News & Events
- Fall 2019: Local Giving Global Impact
Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health
Global traveler and Cleveland philanthropist Roe Green experienced her first trip abroad when she was 19 years old, a life changing visit to Asia with her parents that ignited a lasting desire to see the world. "My father loved to travel, and he instilled that love in me," she shared. "It was such a gift. Since that trip, I've been to 163 countries and learned a great deal about the world - including health disparities that exist among nations. My hope is that people around the world will benefit from the extraordinary skill and care of UH physicians and, in turn, UH physicians will continue to learn from their colleagues abroad."
To that end, Roe has contributed $14 million to University Hospitals, resulting in the Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global Health.
"Roe is a committed partner in our efforts to enhance health care at home and around the world through a robust, bilateral exchange of information and expertise with our international colleagues." said Robert A. Salata, MD, STERIS Chair of Excellence in Medicine and Master Clinician in Infectious Diseases, UH Cleveland Medical Center. "Her giving is designed to advance our global outreach and education initiatives, one of the central pillars of our program."
- August 13, 2019: Titte Srinivas, MD, appointed as Chief of Nephrology
Titte Srinivas, MD, appointed as Chief of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals
Dr. Srinivas is a transplant nephrologist with extensive clinical experience in kidney and pancreas transplantation spanning the last 20 years. He comes to UH having previously served as the Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs and Dialysis Services at Intermountain Healthcare. While at Intermountain, Dr. Srinivas led the creation of Intermountain Kidney Services, a novel program that provides end-to-end integration of community-based to quaternary care for kidney disease in a value-based care delivery model. Dr. Srinivas served as the founding medical director of Intermountain Kidney Services. He is an alumnus of Intermountain's Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Science and is trained as a patient safety officer. He has previously served as Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Section Chief of Transplant Nephrology at the Medical University of South Carolina and as a transplant nephrologist at the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Florida prior to that. Dr. Srinivas's clinical practice spans the gamut of transplant nephrology with a special focus on paired kidney donation. His research interests are centered on outcomes of kidney transplantation, living donor wellness, clinical trials in immunosuppression, pharmacogenomics, biomarkers of transplant injury, and big-data-driven care delivery pathways that drive value in kidney transplantation and nephrology.
Please be sure to welcome Dr. Srinivas to UH and the Department of Medicine.
- 2019 US News Rankings
Once Again, Department of Medicine Specialties Ranked Among the Nation's Best
UH Cleveland Medical Center Department of Medicine specialties in the top 50 nationally are: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (24); Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (28); Cancer (30); Nephrology (34); and Geriatrics (45).
From UH CEO, Thomas Zenty, "To better understand this significant achievement, it’s helpful to review some statistics. More than 4,500 hospitals across the United States were evaluated for these rankings, procedures and conditions. UH is justifiably proud that every one of our specialties ranked in the Top 50 places us in the top 1 percent nationwide.
Every specialty ranking by U.S. News & World Report reflects the tireless efforts of the entire UH community – physicians, nurses, caregivers and volunteers. Thank you for the hard work and dedication that have made this achievement possible. Our commitment to excellence continues, as we carry out our vital vision: Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion."
- 2019 Cleveland Best Doctors
Congratulations to the Department of Medicine Doctors Voted by Peers as “Best Doctors”
The Department of Medicine would like to congratulate our doctors who have been recognized in Cleveland Magazine’s “Best Doctors” list — Department of Medicine Specialties (55) and Community Doctors (28).
- Cardiovascular Faculty Receive Awards
Congratulations to David Zidar, MD, PhD and Khendi White-Solaru, MD
Please join us in congratulating Dr. David Zidar for being selected as one of the 12 national fellows for the Society for Cardiovascular and Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Emerging Leader and Mentorship (ELM) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research Foundation. This is a very exclusive group of 12 individuals who are perceived by their peers to be at the threshold of national leadership in the area of cardiovascular intervention. As part of the two-year program, Dr. Zidar will be matched with international mentors and provided individualized resources, including dedicated training sessions three times per year at major scientific conferences.
It should come as no surprise to those of us who know David that he is now a SCAI ELM fellow.
To continue with more good news, Dr. Khendi Solaru-White, who just joined our vascular medicine faculty, was nominated to be part of a very selective merit-based national program called PRIDE (Program to Increase Diversity in Cardiovascular Health Related Research). As part of this, Dr. Khendi will partake in a two-week networking/research training session in New York City. In addition, she may be eligible to receive pilot grants through the NIH starting this summer. The ultimate goal of PRIDE is to increase underrepresented minorities in junior faculty positions with NIH funding.
Both these meritorious programs and their recipients are a testament to our faculty, who clearly are perceived to be future leaders in their field.
- April 2019: Keith Armitage MD Awarded Mastership in the ACP
Cleveland, OH - (April, 2019) Keith B. Armitage, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.
Dr. Armitage is internationally recognized for his educational work with internal medicine residency trainees and his clinical prowess. Always flexible and adaptable, Dr. Armitage is a leader among his peers, anticipating and forging national education trends, embracing regulatory changes within his residency program, and offering his residents the very best training and optimal opportunities to succeed. In the changing medical climate, he maintains the ability to find the best aspects of medicine and to inspire his residents and colleagues to practice the best possible medicine. He is fierce in his loyalty to his trainees and works hard to tap the potential for success in each individual. Dr. Armitage is Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, holding the position for the past 26 years, and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine. His primary professional focus has been post?graduate medical education and clinical infectious diseases.
Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes, but is not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care and/or contributions to the medical literature.
According to ACP bylaws, Masters are elected "on account of personal character, positions of honor, contributions toward furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine." ACP activities are also taken into consideration for all candidates. This includes service to the ACP in an official capacity, participation in chapter activities, and involvement in the development of ACP products and educational programs. Volunteer and community service is also taken into consideration.
ACP honored new Masters at the annual convocation ceremony during the Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP's annual scientific conference, held April 11-13 in Philadelphia, PA.
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 154,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.
- Harrington Discovery Institute and University of Oxford Announce New Alliance
Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and the University of Oxford have entered into a multi-year affiliation to establish a global center for rare diseases, bringing hope to millions who suffer from conditions for which there are no treatment options.
- February 13, 2019: Mukesh Jain, MD, to Participate in Trans-Atlantic Network to Study “Molecular Switch”
University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University researcher, Mukesh Jain, MD, will take part in an elite trans-Atlantic network to study "molecular switch" as it contributes to heart disease. The study is funded by a Paris-based foundation that supports efforts to potentially "turn off" vascular problems.
- The Center for Integrated and Novel Approaches in Vascular-Metabolic Disease
The CINEMA will be led by Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine at UH Cleveland Medical Center. The center will leverage multiple pre-existing partnerships and collaborations within and outside of the institution to create an integrated, multidisciplinary program focused on better understanding and treatment of cardiac and vascular complications of Type 2 diabetes.
It is anticipated that the CINEMA's efforts will lead to the development of better methods for detection of sub-clinical vascular disease, therapeutics for treatment, and technology-based approaches to improve the lives of patients with diabetes and cardiovascular complications (implementation of science and personalized medicine).
University Hospitals Centers of Excellence Awardees Announced
A Message for UH Researchers from Mukesh K. Jain, MD, and Daniel I. Simon, MD
To achieve its vision of advancing the science of health, University Hospitals is committing institutional investments to support the development of Centers of Excellence (COE) as a mechanism to align research activities with clinical excellence, promote team science, and impact standard of care for our community and the world.
Over the past six months, the leadership of the UH Research Division has evaluated faculty-led proposals for COE in diverse disciplines. We are pleased to announce the establishment of the first two COEs: the Center for Integrated and Novel Approaches in Vascular-Metabolic Disease (CINEMA) and the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuro-Oncology (CETNO).
- Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Appointed Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Jain will lead UH’s efforts in accelerating discovery, innovation, and the translation of scientific breakthroughs
Mukesh K. Jain, MD has been appointed as Chief Academic Officer for University Hospitals. In this role, Dr. Jain will report to Daniel I. Simon, MD, President of UH Medical Centers, who held this position previously.
As Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Jain will lead the academic efforts of UH. He will provide oversight for the full spectrum of research activities spanning basic/translational research to clinical and population research. In addition, he will oversee educational efforts including graduate medical education, continuing medical education, undergraduate medical education and community education.
Dr. Jain has been a member of the UH community since 2006, serving in several capacities including most recently Chief Scientific Officer, University Hospitals and Harrington Discovery Institute, as well as Chief Research Officer, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. He is continuing in these roles after assuming his new position Jan. 1.
Dr. Jain is widely recognized for pioneering studies that led to the identification of a family of genetic factors that govern critical aspects of metabolism, immunity and the cardiovascular system. His work has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and he has been continuously funded for the past 20 years through support from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Fondation LeDucq and Paul Allen Frontiers Group.
Dr. Jain is a recipient of numerous honors and awards and is an elected member of prominent honorific societies, including the National Academy of Medicine. He is past President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the oldest physician societies in the country. He is a gifted mentor who has trained nearly three dozen faculty members who grace the faculty of top institutions across the globe, efforts that have been recognized through mentorship awards from Harvard Medical School and UH.
Congratulations Dr. Jain!