CMMC Hospital Medicine Fellowship
|Dr. Kyle Rattray
|Dr. Kaitlyn Losey
|Dr. Sophia Thomas
|Dr. Elizabeth Fleming
Longitudinal Project: Reducing Mortality of Patients Admitted with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dr. Fleming completed a residency in Family Medicine and Community Health through the University of Minnesota in 2004. This was followed by work as the clinical director of an immigration detention center, experience in community health in South America and Haiti, and three years as a rural full-spectrum family physician. She joined the Central Maine Medical Center hospitalist team after her fellowship.
|Dr. Daniel Matta
Longitudinal Project: Reducing use and care variation of inappropriately prescribed IV anti-hypertensives, on-going.
Dr. Matta completed his fellowship training in 2017 and joined us after completion of his residency at Bayfront Family Medicine Residency in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is fully engaged as a member of our program and group as is evidenced by above accomplishments.
|Dr. Kara Callahan
Longitudinal Project: Quality Inter-Hospital Communication: A Novel Way to “Connect”
Dr. Callahan has joined as a faculty attending for the Family Medicine Residency program here at Central Maine Medical Center with an emphasis on resident education on the inpatient teaching service. She additionally serves as adjunct faculty for Tufts and Boston University School of medicine. She continues to work per diem with the hospitalist group
|Dr. Nicole Boutaugh
Longitudinal Project: Intermediate Care Unit Implementation Impact on Medical Unit Rapid Response Team and Code Call Frequency
Dr. Boutaugh is one of our current Adult and Acute Rehabilitation Hospitalists, who joined us after completion of her residency at CMMC in Lewiston, ME. She is an active member of both the group and the local community.
|Dr. Seth A. Stein
Longitudinal Project: Impact of Palliative Care Consultation on Patients with Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Stein is one of our current fellows who joined us after completion of his residency at Grant in Ohio. He is fully engaged as a member of our program and group as is evidenced by above accomplishments.
|Dr. Sara Sterling
Longitudinal Project: Impact of assay change on inpatient Clostridium Difficile patients
Dr. Sterling is one of our current fellows. She joined us after residency at Geisinger in Pennsylvania and medical school here in Maine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic medicine. She is actively participating and contributing to our group and institutional culture.
|Dr. Abraham Jacob
Longitudinal Project: Mortality and Readmissions after Acute Stroke
Dr. Jacob left the field of urgent care to enter the hospital medicine fellowship here at CMMC. He accepted and continues in a permanent nocturnist position with Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH.
|Dr. Dena George
Longitudinal Project: Cryptogenic Stroke Protocol: Enhancing Secondary Prevention of Stroke
Dr. George joined the CMMC Hospital Medicine fellowship after honorable discharge from her career in the United States Army. Upon completion of her fellowship Dr. George entered into the practice of adult hospital medicine with Sound physicians and is currently working at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan, TX.
|Dr. Talitha Sannes-Venhuizen
Longitudinal Project: Inpatient Order-set with Decision Support for Accurate use of Novel Oral Anticoagulants
After two years of hospitalist work, Dr. Sannes-Venhuizen pursued fellowship to enhance her ability to provide evidenced-based and procedural care in a rural setting. Upon successful completion of the fellowship she returned to her native Minnesota and is working as a hospitalist in a variety of practice settings. She is also home schooling her children and providing home-based care to a local Amish population.
|Dr. Swapna Gummadi
Dr. Gummadi accepted a permanent position with CMH and practices primary and consultative care of adult inpatients, serving as associate chief of the section of adult hospital medicine. She continues her work with OICM on improvement in the care of patients with hip fractures. She is active on the Peer Review committee and teaches residents, medical students, and fellows. Dr. Gummadi also sits on the board of the Maine Academy of Family Physicians with an interest in increasing resident involvement and promoting original research and presentation.
|Dr. Mark Grohman
Longitudinal Project: Novel Oral Anticoagulants: Provider Familiarity Compared with Prescribing Patterns
Dr. Grohman accepted a position at Southern Maine Medical Center in the adult hospitalist program. He will be both the first hospitalist trained in family medicine as well as fellowship trained physician in his group, and will provide primary and consultative care of adults. He plans to continue his work with NOAC’s including education and improvements in patient care.
|Dr. William Peternel
Longitudinal Project: Impact of Pre-discharge Intervention on Post-discharge Accuracy of Medication Reconciliation: a Pilot Study
Dr Peternel has started his own hospitalist company, New England Per Diem Hospitalist LLC. He provides services at various community facilities including continued work with CMH. He also continues his decade-long commitment to Veteran’s care and proudly serves in the United States Navy Reserve where he is assigned to Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital. In addition he maintains a legal consulting business and runs a family farm, Rock Farm Natural Beef.
|Dr. Carlos Villamarin
Longitudinal Project: The Care of the Patient with Stroke. A multi-pronged institutional process improvement project including development of guideline-based order sets, their implementation and continued monitoring of use.
Dr. Villamarin has also joined CMH doing primary and consultative adult inpatient care, and is currently an associate chief of the section of adult hospital medicine. In addition to his continued work on stroke care, Dr. Villamarin has been recognized for his teaching skills and continues to be involved in resident and fellow education. He has lead patient safety initiatives as well as a program to reduce provider paging and distraction.
|Dr. Shauna McElrath
Longitudinal Project: A Survey of Demographics, Employment Settings, and Scope of Practice of Hospitalists trained in Family Medicine
Dr. McElrath is now practicing hospital medicine with CMH. Her work includes primary and consultative adult inpatient care, resident and fellow education and an emphasis on palliative care medicine. She is board certified in palliative care and is the medical director for Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.