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Welcome

The UC San Diego Division of Hospital Medicine is comprised of 39 faculty hospitalist and nocturnist physicians providing inpatient care for the UC San Diego Health System medical centers in Hillcrest and La Jolla.

The Chief of Hospital Medicine is Health Sciences Clinical Professor Gregory B. Seymann, MD, SFHM.  Dr. Seymann joined the Department of Medicine faculty in 1997 and helped establish the original group of hospitalists in 1998.

Pictured in right-hand image in the banner above:
From left, Doreen Nguyen, MD; Health Sciences
Clinical Professor Daniel Bouland, MD;
Joshua Sternbach, MD; Waheed Murad, MD

What Is a Hospitalist?

The Society of Hospital Medicine has adopted the following official definition of "hospitalist."

Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research and leadership related to hospital medicine.

The term "hospitalist" was first used in a New England Journal of Medicine article in August of 1996.  Learn more

Our Vision

To revolutionize the hospital care experience

Our Mission

To provide outstanding clinical care, teaching, leadership and innovation in the field of Hospital Medicine

Our Core Values

  • Compassionate, high quality, evidence-based, safe, efficient patient-centered care
  • Enthusiastic customer service (patients, referring and consulting physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, hospital, learners)
  • Excellence in medical education
  • Meaningful, effective quality improvement aligned with institutional goals
  • Leadership in the field of Hospital Medicine

 

 

Announcements

Excellence in Teaching

Jay Varughese, M.D. Dr. Jay Varughese has received the 2014 Excellence in Teaching award for her outstanding contributions in teaching the Medicine 401 clerkship course this academic year.

Dr. Alina PopaDr. Alina Popa has received the 2014 Internal Medicine Residency Outstanding Teaching award, as well as the Chief Medical Residents Outstanding Hospitalist Teaching Award.



 

Dr. Maynard featured on eHealth Space

eHealth Space, "eHealth records key to thrombosis risk control," features Gregory Maynard, MD.

San Diego's Top Docs 2013

Leslie Martin, M.D.

Hospitalists Leslie Martin, MD; Gregory B. Seymann, MD, SFHM; and Kenton O. Smitherman, MD, are

among the UC San

Gregory Seymann, M.D.

Diego Health System physicians honored as "Top Doctors" on the 2013 "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" list from the

Kenton Smitherman, M.D.

San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine.

 

 

New Division Administrator

Gregory VervoortThe Department of Medicine, Hospital Medicine division is pleased to introduce the new division Administrator, Gregory J. Vervoort.
Gregory relocated to San Diego from Buffalo, New York area, in March of this year. He is a graduate from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, where he earned his BS in Health Care Management. He is currently completing his MBA program through University of Phoenix, with expected graduation in August of 2014. A US Navy veteran, Gregory brings over 15 years of experience in administration, personnel and operations management in a health care environment. He is driven to provide excellent service to the Hospital Medicine Program and will be a valuable new member, aiding in our continued advancement in research, education and clinical care.

The Hospitalist’s New Pediatric Editor

Dr. Weijen ChangWeijen Chang, MD, SFHM, FAAP has been selected as The Hospitalist’s new pediatric editor, taking over in August 2013. Dr. Weijen Chang is featured in the July edition of The Hospitalist. Dr. Chang, Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2007 and serves as director of the Hospitalist Service in La Jolla. He also works as a hospitalist and general pediatrician at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Rescue 30,000 Feet Up

Dr. Deepak AsudaniAs featured on UC San Diego Health System’s Facebook page, Dr. Deepak Asudani’s story. A local family is truly grateful to Dr. Asudani of UC San Diego Health System after he came to the aid of their loved one during a recent US Airways flight. The passenger was unresponsive when Dr. Asudani sprang to action from two rows behind. Shortly after medical attention, the passenger was lucid with normal vital signs. Dr. Asudani was rewarded by the airlines with a heartfelt letter thanking him for his compassion, integrity and experience during the medical emergency.