Englewood Health, Englewood, N.J. has appointed Peter Shin, MD, chief of medicine. Dr. Shin has served as section chief of hospital medicine since 2015.
He is board certified in internal medicine, is a faculty member in the internal medicine residency program, and works closely with Englewood Health’s information technology department as the inpatient physician lead helping establish provider workflows and adapt the Epic electronic medical record system to fit the institution’s needs. Dr. Shin is also a clinical assistant professor at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and an exam writer for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Shin serves on numerous hospital task forces and committees, including the medical staff professional practice evaluation committee, opioid task force, CHF readmission reduction, denial appeals and revenue recovery, and the clinical informatics committee.
Dr. Shin earned his medical degree from Columbia University, New York, and completed his internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center.
John Derderian, DO, FHM, has been named senior vice president of inpatient medicine and transition of care services, and associate chief medical officer of Tower Health, West Reading, Penn.
In this role, Dr. Derderian will serve as a liaison between administration and medical staff, and he’ll collaborate with the chief medical, nursing, and quality officers to ensure clinical processes align with the organizational goals for care quality and efficiency. He will continue to serve as the physician leader for hospitalist services across Tower Health.
Prior to joining Tower Health in 2021, Dr. Derderian was in private practice in the early days of Hospital Medicine, working at Lancaster General Hospital and Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Derderian earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby, Penn.
Farzana Hoque, MD, MRCP, FACP received the 2022 Clinical Awards—Physician of the Year during SSM Health’s annual Clinical Symposium. Dr. Hoque is the only physician who received this award from the St. Louis region of Missouri. She is an assistant professor of medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and president of SHM’s St. Louis Chapter. She earned her medical degree from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh and completed her residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.
Kevin Sowti, MD, MBA, MHCI, SFHM, the medical director of hospital medicine and chief of internal medicine at Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital (CCH), West Chester, Penn., has assisted in humanitarian efforts through the years on almost every continent and most recently felt compelled to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion.
With the help of friends and family, Dr. Sowti gathered a list of medical needs (mostly over-the-counter medications and antibiotics) and CCH agreed to donate all. A few months—and lots of logistical planning—later, Dr. Sowti and others delivered groceries to local volunteers on the Ukraine border, just west of Moldova, and then delivered the medications to shelters housing refugees.
Dr. Sowti is raising money to provide food, medication, and trauma kits through a GoFundMe page.
Dr. Sowti earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., and completed his residency at Yale, St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn.
Lisa Kinsey Callaway, MD has been named chief medical officer of Trinity Health Medical Group, West Michigan. In this role, she will lead and implement the clinical and quality direction of the medical group with a focus on improved performance, provider engagement and wellness, patient experience, and safe environments.
Dr. Kinsey Callaway most recently served as board chair and medical director for the hospitalist program at Trinity Health St. Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she has worked for the past 11 years. Her 22-year health care career includes working as an internal medicine physician at Grand Valley Medical Specialists PLC and as a hospitalist at the University of Michigan Health-West.
Dr. Kinsey Callaway earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University.