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The Society of Hospital Medicine Honors Margaret C. Fang, MD, MPH, MHM, With Exclusive Master in Hospital Medicine Designation

April 27, 2023

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Dr. Fang Recognized as One of Hospital Medicine’s Most Impactful Researchers With Long Legacy of Service

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) recently named four new Masters in Hospital Medicine (MHM) to honor those who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the principles of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement within the specialty of hospital medicine. Margaret C. Fang, MD, MPH, MHM, has been elected a Master in Hospital Medicine in recognition for her leadership, service, and innovations to advance the field of hospital medicine. 

“This year’s Masters in Hospital Medicine embody what it means to be a leader in the field and reflect the multitude of ways in which hospitalists positively impact patient care,” says Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Hospital Medicine. “Their dedication and innovation have helped to trailblaze a path for thousands of other hospitalists, guiding and empowering them to achieve the very best for their hospitals, their patients, and their communities.”

Dr. Fang completed her internal medicine training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She obtained her Master’s in Public Health from Harvard and began her career at UCSF in 2003, where she remains today as a Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Fang is among hospital medicine’s most impactful hospitalist researchers. 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. Additionally, she is one of a few hospitalists to have been awarded a K24 Mid-Career Mentoring Grant from the NIH, awards that recognize and support individuals with a history of successfully mentoring others. 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 UCSF Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship.

She has a legacy of service to SHM by helping to grow its academic footprint, including three years as Chair of the RIV program and as a senior deputy editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. During her time on the Annual Conference Committee, she worked to expand content for early-career hospitalists and to increase the diversity of invited speakers. Her strong leadership, curious mind, and trailblazing research make Dr. Fang a model for clinician-investigators and hospitalist leaders across the country.

The newest Masters in Hospital Medicine were recognized at SHM’s annual conference, SHM Converge, held from March 26-29, 2023, in Austin, TX. For more information on SHM’s Master in Hospital Medicine designation and to view all previous recipients, visit