Eight hospitalists have joined Team Hospitalist, the only reader involvement group of its kind in hospital medicine. Each of the new members has experience in the practice of HM; many offer specialized backgrounds in pediatrics, academics, quality and patient safety, and group administration. The new members will serve two-year terms and act as special editorial consultants to the magazine.
Geeta Arora, MD, is a locum tenens hospitalist. She travels around the country practicing hospitalist medicine, telemedicine and travels the world practicing global medicine. Dr. Arora currently resides in New York City and holds board certifications in both internal medicine as well as integrative holistic medicine.
Michael J. Beck, MD, FAAP, is division chief of pediatric hospital medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine, and assistant program director, medicine/pediatrics residency program at Penn State Children's Hospital and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
Kevin M. Conrad, MD, MBA, is a hospitalist and medical director of community affairs and health policy at Ochsner Health Systems in New Orleans, La. He is an associate professor of medicine at Tulane University.
Stella Fitzgibbons, MD, FACP, FHM, is a hospitalist and emergency physician with Mint Physicians, primarily in Apollo Hospital System.
Benjamin Frizner, MD, FHM, is a hospitalist and director of the ventilator unit at Future Care, a Baltimore, Md.-based organization providing post-acute care across 12 facilities throughout southern Maryland.
Sarah A. Stella, MD, is an academic hospitalist in the division of hospital medicine and physician advisor for the department of care management at Denver Health in Colorado. She is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.
Miguel Angel Villagra Diaz, MD, is a hospitalist and medical director for the hospital medicine program at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark.
Jill Slater Waldman, MD, SFHM, is director of the adult hospital service at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. She is medical director and physician advisor for utilization management, assistant to the CMO, and course coordinator for the internal medicine rotation.