Hospital Medicine



Faculty in the Hospital Medicine Division play a major role in educating residents and medical students in the general medical care of inpatients. Each resident team is aligned with a teaching hospitalist, who conducts daily attending rounds. Hospitalists also precept and mentor medical students, direct educational programs for the residency program and medical school, and conduct research on innovative approaches to medical education. Several hospitalists are active on a national level in medical education organizations and have pursued advanced training in medical education.

  • Dr. Alec O'Connor, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, oversees educational activities for residents and students in the Department of Medicine.
  • Dr. Donald Bordley, Associate Chair for Education and Associate Residency Program Director.
  • Dr. William Novak and Dr. Amy Blatt are Associate Residency Program Directors for the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program.
  • Dr. Valerie Lang is the Medicine Clerkship Director for students and the Faculty Development Director for hospitalists.
  • Dr. Debra Ogie directs educational activities for the Hospital Medicine MLP group.
  • Dr. Kellin King directs the CME-accredited HMD journal club for hospitalist faculty and leads the division's Patient-Family Center Care (PFCC) initatives.

Hospitalist faculty members volunteer to precept students in the month-long 3rd year Medicine Clerkship, which requires an additional 7- 8 hours of dedicated teaching time per week. Some also volunteer to precept students during their Comprehensive Assessment, a practical clinical exam in which faculty observe students interacting with standardized patients.

Contact Hospital Medicine

  • Phone: (585) 275-4912
  • Fax: (585) 276-2144