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Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee

Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, Chair

Dr. Glasheen is the Chief Quality Officer for the University of Colorado Hospital Authority (UCHA), the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs – Quality and Safety Education and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine and practices as a hospitalist at the University of Colorado Hospital. He directs the University of Colorado's Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency. This program is charged with enhancing the quality and safety of the care provided at the University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado.

Dr. Glasheen recently served as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine, and also as the Director of the Hospital Medicine Group (HMG) at the University of Colorado. As HMG Director from 2003 to 2015, he oversaw the growth of the program from two to more than 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 ABIM Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee charged with overseeing the Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine board certification for hospitalists. He is the director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy, an annual meeting aimed at developing early academic hospitalists' career skills, and served as the Course Director for the 2012 SHM Annual Meeting. 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 and recently served as a Senior Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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

Dr. Glasheen is the Course Director for the Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine Symposium. All grant and exhibit fees from pharmaceutical and other healthcare-related companies are paid directly to CE Consultants, the educational company that runs the meeting.

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

  • Elsevier, receiving royalties as an editor for the “Hospital Medicine Secrets Book.”

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

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Board of Directors, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • Society of Hospital Medicine and Society of General Internal Medicine, Course Director for the Academic Hospitalist, receiving honoraria.
  • Society of Hospital, Course Director, Faculty for the Leadership Academy, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria.

IPC The Hospitalist Company, provides a grant to the University of Colorado School of Medicine to support the educational program, the Young Hospitalist Academy, which helps medical students develop the necessary skills to improve quality and safety in healthcare.

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 January 2017, Dr. Hemady reported no external relationships.

LeRoi S. Hicks, MD

Dr. 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 July 2017, Dr. Hicks reported no external relationships.

Benjamin A. Hohmuth, MD

Dr. 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 January 2017, Dr. Hohmuth reported no external relationships.

Luci K. 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 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 January 2017, Dr. Leykum reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Leykum serves in significant roles with the following healthcare-related organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Society of Hospital Medicine, Chair of the Research Committee, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

David J. Likosky, MD

Bio coming soon.

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

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

  • Oxford University Press, receiving royalties for authorship.
  • Cambridge University Press, receiving royalties for authorship.

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

  • Neurohospitalist Society, President, without compensation.

Jensa Morris, MD

Dr. 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 July 2017, Dr. Morris reported no external relationships.

Danielle B. Scheurer, MD

Dr. 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 January 2017, Dr. Scheurer reported the following external relationships:

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.