Bio

Clinical Focus


  • General Inpatient Medicine, Quality Improvement
  • Inpatient Medical Education of Housestaff
  • Development of a Perioperative Medical Service for surgical co-management
  • Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director, Hospitalist Program, Stanford inpatient general medicine services (2011 - Present)
  • Senior Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program (2009 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Distinguished Teacher and Mentor Award, American College of Physicians (2012)
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University Medical School (2011)
  • Divisional Teaching Award, General Medical Disciplines, Stanford University Medical Center (2010)
  • President's Professionalism Project Award, University of Texas Medical Branch (2007)
  • Nominated for Oslerian Teaching Award, UTMB, One member nominated from Internal Medicine Dept. per year (UTMB, Texas) (2007)
  • National Educator's Award, "Who's Who amongst Teachers and Educators" across the nation (2007)
  • Inducted as Faculty Mentor for Osler Student Society, UTMB (Texas) McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine (2006)
  • AOA Lifetime Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Lifetime Member Induction (2006)
  • Clinical Women in Medicine Award, American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) National Award (2006)
  • Excellence in Clinical Teaching "Golden Rattle Award", Pediatrics Dept. UTMB (Texas) (2004)
  • Gold-Headed Cane Award for "compassion, dedication to medicine, and a desire to serve", Awarded to one graduating medical student, UT Houston medical school (1997)

Professional Education


  • Residency:University of Texas Health Science Center (2001) TX
  • Internship:University of Texas Health Science Center (1998) TX
  • Medical Education:University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1997) TX
  • B.A. (Honors), U.C. Berkeley, Major- Biology Minor- English (1993)
  • M.D., Univ. of Texas- Houston, Medical Degree (1997)
  • Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Univ. of Texas-Houston, Med/Peds Residency (2001)
  • Scholars in Education Program, Univ. of Texas (UTMB), Faculty Development for Educators (2005)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Medical education research; Intergenerational teaching/learning; Analysis of effects of duty hour regulations on housestaff training and ways to improve the system

Teaching

2013-14 Courses


Graduate and Fellowship Programs


Publications

Journal Articles


  • Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES Menon, P., Singh, S., Ahuja, N., Winter, T. A. 2013; 58 (1): 42-45

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10620-012-2124-5

    View details for Web of Science ID 000314182900010

    View details for PubMedID 22451115

  • The Smartphone in Medicine: A Review of Current and Potential Use Among Physicians and Students JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH Ozdalga, E., Ozdalga, A., Ahuja, N. 2012; 14 (5)

    Abstract

    Advancements in technology have always had major impacts in medicine. The smartphone is one of the most ubiquitous and dynamic trends in communication, in which one's mobile phone can also be used for communicating via email, performing Internet searches, and using specific applications. The smartphone is one of the fastest growing sectors in the technology industry, and its impact in medicine has already been significant.To provide a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of the role of the smartphone in medicine by highlighting the ways in which it can enhance continuing medical education, patient care, and communication. We also examine the evidence base for this technology.We conducted a review of all published uses of the smartphone that could be applicable to the field of medicine and medical education with the exclusion of only surgical-related uses.In the 60 studies that were identified, we found many uses for the smartphone in medicine; however, we also found that very few high-quality studies exist to help us understand how best to use this technology.While the smartphone's role in medicine and education appears promising and exciting, more high-quality studies are needed to better understand the role it will have in this field. We recommend popular smartphone applications for physicians that are lacking in evidence and discuss future studies to support their use.

    View details for DOI 10.2196/jmir.1994

    View details for Web of Science ID 000309405400005

    View details for PubMedID 23017375

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