2019 Faculty

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Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH

Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, in the Division of Hospital Medicine, where he is Director of Research for the Division, co-directs the Research Fellowship in General Internal Medicine and is the Chair of the Clinical Content Oversight Committee for UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Auerbach’s past research has focused on the evaluation of care delivery models, with a specific emphasis on hospital medicine systems and co-management systems, as well as methods for improving the measurement of quality of care. Dr. Auerbach’s research has been published in prominent journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and Archives of Internal Medicine. He became the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine in 2012.

Brad Sharpe, MD, SFHM

Brad Sharpe, MD, SFHM

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine

UCSF Hospitalist Group

Brad Sharpe grew up in Iowa and received his bachelor degree in chemistry from Stanford University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF. He currently is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and hospitalist and maintains clinical, administrative, research, and educational endeavors. He currently acts as the Division Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Health and previously served as the Associate Program Director for Inpatient Affairs for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency. Brad’s research focuses on oral case presentations, faculty development, and improving hospital medicine as a field.

Brad teaches to medical students, residents, and faculty at UCSF on topics ranging from community-acquired pneumonia to updates in the literature. Brad also graduated from the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching course and now teaches the class to UCSF faculty and Internal Medicine residents. He has given numerous presentations on improving clinical teaching both regionally and nationally and focuses much of his time on faculty (and housestaff) development. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the UCSF Distinction in Teaching Award (given to the most outstanding teacher at UCSF in the first 5 years on faculty) and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) National Excellence in Teaching Award. He has served on multiple committees for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), including the Academic Committee, and is now on the Board of Directors for SHM. He is the former co-chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Academic Hospitalist Taskforce.

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Dan Hunt, MD, FACP

Dan Hunt, MD, FACP

Director, Professor of Medicine

Emory Division of Hospital Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine

Dan Hunt is a Professor of Medicine at Emory and is the Director of the Emory Division of Hospital Medicine that includes more than 120 academic hospitalists and 25 advanced practice providers caring for patients at seven different sites in Atlanta. Dan began his leadership role at Emory in May 2015 as the next stage of a career that has included several major transitions. After completing residency, Dan practiced general internal medicine in private practice for eleven years in Houston. He then transitioned to a full time academic career in 1995 as a clinician educator at Baylor College of Medicine, teaching at the bedside at Ben Taub General Hospital, in small group settings, and in the lecture hall. Dan received 35 major teaching awards during his ten years as a member of the full time faculty.

In 2005, Dan was recruited by the Massachusetts General Hospital to develop the Inpatient Clinician Educator Service for the Department of Medicine. Under his leadership, this group grew to include thirteen outstanding clinician educators. In addition, Dan led the Hospital Medicine Unit of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the MGH from 2010-2014, during a period of rapid expansion. Dan received the Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at the MGH in 2006 and 2011, the Best Clinical Instructor Award from Harvard Medical School in 2008, and the Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. Dan has been the primary discussant/first author for six Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital (“CPC’s”) published in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Dan’s current interests include clinical care of complex inpatients, perioperative management, teaching at all levels, faculty development, and mentorship.

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Emily Mallin, MD, FACP, SFHM

Emily Mallin, MD, FACP, SFHM

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Director of Education, Department of Medicine Chair, GME Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Emily Mallin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and serves as Director of Education for the Department of Medicine. She is an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency program focused on faculty development and faculty integration in clinical care delivery leadership. She also serves as Chair of the GME Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and as co-chair of the award-winning Annual Housestaff High Value Idea Competition at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP). She is the former director of the academic hospitalist service at BUMCP.

Emily completed medical school at Tel Aviv University, followed by residency and chief residency at BUMCP. She attended the inaugural Academic Hospitalist Academy, which changed the trajectory of her career. She is current Chair of the SHM Academic Committee and co-course director of AHA Level 2. She is also involved in SGIM, ACLGIM, and ACP.

Emily has been involved in numerous quality improvement projects related to transitions of care, medication reconciliation, health information technology, and clinical documentation, in addition to clinical quality improvement projects in heart failure, renal transplant and cystic fibrosis. She leads multispecialty faculty development in patient safety and quality improvement, assists with the longitudinal quality improvement curriculum in the IM residency program and serves as a mentor to housestaff quality improvement projects across all specialties of medicine.

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Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, FACP, MHM

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, FACP, MHM

Professor of Medicine

Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, FACP, MHM, is a Professor of Medicine with Tenure, and the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He is also Associate-Chairman of Medicine, the Chief of the Charity Medical Service and the Director of the Tulane Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Wiese attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1995. He completed his residency in internal medicine, chief residency and a medical education fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. He has been on the faculty at Tulane since 2000. Dr. Wiese devotes his time to teaching and educational research, some of which incorporates evolving technologies in clinical reasoning and patient safety. He has won over 50 teaching awards, including the University of California San Francisco’s Attending of the Year in 2000, and the Tulane Attending of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007. He was the recipient of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Education Award, the ACGME’s Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, the AAMC’s Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, the ACP’s Walter J. McDonald Award and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Mentorship Award. Dr. Wiese is a past board member for SHM, The Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, The Association of Subspecialty Professors and The ACP Board of Regents. He is the Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine, and currently serves on the ABIM Council.

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM

Chief Quality Officer

UCHealth and the University of Colorado Hospital Authority (UCHA)

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM is the Chief Quality Officer for UCHealth and the University of Colorado Hospital Authority (UCHA), the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs—Quality and Safety Education and a Professor of Medicine with Tenure at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  He recently served as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine, and also as the Director of the Hospital Medicine Group at the University of Colorado.  He directs the University of Colorado’s Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency.  This pioneering program is charged with enhancing the quality and safety of the care provided at the University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Dr. Glasheen was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and completed his residency training, including a chief residency year, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  As the director of the University of Colorado Hospital Medicine Group from 2003-2015, he oversaw the growth of the program from 2 to 70+ members.  He also served as an Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and developed the residency’s Hospitalist Training Program, which has offered comprehensive hospitalist training to internal medicine residents since 2004.

Dr. Glasheen is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Board of Directors and past chair of the SHM Academic and Annual Meeting Committees.  He is the chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Committee charged with overseeing the Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine board certification for hospitalists.  He was the course director for the 2010 Academic Hospitalist Leadership Summit and is the director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy, an annual four-day meeting aimed at developing early academic hospitalists’ career skills. He served as the Assistant Course Director for the SHM Annual Meeting in 2011 and the Course Director for the 2012 Meeting in San Diego. He is a past winner of the SHM Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Outstanding Clinical Science Teacher Award. He is the former editor of The Hospitalist newsmagazine and former Senior Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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Michelle Mourad, MD

Michelle Mourad, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Value, Division of Hospital Medicine

University of California San Francisco

Michelle Mourad is an Associate Professor at UCSF where she divides her time between clinical work on the Hospital Medicine Service and quality improvement roles. Michelle’s interests in quality improvement are broad and encompass the areas of patient and provider satisfaction, reducing costs of care, using informatics to improve care delivery and transitions in care. In her role as Vice Chair, Michelle is responsible for overseeing performance improvement and clinical strategy in all of these areas across the continuum of care. As the Medical Director for Transitions in Care for the Health System, Michelle is leads efforts to improve outcomes and reduce adverse effects across transitions through care delivery innovations and community partnerships. In addition to her improvement work, Michelle has published extensively in the areas of quality, safety, and value.

After doing her Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF, Michelle continued on to do a fellowship in Hospital Medicine before joining the faculty. She attends on the teaching wards and the Hospitalist Procedure Service focusing her teaching on applying evidence-based medicine to clinical reasoning. She is the recipient of the Medicine Housestaff Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring and the Medical Student Excellence in Teaching Award.

Past roles include Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the Division of Hospital Medicine, Chair of the Medical Records Committee and Medical Director of Clinical Documentation Integrity, and Co-director for the UCSF-IPC Fellowship for Hospitalist Leaders.

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Read G. Pierce, MD

Read G. Pierce, MD

Associate Director

Institute for Healthcare

Read G. Pierce. M.D., is a practicing Hospitalist and an experienced healthcare leader, coach, and facilitator who enjoys working at the intersection of organizational culture and complex clinical systems. In addition to seeing patients at the University of Colorado, he concurrently serves as Vice President of Culture Transformation and Strategy at the Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE), and in this role works with health systems around the country on clinical transformation, creating healthy workplace culture, and increasing performance of physicians, clinical teams, and healthcare leaders.

He helped found the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency (IHQSE) based at University of Colorado, and serves as faculty in numerous national programs, including the National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare, the Care Collaboratory, and the Certificate Program in Leadership and Innovation sponsored by Tulane’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

From 2012 to 2019, he led organizational transformation initiatives at University of Colorado through the IHQSE, including programs focused on quality, culture, teamwork, systems redesign, finance, clinical innovation, and leadership of change. As part of these efforts he has worked with more than 80 clinical microsystems on the Anschutz Medical Campus to improve quality, patient safety, experience, costs of care, and turnover.

He also has served as a clinical leader in multiple institutions. In 2010, he founded the Hospital Medicine Section at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he led rapid expansion of the group to include more than a dozen hospitalists covering surgical co-management, medical consultation, and inpatient medicine teaching services. He subsequently spent two and a half years leading the University of Colorado’s Hospital Medicine Division, coordinating a practice of more than 75 hospitalists. During his tenure he oversaw expansion of the group by nearly two dozen members and led the group to achieve the highest quality and safety performance of all service lines in the hospital. He also directed a major initiative to increase joy in practice, which reduced physicians’ and advanced-practice providers’ burnout by 27 percent and increased measures of psychological safety by 70 percent.

Dr. Pierce attended medical school at University of California, San Francisco, where he completed an area of concentration in Health Systems/Health Leadership, and then did his internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to San Francisco for residency and chief residency in internal medicine. His personal interests include history, food, skiing, hiking, and anything that allows quality time with his wife, Vanessa, and their 2 boys.

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Rebecca Harrison, MD FACP

Rebecca Harrison, MD FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine Section Chief

Oregon Health & Science University Division of Hospital Medicine

Rebecca Harrison, MD, FACP, is the Section Chief, Fourth Year Clerkship Program Director and Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Division of Hospital Medicine. She teaches in a variety of clinical and classroom settings to a wide spectrum of learners, including Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents, interns, medical students and physician assistant students. She is the Course Director for the Fourth Year Internal Medicine Interest Group, mentoring and advising a large number of students pursing Internal Medicine. Dr. Harrison is Co-Chair for the OHSU Women and Academic Medicine Committee and is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Academic Hospitalist Task Force. For the past several years, she has taught students, residents and faculty on an international level as a visiting professor at Otowa University in Japan and recently performed medical relief work in Haiti with an OHSU team.

Vikas Parekh, MD, SFHM

Vikas Parekh, MD, SFHM

Vikas I. Parekh, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan where he is the Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Medical, Emergency and Psychiatry Services and System Medical Director for Capacity Management.

He also serves as Assistant Chair for Clinical Programs for Internal Medicine and was Associate Director of the Hospitalist Program until September 2017 when he transitioned out of that role. In these roles he provides executive physician leadership to the adult hospital’s medical units, emergency department and psychiatry units. In addition, he guides the hospital’s work on readmissions, capacity management and leads an operational analytics team working to optimize patient flow in our health system. He also has oversight of the department of internal medicine’s inpatient services which admit over 25,000 patients/year. Dr. Parekh is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and completed his residency training at the University of Michigan. Nationally he is past-chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) Academic Committee and Education Committee. He is also a member of the council for the Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) in the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine. He was also co-chair and co-founder of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s (SGIM) Academic Hospitalist Task Force for 5 years. He is the co-director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy. Dr. Parekh has won several teaching awards including the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, the Special Recognition Award for Contributions to the House Officer Teaching Program and the H. Marvin Pollard Award, the Department of Medicine’s highest award for resident teaching and was inducted into the Medical School’s League of Educational Excellence in 2015.

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Brad Sharpe, MD, SFHM

Brad Sharpe, MD, SFHM

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine

UCSF Hospitalist Group

Brad Sharpe grew up in Iowa and received his bachelor degree in chemistry from Stanford University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF. He currently is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and hospitalist and maintains clinical, administrative, research, and educational endeavors. He currently acts as the Division Chief for the Division of Hospital Medicine at UCSF Health and previously served as the Associate Program Director for Inpatient Affairs for the UCSF Internal Medicine Residency. Brad’s research focuses on oral case presentations, faculty development, and improving hospital medicine as a field.

Brad teaches to medical students, residents, and faculty at UCSF on topics ranging from community-acquired pneumonia to updates in the literature. Brad also graduated from the Stanford Faculty Development Clinical Teaching course and now teaches the class to UCSF faculty and Internal Medicine residents. He has given numerous presentations on improving clinical teaching both regionally and nationally and focuses much of his time on faculty (and housestaff) development. He has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the UCSF Distinction in Teaching Award (given to the most outstanding teacher at UCSF in the first 5 years on faculty) and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) National Excellence in Teaching Award. He has served on multiple committees for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), including the Academic Committee, and is now on the Board of Directors for SHM. He is the former co-chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Academic Hospitalist Taskforce.

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Carrie Herzke, MD, SFHM, FAAP, FACP

Carrie Herzke, MD, SFHM, FAAP, FACP

Associate Chief Medical Officer

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Carrie Herzke, MD, SFHM, FAAP, FACP is the Associate Chief Medical Officer, Associate Vice-Chair for Inpatient Operations for the Department of Medicine and the Clinical Director of the Adult Hospitalist Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Virginia and earned her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and completed her Medicine and Pediatric residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Herzke is a member of the Academic and Annual Meeting Committees of the Society for Hospital Medicine. Her research interests include Faculty Development and Managing and Partnering with Difficult Patients.

Christopher Sankey, MD, FACP, SFHM

Christopher Sankey, MD, FACP, SFHM

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director for Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program

Yale School of Medicine

Chris is a former Yale intern, resident, and chief resident who is a career Hospitalist. Chris was the first “academic” Hospitalist hired by the University in 2010. He is active on a local and national level in medical education and Hospital Medicine. At present, he divides his time between supervision of medical trainees on teaching services, providing inpatient medical care on the NEMG Hospitalist service, and fulfilling important administrative and educational roles as an Associate Program Director for the Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Emily Mallin, MD, FACP, SFHM

Emily Mallin, MD, FACP, SFHM

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Director of Education, Department of Medicine Chair, GME Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Emily Mallin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and serves as Director of Education for the Department of Medicine. She is an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency program focused on faculty development and faculty integration in clinical care delivery leadership. She also serves as Chair of the GME Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee and as co-chair of the award-winning Annual Housestaff High Value Idea Competition at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP). She is the former director of the academic hospitalist service at BUMCP.

Emily completed medical school at Tel Aviv University, followed by residency and chief residency at BUMCP. She attended the inaugural Academic Hospitalist Academy, which changed the trajectory of her career. She is current Chair of the SHM Academic Committee and co-course director of AHA Level 2. She is also involved in SGIM, ACLGIM, and ACP.

Emily has been involved in numerous quality improvement projects related to transitions of care, medication reconciliation, health information technology, and clinical documentation, in addition to clinical quality improvement projects in heart failure, renal transplant and cystic fibrosis. She leads multispecialty faculty development in patient safety and quality improvement, assists with the longitudinal quality improvement curriculum in the IM residency program and serves as a mentor to housestaff quality improvement projects across all specialties of medicine.

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Joanna M. Bonsall, MD, PhD, SFHM

Joanna M. Bonsall, MD, PhD, SFHM

Clinical Co-Director

Division of Hospital Medicine

Joanna Bonsall, MD, PhD, SFHM is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University and the Director of Hospital Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She completed her undergraduate training at Emory University and her medical and graduate training at Emory University School of Medicine. She was hired as a hospitalist at Emory University Hospital Midtown in 2009. Following her time there, she was transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital in 2017 to establish a hospital medicine group. For her work at Grady, she was awarded the first Emory University School of Medicine Distinguished Service Award in 2018.

Dr. Bonsall has a strong interest in medical education – from medical students to faculty – and serves on multiple committees and task forces for undergraduate and graduate education. She was the Hospital Medicine Associate Division Director for Faculty Development from 2014 to 2019 and sits on the Department of Medicine’s Promotions and Tenure Committee. In the School of Medicine, she is the Clinical Co-director of the MD/PhD program and the developer and lead instructor for an MD/PhD clinical refresher course. She serves on Curriculum Subcommittees and the Admissions Committee. She has received several teaching awards, including the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2014. She has also worked closely with the Society of Hospital Medicine as chair of the Academic Committee from 2016 to 2019. She also co-directed the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Academic Summits, the Southern Hospital Medicine Conference from 2014 to 2018 and the speed mentoring activity at SHM’s annual conferences. She is currently working on a Masters in Health Professions Education, which will be completed in June of 2020.

Luci K. Leykum, MD, MBA, MSc, FACP, SFHM

Luci K. Leykum, MD, MBA, MSc, FACP, SFHM

Professor of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio Chief, Division of General and Hospital Medicine

Luci Leykum is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General and Hospital Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is also a Clinician-Investigator in the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Leykum attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, earning a joint MD/MBA in 1999. She completed residency training at the Columbia University Medical Center, joining the Columbia faculty in 2002. In 2004, she returned to San Antonio.

Dr. Leykum has served in a number of administrative positions, including Assistant Chair of the Department of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Her research has focused on the application of complexity science to clinical systems. She has received federal, state, and foundation funding, and her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. She teaches on the Inpatient Medicine and Medicine Consult / Co-Management Services, and Co-Directs three student electives on healthcare reimbursement and policy.

Dr. Leykum currently serves on the Council for the Society of General Internal Medicine. She is a former Chair of the Research Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine and former Co-Chair of the Academic Hospitalist Task Force of the Society of General Internal Medicine. She is a Senior Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine and a Deputy Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Nathan O’Dorisio, MD

Nathan O’Dorisio, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

Nate grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Villanova University prior to returning to The Ohio State University. He completed medical school and Internal Medicine-Pediatrics combined residency before his Chief resident year at Ohio State. At Ohio State he began the Division of Hospital medicine in 2003 and later helped develop dedicated pediatric Hospital service as well as Adult consultative service for the Pediatric Hospital. He was Associate Director of Hospital Medicine and later the Division Director until 2015. He has served as Associate Vice Chair for Inpatient Medicine for the Department of Internal Medicine and actively designed several new patient care paradigms within the Department. Currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, his focus is on faculty development, teaching medical students, residents and junior faculty about process improvement, efficiency and organizational strategy. He co-directs the annual Ohio State University CME “Update in Hospital Medicine.