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SOM Faculty Receive Top Honors From Maryland American College of Physicians

Dr. Ada Offurum Named Maryland Hospitalist of the Year

Ada Offurum, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), has been named Hospitalist of the Year for 2017 by the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Offurum came to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) as an academic hospitalist, and is passionate about teaching and working with medical students and residents. In addition to her clinical duties, she is the General Internal Medicine Associate Division Chief for inpatient hospitalist services, and has been instrumental in driving innovative programs such as the new Medicine Admission Officer (MAO) role in the emergency department. She is also a physician advisor, serving as a primary liaison between the hospital’s care management program and physicians on issues related to resource utilization, denials management, and regulatory and compliance concerns. As part of these efforts, she spearheaded the launch of the new Super-IDR (Inter-Disciplinary Rounds) on the internal medicine services.

Currently, Dr. Offurum serves as co-chair of the hospital’s Venous Thromoembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis Committee and is the physician co-lead of the UMMS Hospitalist Council, collaborating with medical directors of hospitalist programs across the Medical System. She is also certified as a trainer in the Program for Excellence in Patient Centered Communication through the Dean’s Office and helps run workshops for School of Medicine faculty.

The ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. It includes 148,000 members, who include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Offurum received an MD degree from New York University School of Medicine, and stayed at NYU Medical Center for residency training in internal medicine.

 

Dr. Mangla Gulati Elected Governor of Maryland Chapter of American College of Physicians

Mangla Gulati, MBBS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (UM SOM), as well as Vice President for Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness, and Associate Chief Medical Officer at the University Of Maryland Medical Center, has been elected Governor of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), starting in 2018. She has also recently been named Chair for the Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM).

Dr. Gulati joined the University of Maryland in 2004 as an academic hospitalist. She is a clinician educator, teaching medical students and residents with a particular focus on patient safety, cost effective care and resource utilization. She is actively promoting development of a High Reliability Organization at the Medical Center, driving interdisciplinary strategy targeting safety excellence, and optimizing clinical outcomes and performance improvement across the institution. She has also been awarded the Theodore E Woodward Faculty Prize in Medicine for exemplary teaching and patient care at UM SOM.

“This is an exciting new chapter for me in my career, and a great honor,” said Dr. Gulati. “I am excited to begin serving the physicians of Maryland and beyond in this new capacity.” In her position as governor, Dr. Gulati, who is an expert on patient safety and quality improvement, as well as population health resource utilization, will provide a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, she will work with current Maryland ACP staff to learn about her upcoming duties.

The ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. It includes 148,000 members, who include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Gulati received an MBBS degree from Dayanand Medical College in India. She went on to complete an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. She has also completed the patient safety executive development program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and a graduate certification in health information technology from George Washington University.

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Commemorating its 210th Anniversary, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 and is the first public medical school in the United States and continues today as an innovative leader in accelerating innovation and discovery in medicine. The School of Medicine is the founding school of the University of Maryland and is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. Located on the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide a research-intensive, academic and clinically based education. With 43 academic departments, centers and institutes and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians and research scientists plus more than $400 million in extramural funding, the School is regarded as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S. with top-tier faculty and programs in cancer, brain science, surgery and transplantation, trauma and emergency medicine, vaccine development and human genomics, among other centers of excellence. The School is not only concerned with the health of the citizens of Maryland and the nation, but also has a global presence, with research and treatment facilities in more than 35 countries around the world. medschool.umaryland.edu/

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital – the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women’s and children’s health, and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the University Campus hospital. For more information, visit www.umm.edu.

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