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Chairman 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.)

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Vice Chairman

Philip A. Mackowiak, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medical Service, VAMC
Mechanisms of fever.


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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.

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Program Director, Preliminary Program in Internal Medicine

Nikkita Southall, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, primary and preventive health care.


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Associate Program Director

Philip Dittmar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, simulations, hospitalist medicine.


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Associate Program Director

Kathryn N. Silva, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospitalist medicine, patient safety and quality initiatives



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Associate Program Director, Mercy Medical Center

Wilma A. Rowe, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospital practice and quality measures.


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Program Director for Med-Peds Program

Robert Habicht, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical education, hospitalist medicine.


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Associate Program Director for Med-Peds Program

Ronald San Juan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical education.


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Associate 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.

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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.


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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 2013-2014

University and VA Chief Residents
Tala Al-Talib, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine (2010), University of Maryland Residency (2010-2013). Plans fellowship in cardiology for July 2014.
Briana Short, MD. Loyola University of Chicago (2010), University of Maryland Residency (2010-2013).  Plans fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine for July 2014.

VA Ambulatory Chief Resident
Nora Oliver, MD. University of Mississippi School of Medicine (2010),  University of Maryland Residency (2010-2013). Plans fellowship in infectious disease for July 2014.

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Chief Resident
Jenna Canzoniero, MD.  University of Michigan School of Medicine (2010),  University of Maryland Residency (2010-2013). Plans fellowship in hematology and medical oncology for July 2015.

Mercy Medical Center Chief Resident
Michael Quaratuccio, MD.  Jefferson Medical College (2010), University of Maryland Residency (2010-2013). Plans fellowship in endocrinology for July 2014.

Med-Peds Chief Resident
Nidhi Goel, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine (2010), University of Maryland Med-Peds Residency (2010-2014). Plans career as academic hospitalist for July 2014.

Internal Medicine-Emergency Medicine Chief Residents
Michael Allison,MD. SUNY Downstate (2009), University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2009-2014). Continuing in Critical Care track (2014-2015). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2015.
Michael Scott, MD.  University of Texas-San Antonio, University of Maryland EMIM Residency (2009-2014). Continuing in Critical Care track (2014-2015). Plans career in emergency medicine and critical care, July 2015.

Division Heads

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R. Michael Benitez, M.D., Professor of Medicine

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. Also see the Cardiology web site.

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Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

Alan R. Shuldiner, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director, Program in Human Genetics 

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. Also see the Endocrine web site.

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Gastroentrology 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. Also see the Gastroenterology and Hepatology web site.

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General Internal Medicine

Louis J. Domenici, M.D., Associate Chair for Ambulatory Operations and Hospitalists, Associate Professor of Medicine

Health services research in women's health, minorities and the chronically ill; exercise therapy in older patients; dementia in aged nursing home admissions; HCFA investigation of drug inappropriateness; occupational health. Also see the General Internal Medicine web site.

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Geographic Medicine

Myron M. Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H., Bessie and Simon Grollman Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Vaccine Development
Vaccine development; tropical medicine (including cholera, malaria, typhoid fever and shigellosis); field epidemiologic studies; bacterial pathogenesis. Please see the Center for Vaccine Development for more information.

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Andrew P. Goldberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, UMB Center for Research on Aging
Leads multidisciplinary Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical and National Institute on Aging Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers in translational research, educational and clinical research training investigating the effects of aging, cardiovascular fitness and body composition on adipose and muscle tissue lipid and glucose metabolism; metabolic function in obesity and type 2 diabetes; genetics of obesity and diabetes and the metabolic responses to weight loss and exercise training; and exercise rehabilitation in older patients disabled by chronic stroke and cardiovascular diseases. See Gerontology, GRECC and Pepper Center web sites.

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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. Please see Greenebaum Cancer Center for more information.

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Infectious Diseases

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 the Institute for Human Virology and our research site for more information.

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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. Also see the Nephrology web site. 

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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. Also see the Pulmonary-Critical Care web site.

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Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Marc C. Hochberg, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Clinical epidemiology of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis; immunopathogenesis of SLE and systemic sclerosis (especially pulmonary involvement) in animal models and humans; clinical trials in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE and systemic sclerosis; use of alternative and complementary medicine in patients with rheumatic diseases. Also see the Rheumatology web site.

This page was last updated: October 1, 2013

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