Leadership - Internal Medicine Residency
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.)
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.
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Marc Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Medical Care Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System
Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and SLE; curriculum development in rheumatology.
Associate Program Director
Kathryn N. Silva, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine, resident clinical competency, patient safety and quality initiatives
Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education and Program Director, Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine
Danielle Baek, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, primary and preventive health care.
Associate Program Director
Bernadette Siaton, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education and rheumatology
Associate Program Director
Christina Koch, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine and quality improvement
Associate Program Director, Program Director of Preliminary IM Program, Mercy Medical Center
Albert J. Han, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education and hospital medicine
Program Director for Med-Peds Program
Robert Habicht, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital medicine.
Associate Program Director for Med-Peds Program
Ronald San Juan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Program Director for EMIM-Critical Care Program
Michael Winters, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Medicine
Emergency medicine, medical education.
Director, ABIM Research Pathway
Terry Watnick, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Biology of cystic kidney disease, Baltimore Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Clinical Core Center.
Associate Chair for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Louis J. Domenici, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
Quality improvement, patient safety and medical education
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 2018-2019
University and VA Chief Residents
Shanti Balasubramanian, MD. Rutgers, RWJ Medical School (2015), University of Maryland Residency (2015-2018). Plans fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine, July 2019.
Alexandra Byrne, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine (2015), University of Maryland Residency (2015-2018). Plans fellowship in cardiology for July 2019.
Primary Care Chief Resident
Sonia Abichandani, MD. Drexel University School of Medicine (2015), University of Maryland Residency (2014-2017). Plans fellowship in gastroenterology for July 2019.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Chief Resident
Zil Patel, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine (2015), University of Maryland Residency (2015-2018). Plans career in primary care for July 2019.
Mercy Medical Center Chief Resident
Kathryn Schlaffer, MD. Temple University School of Medicine (2015), University of Maryland Residency (2015-2018). Plans fellowship in infectious diseases for July 2019.
Med-Peds Chief Resident
Clare L. Coda, MD. Drexel University School of Medicine (2015), University of Maryland Med-Peds Residency (2015-2019). Plans career in medicine and pediatric primary care for July 2019.
Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Robert Brown, MD. Virginia Tech (2014), University of Maryland EMIM/Critical Care Residency and fellowship (2014-2020). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2020.
Mark Sutherland, MD. Jefferson Medical College (2014), University of Maryland EMIM/Critical Care Residency and fellowship (2014-2020). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2020.
David Zimrin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Cardiology Network Development; Chief, Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (UMSJMC); Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, UMSJMC
Complex cardiovascular disease, including advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, complex arrhythmias and valvular heart disease; genetics of lipid abnormalities; congenital heart diseases; cardiac transplantation; pharmacogenomics. See Cardiovascular Medicine.
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
Chairman Stephen N. Davis, MBBS, FRCP, FACP Theodore E. Woodward Professor
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. See Endocrinology.
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. See Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
General internal Medicine
Jeffrey Fink, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health Director, Early Renal Insufficiency and Safe Kidney Programs
Medical student and residency education, hospital medicine, patient safety and quality improvement, clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease, influence of patient safety on health outcomes in kidney disease. See General Internal Medicine.
Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health; Director, Center for Vaccine Development
Vaccine-preventable disease research and development, including clinical trials and human challenge models, field epidemiologic studies, bacterial pathogenesis and immunology, vaccine policy. Focus on diseases of public health importance (including cholera, Ebola, typhoid fever, shigellosis, influenza, Zika). See Center for Vaccine Development.
Steven Gambert, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, UMB Center for Research on Aging, Interim Division Director
A multidisciplinary Division that includes a Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and a National Institute on Aging Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Includes translational research, educational and clinical research training investigating effects of aging, cardiovascular fitness and body composition on metabolism; metabolic function and genetics in obesity and type 2 diabetes; and exercise rehabilitation in older patients disabled by stroke and cardiovascular diseases. See Gerontology, GRECC and Pepper Center.
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. See Greenebaum Cancer Center.
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 Institute for Human Virology.
Matthew R. Weir, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms of renal growth in disease; molecular physiology of hypertension; molecular mechanisms of polycystic kidney 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. See Nephrology.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Melissa McDiarmid, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine.
Exposure sciences and the prevention and treatment of occupational and environmental hazards with emphasis on carcinogens and heavy metals, and the exposures of health care workers and military veterans. See Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
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. See Pulmonary-Critical Care.
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Marc C. Hochberg, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine Director, Medical Care Clinical Center, VA Maryland Health Care System Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis (especially pulmonary involvement) in animal models and humans; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and SLE; and development of curriculum for teaching rheumatology to medical students and residents. See Rheumatology.