Keynote/Plenary Speakers

Professor of Medicine
Tulane University Health Science Center

Jeffrey G Wiese, MD, FACP, MHM, is a Professor of Medicine with Tenure, and the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He is also Associate-Chairman of Medicine, the Chief of the Charity Medical Service and the Director of the Tulane Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has also served as the course director for the Clinical Diagnosis, Biostatistics, Advanced Internal Medicine and Medical Education courses. Dr. Wiese attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1995. He completed his residency in internal medicine, chief residency and a medical education fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. He has been on faculty at Tulane since 2000.

Dr. Wiese has devoted much of his career to teaching and educational research, winning more than 50 teaching awards, and logging over 21,000 hours of teaching time. Among his most notable awards: a six-time winner of Tulane’s Attending of the Year Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Education Award, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME’s) Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC’s) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, the American College of Physicians’ (ACP’s) Walter J. McDonald Award and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s (SGIM’s) Mid-Career Mentorship Award. Dr. Wiese has written more than 100 articles, books or book chapters and has made over 300 presentations to national and international audiences. He has mentored more than 200 student and resident presentations at national meetings. He serves on the Board of Regents for ACP, and the ABIM Council; he is the Chair of the ABIM Hospital Medicine MOC Committee. He has been a board member for SHM, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the Association of Subspecialty Professors. During his tenure as president of SHM, he was instrumental in enacting the Academic Hospitalist Academy and the Quality and Safety Educators Academy. As the chair of the ABIM hospital medicine committee, he has been instrumental in developing the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Maintenance of Certification pathway. Dr. Wiese was the pioneer in introducing hospital medicine to Charity Hospital in 2000, writing the $1.2 million per year hospitalist grant that continues to support hospitalists at Charity today. He has been actively involved in redesigning graduate medical education (GME); his innovations such as the “academic half-day curriculum” and the “4+1 residency model of training” have become widely adopted by residency programs across the U.S. He is the primary investigator for two HRSA grants, providing more than $3 million in support for improving transitions-of-care for vulnerable patient populations. Over the next 10 years, Dr. Wiese will bring in more than $37 million of additional support for Tulane’s GME infrastructure.