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Hospital Medicine Self-Assessment Committee

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Neera Agrwal, MD, Ph.D, Chair

Neera Agrwal, MDDr. Agrwal is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 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.

She is a member of the ABIM 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 February 2019, Dr. Agrwal reported the following external relationship:

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

Kelly Sponsler, MD

Kelly Sponsler, MDDr. 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 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 completed her internal medicine residency training at Emory University in 2007, at which time she became board certified in Internal Medicine. She worked as a hospitalist at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA from 2007-2008 and has been a hospitalist at Vanderbilt since 2008. She was re-certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine in 2017.

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 ED 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, GA and earned her medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.

As of August 2020, Dr. Sponsler reported no external relationships.