Keith Armitage, MD
Specialty: Infectious Disease
- Program Director, Internal Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
- Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Dr. Armitage is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Case Western Reserve University and is the Vice Chair for Education and Residency Director in the Department of Internal Medicine. His primary professional focus has been on postgraduate medical education and clinical infectious diseases. Dr. Armitage has served as the President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) and chair of the Organization of Program Directors Associations. He has been active in the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians for several years and is a Master of the ACP. He is currently on the board of the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
In 2002 he received the Parker J. Palmer Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medicine Education and in 2019 the Dema Daley Founders Award from APDIM. His research interests include the process of care in community-acquired pneumonia and outcomes in graduate medical education.
Dr. Armitage received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and attended medical school at the University of Colorado. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in Cleveland. Dr. Armitage served as Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine 1991-1992 and joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 1992. He is married and has three children. He enjoys hiking, travel, reading, and, for unclear reasons, is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.
- Bone Infections
- Infectious Diseases
- Joint Infections
- Travel Medicine
- Tropical Medicine
Certifications & Memberships
- Infectious Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency | Internal Medicine/Chief Resident
Internal Medicine/Chief Resident - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1991 - 1992)
Fellowship | Infectious Disease
Infectious Disease - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1989 - 1991)
Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1987 - 1989)
Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1986 - 1987)
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine (1986)
University Of Kansas (1981)
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As of December 31, 2016, Keith Armitage did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.