Physician Advisor; Director of the Academic Hospitalist Services
Education and Training
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Combined Residency) at University of Maryland Medical Center
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Dr. Wagner grew up in Gambrills, Maryland. Following completion of her B.A. degree at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, she attended the University of Maryland school of medicine, graduating in 2005. She stayed at the University of Maryland for her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. After training, Dr. Wagner worked as an academic hospitalist at Georgetown University Hospital before returning to join the faculty of the School of Medicine, with joint appointments in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Dr. Wagner’s current practice involves caring for acutely ill adults while teaching medical students and residents, as an academic hospitalist on the internal medicine inpatient service, Her areas of academic interest include patient safety, quality improvement, appropriate resource utilization, and medical education. In addition to her clinical work, she serves as core faculty for both Internal Medicine and Med-Peds combined residencies, as well as physician advisor to the hospital utilization review team. She participates in various educational and safety committees and is active in mentoring prospective hospitalists through leadership roles for the student hospitalist rotation and residency hospitalist pathway. She serves as the faculty development coordinator for the division of general internal medicine inpatient physicians, coordinating a mentorship program, journal club and research meetings toward the goal of career advancement for hospitalist colleagues. Particular areas of research interest include breakdowns in hospital provider communication, safe transitions from inpatient to outpatient care settings and inpatient medication safety.
Forrest, GN; Wagner, L; Talwani, R; Gilliam, BL. Lack of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Bacteremia in HIV-Infected Patients in an Urban US Setting. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. 8(6) 338-341;2009.
Wagner, L., Tata, A., Fink, J. Patient Safety Issues in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 66(1):159-69;2015.
Offurum, A., Wagner, L., Gooden, T. Adverse Safety Events in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 15(12):1597-1607; 2016.
Wagner, L., Fink, J. Ensuring patient safety during the transition to ESRD. Semin Nephrol. Mar;37(2):194-208; 2017.