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District 3
Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter community on the Society of Hospital Medicine’s online collaborative forum, the Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX).  This community is a place for the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter members to learn about local chapter activities and events and to discuss issues of interest to you and other chapter members that are currently impacting hospital medicine and healthcare as a whole.  Prior to becoming the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, the Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter of SHM was established in 2004, encompassing the Philadelphia Area, South Jersey and Delaware. In January 2018, Delaware became its own Chapter and Philadelphia Tri-State became the Greater Philadelphia Area.  Members can view updates from past chapter meetings in the file library within the community.  Click to start a new discussion or comment on an existing post with hospitalists in your chapter community.

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Chapter Excellence Awards


Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter Leadership

Immediate Past President
Hiren Parikh, MD, MBA, FHM

Colleen O'Connor, MD
Lankenau Medical Center

Vice President
Kevin Sowti, MD
Penn Chester County Hospital

Srikrishna Varun V. Malayala, MD, MPH, FHM, FACP
Temple University Hospital

Advisory Board Members:
Penn Medicine

David Britchkow, MD, FHM
United Health Group

Alexis Wickersham, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Alka Farmer, MD
Cooper Health System Hospitalist

Andrew Miller, MD, MPH, SFHM, FACP
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Kai Xu, MD
Penn Medicine

Kara Aplin, MD
Cooper Health System Hospitalist

Navneet Kaur, MD, SHM
Virtual Memorial Hospital

Suchit Bhutani, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital