Members of the Division of Hospital Medicine have a variety of roles on the inpatient medical wards including teaching on resident services, attending on non-resident services, and providing medical consultation and surgical co-management. In addition, the Division of Hospital Medicine has unique service lines that focus on specific populations, including those with solid organ transplants and hematological malignancies. Our patient care is provided in a number of venues including University Hospital, Medicine Short Stay Units, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and the VA Ann Arbor Health System.
Division Chief, Stephanie Parks Taylor, MD, MSc
Stephanie Parks Taylor, MD, MSc is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Taylor received her BA from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and her MD and MSc (in Clinical and Translational Science) from the University of South Florida. She completed her residency in internal medicine and training in hospice and palliative care, also at the University of South Florida.
After completing her residency, Dr. Taylor joined the faculty at the University of South Florida, where she was Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Medical Director of the Acute Care for Elderly Unit at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Taylor then moved back to North Carolina, where she was promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health. Additionally, she was Co-Director of the Atrium Health Acute Care Outcomes Research Network, Director of Clinical Research, and Director of Resident Research for the Department of Internal Medicine. In 2023, Dr. Taylor was named the Division Chief of Hospital Medicine at Michigan Medicine.
Dr. Taylor’s research, funded by several National Institutes of Health grants and foundation awards, focuses on improving outcomes for patients with sepsis. Dr. Taylor led a team to develop a program called Sepsis Transition and Recover (STAR), incorporating nurse navigators to deliver best-practice post-discharge care, that resulted in a 7.5% lower re-admission rate at 1 year to the hospital and a 10% lower re-admission rate for patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities. She also received funding to use implementation science methods to expand access to the STAR program to decrease racial and rural disparities in sepsis recovery.
Dr. Taylor’s scholarly work, spanning more than 60 publications, has been published in esteemed journals, including JAMA, The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, along with many others.
Dr. Taylor is an active member of the American Thoracic Society, Society of Hospital Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Taylor has been recognized for her outstanding contributions in the areas of scholarship, mentorship, and service. She received the AAMC Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, and twice received Society of Critical Care Medicine STAR Research Awards. Dr. Taylor was also recognized with the North Carolina ACP Early Career Physician Research Award, the Atrium Health Teal Acorn Physician Academician Award, and was selected into the Wake Forest School of Medicine Mentor Academy.
Senior Associate Division Chief, Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH
Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the Chief of Medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Saint's research focuses on patient safety, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has authored approximately 300 peer-reviewed papers with over 110 appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, or the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Saint serves on the editorial board of 7 peer-reviewed journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine, is a Special Correspondent to the New England Journal of Medicine and is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).
He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Detroit News, and Detroit Free Press, and has given a TEDx talk on culture change in healthcare. Dr. Saint is also the lead author of a book published by Oxford University Press entitled: “Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions.” In 2016, he received the Mark Wolcott Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the National VA Physician of the Year and was elected as an international honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Dr. Saint received his Medical Doctorate from UCLA, completed a medical residency and chief residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), and obtained a masters in Public Health (as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar) from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a visiting professor at over 75 universities and hospitals in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has active research studies underway with investigators in Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Thailand.
Division Administrator, Fiona Linn
Fiona Linn completed undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering, Law, and Music at the University of Adelaide in Australia, and later obtained a Master of Laws at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Division of Hospital Medicine, Fiona worked within the University of Michigan Office of General Counsel and later transitioned to the health system where she served as the Strategic Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer.
To create and maintain a diverse, representative group of engaged clinically focused hospitalist care providers to identify ongoing operational issues that affect patient care across all hospital medicine services and collaborate across those services to seek and implement solutions.
The mission of the hospitalist Education Committee is to provide an unparalleled learning experience in an optimal educational environment for learners of all levels. The goals of the Education Committee include organizing, creating, and leading scholastic projects and activities, as well as enhancing the professional growth of hospitalists by enabling the development and honing of their teaching and mentorship skills.
The Faculty Development Committee has developed several programs to help our faculty gain experience and mentorship and also created annual awards to recognize the best of our outstanding faculty.
Hospital Medicine Council
The mission of the Hospital Medicine Council (HMC) Committee is to further advance the success of the University of Michigan Hospital Medicine Program and its faculty. Goals of HMC include identifying and addressing programmatic problems, overseeing the creation of innovative programs to advance the development of our faculty and facilitate their work as clinicians, educators, and scholars, and facilitating faculty communication and engagement.
Quality and Safety Committee
The Quality Committee for Hospital Medicine serves two main functions for Hospital Medicine. 1) To perform quality assurance via peer review of referred and flagged internal medicine cases cared for on Hospital Medicine services and 2) to help direct, inform, and implement quality improvement initiatives for the Hospital Medicine services.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Well-Being IMPOWER Council
Faculty and staff representatives are involved with the Department of Internal Medicine DEI and Well-Being IMPOWER (Inspiring Medicine to Promote Opportunities for Well-Being, Equity, and Diversity) Council which facilitates multidirectional communication and supports initiatives to drive culture change.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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