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ABIM knows that we have many physicians whose lives have been upended by recent natural disasters. If you live or work near an affected area, we understand that the weather may have impacted your ability to take your Fall 2017 exam as scheduled. We have developed a series of options to help you get through this process as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-441-ABIM (2246) or email request@abim.org.

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Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Committee

Margaret C. Fang, MD, Chair

Dr. Fang, a board certified hospitalist, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Medical Director of the UCSF Anticoagulation Clinic.

Dr. Fang's research has focused on predicting stroke and hemorrhage and optimizing the use and outcome of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. In addition to her research activities, she directs the UCSF Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship and serves as a Senior Deputy Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. She serves as Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Committee.

Dr. Fang is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois and completed an internal medicine residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She subsequently obtained a master's of public health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a general medicine research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

As of January 2017, Dr. Fang reported the following external relationships:

Work as an author or editor for the following companies, with compensation as listed:

  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc., compensation as an Editor for book, Inpatient Anticoagulation.
  • Society of Hospital Medicine, compensation as Senior Deputy Editor for Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Fang serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Research/Innovations/Vignettes Scientific Program for Annual Meeting, Chair, without compensation.

Neera Agrwal, MD

Dr. Agrwal is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. She is a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, where she has been employed since 2005.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Agrwal was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Agrwal is involved in curriculum development with Mayo Medical School, and is the co-Director for High-Value Care Domain of the Science of Health Care Delivery Curriculum. She is also a member of the Quality Academy and in that role, leads Quality Certification courses. Dr. Agrwal is the Program Director for the Transitional Year Residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona and previously was the Chief Medical Residency Program Director. She is the Director of the Evidence Based Medicine Conference series for the Internal Medicine Residency.

She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Committee.

Dr. Agrwal received her undergraduate degree in microbiology from Michigan State University, and a doctoral degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University. She received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska. She completed her internship at the University of Nebraska, followed by residency in internal medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital/Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

As of January 2017, Dr. Agrwal reported the following external relationships:

  • Dr. Agrawal assists with the development of a curriculum on High Value Care for the Mayo Clinic medical students.

Jordan C. Messler, MD

Dr. Messler is a hospitalist at Morton Plant Hospital, employed by Incompass Health. He is volunteer faculty at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, teaching in the medical humanities. Additionally, he is guest faculty in a summer abroad Emory University course in Italy, teaching Medicine and Compassion to undergraduates.

Dr. Messler was Medical Director of the Morton Plant Hospitalist Group from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that role, he was Assistant Professor in Medicine at Emory University, at the Grady Memorial Hospital Hospitalist Group. Dr. Messler mentors hospitalists nationally, as part of the Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM) Glycemic Control Project. He has also mentored nationally on projects around venous thromboembolism improvement and transitions of care.

He was chair of SHM's Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee from 2012-2014, and continues to serve as a member on the committee. He is also a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Committee. Additionally, Dr. Messler has served on the American College of Physicians annual meeting planning committee in 2014 and 2016. He has given national talks on teamwork, physician engagement in quality and mentoring quality improvement.

Dr. Messler graduated with a biology degree from Duke University and his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He completed his internal medicine training in the primary care track at Emory University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

As of January 2017, Dr. Messler reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Messler serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Mentor for Quality Improvement for Hospital Glycemic Management, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses and consulting fees.
  • American College of Physicians, Planning Committee Member for Annual Meeting, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

David A. Wooldridge, MD

Dr. Wooldridge is board certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. He is Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Clinically, he works as an academic hospitalist.

A career clinician-educator, Dr. Wooldridge has spent his entire career at UMKC, serving in numerous roles in both undergraduate and graduate medical education, receiving numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Wooldridge is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Committee. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a member of the Governing Council of the Missouri chapter of the ACP.

Dr. Wooldridge obtained baccalaureate and medical degrees from UMKC. He remained there for residency training, also completing a year as Chief Resident.

As of January 2017, Dr. Wooldridge reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Wooldridge serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • American College of Physicians, Ex-Officio Member of Governing Council of Missouri Chapter, without compensation.