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Interest Groups



Listed below are the SGIM interest groups by title and contact information. Some interest groups have online communities on GIM Connect.  Click here to browse communities.  You must be an SGIM member to participate in the interest group. 



 Academic General Internal Medicine in Latin America  Contact: Raul Mejia
 Academic Hospitalists  Contact: Milda Saunders
 Academic Physician Administrators and Leaders  Contact: Tom Staiger
 Adults with Complex Conditions Originating in Childhood Contact: Laura Hart
 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Use  Contact: Sarah Wakeman
 Ambulatory Care Education of Medical Students  Contact: Harish Jasti
 Ambulatory Handoffs  Contact: Amber Pincavage
 Anticoagulation-Thromboembolism  Contact:
 Arts and Music  Contact: Linda Canty
 Balance in Academic Medicine  Contact: Jessica Knape
 Cancer  Contact: Jenny Lin
 Clinical and Translational Science Awards  Contact: Joel Tsevat
 Clinical Examination  Contact: Sheri Keitz
 Clinical Reasoning  Contact: Jeff Kohlwes
 Clinical Scholars in Government Careers  Contact: Nicole Redmond
 Community-Based Participatory Research  Contact: Jeff Whittle,
 Complementary and Alternative Medicine  Contact: Bennett Lee
 Complex Care Management  Contact: Rose Kakoza
 Criminal Justice and Health  Contact: Aaron Fox
 Cross Cultural Communication and Medical Care  Contact: Michael Nathan
 Dermatology in Internal Medicine  Contact: Vinod Nambudiri
 Diabetes  Contact: Eva Tseng
 Educational Handoffs  Contact: Stewart Babbott
 Educational Technology  Contact: Tabor Flickinger
 Educators of Medical Students  Contact: Lisa Bernstein
 Environmental Health  Contact: Elizabeth Gillespie
 Ethics  Contact: Lisa Rucker
 Evidence-Based Practice  Contact: David Feldstein
 Evolution and Medicine  Contact: Mark Schwartz
 Faculty Development  Contact: Jeremy Smith
 Fellowship Directors  Contact: Geetanjali Chander
 Genetics and Personalized Medicine  Contact: P.Preston Reynolds
 Geriatrics  Contact: Nancy Schoenborn
 General Internal Medicine (GIM) Fellowship  Contact: Elena Lebduska
 Global Health and Human Rights  Contact: P.Preston Reynolds
 Global Health Opportunities During Residency  Contact: Elizabeth Park
 Health Literacy  Contact: Sunil Kripalani
 Health Policy  Contact: Thomas Staiger
 Health Policy Learning Collaborative  Contact: Cara Litvin
 Health, Spirituality and Religion  Contact: Kristin Collier
 Hepatitis C  Contact: Lesley Miller
 High Value Care  Contact: Anthony Accurso
 HIV/AIDS Contact: Jessica Taylor
 Homeless Healthcare  Contact: Margot Kushel
 House Calls  Contact: M. Victoria Kopke
 Hypertension  Contact: Gerald Denton
 Integrating Communication Skills Teaching into Med Ed  Contact: William Iverson
 Integrative Medicine  Contact: Robert Graham
 International Medical Education  Contact: Sean Tackett
 International Medical Graduates  Contact: Shakaib Rehman
 Interprofessional Education  Contact: Laura Hanyok
 Junior Faculty and Fellows Forum  
 Junior Faculty Women's Leadership  Contact: Elizabeth Schulwolf
 LGBT Health  Contact: Rita Lee
 Lifestyle Medicine  Contact: Camille Clarke
 Medical Informatics  Contact: Lipika Samal
 Medical Resident Clinic Directors  Contact: Lee Lu
 Medical Students Interested in GIM  Contact: Dianne Goede
 Medicine-Pediatrics  Contact: Maya Venkataramani
 Meditation in Medicine  Contact: Jill Wener
 Mental Health in Medicine  Contact: Ian Kronish
 Mentoring in Academic Medicine  Contact: Michi Yukawa
 Mindfulness in Medicine  Contact: Rupel Dedhia
 Minorities in Medicine  Contact: Marshall Fleurant
 Mobile Health Technology  Contact: Timothy Plante
 Multimorbidity  Contact: Melissa Wei
 Musculoskeletal  Contact: Claudia Campos
 Muslim Health Care  Contact: Umna Ashfaq
 Obesity Prevention and Treatment in GIM  Contact: Melanie Jay
 Obstetric Medicine  Contact: Mike Carson
 Opioids Free Practice  Contact: Shilpa Brown
 Pain Medicine  Contact: William Becker
 Palliative Medicine   Contact: Daniel Pomerantz
 Part-Time Careers  Contact: Rachel Levine
 Patient Centered Medical Home  Contact: Jennifer Mackinnon
 Perioperative Medicine/Medical Consultation Contact: Michele Fang
 Personal-Professional Balance  Contact: Rachel Levine
 Personalized Medicine and the General Internist  Contact: Preston Reynolds
 PhDs in Academic Medicine  Contact: Anika Hines
 Physician Well-Being Research  Contact: Jonathan Ripp
 Physician Wellness and Work Life Balance  Contact: Doreen Mensahhinds
 Physicians Against Violence  Contact: Nielufar Varjavand
 Primary Care Program Directors  Contact: Karen Chacko
 Public Health Education  Contact: Jillian Catalanotti
 Quality Improvement Training and Education  Contact: Sandhya Rao
 Quality and Safety Improvement  Contact: Neilufar Varjavand
 Research on Careers  Contact: Sara Poplau
 Residents Interested in GIM  Contact: Dianne Goede
 Resident Research Directors  Contact: Michael Rothberg
 Resident Wellness  Contact: Riley Lipschitz
 Shared Decision Making  Contact: Kathleen Fairfield
 Single Payer   Contact: Christopher Wong
 Social Responsibility  Contact: Oliver Fein
 Student and Resident  Contact: Emily Mullen
 Student-Faculty Practice  Contact: Amy Weinstein
 Teachers of Leadership  Contact: April Fitzgerald
 Teaching Social Determinants of Health  Contact: Thuy Bui
 Transfers, Handoffs and Sign-Out  Contact: Charlie Wray
 Transitional Care for Youth with Chronic Disease  Contact: Gregg Talente
 Trans-Pacific Initiative of Generalists in Redesigning Health Care  Contact: Toshio Naito
 VA Primary Care  Contact: Rebecca Shunk
 Women's Caucus  Contact: Meghana Gadgil
 Women's Health Education   Contact: Emmanuelle Yecies
 Women's Health Initiative  Contact: Neeli Thati