Kim Staffey, MD, Appointed Vice Chair for Clinical Programs

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to announce that Kimberly S. Staffey, MD, has accepted the position of Vice Chair for Clinical Programs for the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Staffey will work closely with Dr. E. Dale Abel, Department Chair and DEO, to provide visionary oversight, leadership, and direction for the development, growth, […]

A Farewell to Karl Thomas, MD

Dr. Karl Thomas has been a faithful, trusted, and stalwart partner in the senior leadership of the Department of Internal Medicine for many years. This is why saying farewell to Karl is challenging. The institution is not just losing one of its most compassionate caregivers, but our department is losing one of its strongest leaders, […]

Opportunities to Earn CME Credits

Many licenses need to be renewed this month and some faculty have inquired about where they can go to earn specialty credits, particularly for Chronic Pain and End-of-Life Training. This link to the Carver College of Medicine’s Continuing Medical Education page lists multiple chances to view web-based seminars and presentations, training health care professionals and […]

Lentz and Zahr Editorial in NEJM

Dr. Steve Lentz and Dr. Firas Zahr shared a byline recently in an editorial published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Drs. Lentz and Zahr responded to a study published in NEJM, which found that by performing a simple test for the presence of a blood-clotting protein, paravalvular leaks can be readily identified and […]

Welcome to July’s New Faculty

Please join us in welcoming the new faculty members who have joined the Department of Internal Medicine in the month of July. Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Troy Rhodes, M.D., Ph.D., FHRS, CCDS — Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Troy Rhodes comes to the Division of Cardiology from his previous position as Assistant Professor of Medicine at […]

August 2016: Silvie Kremserová

Imagine landing a job in a foreign country that you have seen once briefly. You move there with little idea about how anything works, from public transportation to grocery shopping to all the million daily tasks residents handle practically unconsciously. But the opportunity to rapidly grow in the work you have loved all your life […]