Dr Damanjeet Chaubey Earns Designation as Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced that Damanjeet K. Chaubey, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Section Chief, Hospital Medicine and Medical Director of the Hospitalist Service at Danbury Hospital is among the more than 150 hospitalists nationwide who have earned the first-ever Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation.
Along with other honors, she has earned the right to add “SFHM” to her credentials, such as “MD” or “DO”.
The inaugural class of SFHM designees represents hospital medicine’s experienced leaders. To be designated as a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine, an applicant must:
- Serve as a hospitalist for at least five years
- Be a member of SHM for at least five years, and
- Demonstrate their dedication to quality and process improvement, commitment to organizational teamwork and leadership, as well as lifelong learning and education.
“Our new SFHM designees combine the innovation and experience that make hospital medicine such a vital and visionary medical specialty,” said SHM’s CEO, Larry Wellikson, MD, SFHM. “We hope that hospitals and communities will join us in congratulating these individuals in their leadership, experience and service to improving patient care in the hospital.”
Dr. Chaubey is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi, India where she also completed a preventive medicine residency. She attained a Master’s degree in public health from New York Medical College, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital where Dr. Chaubey currently serves as Medical Director of the Hospitalist Service.
Dr. Chaubey was inducted in the inaugural class of Senior Fellows at SHM annual’s meeting in Washington, DC on April 10, 2010. They were joined by the inaugural class of Master Fellows in Hospital Medicine (MHM) and second class of Fellows in Hospital Medicine (FHM).
About the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
SHM is the national organization for hospitalists. We are leading the transformation and improvement of care for the hospitalized patient through innovation, collaboration, and action. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, all while increasing patient satisfaction. Hospital medicine is the fastest-growing specialty in modern healthcare, with over 31,000 hospitalists currently practicing and an upward growth trajectory in full force.
For more information about the Hospitalists and Hospital Medicine at Danbury Hospital, visit Hospital Medicine on Danbury Hospital.org.
About Danbury Hospital
Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital provides centers of excellence in cardiovascular services, cancer, weight loss surgery, orthopedics, digestive disorders, radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve on the faculty of the nation’s finest medical centers offering a higher level of experience.
For more information about the Section of Hospital Medicine at Danbury Hospital, visit danburyhospital.org.