Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers in Hospital Medicine


Chris Brown, MD, MPH

Chris Brown, MD, MPH, was elected one of Columbus Business First’s members of the Forty Under 40 class of 2013. Dr. Brown is the medical director of hospital medicine at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, Ohio. The designation recognizes members of the Columbus, Ohio, community who demonstrate superior professional development, community involvement, and other awards and recognitions. Dr. Brown’s colleagues describe him as “a collaborative, attentive, and detailed physician as well as a capable leader.”

Thomas Gallagher, MD, is the University of Washington’s (UW) new director of the program in hospital medicine. This new position in UW’s division of general internal medicine will oversee all of the hospitalist programs at UW Medicine and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Gallagher also is a UW professor of medicine and bioethics and humanities.

Pawan Dhawan, MD, has been appointed medical director of the hospitalist programs at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., and Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, S.C. Dr. Dhawan comes to Trident Health System from Bay Hospitalists in Newark, Del. Dr. Dhawan served on SHM’s Leadership Committee in 2011.

OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG) in Mauldin, S.C., has announced new medical directors of operations (MDOs) for five of its regions. Nicholas Kulbida, MD, MDO for OBHG’s northeast region, works at Bellevue Women’s Center in Niskayuna, N.Y. Susie Wilson, MD, one of two MDOs for the southeast region, is team leader at Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, S.C. Sue Smith, MD, the other MDO for OBHG’s southeast region, works for Winter Haven Hospital-Regency Medical Center in Winter Haven, Fla. Matthew Conrad, MD, MDO for the Great Lakes region, serves as an OB hospitalist at both Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., and Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla. Charlie Jaynes, MD, OBHG’s MDO for the south-central region, is an OB hospitalist at North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, and Baylor All Saints Andrews Women’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Michael White, MD, the West Coast MDO, works as a hospitalist at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif.

Jetinder Singh-Marjara, MD, is the new hospital medicine program director at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Mo. Dr. Singh-Marjara has worked in Kansas City, Mo., and throughout the Midwest as a hospitalist for more than 10 years since completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Shelley Lenamond, DO, FHM Chris Brown, MD, MPH

Shelley Lenamond, DO, FHM

Boghara, MD

Tien Vo, MD

Fred Guyer, MD, recently was awarded the Northeast Florida Pediatric Society’s Pediatric Hospitalist of the Year award. Dr. Guyer is a hospitalist at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville. Dr. Guyer is faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

TeamHealth of Knoxville, Tenn., has announced three new medical directors.

Shelley Lenamond, DO, FHM, is the new facility medical director for TeamHealth’s hospitalist program at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in Mansfield, Texas.

Haresh Boghara, MD, is the new facility medical director of hospitalist services at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas.

Tien Vo, MD, is TeamHealth’s new facility medical director of its hospitalist program at El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, Calif.

Michael O'Neal is a freelance writer in New York.

Business Moves

North Hollywood, Calif.-based IPC: The Hospitalist Company has acquired Harbor Hospitalists LLC, an acute-care hospitalist practice based in Port Charlotte, Fla. Harbor Hospitalists serves five community medical centers in and around the Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, Fla., areas. IPC provides hospitalist services in 28 states.

OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG), based in Mauldin, S.C., is providing 24-hour services to Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center in Houston, a 180-bed acute-care facility, and at St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, Calif., a 463-bed nonprofit community hospital. OBHG now provides services at more than 50 hospitals nationwide.

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