Director, UMSOM Professionalism Enhancement Initiative
Education and Training
1964 - 1968: B.A., CornellUniversity, Ithaca, New York
1968 - 1972: M.D., Cornell University Medical College, N.Y., New York
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
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
1977: Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine
1990: Certificate of Added Competence in Geriatrics
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