UMMC, Room N13W46
Education and Training
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Biology, 1997
Georgetown University School of Medicine, M.D., 2001
Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine, 2004
As an academic hospitalist and clinician educator, I predominantly care for hospitalized patients and teach residents, interns, and students. My focus is on teaching evidence-based medicine and bringing it to the bedside. In addition, I teach first and second year students in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course.
As associate program director for the internal medicine residency, I oversee the hospitalist pathway and the patient safety/quality improvement curriculum.
As a consultant, I assist the surgical and psychiatric services with perioperative management and care for general medical issues.
medical education, residency, hospitalist, patient safety, quality improvement
1. Block L, Habicht R, Wu AW, Desai SV, Wang K, Silva KN, Niessen T, Oliver N, Feldman L. In the wake of the 2003 and 2011 duty hours regulations, how do internal medicine interns spend their time? J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Aug;28(8):1042-7.
2. Block L, Habicht R, Oluyadi F, Wu AW, Desai SV, Niessen T, Silva KN, Oliver N, Feldman L. Variability in hand hygiene practices among internal medicine interns. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Nov;41(11):1107-8.
3. Habicht R, Block L, Silva KN, Oliver N, Wu A, Feldman L. Assessing intern hand-over processes. Clin Teach. Clin Teach. 2016 Jun;13(3):187-91.