Physician Advisor for University of Maryland Medical Center; Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development
Medical Director, UMMC Physician Advisory Group
UMMC, Room N13W46
Education and Training
B.A Health and Society 1994 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
M.D. 1994. New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Internship and Residency Internal Medicine 1998-2001 NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Offurum completed her undergraduate studies at University of Rochester and then graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and stayed at NYU Medical Center for residency training in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Offurum came to University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) as an academic hospitalist and loves teaching and working with medical students and residents. In addition to her clinical duties, she is the Associate Division Chief, GIM for Inpatient Hospitalist services providing recruitment, retention, leadership and guidance to the hospitalists at UMMC including innovative programs such as new Medicine Admission Officer Role in the Emergency Department. She is also a Physician Advisor serving as the primary liaison between the hospital’s Care Management program and physicians, on resource utilization, denials management and educating providers on regulatory and compliance changes. As part of this effort, she spearheaded the launching of the new Super- IDR (Inter-Disciplinary Rounds).
Currently, Dr. Offurum serves as co-chair of the hospital’s VTE Prophylaxis Committee and is the Physician co-lead of the UMMS System’s Hospitalist Council collaborating with medical directors of hospitalist programs in all the multiple systems’ hospitals. She is also certified as a trainer in the Program for Excellence in Patient Centered Communication through the Dean’s Office and now regularly co-facilitates all day workshops for School of Medicine faculty.