Masters of their profession
SHM introduces four new Masters in Hospital Medicine.
Four hospitalists joined an elite group Monday morning. SHM Outgoing President Rachel Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM, kicked off SHM Converge 2023 by honoring the newest inducted members of SHM’s 2023 Masters in Hospital Medicine program. They are Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, MHM, Margaret Fang, MD, MPH, MHM, Daniel Payson Hunt MD, MHM, and Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSCR, MHM.
“They join 39 other Masters in Hospital Medicine,” Dr. Thompson said. “For a total of 43 from a universe of tens of thousands worldwide.”
Alpesh N. Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, MHM, has been elected to the program in honor of his dedication to the specialty and to SHM, along with his research and transformative models of care that have helped advance the field.
“Dr. Amin has been a champion for hospital research in many high-impact publications,” Dr. Thompson said. “He has more than 280 peer-reviewed publications and numerous books relevant to the hospitalist practice.”
Dr. Amin served on the SHM Board of Directors from 2005 to 2009 and helped create and co-author the Core Competencies curriculum that has defined the skillset for hospitalists.
“His leadership has benefited SHM, our profession, and our patients’ care,” Dr. Thompson said. “The innovations he has created and partnered with others to develop will have lasting impacts for years to come.
Margaret C. Fang, MD, MPH, MHM, completed her internal medicine training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Thompson said she was elected to the program in recognition of her leadership, service, and innovations to advance the field of hospital medicine.
“Dr. Fang is among hospital medicine’s most impactful hospitalist researchers,” Dr. Thompson said. “She has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and leads an independent research program that has been continuously funded for the past 15 years.”
Dr. Thompson singled out Dr. Fang’s work in mentoring others in her profession.
“Dr. Fang also has an extraordinary track record of mentorship and has directly mentored more than 60 people through her work as a research mentor and director of the USCF Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship,” she said.
Daniel Payson Hunt MD, MHM, is the director of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Thompson said his election as a Master in Hospital Medicine is in honor of his consistent, long-standing service and citizenship to patients, colleagues, and the field of hospital medicine.
“Some of Dr. Hunt’s most innovative changes in the [Emory Division of Hospital Medicine] have been in faculty development,” Dr. Thompson said. “He supported the infrastructure for an associate division director for faculty development role and encouraged a mentoring framework with significant positive impacts on recruitment and retention.”
Dr. Thompson also specifically cited Dr. Hunt’s work within SHM at the annual conferences.
“Dr. Hunt has given numerous presentations and workshops at SHM annual conferences since 2011,” she said. “That includes the popular ‘Stump the Professor’ session. He has also served as faculty at the Academic Hospitalist Academy.”
Danielle B. Scheurer, MD, MSCR, MHM, serves as chief quality officer at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she continues to practice as a hospitalist. Dr. Thompson said she is recognized for her leadership and commitment to both SHM and the field of hospital medicine.
“Dr. Scheurer’s commitment to SHM has been unwavering, including during her time on the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2022,” Dr. Thompson said. “Her leadership as president during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic was instrumental in guiding SHM’s response to canceling in-person events and pivoting SHM toward the new virtual formats necessary to reach our membership.”
As SHM president, Dr. Scheurer also appointed the SHM DEI Task Force, which ultimately led to SHM forming a full-fledged DEI Committee. She also led the Journal of Hospital Medicine editor-in-chief search committee in 2018 and the SHM CEO search committee in 2020.
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