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Chief Resident, Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial's IM program.
Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher is a professor of Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee VAMC. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from DePauw University. She then attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where she graduated with Honors in 1996. She stayed at the University of Chicago Hospitals for Internal Medicine residency training. She completed a health services research fellowship at the University of Michigan in the Robert Wood Johnson/VA Clinical Scholars Program. While she was there, she also received an MA in Higher Education Administration from the School of Education. She joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Medicine in 2003. This is her first year as the Program Director and she loves it!
Dr. Fletcher is a hospitalist at the Milwaukee VAMC. As an associate program director in the Internal Medicine residency program, her main role is to promote and facilitate research scholarship for the residents. She is also the faculty mentor for the VA’s Chief Resident for Quality and Safety.
Dr. Fletcher loves research and mentoring. She has been funded by VA HSRD, the ACGME and AHRQ. She has mentored many students, residents and faculty members in their pursuit of scholarship. The focus of Dr. Fletcher’s own research has been the interaction between graduate medical education and patient care. Topics of her work include patient perceptions of bedside rounds, the impact of discontinuity on patient outcomes, and how best to measure and allocate work between physicians. She has published more than 50 papers on these topics.
Shannon Martin MD MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, and is a graduate of the internal medicine residency program at the University of Chicago. Following residency, she completed a dual fellowship as a Hospitalist Scholar and in the Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship (MERITS) program while earning her Master's Degree in Health Studies. Her clinical interests are in general internal medicine in hosptialized patients, as well as perioperative consultative medicine.
Dr. Martin serves as Associate Program Director for the University of Chicago Internal Medicine Residency program. She also co-directs the GME Scholars Track in Medical Education at the University of Chicago, a longitudinal track for residents from all specialties interested in pursuing careers as clinician educators. Her academic focus is on assessment in graduate medical education, clinical supervision in residency training, and improving trainee communication skills in consultative medicine. Her scholarly work has been published in Academic Medicine, the American Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Hospital Medicine, and she has presented at multiple regional and national conferences, including the Society for Hospital Medicine, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Dr. Donna Williams is Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Wake Forest in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She completed her medical school and Internal Medicine Residency training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She worked as a hospitalist and Assistant Program Director at Jefferson for three years before relocating to Baltimore, Maryland, where she worked as a hospitalist and Associate Program Director at Saint Agnes Hospital. In 2012, she joined the team at UC Davis as Associate Program Director, where she worked until June 2017. She relocated to Winston Salem where she joined the faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2017.
Dr. Williams enjoys teaching internal medicine residents about high value care. She recently served as lead author for the 2016 update of the ACP/AAIM High Value Care Curriculum and contributed to the High Value Care chapter of the AMA’s Health Systems Science textbook. She is an active member of both ACP and APDIM, where she has presented workshops, lectures, and posters on high value care, resident career pathways, remediation, and development of a medical education track.
Associate Program Director at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Residency Program, Hospitalist and HMS faculty
I am a clinical and research fellow in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School. I firmly believe in the importance of practicing, researching, teaching, and promoting high-quality, cost-effective, safe, and equitable care for everyone. My research interests are in health services research and delivery science, focusing on how provider behavior impacts care delivery, particularly in the ICU.
I have served as Chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society Resident and Fellow Section, resident delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates, a Veterans Affairs Chief Resident in Quality and Safety, and as an advisor to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Open School.
I work as Chief Medicine Resident at Grady Memorial Hospital, for the J Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. I am interested in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Cantey is Chief Medical Resident at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine, and now is Chief Resident applying for cardiology fellowship.
Dr. Wahi-Gururaj was raised in the Chicago area and is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing her internal medicine residency, chief residency and general internal medicine fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Wahi-Gururaj was a staff physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System and an associate program director for the internal medicine residency program and VA site internal medicine medical student clerkship director for the Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wahi-Gururaj joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as program director for the internal medicine residency in 2008. She and her residency program will be transitioning to the UNLV School of Medicine in July 2017.
Dr. Wahi-Gururaj is an associate professor of medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
Jenny Van Kirk, MD
Medical Instructor in Hospital Medicine at Duke University Health System
2018-2019 Chief Resident for the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program
Valeria Pazo M.D. is instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Pazo received her medical education at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina, and a mastery certificate in clinical effectiveness from Harvard School of Public Health. She leads the initiative in Medical Spanish at BWH. She also directs and teaches the Medical Spanish course for trainees at BWH. She has been awarded the Fellow in Medical Education of the Academy at Harvard Medical School.