Recognizing the achievements of our faculty


The Division of General Internal Medicine has long been home to outstanding faculty. We congratulate our faculty members for their efforts to advance Ohio State’s Division of Internal Medicine through high quality, patient care, innovative research, and education of the the next generation of physicians. Learn more about our faculty members professional achievements.

Grants

Dr. Camilla Curren has been awarded $15,000 to study interprofessional EHR use at our medical center. Her grant is one of a series of 2018 grants designed to fund the development of programs that cultivate communication and collaboration between divisions or departments in the College of Medicine. 

The CAST program serves to positively impact the healthcare outcomes of transition-age youth and adult patients with autism. Lead physician for CAST, Dr. Christopher Hanks announced in the summer of 2017 that CAST has been awarded a $25,000 Columbus Foundation grant to support care coordination services for CAST patients.

Dr. Michael Langan received a $375,000 Upper Payment Limit (UPL) grant to implement a patient care delivery advancement initiative in the Division of General Internal Medicine. NAVIPGATE is a project that aims to improve the quality of care by enrolling Medicaid patients in a patient navigator program. Such programs help decrease “no show” visit, emergency room visit and hospitalization/re-hospitalization rates, and also improve medication adherence rates and post-visit follow through on testing and consultation. For the three-year project, which was awarded in 2017, Dr. Langan is leading a multi-disciplinary team that includes Dr. Seuli Brill, Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence and Dr. Jared Moore.
 

Awards

The General Internal Medicine clinics at Morehouse and Lewis Center are in the top 10 percent nationally for patient satisfaction over this past fiscal year, as determined by Press Ganey patient satisfaction surveys. This accomplishment reflects the exceptional service these teams provide to patients. When patients receive exceptional service and care, they are more likely to follow their plan of care, resulting in better health outcomes.

Drs. Tanya Gure, James Lamb and Guibin Li were the geriatricians recently named to the Best Doctors list and featured in Columbus Business First. DrsMichael Burgin, Camilla Curren, Deborah Gordish, Jodi Grandominico, Cynthia Kreger, James Lamb, Michael Langan, Robert MurdenNeeraj Tayal, Geoffrey Vaughan and Harrison Weed also were named for their work in internal medicine. Since 1989, Best Doctors has conducted one of the largest ongoing peer physician polls within health care to identify the physicians other physicians trust most. Only five percent of doctors in the U.S. (including 202 OSUMC doctors this year) earn this prestigious honor. 

Dr. Jodi Grandominico and Dr. Kristina Lehman were selected in September as recipients of the quarter's Exceptional Physician Peer Award. The award, which is given by Ohio State's Physician Engagement Group, celebrates the following core values: collegiality, collaboration, innovation, leadership and patient focus.  

Dr. Mark Troyer won the the Linda Strout Faculty Teaching Award in Ambulatory Medicine on June 2, 2018. This award is presented each year to a faculty member who demonstrated outstanding skill in teaching primary care to housestaff.  Voted on by housestaff, this award is named after Dr. Linda Strout. Dr. Strout was instrumental in establishing the primary care residency track in Internal Medicine and the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative. 

Dr. James Lamb won Teacher of the Year award on June 2, 2018.  The Outstanding Teacher Award (also known as Teacher of the Year Award) was first established in 1966 in recognition of a faculty member who demonstrated exemplary effort and teaching ability during the year. It is voted on by housestaff and is considered one of the most prestigious annual honors in the Department of Internal Medicine.

On March 6, 2018, the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities named Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal as a recipient of a Lifetime of Giving Award. These awards are given to outstanding self-advocates, service professionals, and others who support individuals with developmental disabilities.


Dr. Kevin Goist (GIM)  won one teaching and one mentoring award in June, 2017. He was awarded the Linda Strout Faculty Teaching Award in Ambulatory Medicine. This award is presented each year to a faculty member who demonstrated outstanding skill in teaching primary care to housestaff. This award, which is voted on by housestaff, was named after Dr. Linda Strout. Dr. Strout was instrumental in establishing the primary care residency track in Internal Medicine and the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative. Dr. Goist was also nominated as Mentor of the Year by the 2017 graduating class of students who are entering Internal Medicine. Past recipients of this award include current interim IM Department Chair, Dr. Phillip Binkley.

Dr. Sarah Jonaus has been selected as the 2017 Portfolio Coach of the Year. Dr. Jonaus was nominated by several of her students for her strong commitment to coaching her students.

Dr. Michael Jonesco was selected in the summer of 2017 to receive the Exceptional Physician Peer Award. Award recipients are those who demonstrate exemplary skills in patient focus, collegiality/professionalism, innovative models of care, leadership and collaboration.

Dr. James Lamb won two teaching awards in June 2017. He was recognized as outstanding teacher for the year and also won the faculty teaching award for the category of inpatient. The Outstanding Teacher Award (Teacher of the Year) was first established in 1966 in recognition of a faculty member who demonstrated exemplary effort and teaching ability during the year. It is voted on by housestaff and is considered one of the most prestigious annual honors in the Department of Internal Medicine. The Inpatient Teaching Award, which is also voted on by housestaff, recognizes a faculty member who exemplifies teaching excellence in inpatient care. A similar award is giving for work in the critical care setting.

Dr. Michael Jonesco was selected to receive the Exceptional Physician Peer Award in June 2017. Award recipients are those who demonstrate exemplary skills in patient focus, collegiality/professionalism, innovative models of care, leadership and collaboration.

Dr. Stuart Beatty was named a fellow of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) earlier this year. Fellows are members of the academy who have demonstrated exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession through activities with APhA and other national, state or local professional organizations.  
 

Promotions and professional recognition

Drs. Seuli Brill, Gail Grever, Guibin Li, Jared Moore and Nazhat Taj-Schaal were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor, effective July 1, 2018.

Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal and Dr. Patty Ryan were named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” in the pediatric field in June 2018. Doctors included in the Castle Connolly list were nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process that involves thousands of American doctors each year. 

Dr. Tanya Gure was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor, effective July 1, 2017.

Dr. Heather Hirsch was accepted into the ACLGIM LEAD program earlier this year. This is a mentorship program associated with the Society of General Internal Medicine that helps participants develop leadership skills.

Dr. Susan Friedman and Dr. Mark Troyer were accepted into the SGIM TEACH program earlier this year. This is a mentorship program that helps participants move toward mastery in the field of medical education. These two doctors have demonstrated an ability to inspire a number of students and we look forward to their continued growth in this important mission area.