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Fellow in Hospital Medicine Spotlight: Katherine Hochman, MD, MBA, FHM


Katherine Hochman, MD, MBA, FHM

Dr. Hochman is assistant chief of medicine service and director of the hospitalist program at New York University Medical Center (NYUMC) in New York City. She is a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine. She earned her Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation in 2008.

Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Notable: In 2004, Dr. Hochman was the first and only hospitalist at NYUMC. Today, there are 23.5 hospitalists in the program, thanks to her work in founding the NYU Hospitalist Group. Although she and her team struggled with recruiting hospitalists to work nights and weekends, her directorship of the NYU Hospitalist Scholars program, which combines clinical work and research mentorship, has helped the group attract physicians for those shifts.

As director, she and other hospitalists have created the NYC Hospitalist Directors’ Consortium, which meets regularly through SHM. Dr. Hochman has mentored and passed on her hospitalist passion to dozens of graduate students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows. As a result of her mentorship and dedication to education, she was awarded the 2003 Firm Chief Award for Outstanding Medical Student Teaching and the 2005 NYU Teacher of the Year Award.

FYI: A mother of three, Dr. Hochman still finds time to follow her passion for museum visits. Her favorite haunt is the Museum of Modern Art. She has even staged innovative team-building events using themed museum tours. She also coaches an indoor soccer club.

Quotable: "The SHM fellowship is an important distinction for me. It shows a continued commitment to the field of hospital medicine."

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