About the Division
The UC Division of General Internal Medicine consists of 76 faculty physicians engaged in teaching, patient care, research and service activities.
We are organized into 11 clinical, educational and research units with activities conducted at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, UC Health University Hospital, UC Health Primary Care Network (PCN), Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, the Centers for Clinical Effectiveness and for Health Informatics and at multiple ambulatory practice sites in the community.
Division faculty provide a substantial amount of direct patient care in multiple settings. However, most of our faculty devote a majority of their time to clinician-educator activities. Approximately 60 of the 72 general medicine ward attending months at University Hospital are staffed by members of the division, as well as the five hospitalist teams.
The division also has active research endeavors. The division’s research faculty have had a steady number of publications in respected journals over the past 16 years.
Investigators in the Center for Clinical Effectiveness and in our Center for Health Informatics are pursuing research focused on topics including health-related quality of life, cost-effectiveness analysis and pharmacoeconomics, decision analysis and simulation modeling, medical and clinical research informatics, the development of decision support tools to facilitate patient-centered decision making, quality of care and patient safety and health disparities.
Clinical areas of research in the center include obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, geriatrics, atrial fibrillation, thrombosis, anticoagulation therapy and prevention and wellness.
Other major focus areas for clinical research in the division include transitional care, sickle cell disease, adult survivors of pediatric cancers, end of life care, medical education, hyperlipidemias and headaches.