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Fellow in Hospital Medicine Spotlight: Efren Manjarrez, MD, SFHM


Efren Manjarrez, MD, SFHM

Dr. Manjarrez is associate chief of the division of hospital medicine, associate chief of patient safety, and quality officer for UHealth, as well as an assistant professor of clinical medicine, all at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Additionally, he is a diplomat for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and co-chair of SHM’s international hospitalist section.

Undergraduate education: University of California at Irvine.

Medical school: University of California School of Medicine at San Diego, La Jolla, Calif.

Notable: In 1999, Dr. Manjarrez co-founded the first hospitalist group in the nation staffed by internal-medicine and pediatrics-trained physicians. One year later, he became the first director of hospital medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He co-authored “Hospitalist Handoffs: A Systematic Review and Task Force Recommendations,” and a chapter of the recently published “Perioperative Medicine: Medical Consultation and Co-Management” titled “Postoperative Cardiac Complications.”

An active member of SHM, he has been appointed course director of the 2015 annual SHM meeting. Committed to adding international SHM members and supporting hospitalists internationally, Dr. Manjarrez is working to develop HM by maintaining international colleague connections. He hopes to have an overseas SHM meeting someday.

FYI: Dr. Manjarrez loves to travel, especially to Mexico City and Madrid, where his family and his wife’s family live, respectively.

Quotable: “Being an SHM fellow is one of my greatest achievements, and it demonstrates to my colleagues my accomplishments as a hospitalist.”

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