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Robert P. Ferguson, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Professor

Primary Appointment:

Medicine

Additional Title:

Director, UMSOM Professionalism Enhancement Initiative

Phone (Primary):

410-706-1412

Education and Training

EDUCATION:

1964 - 1968: B.A., CornellUniversity, Ithaca, New York          

1968 - 1972: M.D., Cornell University Medical College, N.Y., New York                                                                                                                   

POST‑GRADUATE TRAINING:

1972 - 1973: Rotating3 Internship, North Shore University Hospital, New York Hospital                   

1974 - 1976 Assistant Resident in Medicine, North Shore University Hospital                   

1976 - 1977: Chief Resident in Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut                   

Highlighted Publications

Ferguson R. Emerging infectious diseases- 1970s. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2016 Oct 26;6(5):32662. doi: 10.3402/jchimp.v6.32662.PMID:27802859

Ferguson RP, Alweis R.JCHIMP - an idea whose time has come. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2016 Dec 15;6(6):34107. doi: 10.3402/jchimp.v6.34107. No abstract available. PMID:27987295

Ferguson, Robert P.; Alweis, Richard; Cardinal, Lucien; Borges, Nyal; McPherson, John; Scholarly Activity In:  The Toolkit Series:  A textbook for internal medicine education programs, 12th edition 361-364. 2017

Singh, J, Singh, G, Khaliq, F, Ferguson, RP, Haile, C. Multi-organ failure, weeks after being exposed to murky water – rule out leptospirosis. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2017 Jul 13:173-174

 

 

Additional Publication Citations

Ferguson, R., Kearney C. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives Second Anniversary. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2012, 2: 20218 DOI: 10.3402/jchimp. v2i4.20218

Abed, K., Mugmon, M., Alfreijat M., Ferguson, R. Congenital complete heart block in a 71 year old. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2012, 2: 20069 – DOI:10.3402/jchimp. v2i4.20069

Ferguson, R.  Health Literacy. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2013, 3:21217 DOI:10.3402/jchimp.v3i2.21217

FERGUSON, Robert P. Rebirth of JCHIMP. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3-4, dec. 2013. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jchimp.v3i3-4.23202.

Karsenty C, Landau M, Ferguson R. Assessment of medical resident’s attention to the health literacy level of newly admitted patients. J Commun Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2013; 3: 23071. doi: 10.3402/jchimp. v3i2.23071

Sittambalam CD, Vij R, Ferguson R. Buprenorphine outpatient 205 outcomes project (BOOP): Can Suboxone be a viable outpatient option for heroin addiction? J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2014; 4: 22902. doi: 10.3402/jchimp. v4.22902.

Ali NK, Ferguson RP, Mitha S, Hanlon A. Do medical trainees feel confident communicating with low health literacy patients? J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2014;4: 22893.doi:10.3402/jchimp. v4.22893.

Ferguson, R. Professionalism: hard to measure but you know it when you see it. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2014, 4:24226

FERGUSON, Robert P.; THOMAS, Deborah. Medical eponyms. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, jul. 2014. Available at: http://www.jchimp.net/index.php/jchimp/article/view/25046>.    doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jchimp.v4.25046.

FERGUSON, Robert P. JCHIMP: A proud 4-year-old with the best yet to come. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 5, nov. 2014. Available at: <http://www.jchimp.net/index.php/jchimp/article/view/26425>        doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jchimp.v4.26425.

FERGUSON, Robert P.. Health literacy. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, jul. 2013.   Available at: http://www.jchimp.net/index.php/jchimp/article/view/21217; doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/jchimp.v3i2.21217.

Ferguson, Robert P. JCHIMP at 5 years: Growth and Development. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2015.http://www.jchimp.net/index.php/jchimp/editor/submissionEditing/29937

Awards and Affiliations

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

1977: Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine                               

1990: Certificate of Added Competence in Geriatrics                   

HONORS:

1983: Fellowship, American College of Physicians                                    

1987: Foster McGaw Award (American Hospital Association) in Recognition of the Geriatric Outreach Program at Mount SinaiHospital (Clinical Director)                                        

1989: Physician Educator Award ‑ Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Medicine                                         

1989 - 1990: John A. Hartford Foundation Scholar in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Connecticut Travelers Center on Aging   

1992: Excellence in Education Award University of Connecticut Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency                                         

1994: Excellence in Education Award University of Maryland Family Medicine Residency           

1995: APDIM Award for Innovations in Internal Medicine Residency Curricula                                            

198: Maryland ACP C. Lockard Conley Award for Contributions to Resident Education and Research                                        

2003, 2013: Golden Apple Award – Union Memorial Hospital                           

2009: University of Maryland Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society – Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award  

2011: Maryland ACP Ted Woodward Award for Education and Research

2014: Master, American College of Physicians

2018 : Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Dema C. Daley Founders Award           

Grants and Contracts

2007 - 2011: UnionMemorialHospital Bupenorphrine Outpatient Outcomes Project (BOOP) Maryland Community Health Services Commission $333,000