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Karen Law, MD received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. A native Atlantan, Dr. Law returned to Emory University for her residency in internal medicine, where in her third year of residency, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha by the graduating medical school class for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Law served as chief resident in internal medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital. She then went on to complete a rheumatology fellowship at Emory. She accepted a position as assistant professor in internal medicine in Emory’s Division of Rheumatology in 2011. Since then, she has had served in several education leadership roles in the Department of Medicine. She served as associate director of the internal medicine clerkship from 2011-2016, and she was selected as a small group advisor in the Semmelweis Society for Medical Students in 2013. She received the prestigious Clinician Scholar Educator Award from the American College of Rheumatology in 2013 for her work in teaching critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning. She is a 2014 graduate of the Harvard Macy Program for Leaders in the Health Professions. In 2015, Dr. Law was elected to Emory’s Academy of Medical Educators and received the Dean's Teaching Award. She is a fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy's Class of 2016. In 2016, she was named program director of Emory University's J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency, one of the largest internal medicine training programs in the country.
Her areas of interest include teaching diagnostic reasoning and high-value care, bedside physical examination skills, and near-peer education.
Annie Massart was born and raised in Providence, RI. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University before returning to New England to attend medical school at Tufts University in Boston. Four years and countless snow days later, she moved to Atlanta to pursue residency training at Emory University. She chose to stay on as faculty and has been a hospitalist at Emory University Hospital since completing her training in 2014.
Dr. Smith is an academic hospitalist and Assistant Chief of Medicine for Education at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Smith is an Assistant Director for Education in the Emory Division of Hospital Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. In the Emory Department of Medicine, he serves as the Associate Program Director at the VA for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Smith is the course director for Emory Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds, chair of the Emory Division of Medicine Education Council, as well as co-director for the annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference since 2012. He has served as a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Meeting Committee and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Academic Hospitalist Task Force since 2012. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco, with distinction in the Primary Medical Education (PRIME) Program where he also was awarded the G. Thomas Evans Teaching Award as a resident physician. His interests include medical education, evidence-based medicine, and various topics in cardiology for which he has several peer-reviewed publications as well as local, regional, and national presentations.
Dr. Akbashev is an assistant professor of medicine, medical director of the Grady Anticoagulation center, and a nocturnist. I'm interested in effectively teaching patients and trainees using various modalities. Interests include evidence based medicine, point of care ultrasound, and anticoagulation.
Dr. Adhyaru joined Emory in 2011 and is currently an Assistant Professor based at Grady Memorial Hospital. He completed his residency at Emory University with distinction in Quality Improvement & Patient Safety. He is currently involved in teaching residents and third year medical students. He serves as the Assistant Director for the Evidenced-Based Medicine (EBM) curriculum for the residents as well as the Quality Improvement curriculum. He has started teaching EBM as part of faculty development for the division of general medicine and has developed an EBM curriculum for the third year clerkship for medical students (pilot 2014-2015). His research interests include heart failure management and helps direct the HF clinic at Grady, as well as treatment of type 2 diabetes (helps direct the the diabetes feedback program at Grady with Endocrine), and dyslipidemia (1). He is working with Dan Dressler and Dustin Smith on a textbook for applications and principles of EBM. He has won several teaching awards including the Anette Bernard best outpatient teaching in 2012, Best inpatient attending 2013, 2014, the Golden Apple Teaching Award at Grady in 2014, and Kokko Teaching Award in 2015. He has helped medical students and residents present over 40 oral and poster presentations for various conferences including ACP, SGIM, and SHM (both national and regional).
Daniel D. Dressler, MD, MSc, SFHM, FACP is Professor of Medicine, Director of Internal Medicine Teaching Services at Emory University Hospital, Associate Program Director for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Co-Director of the Medical Student Semmelweis Society at Emory University’s School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He was founding Director of Hospital Medicine at Emory University Hospital. He completed his undergraduate training at Duke University in Physics, and his medical school training at followed by Internal Medicine residency, fellowship in Hospital Medicine and Master of Science in Clinical Research, all at Emory University. He is board certified in internal medicine with Focused Practice certification in Hospital Medicine. Dr. Dressler serves as an Associate Editor for NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine.