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Special Interest Groups

SHM Special Interest Groups

Connect with other members who share your interests.


Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are designed to create communities of hospitalists around topics of interest, practice areas and/or care models. Joining a special interest group allows you to collaborate, share experiences with your peers and have meaningful discussions that can directly impact your practice.

Please review the roles and responsibilities of special interest groups to ensure that you are prepared to actively participate and contribute to the team.

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To join a special interest group, contact us and indicate the group(s) you wish to join.

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Care for Vulnerable Populations: Share challenges and solutions related to improving quality of hospital care for vulnerable and underserved patient populations.
Chair: Maralyssa Bann, MD
Vice Chair: Kirstin Knox, MD

Critical Care: With a well-documented intensivist shortage in the U.S., more hospitalists are serving as primary providers of critical care services. Connect with hospitalists from varied backgrounds who practice in the ICU.
Chair: David Aymond, MD

Diversity and Inclusion: Partner with fellow hospitalists who are passionate about promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the field of hospital medicine. Working together we will improve other aspects of practice, including patient care, education, research, quality improvement and professional development.
Chair: Marisha Burden, MD, SFHM
Vice Chair: Areeba Kara , MD, MS

Ethics: Serves as a resource for discussion, coaching, and mentorship on common and challenging ethical concerns that hospitalists face.  This SIG also supports SHM members in collaborating on ethics scholarship, quality improvement projects, and presentations that address ethics in clinical care, education, and policy. 
Chair: David Alfandre, MD
Vice Chair: Hilary Ryder, MD, FHM

Family Medicine: Network, learn, discuss training, share best practices and challenges, and discuss trends related to hospitalists trained in family medicine.
Chair: Patricia Seymour, MD, FHM
Vice Chair: Victoria McCurry, MD

Healthcare Information Technology: Share resources and ideas with regard to all aspects of healthcare information technology related to patient care.
Co-chairs: Cheng-Kai Kao MD, FHM, Andrew Young DO, Rupesh Prasad MD, SFHM

Hospital Medicine Administrators: Voice your ideas and learn from the unique perspectives of key management and operational leaders in hospital medicine.
Co-chairs: Tiffani Panek, SFHM, Rodney Hollis, MHA, Roberta Himebaugh, MBA, SFHM

Hospital Medicine Disaster Preparedness And Management: Connect with individuals looking to build a coalition of individuals to help address the role and challenges of Hospital Medicine in disaster preparedness and management at both a local and national level.
Chair: Gaby Frank, MD, FHM
Vice Chair: Jason Persoff, MD, SFHM

Interdisciplinary Rounding: Network with hospitalists who share an interest in the initiation and maintenance of interdisciplinary rounding (IR) while gaining expertise through structured discussions around implementation strategies, sustainability efforts and evaluation methods of IR.
Chair: Sarah Horman, MD
Vice Chair: Surekha Bhamidipati, MD

Med-Peds: Explore the role of Med-Peds physicians in hospital medicine.
Chair: Keely Dwyer-Matzky, MD, FHM
Vice Chair: Susan Hunt, MD

Multi-site HMG Leaders: Network with physicians and administrative leaders responsible for managing multiple hospitalist practice sites within the same health system.
Chair: Leslie Flores, MHA, SFHM
Vice Chair: Ryan Brown, MD, FHM

Night Medicine: Join a network of night medicine care providers to share experiences and address obstacles unique to working overnight, including but not limited to best practices, teaching, career development and wellness.
Chair: Kathleen Atlas, MD
Vice Chair: Neil Desai, MD

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Share collaborative opportunities, best practices, resources and education to support the professional growth of NPs and PAs.
Chair: Ilaria Gadalla, PA-C

Patient Experience: Join a group of hospitalists focused on co-designing patient-centered culture resources. Improve and demonstrate patient-centered service behaviors and communication skills. Develop implement and assess the success of strategies to improve the patient experience and care.
Chair: Patrick Kneeland, MD

Palliative Care: Network with hospitalists providing palliative care to share experiences, challenges and training opportunities.
Chair: Rab Razzak, MD
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Gundersen, MD, FHM

Pediatric Hospitalists
: The pediatric hospitalist's home for networking and collaboration.
Chair: Weijen Chang, MD, SFHM
Vice Chair: Akshata Hopkins, MD, FHM

Perioperative/Co-management: Learn about guidelines updates and recent literature while communicating controversial or difficult patient management issues around perioperative medicine.
Chair: Kurt Pfeifer, MD, SFHM
Vice Chair: Steven Cohn, MD, SFHM

Point of Care Ultrasound: Collaborate with other hospitalists who are learning, practicing or teaching this new skill of point of care ultrasound.
Chair: Benji Mathews, MD, SFHM
Vice Chair: Gordon Johnson, MD, FHM

Quality Improvement: Share resources and collaborate with others focused on quality improvement and patient safety programs.
Chair: Matthew Cerasale, MD
Vice Chair: Tulay Aksoy, MD

Residents and Students: Engage with future hospital medicine pioneers, learn from peers and access unique mentorship opportunities with hospital medicine thought leaders.
Chair: Pamela Vila
Vice Chair: Ara Vartanyan

Rural Hospitalists: Network with colleagues to find solutions to challenges in unique practice environments in underserved locations.
Chair: Kenneth Simone, DO, SFHM
Vice Chair: Michael Sullivan, MD

Substance Use Disorders: This group aims to both increase awareness about and improve the quality of care provided to hospitalized patients with substance use disorders.
Chair: Marlene Martin, MD
Vice Chair: Rich Bottner PA-C

Start a SIG

Wish there were a group on a particular topic? Apply to start a SIG.

SHM is now accepting applications.

Only active SHM members are eligible to submit an application to start a special interest group.

To submit an application, please download and complete the Application for Establishment.
Once completed, submit your application below.

Questions? Contact us.


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