Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital Medicine Fellowship aims to train future leaders in Hospital Medicine, including clinical hospitalists, hospitalist-educators, and hospitalist-investigators. Fellows may participate for 1-2 years, depending on research interests.


Applicants must have completed an internal medicine residency prior to beginning fellowship, and are required to obtain permanent licensure in Ohio.



Fellows serve as a junior attending under the supervision of hospitalist faculty on the teaching service. Fellows gain expertise in perioperative care through rotations in the Internal Medicine Preoperative Assessment, Consultation, & Treatment (IMPACT) Center and on the inpatient medical consultation service . They serve as co-attending physician for pre-operative medical evaluations, direct appropriate pre-operative diagnostic testing, manage perioperative medications, and collaborate with surgeons and anesthesiologists to ensure optimal medical and surgical care. Rotations in medical intensive care, palliative care, and skilled care settings provide fellows with a diversity of inpatient experiences critical to hospitalist practice.


As co-attending, fellows direct and supervise housestaff during patient care on the assigned teams and have primary responsibility for teaching residents and medical students during attending rounds. Fellows also present a topic at departmental Grand Rounds as a CME-accredited activity.


Fellows are provided with protected time and basic training in Epidemiology, Biostatics and Research Methods from faculty in the Lerner Research Institute and the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences in preparation for the completion of a scholarly research project under the guidance of Hospitalist faculty and mentoring via Cleveland Clinic experts.
Fellows maintain a portfolio of scholarly and clinical activity that is reviewed quarterly by the program directors. Fellows are expected to submit a research proposal to the internal review board, collect and analyze data, prepare presentations of research and/or case vignette(s) for submission to regional/national meeting(s) and peer-reviewed journals.


The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is a multi-specialty tertiary care academic medical center that is consistently ranked as one of the top five hospitals in America by US News and World Report, and is world-renowned for quality of care and for numerous medical breakthroughs. World-class resources for clinical care, research, and education are available for trainees in all fields.


Christopher, M. Whinney, M.D.
Christopher Phillips, M.D., M.P.H.
Franklin Michota, M.D.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Mary Ritley
Education Coordinator
General Internal Medicine / E 13
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Phone : 216/444-0895; 800/223-2273 (ask for extension 40895)
Fax: 216/445-4473

A list of hospitalist fellowships. Society of Hospital Medicine.