SHM has elected Scott A. Flanders, MD, Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, and Stacy Goldsholl, MD, to serve a 3-year term on the board of directors, beginning April 29, 2005. The new board members replace outgoing board members Jeff Dichter, MD, David Zipes, MD, and Peter Lindenauer, MD.
“Our new board members are all accomplished physicians who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the field of hospital medicine,” said SHM president Jeanne Huddleston, MD. “Each of these new board members brings a vast range of experience, leadership, and passion to the Board that is sure to stimulate new thinking and new goals that will strengthen the role of hospitalists. We look forward to their insights and vision as we continue to expand the role of hospitalists as leaders and change agents in transforming patient care and quality.”
Scott A. Flanders, MD, FACP was a founding member of SHM’s Board of Directors in 1997 and served on the board for 6 years. He has since served on many of SHM’s committees and was editor of the organization’s newsletter, The Hospitalist, from 1997 through 2003.
Dr. Flanders currently is a clinical associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he also serves as associate division chief of General Medicine for Inpatient Programs and associate director of Inpatient Programs for the Department of Internal Medicine. He is the director of the University of Michigan’s Hospitalist Program. He was formerly an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and director of the Hospitalist Residency Track there . Dr. Flanders, in collaboration with other University of California faculty, developed the content for the nation’s first Hospitalist Residency Track. This track has become a model that has been widely disseminated to other academic centers starting similar programs and formed the basis of a recent chapter for the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) Manual. Dr. Flanders regularly consults with both academic and community hospitals on issues related to curriculum development in the inpatient setting.
In addition to these activities, Dr. Flanders has been active in guideline development, quality improvement, and patient safety both at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Francisco. His research interests are related to hospitalists, dissemination of patient safety practices, and the diagnosis and treatment of lower respiratory infections. He speaks regularly at national conferences on the topics of hospitalists and community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia. He served as associate editor of AHRQ’s Web M&M online journal of patient safety from its inception until 2004.
Dr. Flanders earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago in 1993 and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, FACP became a charter member of SHM in 1998 and also serves as chair of SHM’s Education Committee. Under his leadership, the committee developed three task forces: the Core Curricuum, Leadership, and Geriatrics. Dr. Amin serves as a member of each of these (as well as the SHM Journal Task Force), where he provides guidance in developing education curriculum to improve SHM member skills in these areas. Dr. Amin also is one of the co-authors of the first Core Curriculum for Hospital Medicine, soon to be published. He also served on the 2004 Annual Program Committee and will be the program director for the 2006 Annual Meeting.
Dr. Amin is the executive director for the Hospitalist Program at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Irvine, a program he started in June 1998. Over the last 7 years, he has grown the program to 15 academic hospitalists. He is also vice-chair for Clinical Affairs, associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and clerkship director for the Medicine Clerkship at the University of California, Irvine. Through these different roles, he has been involved in clinical care, administrative and hospital based committee work, and curriculum development. He has also been involved in developing the Hospitalist/Consultative Curriculum, Palliative & Hospice Care Curriculum, and Business of Medicine Curriculum at UCI.