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Our Members

Individuals Impact, Communities Break Through.

You're a hospitalist. We're your advocate.

SHM invites you to join our family in advancing the career of hospitalists through education, research, and collaboration. Learn how SHM can advance your career. While it is important to remember where we began, SHM is focused on the future of our specialty and the healthcare industry. High-quality and high-value patient care is at the core of who we are as hospitalists. 

Message from Board President

"This year, I am committed to promoting connection among our members as a fundamental pillar of SHM. When we connect, we can learn from each other, support one another, and drive positive change in our field. I encourage you to go beyond professional networking and truly connect with other members as people. Our organization is dedicated to helping you thrive not only in your career as a hospitalist but also in your personal well-being," Kris Rehm, MD, SFHM, SHM Board President. Read full letter. 

SHM members have the opportunity to connect with Dr. Kris Rehm and other leaders in our Prez Room webinars each month to address concerns, questions, or provide feedback. 

Voices of Members


icons8-chat-100.png I'm immensely grateful to the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) for providing a platform to showcase my passion for this field and my commitment to systems change and quality improvement principles. SHM has been instrumental in shaping my career.  

Patrick Desamours, PA-C, MBA, SFHM


icons8-chat-100.png SHM provides a place for hospitalists around the world to grow as leaders and improve inefficiencies to help us and our teams move in the right direction.  

Lynell Newmarch, MD

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icons8-chat-100.png It is really helpful to be part of an organization that helps us as hospitalists network, organize, advocate, and get us in the direction that we need to go to continue to advance the specialty together.

Ruby Sahoo, DO, MBA, SFHM

Chapter Spotlights

Chapter Spotlight: North Florida
Published: May 1, 2023

Matthew Calestino, MD, FACP, SFHM,—along with Drs. Handel Desa and Calixto Zaldivar—helped found the North Florida chapter of SHM in 2018 with an eye toward building a cohesive network of hospitalists and others who could come together in case of an emergent healthcare situation. View full article in The Hospitalist

Chapter Spotlight: North Jersey
Published: April 3, 2023

North Jersey, which represents the area between the upper Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean, is considered part of the greater New York City metropolitan area; it has a higher population compared to the rest of the state. View full article in The Hospitalist

Chapter Spotlight: Central Texas
Published: February 1, 2023

At its most recent count, this collection of hospitalists treating everything from cowboys to CEOs had 367 members. Dr. Ali, a veteran hospitalist with Baylor, Scott & White Health, says that increasing membership is always a focal point of the chapter. View full article in The Hospitalist

Chapter Spotlight: Pacific Northwest
Published: January 3, 2023

The use of technology to connect people is a great idea if you ask Thérèse Franco, MD, SFHM, president of SHM’s Pacific Northwest chapter. But not if it’s technology for technology’s sake. View full article in The Hospitalist

Chapter Spotlight: Wiregrass
Published: December 1, 2022

Like sports teams in the largest cities, SHM chapters in major metropolitan markets benefit from the resources of their surroundings. But in smaller regions, resources—like hospitalists—are often stretched thinner. Then there’s the Wiregrass Chapter. View full article in The Hospitalist





Special Interest Group (SIG) Spotlights

SIG Spotlight: Global Hospital Medicine
Published: May 1, 2023

All of SHM’s Special Interest Groups (SIG) look to solve issues, but some are more challenging in scope than others. Those focused on the spread of interdisciplinary rounding, or the improvement of health information technology, for example, can produce tactile examples of success. But the Global Hospital Medicine SIG? View full article in The Hospitalist

SIG Spotlight: DEI
Published: April 3, 2023

Diversity, equity, and inclusion. DEI.

Sometimes the buzzword that DEI has become can evoke a sense of being overwhelmed. So many things can seem to fall short of important goals that even trying seems futile. Dr. Kara
Wrong, says Areeba Kara, MD, MS, FACP, SFHM, co-chair of SHM’s DEI Special Interest Group. View full article in The Hospitalist

SIG Spotlight: Connecting at Converge Via SIGs and Chapters
Published: March 1, 2023

ne of the many benefits of SHM membership is connecting and learning from fellow members. One of the best ways to do that is to join a Special Interest Group (SIG) or Chapter. SHM’s SIGs are communities of hospitalists built around common topics of interest, practice areas, and care models while Chapters are communities of hospitalists built around geography.  View full article in The Hospitalist





Hospitalist Article Spotlights

Hospitalists Volunteers Give Back to Their Communities
Published: April 3, 2023

For National Volunteer Month, April 2023, The Hospitalist celebrates four hospitalists who’ve found innovative ways to contribute their professional expertise to their communities. Bringing their clinical skills as physicians, management skills perfected in their hospitals, and a commitment to public service, they illustrate the wide range of settings and roles where physicians are making a difference. View full article in The Hospitalist

Volunteers: Bright Spots in the Future of Hospital Medicine
Published: March 1, 2023

As Americans start to rediscover their place in a (largely) post-pandemic world, hospitalists across the country are resuming and recommitting to a variety of extracurricular roles and responsibilities beyond their scheduled shifts on the hospital floors.

As we celebrate 2023 National Hospitalist Day on March 2, taking a peek into the future of hospital medicine, we offer you brief accounts of some of the roles 10 hospitalists are playing to advance the field, helping better to define its range and extent, improve quality on multiple levels, and commit to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the care of hospitalized patients. View full article in The Hospitalist

Hospitalists' Reflections Offer Hope and Optimism for the Coming Years
Published: December 1, 2022

As we come to the close of 2022, we take a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned these last few years, and more importantly, what new challenges and opportunities lie ahead. We spoke with hospitalists and leaders from a variety of institutions to get their feedback. The views they’ve shared are their own and not those of their institutions.  View full article in The Hospitalist






At SHM, our members are our mission.

From education to professional development, SHM is laser-focused on providing hospital medicine-specific opportunities, including networking, advocacy and leadership development to take your career to the next level.  Above all, joining SHM will empower you to make a positive impact on patients and the entire hospital medicine community.