The Chiefs’ Grand Rounds, 2023

As much as they are leaders in the residency program, the Chief Residents’ acumen as clinicians and educators is rarely on full display to the entire institution and beyond. Every year, they are invited to deliver a Grand Rounds in Internal Medicine close to the end of their term in office. (View previous years’ presentations here: 2022, 2021, 2020.)

Before they could begin, Manish Suneja, MD, Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education, presented the first results of the awards voted on by the residents themselves. (We will publish the full slate of winners next week.) The Chiefs were also recognized individually with a small token of the department’s appreciation. In the interest of time, Interim Chair and DEO Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, will present the Chiefs with her gift to them next week.

Before presenting them with the traditional clock, and the reminder of the importance of being on time, Suneja said:

Through countless challenging situations, all of them have maintained steadfast, handling complex scenarios with grace and poise, their ability to juggle administrative responsibilities, patient care, resident advocacy has been truly remarkable. They have exemplified compassion and empathy in every interaction with residents. Their genuine concern for their wellbeing coupled with their clinical expertise has had a profound impact on all the residents in this program. As they transition into the next phase of their careers, we wanted to express our deepest gratitude for their exceptional leadership, their dedication to the field of internal medicine, and the countless lives they’ve touched.

And then it was time for the Chiefs’ presentations. Ahmed Abdelhamid MD, presented a case of hepatic complications as a manifestation of celiac disease. Mackenzie Hines, MD, discussed a case of ground glass opacity with eosinophilic pneumonia. Tyler Bullis, MD, considered a case of sarcoidosis with cardiac involvement, and Samuel Zetumer, MD, explained a process by which providers could prioritize the patient using metrics and improve the patient care experience using information technology. Watch a recording of their presentations here.

Our congratulations to these Chiefs! We will miss them and their enthusiasm!

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