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Roundtable discussion: The Pluripotent Hospitalist

In honor of National Hospitalist Day, the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Explore the Space podcast are teaming up to bring you a roundtable discussion, featuring a diverse group of hospitalists from all stages in their careers, on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

Dr. Mark Shapiro

Dr. Mark Shapiro

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Hosted by Mark Shapiro, MD, hospitalist and founder, producer, and host of Explore the Space, the roundtable will include:

  • Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, a clinician-educator and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He studies, writes, and speaks about how doctors think – how they make diagnoses, how they develop diagnostic expertise, and what motivates them to improve their practice and the systems in which they work.
  • Anika Kumar, MD, FHM, a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and a pediatric hospitalist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. She also serves as the pediatric editor of the Hospitalist, SHM’s monthly news magazine.
  • Maylyn S. Martinez, MD, a clinician-researcher and clinical associate at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on hospital-associated disability and she recently authored a perspectives piece in the Journal of Hospital Medicine with her mentor, Vineet Arora, MD, MHM, on why the COVID-19 pandemic might exacerbate this problem.
  • Ndidi Unaka, MD, MEd, an associate professor in the division of hospital medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Unaka has served as the associate program director of the pediatric residency program since 2011. She is also the medical director of an inpatient unit that serves as the primary home.

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