Internal Medicine Section

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Internal Medicine is the branch of medicine that diagnoses and non-surgically treats diseases affecting the internal organs of the body. The Internal Medicine Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) provides a forum for discussion and action on issues of importance to internal medicine intensivists.

The Internal Medicine Section is the largest section of the Society, accounting for approximately 32% of SCCM membership.

Internal Medicine Section members contribute to both the section and SCCM at large. Many members exhibit active involvement and assertive leadership through section committees, including Bylaws, Education, Research, Membership, Communication and Public Policy Committees. In addition to a designated seat on Council, the Internal Medicine Section is represented on many of SCCM's important committees, such as Advocacy, Strategic Planning, Research and Program Development Committees.

Section Leadership

Chair - Leo C. Rotello, MD, FCCM, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Chair-Elect - Bram Rochwerg, MD, MSc (Epi), McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Secretary/Treasurer - Jen-Ting (Tina) Chen, MD, MS, UCSF Health, San Francisco, CA, USA

Past Chair - Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA


Members at-Large

Robert C. Hyzy, MD, MCCM, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Rachel Kohn, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania -School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

John P. Reilly, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Kenneth E. Remy, MD, MHSc, MSCI, FCCM, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Sammy Zakaria, MD, MPH, FCCM, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Ankita Agarwal, MD, MSc, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Council Liaison

Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Board Liaison 

Jonathan E. Sevransky, MD, MHS, FCCM, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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