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Presenting the 2019 SHM Award of Excellence winners

Award of Clinical Leadership for Physicians

Hyung (Harry) Cho, MD, SFHM, is an academic hospitalist and the inaugural chief value officer for NYC Health + Hospitals health system, the largest public health system in the United States, serving more than 1.4 million people annually. In his previous role as the director of quality, safety and value at Mount Sinai Hospital, he founded and led the hospital high-value care committee, eventually leading more than 90 faculty, residents, and students in initiatives across the health system to improve costs and outcomes.

Dr. Hyung (Harry) Cho

Dr. Hyung (Harry) Cho

Nationally, he has demonstrated tremendous leadership as chair of the SHM High-Value Care Subcommittee and by leading the development of the next SHM Choosing Wisely list through collaboration with patient advocates and clinicians across the country. He is a former member of the SHM’s Chapter Support Committee and a current member of both the HQPS Committee and the editorial board for the Hospitalist.

For his work value and quality since he became a hospitalist in 2011, he has received more than 50 awards, spoken at more than 40 lectures and workshops in national venues, and been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Hospital Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and JAMA Internal Medicine.

Award of Excellence in Teaching

Christopher J. Moreland, MD, MPH, FHM, is an associate professor of medicine and hospitalist at the University of Texas, San Antonio, where he also serves as the associate residency program director. He has established himself as an outstanding clinical educator, innovator, and administrator committed to seeing medical students and residents advance their abilities.

Dr. Christopher J. Moreland

Dr. Christopher J. Moreland

Dr. Moreland has been involved in several initiatives and innovations. In 2011, he collaborated with the UT Health faculty development specialist to develop and direct a month-long Resident as Teacher elective. In this extremely popular elective, participants learn evidence-based principles and build skills to become effective teachers, with an emphasis on bedside teaching.

Because he is deaf himself, Dr. Moreland has continuously mentored deaf residents and health care students across North America, while advising educators who work with deaf health trainees. He published the first formal study of a subpopulation of physicians and students with a disability – hearing loss – in 2013. Dr. Moreland also has worked with standardized patients, simulation experts, and community college educators to develop a simulated trilingual intervention, with documented improvement in students’ ability to work with interpreters. He is also a fellow in hospital medicine.

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