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Daniel P. Hunt, MD, FACP

Dan Hunt, MD is the Director of the Emory Division of Hospital Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Emory University of School of Medicine. Before moving to Emory in 2015, Dan‰Ûªs professional experience included private practice of general internal medicine, academic internal medicine at a safety-net hospital, extensive involvement in medical education, and substantial leadership experience at a major academic medical center. Dan received his MD degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After completing internal medicine residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, he enjoyed eleven years in the private practice of general internal medicine in Houston, ultimately becoming a partner with the Medical Clinic of Houston in the Texas Medical Center. He returned to academic medicine as a clinician educator at Baylor College of Medicine in 1995. He focused much of his clinical teaching on the inpatient wards at the Ben Taub General Hospital, while also participating in small group activities, large lecture hall teaching, and leadership/development of major educational initiatives. Dr. Hunt was recruited in 2005 by the Massachusetts General Hospital to develop and lead the Inpatient Clinician Educator Service for the Department of Medicine. This service grew to thirteen dedicated clinical teachers/scholars many of whom have become nationally-prominent in the field. In 2010, Dan became the Chief of the Hospital Medicine Unit at the MGH, combining the Clinician Educator Service and the larger direct-care Hospital Medicine Group under a unified administrative structure. Under his leadership, the Unit grew to a total of 75 faculty with diverse interests and expertise in medical education, global health, clinical operations, and quality improvement. Dr. Hunt‰Ûªs teaching efforts were recognized with the Baylor House Staff Teaching Award each year from 1997-2005 among a total of 35 Baylor teaching honors. He received the Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at the MGH in 2006 and 2011, the Best Clinical Instructor Award from Harvard Medical School in 2008, the Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011, and a Golden Apple Teaching Award from the Emory Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2016.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine

Affiliations

  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Faculty Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 1997

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 1997

Department of Medicine Incentive Award for Teaching Excellence, Ben Taub General Hospital, 1997

Department of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Faculty Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 1998

Outstanding Faculty Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998

The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award in the Clinical Years, Baylor College of Medicine,1998

AOA Faculty Recognition Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998

Outstanding Faculty Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999

Closing Remarks, White Coat Ceremony, Baylor College of Medicine, elected by students, 1999

Investing Marshal, Graduation, Baylor College of Medicine, Elected by students, 1999

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 1999

Department of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999

Featured speaker, Buckhorn Ranch event for incoming freshmen, elected by students, Baylor College of Medicine, 2000

Investing Marshal, Graduation, Baylor College of Medicine, Elected by students, 2000

Outstanding Faculty Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2000

Department of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, Baylor College of Medicine, 2000

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 2000

Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001

Investing Marshal, Graduation, Baylor College of Medicine, Elected by students, 2001

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 2001

Department of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001

Outstanding Faculty Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001

Outstanding Faculty Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002

Department of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002

The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award in the Clinical Years, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002

Investing Marshal, Graduation, Baylor College of Medicine, Elected by students, 2002

Investing Marshal, Graduation, Baylor College of Medicine, Elected by students, 2003

Outstanding Faculty Hall of Fame, Baylor College of Medicine, 2003

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 2003

Outstanding Teaching Attending, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 2003

Department of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, Baylor College of Medicine, 2003

Investing Marshal, Graduation, Baylor College of Medicine, Elected by students, 2004

Department of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, Baylor College of Medicine, 2004

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 2004

Investing Marshal, Graduation, Baylor College of Medicine, Elected by students, 2005

Internal Medicine Baylor House Staff Teaching Award, Ben Taub General Hospital, 2005

Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2006

Nominee, Alfred E. Kranes Award for Excellence in Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2007. (Note: approximately 10-12 faculty from the Department of more than 1100 faculty are nominated for this award each year).

Best Clinical Instructor Award, Harvard Medical School, 2008

Nominee, Alfred E. Kranes Award for Excellence in Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2008

Alumni Circle of Excellence, Frostburg State University, 2008

Who's FSU Award by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Frostburg State University, 2008

Nominee, Alfred E. Kranes Award for Excellence in Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2010

Nominee, Harvard Medical School Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Years III&IV), Harvard Medical School, 2011

Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2011

Award for Excellence in Teaching (national award), Society of Hospital Medicine, 2011

Nominee, Alfred E. Kranes Award for Excellence in Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2012

Nominee, Alfred E. Kranes Award for Excellence in Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2013

Nominee, Alfred E. Kranes Award for Excellence in Teaching, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine, 2014

Golden Apple Award for Teaching, Emory Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2016.

Emory Division of Hospital Medicine Teaching Award, 2016.

ÒTop gradeÓ for reviewers, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2016

Outstanding Conference Leadership Award, Emory Department of Medicine. Awarded to Kokko Conference (Carlos del Rio, Jeffrey Lennox, Dan Hunt), 2017

Best Medicine Grand Rounds. Emory Department of Medicine. Awarded for Ò33-year-old man with HIV, fever, and rashÓ. Awardees: Aaron Gluth, Dan Hunt, 2017

Publications

Haidet P, Hunt D, and Coverdale J. Learning by doing: teaching critical appraisal of randomized trials by performing and in-class randomized trial. Academic Medicine. 2002;77:1161.

Hunt DP, Haidet P, Coverdale JH, and Richards B. The effect of team learning in an evidenced-based medicine course for medical students. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2003;15(2):131-139.

Khosla U, Ruel KS, and Hunt DP. Antihistamine-induced rhabdomyolysis. Southern Medical Journal. 2003;96(10):1023-1026.

Yachimski PS, Farrell EA, Hunt DP, and Reid AE. Proton pump inhibitors for prophylaxis of nosocomial upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding. Effect of standardized guidelines on prescribing practice. Arch Intern Med 2010; 170(9): 779-783.

Finn K, Chiappa V, Puig A, and Hunt DP. How to become a better clinical teacher: a collaborative peer observation process. Med Teach 2011; 33(2):151-155.

Finn K, Heffner R, Chang Y, Bazari H, Hunt D, Pickell K, Berube R, Raju S, Farrell E, Iyasere C, Thompson R, OÕMalley T, OÕDonnell W and Karson A. Improving the Discharge Process by Embedding a Discharge Facilitator in a Resident Team. J Hosp Med 2011; 6(9):294-500.

Hunt DP, Becker AE, Guimaraes AR, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, and Misdraji J. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital: A 27-year-old man with fatigue, weakness, weight loss, and decreased libido. N Engl J Med 2012; 367(2): 157-69.

Hunt DP, Thabet A, and Rosenberg ES. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital: A woman with fever and abdominal pain. N Engl J Med 2010; 363(13): 1266-1274.

Hunt DP, Muse VV, Pitman MB. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital: An 18-year-old woman with pulmonary infiltrates and respiratory failure. N Engl J Med 2013; 368(16): 1537-45.

Hunt DP, Muse VV, Ly A. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 4-2014. A 39-year-old man with night sweats and abdominal pain. N Engl J Med 2014; 370(5): 467-473.

Hunt DP, Sahani DV, Corey KE, Masia R. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 30-2014. A 29-year-old man with diarrhea, nausea, and weight loss. N Engl J Med 2014;371(13): 1238-47.

Hunt DP, Scheske JA, Dudzinski DM, Arvikar SL. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 22-2015. A 20-year-old man with sore throat, fever, myalgias, and a pericardial effusion. N Eng J Med 2015; 373(3): 263-271.

Iyasere C, Baggett M, Romano J, Jena A, Mills G, Hunt DP. Beyond continuing medical education: Clinical coaching as a tool for ongoing professional development. Acad Med 2016 Feb 23 [Epub ahead of print].

Seymann GB, Southern W, Burger A, Brotman DJ, Chakraborti C, Harrison R, Parekh V, Sharpe BA, Pile J, Hunt D, Leykum LK. Features of successful academic hospitalist programs: Insights from the SCHOLAR (SuCcessful HOspitaLists in Academics and Research) project. J Hosp Med 2016 May 18. Doi: 10.1002/jhm.2063 [Epub ahead of print]

Wertheim BM, Aguirre AJ, Bhattacharyya RP, Chorba J, Jadhav AP, Kerry VB, Macklin EA, Motyckova G, Raju S, Lewandrowski K, Hunt DP, Wright DE. An Educational and Administrative Intervention to Promote Rational Laboratory Test Ordering on an Academic General Medicine Service. Am J Med. 2017 Jan;130(1):47-53. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.08.021

Anklesaria Z, Hunt D, Shah M, Sharpe B, Monash B. Clinical care conundrums: Forging ahead. J Hosp Med 2017; 12(3):188-192.

Hunt D. Low-molecular-weight heparins in clinical practice. So Med J. 1998;91(1):1-10.

Hunt D. Outpatient options for deep vein thrombosis. Patient Care. 1999;33(3):60-77.

Hunt D. Use of low molecular weight heparins. Clinical Geriatrics. 2000;8(6):23-30

Hunt D. Low-molecular weight heparins in coronary artery disease. Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 2001;3(2):32-38.

Hunt D. Treatment of deep vein thrombosis with low molecular weight heparin in the home care setting. Home Health Care Consultant. 2001;8(4):32-38

Hunt D. Low molecular weight heparin and atherosclerosis. Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 2004; 6:140-147.

Aldrich D and Hunt DP. When can the patient with deep venous thrombosis begin to ambulate? Physical Therapy. 2004;84:268-273.

Hunt D. Determining the clinical probability of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. So Med J. 2007;100:1015-1021.

Wright DE Hunt, DP. Perioperative surveillance for adverse myocardial events. Southern Medical Journal. 2008;101:52-58

Mai C, Hunt D. Upper-extremity deep venous thrombosis: A review. Am J Med 2011; 124:402-407.

Wright DE, Hunt DP. Core competency review: aortic stenosis and noncardiac surgery. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):655-60. doi: 10.1002/jhm.1952. Epub 2012 Jun 25.

Hunt D, Flanders S, and Centor R. What is the best home for hospitalists? SGIM Forum 2009; 32:10-12.

Hunt D. HospitalistsÕ path to becoming the best educators in the hospital. J Hosp Med 2009; 4(8):463-465.

Sharpe B, Hunt D. The challenge of cost shifting. SGIM Forum 2011; 34(11): 8, 13.

Hunt D, Burger A, Harrison R, Southern W, Boonyasai T, Leykum LK. Hospitalist staffing: To split or not to split? SGIM Forum 2013; 36(1):6.

Hunt D. Editorial: Returning hospitalists to their formative training environment for CME: The UCSF hospitalist mini-college. J Hosp Med 2014; 9(2): 135.

Hunt DP. Editorial: Do patients with advanced cancer value the physical examination? Cancer 2014; 120(14): 2077-2079.

Hunt DP. Commentary on Òno to greedÓ. South Med J 2015; 108:65-6.

Goroll AH and Hunt DP. Bridging the hospitalist-primary care divide through collaborative care. N Engl J Med 2015; 372(4): 308-9.

Zeidman J, Baggett M, Hunt DP. Can one-minute preceptor and SNAPPS improve inpatient teaching? J Hosp Med 2015; 10(2): 131-2.

Maleque N, Burklin Y, Hunt DP. The formidable cluster: The challenge of personality disorders among hospitalized patients. J Hosp Med. 2016 Dec;11(12):890-891.

Earnest M, Estrada C, Hunt D, Trowbridge E, Parada A. Reflections from the Winter Summit: Leadership challenges in managing a faculty workforce. The Leadership Forum (publication from the ACLGIM) 2016; 8(3):3-4.

Baggett M, Hunt D. Bleeding and coagulopathy. Chapter in Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine (Editors: McKean SC, Ross JJ, Dressler DD, Brotman DJ, and Ginsberg JS), 2012

Hunt D. Carcinoid syndrome. In: Decision Support in Medicine, Hospital Medicine. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. 2013.

Hunt D. Serotonin syndrome. In: Decision Support in Medicine, Hospital Medicine. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. 2013.

Hunt D. Practice guidelines, performance measurement, and incentives. Chapter in Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 3rd Edition (Editors: Fogel BS and Greenberg DB). Oxford University Press, 2015.

Baggett M, Hunt D. Bleeding and coagulopathy. Chapter in Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2nd edition. 2016.