Division of Hospital Medicine

Our Hospital Medicine Division diagnoses and treats illnesses requiring a hospital stay, coordinates care among inpatient teams, consults on internal medicine problems for patients on specialty services, and assists with the transition back to outpatient primary and specialist care after hospital discharge. Our hospitalists provide a full span of inpatient testing, treatment and care services, shaping approach based on the individual’s history, medications, functional mobility, diet and social support, to craft the best, medically sound approach. By improving communication, training, and involvement, we aim to leverage our expertise in patient care and systems improvement to elevate the experience of practitioners and patients alike.

Areas of particular interest and expertise are noted below:

Liesbet Joris-Quinton, MD (Co-Division Head)
Division leadership for clinical and administrative issues
Medical Director Hospital Medicine at Green Hospital
Additional Board Certification in Palliative Care

Farhad F Shadan, MD (Co-Division Head)
Division leadership for academic affairs
Section chief Hospital Medicine, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

Khamisah Barger, MD
Trainee mentorship

Josef Bauer, MD
Trainee engagement and morale

Alan N. Beneze, MD
Management of acute thromboembolic disease

Patrick B. Campbell, MD
Optimized hospital staffing

Virginia T. Chan, MD

Joshua Cheng, MD

Duc Do, MD
Patient safety

Dan E. Dworsky, MD
Quality improvement and team-based care

Elizabeth A. Farrell, MD
Faculty instruction in clinical reasoning

Gauri Gadre, MD

James Hart, MD
Model cell and electronic medical record

Ashkan Hayatdavoudi, MD

Stuti J. Jaiswal, MD
Inpatient sleep and cognition

Derek B. Jones, MD

Neil Kalra, MD
Trainee morale and education

Parham Khanbolooki, MD

Alexander Ko, MD

Shari S. Krevitz, MD

Xiaoli Liu, MD
Antibiotic stewardship

Thomas McCarthy, MD
Care team communication

Diane N. McNally, MD
Faculty teaching and evaluation

Michaela D. Miller, MD

Laura J. Nicholson, MD, PhD
Evidence-based practice and study design
Additional Board Certification in Palliative Care

Karna A. Patel, MD

Alan Sit, MD

Victor Stewart, MD

Natasha S. Surette, MD

Enoch J. Wang, MD

Roger C. Yu, MD
Hospital medicine education teamwork

Featured Services

  • Hospitalists are the “primary care” physicians of the hospital. We provide care to patients with medical conditions, such as:

      • Pneumonia
      • Chronic bronchitis
      • Heart failure exacerbation
      • Stroke
      • Gastrointestinal disease
      • Cancer
  • We also provide care as consultants for medical questions and issues pertaining to patients admitted by surgeons or other specialists.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Our Hospitalist Division is highly respected within the Scripps Medical Community, the GME program as well as the community. Among our accomplishments, the Division was awarded with a Ruth Black Employee Achievement award, multiple members have received teaching awards and our physicians have been included in the San Diego Top Doctors listings.

Our team provides hospital care instruction for young internists in training, both at the bedside and in care team settings, through the Scripps Internal Medicine residency offering. Under the guidance of our teams, students learn to identify all of the important problems contributing to patient illness, actively learning in a personalized fashion during real-time clinical care.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Graduate Medical Education page.

Our hospitalists are conducting clinical research and offering study mentorship in a number of areas including resource utilization, antibiotic stewardship, pain control, sleep and cognition, acute thromboembolism, addiction, and disease screening.

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