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Division of General Internal Medicine

The Division of General Internal Medicine was founded on the principles of delivering excellent care and educating internists who have practiced across the state and region for almost 40 years. As the division has grown, it has also become active in innovative clinical, educational, and research programs, both here on campus and through our affiliated partners.

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Our clinical programs offer the opportunity to learn how to provide quality medical care in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Outpatient practices include the Faculty Practice Office, which serves as a private practice for the campus and neighboring community. It offers primary care services, disease-management services and acute-care services. University Health Center, also located on this campus, serves as an additional training site and offers primary care to patients in the surrounding community. The Baltimore VA Medical Center, which serves a large number of veterans, is staffed both full and part-time by members of the Division of General Internal Medicine and affiliated practitioners.

In the domain of hospital-based care, our division has been a leader in cost-effective care through the creation of several innovative services for the University of Maryland Medical Center. These services have been critical in addressing patient length-of-stay and charge-per-case for the hospital. In addition, our faculty attend on the inpatient service at the VA Medical Center and on the University Mid-town Campus. The Division’s palliative care section is dedicated to offering symptom relief and patient-centered comfort care for advanced stage diseases in an effort to reduce or prevent hospitalizations.

Clinical research activities in General Internal Medicine include federally-funded and pilot initiatives.  Federally-funded projects focus on health-information technology applications in chronic disease management, patient safety as it pertains to chronic disease, and clinical epidemiology of chronic kidney disease.  Pilot initiatives include projects in rapid response team effectiveness and medical education.  The Division also offers a health screening and medical monitoring service for non-clinician researchers with clinical protocols. The Division’s research staff includes a nurse coordinator, statistical support, and other research specialists.  The research environment is fertile with research career development opportunities.

Our division has a strong commitment to the education of medical students and housestaff here on campus and at our affiliated institutions. Division members serve in several key campus leadership positions, participate in numerous committees for the school, the hospital, and the practice plans, and oversee, and direct many of the training and educational programs of the Department and School.

Division Faculty

More Information:

UMMC Residency and Fellowship Programs

Ph.D. Program for Clinicians

To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, call 1-800-492-5538. 

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Open Faculty Positions

The General Internal Medicine Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has the following openings available:

PALLIATIVE MEDICINE PHYSICIANS (Positions 3-309-806 & 860) – The University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking one full time and one part-time (50%) palliative medicine physicians for our expanding clinical program. Duties will include both inpatient activities as well as development of an outpatient program. Opportunities for teaching are available. Successful candidates will be board certified/eligible in Palliative Medicine, with a strong interest in teaching and clinical experience in Palliative Medicine. Additionally, the full time position will have the added responsibilities as serving as the Medical Director of this service.

The Palliative Medicine Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is ten years old and currently functions under the direction of Dr. Jeanette Abell, MD, MBA, SFHM with a team of RNs, NPs and a dedicated Clinical Pharmacist. The

practitioners serve as expert palliative consultants to the UMMC’s multi-disciplinary service teams, adding care quality and cost saving value. Please see our websites for additional information:
Strengths of program, as validated by independent consultants are:

  • Staff: Multidisciplinary and highly motivated staff
  • Supported by: Cancer Center Medical Director and Vice President; physician directors of our Medical and Surgical ICUs; Shock Trauma Center Director; Hospital Chief Medical Officer and Nursing leadership; Chairs of Internal and Family Medicine.
  • Quality: Routine collection of operational data; project integration with Medical ICU
  • Research: Strong foundation and support exists for grant funding to further interdisciplinary Palliative Medicine research.

CANCER CENTER HOSPITALISTS (Positions 3-309-861 & 862) – In association with the Marlene and Stuart Greenebaum Cancer Center, we are seeking two full time internists to staff our newly formed Cancer Center Hospitalist Service. This 24/7 service is responsible for managing medical conditions associated with malignancies as well as overseeing routine chemotherapy admissions with complete support from Oncology attendings. Ideal candidates should be BE/BC in internal medicine, possess outstanding clinical skills, have a strong commitment to general patient care, and interest in education as opportunities are available for teaching. There is no expectation of specific experience in oncology, however, candidates interested in pursuing a future career in oncology are encouraged to apply.

Faculty rank and tenure status for all positions is commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience. Excellent salary/benefits package available. Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail by sending CV and names of 4 references c/o Academic

Programs Office (

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. 

When applying, please cite specific position number of interest in your correspondence.