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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 February 2019, Dr. Hohmuth reported no external relationships.

Kimberly A. Bell, MD

Dr. Bell has been active as a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine serving on the Women in Medicine Task Force, Membership Committee, NP-PA Committee, serving as a facilitator for the SHM Leadership Academy, as well as serving as a faculty at the 2018 Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting. She started the first Hospital Medicine Practice at Centennial Medical Center in 2006, which is the flagship hospital for HCA.

Dr. Bell later became the Regional Director of Emcare with a region to include Washington, California, Wyoming, Nevada and Indiana. She subsequently became the Associate Vice President/Divisional Director for the CHI Franciscan Inpatient team. This group included over 120 hospitalists, 70% of which were physicians, and 30% were Advanced Practice Clinicians. During her time at CHI Franciscan, they launched the first telehospitalist service in the state. Our Tele-nocurnist team provided remote coverage for our critical access facility, cross coverage for our tertiary care hospital and community hospitals.

As of December 2018, Dr. Bell reported no external relationships.

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 February 2019, Dr. Hemady reported the following external relationships.

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

LeRoi S. Hicks, MD

LeRoi S. Hicks, MDDr. Hicks serves as the Hugh R. Sharp, Jr. Chair in the Department of Medicine and Physician Leader, Acute Medicine Service Line for the Christiana Care Health System (CCHS). He is board certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine.

Previously, Dr Hicks served as Vice Chair for the Department of Medicine and Section Chief of General Internal Medicine at CCHS. From 2011-2014, Dr. Hicks served as Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School and the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Prior to his appointment at UMass, Dr. Hicks was an academic hospitalist attending and researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was also an Associate Professor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. In addition, Dr. Hicks also served administrative roles in the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (Harvard Catalyst) as the co-Leader for the Safety Net Research Infrastructure Program and co-Director, of the Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Program.

In addition, Dr. Hicks previously served on the National Council of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and is former chair of SGIM's Minorities in Medicine Interest Group. He is currently a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee. He has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Lester Hill Center of the National Institutes of Medicine and has been a National Institutes of Health grant reviewer, deputy or ad hoc editor and reviewer for multiple medical journals.

Dr. Hicks graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and earned a master of public health degree with a focus on clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internal medicine (primary care) residency and was Chief Resident at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He completed a fellowship in general medicine and faculty development at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

As of May 2019, Dr. Hicks reported the following external relationships.

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

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Representative to Council of Specialty Services and American College of Physicians, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Luci K. Leykum, MD

Luci K. Leykum, MDDr. 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 MBA 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 February 2019, Dr. Leykum reported the following external relationships:

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

  • Society of General Internal Medicine, Council Member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • 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.

Jensa Morris, MD

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 April 2019, Dr. Morris reported no external relationships.

Danielle B. Scheurer, MD

Danielle B. Scheurer, MDDr. Scheurer is the Chief Quality Officer and a practicing board certified hospitalist at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. As a Chief Quality Officer, she leads extensive quality and patient safety efforts throughout the health care system. She also leads the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio program at MUSC and has coordinated the approval of more than 50 quality improvement projects for MOC credit over two years.

Dr. Scheurer previously served as the Director of the General Medical Service and as a practicing hospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been a practicing hospitalist for 13 years, in both academic and private hospital settings.

She has served on a variety of committees and workgroups within the Society of Hospital Medicine to create programs and content to prepare hospitalists for their board certification exams. She is currently a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee.

Dr. Scheurer received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and her medical degree from the University of Tennessee. She completed her internal medicine/pediatrics residency training at Duke University, and her master's degree in clinical research at the Medical University of South Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Scheurer is a Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt and is certified in Just Culture and TeamSTEPPS training.

As of April 2019, Dr. Scheurer reported the following external relationships:

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

  • McGraw Hill, receiving compensation for service as editor of Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine.

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

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Board of Directors, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

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 May 2019, Dr. Wolfe reported the following external relationships:

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