Congratulations to the 2020 MedStar Health Research Scholars and Teaching Scholars

We are pleased to announce the 2020-2022 cohorts of the MedStar Health Research and Teaching Scholars!

The MedStar Research Scholars program supports the development of MedStar clinicians who seek careers with a focus on clinical and translational research, in large part by addressing the need for research mentorship and critical feedback in project design, analysis, and presentation. MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Health Academic Affairs, and the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science offer this research career development program to clinical and junior research colleagues.

New Research Scholars
Victoria Lai, MD, MS (Surgery), MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Leila Shobab, MD (Endocrinology), MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Alexis Dieter, MD (Urogynecology), MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Blair (Amanda) Spence, MD (Medicine, Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine), MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

The MedStar Teaching Scholars program is a two-year longitudinal program leading to Medical Education Research Certification (MERC) and Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) certification. The program is led by MedStar Health Academic Affairs and MedStar Health Research Institute, in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges, and has been in place since 2009.

The heart of the program is teaching clinician educators from across MedStar Health how to apply research principles to medical education; become informed consumers of the medical education research literature; to be effective collaborators in medical education research; and to develop as a leader in academic medicine. GME program directors, core clinical teaching faculty, clerkship directors and other clinician educators (with limited research training or experience) in all specialties and professions are encouraged to apply.

New Teaching Scholars
Elizabeth Clienti, MD, MPH 
(Internal Medicine), MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Kathryn Hart, MD, FAAFP (Family Medicine), Georgetown University
Nicholas Hazen, MD (OBGYN), MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Laura Johnson, MD, FACS, FCCP (Burn/Surgery), MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Mark Mattar, MD (Medicine-Gastroenterology), MedStar Georgetown
Gregory Nizialek, MD (Internal Medicine), MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Anita Tammara, MD, MBA, MPH (Medicine), MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Rachelle Toman, MD, PhD (Family Medicine), MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Georgetown University

Congratulations to the new scholars for 2020-2022!