Monika Safford, M.D., Chief
Welcome to the Division of General Internal Medicine. Under the leadership of Monika Safford, M.D., our Division unifies the outpatient and inpatient internal medicine programs, bringing together more than 400 employed and voluntary faculty.
The tripartite mission of our division is to:
- Provide compassionate, comprehensive, coordinated and state of the art patient-centered care to every patient through evidence-based practice
- Educate the next generation of internal medicine physicians
- Optimize the overall health and well-being of patients and communities via collaborative research
Our multidisciplinary faculty is deeply committed to excellence and advancement in patient care via our hospital medicine and ambulatory care programs, resident and medical student education, and cutting edge research.
Our patient-centered research program focuses on optimizing the health and functioning of people living with chronic diseases like diabetes and obesity; cardiovascular disease prevention; health disparities and the care of vulnerable populations, both in the US and abroad; and clinical epidemiology with a focus on informing population health management.