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Jensa Morris, MD, Chair

Jensa Morris, MDDr. Morris is a hospitalist physician and the Medical Director of the Hip Fracture Co-Management Program at Yale New Haven Hospital. She is board certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Morris is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Exam Writing Committee. She was named a Top Hospitalist in 2012 by the American College of Physicians. This honor is awarded to hospitalists making significant contributions to the medical field through their innovation, leadership and clinical skills. Previously, Dr. Morris was named a Yale New Haven Service Excellence Hero, the highest level of recognition at Yale New Haven Hospital for excellence in service to patients.

Dr. Morris earned a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University and her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She did her internship and residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

As of August 2021, Dr. Morris reported no external relationships.

Kimberly A. Bell, MD

Dr. Bell currently serves as the Regional Medical Director, Team Health Hospital Medicine Division. In this capacity, she is responsible for the clinical, operational, and financial oversight for multiple hospital medicine practices located in Washington, California, and Hawaii. Her responsibilities are to develop strategies and operational efficiencies resulting in decreased clinical variation, improved patient satisfaction , as well as reduced readmissions.

Prior to her role as Regional Medical Director, Team Health Hospital Medicine, Kimberly served as Division Director for CHI Franciscan Inpatient Team, held the position of Regional Medical Director for Emcare's West Division for Hospital Medicine. Her roles and responsibilities were to provide clinical and operational oversight for 12 hospital medicine practices located in Washington, Wyoming, California, Nevada, and Indiana.

Dr. Bell joined HCA Physician Services in 2006. She started the first Hospital Medicine service at Centennial Medical Center, the Flagship Hospital for HCA. Prior to her role as the Medical Director of Centennial Medical Center, she served as the Associate Medical Director of the Swedish Inpatient Team. While at Swedish Medical Center, Kimberly served as the Chief of Staff for the Swedish Providence Campus.

As of July 2021, Dr. Bell reported no ongoing external relationships:

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM

Dr. Glasheen is the Director of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE), the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs—Quality and Safety Education and Professor of Medicine with tenure at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The IHQSE offers multiple distinct development programs in quality, safety and healthcare leadership having trained over 2000 participants. It is the only quality development program in the country to be associated with improvements in publicly reported hospital quality rankings.

Dr. Glasheen served as the Chief Quality Officer at the University of Colorado (UC) Hospital (2015-2020) and the 12-hospital UCHealth system (2017-2020). Under his leadership UCHealth performed in the top 10% annually of all health systems in the country from 2016-2020 for quality performance, UCHealth was named a top 5 large health system in the country for quality performance for three years (2018-2020), and all health system hospitals achieved a 4- or 5-star CMS Quality Rankings.

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 former member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Board of Directors and past chair of the SHM Academic and Annual Meeting Committees. He is also the past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine 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 news magazine and former Senior Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

As of May 2022, Dr. Glasheen reported the following external relationships:

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

  • Practical Reviews in Hospital Medicine, receiving compensation as program editor.

Compensation from non-profit healthcare-related organizations, including reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria:

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, leadership and Academic Hospitalist Academies.

Kelly Sponsler, MD

Dr. Sponsler is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Section of Hospital Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She worked as a hospitalist at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia from 2007-2008 and has been a hospitalist at Vanderbilt since 2008. Dr. Sponsler was re-certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine in 2017. Dr. Sponsler is an experienced academic hospitalist who has excelled in diverse clinical, quality, and education initiatives during her career. She has a particular interest in care transitions, specifically related to medication reconciliation/medication safety as well as strategies to reduce readmissions.

Dr. Sponsler has authored several reviews on best practices for care transitions and has spoken at national and regional meetings on related topics. She also serves as the Medical Director for the Vanderbilt Familiar Faces program, which aims to provide continuity across care settings for medically complex patients who experience frequent Emergency Department and hospital visits. She has additional expertise in clinical documentation best practices and is the Medical Director for Clinical Documentation and Coding Excellence at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She has held multiple roles related to medical education, including director for Faculty Development for the Section of Hospital Medicine, and Director for the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety courses for 3rd and 4th year Vanderbilt medical students.

She received her undergraduate degree in biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Sponsler completed her internal medicine residency training at Emory University in 2007, at which time she became board certified in Internal Medicine.

As of July 2021, Dr. Sponsler reported no ongoing external relationships.

David Wooldridge, MD

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

A clinician-educator, Dr. Wooldridge has spent his entire career at UMKC, serving in various roles in both undergraduate and graduate medical education, receiving numerous teaching awards. He has served on various American Board of Internal Medicine committees since 2008, including the Internal Medicine SEP Committee, Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Committee, Hospital Medicine Item-Writing Task Force, and the Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing 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 October 2021, 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 the Governing Council of the Missouri chapter, without compensation.

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Benjamin A. Hohmuth, MD, Chair

Benjamin A. Hohmuth, MD, ChairDr. Hohmuth is the Director for the Department of Hospital Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center. He is also the Director for Patient Blood Management at Geisinger Health System. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is an active participant in the Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Maintenance of Certification program.

Previously, Dr. Hohmuth served as Section Chief for Hospital Medicine and Director of Inpatient Education at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Prior to this, Dr. Hohmuth worked as a hospitalist with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee.

Dr. Hohmuth received a degree in physical anthropology from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and subsequently completed a master's degree in public health at Columbia University.

As of August 2021, Dr. Hohmuth reported no external relationships.

Luci Leykum, MD

Dr. Leykum, a board certified internist, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center and South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas. She is a Clinician Investigator and serves as Division Chief of Hospital Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

Dr. Leykum was previously a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

Dr. Leykum is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee. She serves as Chair of the Research Committee and as a member of the Academic Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine. She also served as co-Chair of the Academic Hospitalist Task Force of the Society of General Internal Medicine (of which she remains a member) and is a former Member at Large of the Executive Committee of the Society of Academic Chiefs & Leaders in General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Leykum earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College in New York. She obtained her medical degree and master of business administration degree from Columbia University, and her master’s degree in clinical investigation from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her residency at Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University.

As of August 2021, Dr. Leykum reported the following external relationship:

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

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Editorial Board Member for Journal of Hospital Medicine, receiving honoraria; mentor for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded study administered by Society of Hospital Medicine, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria.

Nikhil Hemady, MD

Dr. Hemady is family physician who is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). He is Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Pontiac General Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer for Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network in Pontiac, Michigan.

Dr. Hemady has been actively involved in academic medicine for more than 15 years in various capacities, including as Program Director and Director of Medical Education for Oakland Physicians Medical Center, Pontiac, Michigan. Additionally, he also chaired the program directors’ committee for the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Hemady is a member of the ABFM Exam-Writing Committee and co-authored its Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Module. He is also a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee and is a representative of the ABFM to the ABIM. Additionally, Dr. Hemady is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

He completed his medical school training at Rural Medical College, University of Pune, India and his family medicine residency program at North Oakland Medical Centers, Pontiac, Michigan.

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As of May 2022, Dr. Hemady reported the following external relationship:

Dr. Hemady reported that he serves as a member of the American Board of Family Medicine Certification Examination Item-Writing Committee.

He also reported that he is a part-time employee of Pontiac General Hospital (Oakland Physicians Medical Center, Michigan) where he serves as Program Director of the Family Medicine residency program.

Peter Shin, MD

Dr. Peter Shin is a board-certified internist with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. He currently serves as the Director of Hospital Medicine at Englewood Hospital Medical Center in New Jersey. His previous professional position includes academic hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is currently a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Shin's interests include the application of information technology to improve patient care and physician workflow and has served as a physician liaison for Epic EMR implementation and is a member of the Clinical Informatics Committee at Englewood Hospital. He is also involved in multiple hospital-based initiatives including opioid stewardship, medical staff professional evaluation, multidisciplinary rounding with geographical localization, and heart failure readmission reduction. Dr. Shin also supervises medical residents and students at Englewood Hospital to help them manage patients through a continuum of multidisciplinary hospital care. Outside the hospital, Dr. Shin is involved in outreach by giving health information lectures to members of the Korean American community.

Dr. Shin received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed internal medicine residency training at New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center.

As of August 2021, Dr. Shin reported no ongoing external relationships.

Brian D. Wolfe, MD

Dr. Wolfe is board certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, where he serves as an academic hospitalist and as the Director of Clinical Operations for the University of Colorado Hospital’s Hospital Medicine Section. Dr. Wolfe is the Program Director for the Advanced Practice Fellowship, a post-graduate fellowship for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) interested in hospital-based careers. This unique one-year program is one of the oldest in the country, pioneering aspects of post-graduate hospital-based NP and PA training.

In addition to his clinical director role and fellowship leadership, Dr. Wolfe is the Medical Director for one the medical-surgical units at the University of Colorado Hospital, where he helps lead initiatives to improve the quality of care provided to inpatients. He also co-Chairs the hospital’s Skin Steering Committee, devoted to eliminating hospital-acquired pressure injuries.

Prior to his current position, he served from 2007-2010 as the Academic Program Director for the Cogent Hospital Medicine Group at Temple University, and he held a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine appointment at Temple University School of Medicine. His first appointment was as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 2005-2007, joining two internists in a then-novel consult/co-management service for sub-specialty surgery and opening the first physician hospitalist service at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Wolfe currently serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Exam Writing Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) National NP/PA Committee and is the past President of the regional SHM chapter.

Dr. Wolfe received his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and he completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

As of April 2022, Dr. Wolfe reported the following external relationship:

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

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, past President of Regional Chapter; Regional Chapter Executive Committee Member, without compensation.