Aysegul Gozu

Aysegul GozuAysegul Gozu, MD, MPH, is a research director and core faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Gozu is an associate professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

As research director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at MedStar Franklin Square, Dr. Gozu has strived to implement various strategies and curricula to make research and public health exciting. Dr. Gozu developed an evidence-based medicine curriculum, a journal club curriculum and a curriculum in research techniques for internal medicine residents. Her residents have received multiple awards for their research. Her other activities include membership on the Infectious Disease Committee and a position as a faculty member on the Resident Mentorship Committee.

Dr. Gozu's work has been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine and other journals. She serves as a reviewer for Academic Medicine, Medical Education,Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Graduate Medical Education, International Journal of Medical Educationand the American Journal of Managed Care. She serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Medical Education.

Dr. Gozu is fluent in Turkish and English and is a member of many professional societies, including the Turkish Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the Society of General Internal Medicine. She frequently presents her research at meetings of these and other professional societies. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She was selected to receive the Pillar Physician award from MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

Dr. Gozu earned her medical degree from Ankara University School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. Her MPH is from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD. She completed an internship in Medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, a residency in Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center and a fellowship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Research Interests

Dr. Gozu's research interests include

  • Internal medicine
  • Healthcare-acquired infections (HAI)
  • Medical educational research
  • Curriculum development
  • Culturally appropriate care
  • Health services research
  • Quality improvement/patient safety

Selected Research

Intervention to Increase Osteoporosis Awareness and Treatment Following Hip Fracture

Hip fracture is a serious complication of osteoporosis. Almost a quarter of hip fracture patients older than age 50 die in the year following their fracture, and 25% of previously ambulatory patients require long-term care after hip fracture. This project is designed to determine whether in-patient consultation by a metabolic bone disease team for hip fracture patients can increase laboratory screening for secondary causes of osteoporosis, patient awareness of osteoporosis diagnosis and rates of osteoporosis treatment 6 months later in study patients compared with historical controls. A combination of in-hospital consultation, patient education and follow-up calls will be used to accomplish these goals.

Iron Deficiency in Anemia Patients in a Community Hospital

Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of anemia. The purpose of this study is to analyze the safety, efficacy and adverse outcomes of total dose infusion of low molecular weight iron dextran (INFeD) in iron deficiency anemia. Dr. Gozu is a project manager on this 2-year retrospective study of patients who received intravenous INFeD infusion. Patients' baseline and follow-up hematological parameters, symptoms and adverse reactions during and after the infusion will be collected and analyzed.

View Dr. Gozu's publications on PubMed

  • Research Areas
  • Health Services/Quality/Outcomes