Flora Kisuule, M.D.

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  • Director, Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Kiganda, Kiswahili


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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5633
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
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Dr. Flora Kisuule is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her Doctorate of Medicine in 2001 from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Public Health in 2006 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Kisuule was trained in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  Following residency, she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in July, 2004 and has served as the Division’s Associate Director since 2007.   Dr. Kisuule also serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Department of Medicine. She is the recipient of the 2018 SHM Outstanding Service Award.

Dr. Kisuule’s research interest and expertise are in Quality Improvement and Practice Management.  Dr. Kisuule co¬‐developed a hospitalist fellowship program for Johns Hopkins University which she now directs. Regionally, Dr. Kisuule has served as the Vice president of the Baltimore chapter of the division of hospital medicine and has been recognized by the regional chapter as the hospitalist of the year.  Nationally she has served on several committees of the Society of Hospital Medicine and consulted on hospitalist programs around the country.  Internationally, Dr. Kisuule has developed and mentored hospitalist programs in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Central America.  She has a wealth of knowledge in hospital operations, clinical planning, and program building.  Dr. Kisuule is a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine.

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  • Director, Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Vice Chair for Inpatient Operations at JHBMC, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Minnesota Medical School (2001)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine) (2020)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2020)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Kisuule F, Howell EE. Hospitalists and Their Impact on Quality, Patient Safety, and Satisfaction. Obstet Gyencol Clin North Am. 2015 Sep;42(3):433-46

Harris CM, McKenzie R, Nayak S, Kiyatkin D, Baker D, Kisuule F. Graying of the HIV epidemic: a challenge for inpatient medicine providers. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2015 Dec11;5(6):29428

Tackett S, Tad-Y D, Rios R, Kisuule F, Wright S. Appraising the Practice of Etiquette-Based medicine in the Inpatient Setting. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Feb 21

Soong, C, Wright S, Kisuule, F, Masters H, Pfeifer, M, Kantsiper M, Howell EE. The Role of Hospitalists in Managing Patient Flow: Lessons from four hospitals. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep. In Press

Kiyatkin DE, Wright S, Zenilman J, Kisuule F. Improving utilization of antimicrobial drugs among physician assistants in the ED. JAPAA 2011 Oct;24(10):44,47-48,50-1

Activities & Honors


  • Hospitalist of the Year, Society of Hospital Medicine


  • Society of Hospital Medicine

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
    Invited talk, Washington, DC
    American Legacy Foundation
  • How Hospitalist Programs Can Enhance Professionalism: Hospitalists as Public Health Agents.
    invited talk, Baltimore, MD
  • Conflict and Negotiation for Hospitalists
    Invited talk, Midwest Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Kansas City
  • Transitions of care between hospitalists and office internists
    Invited talk, Hospitalist Regional Conference, Delaware, NH
  • Research without Resources: How to convert your Current Clinical, Quality, and Educational Initiatives into Scholarly Work
    Invited talk, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
    Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Making Hospital Medicine a Career: Sustainability, Retention, Engagement, Wellness & Morale).
    Invited talk, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas
    Society of Hospital Medicine
  • My QI Project Didn't Work!: Fundamentals of QI and How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Quality Improvement
    Invited talk, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas
    Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Hospital medicine in the United States and beyond
    Invited talk, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Panama
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