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Philip A. Tumulty Professor of Medicine
Vice President, Clinical Operations, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians
Director, Physician Education and Assessment Center (PEAC)
Computer-assisted instruction; curricular development
Rosalyn Stewart, MD, MS, MBA, FAAP, FACP
Medical Director, Care Coordination and Resource Management
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Director, Johns Hopkins After Care Clinic

Associate Professor
School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics
School of Nursing, Department of Community-Public Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins University

Director, Primary Care Consortium
Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality
Member, Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence
Access to Care for vulnerable populations including sickle cell disease, Team-based care and care coordination, Avoidable health care utilization reduction
Christiana Zhang, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Curriculum development and revision, women’s health, medical education, medical humanities