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Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine, Associate Chief for Education and Faculty Development

Specialty Areas

Management of hospitalized adults and children, care transitions, global health


BA with Honors: University of North Carolina, 1991; MD with highest honors and distinction University of North Carolina, 1996; Residency Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC Hospitals, 1996-2000; Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, 2000-2002;Area Health Education Center Faculty, WakeMed, 2000-2003; General Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship, University of North Carolina, 2003-2005; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, 2003-2008; Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program, 2003-2009; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, 2008-present; Director of Hospital Medicine Program, University of North Carolina, 2008-2016; Section Chief for Inpatient Practice and Education, Division of General Medicine, University of North Carolina, 2008-2016. Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, 2016-present. Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute, Mini-Advanced Training Program, 2016.

Research Interests

Dr. Liles’ research interest center around improvement in systems of care, the delivery of quality evidenced care to specific, vulnerable patient populations. He has a passion for medical education. Dr. Liles has studied care for sickle cell patients, patients with substance abuse disorders and hospitalized elderly patients. Clinically, he has been recognized as an excellent clinician educator. He also leads frequent medical service trips to Central America with faculty and residents.


Stephens JR, Stark, B, Liles EA, Moore CR, Jonas D, Walston LM, Trudeau D, Garbutt JC. Implementation of a process for initiating naltrexone in patients hospitalized for alcohol detoxification or withdrawal. Journal of Hospital Medicine. Published online January 2018.

Caulfield, C, Liles, EA, Stephens, J, Saralya, Z, Jonas, D, Moore, C. Patients Discharged from Emergency Department after Referral for Hospitalist Admission. Amer J Manag Care. 2018 Mar; 24 (3):152-156.

Dancel, R, Liles, EA, Fiore, D. Acute Pain Management in Hospitalized Children. Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials. In Press.

Liles EA, McWilliams A, Steuerwald M, Venkatesh K, Caulfield C, Weeks J. Reevaluation of Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk by Hospitalists to Expedite Discharge of Low Risk Patients. Journal of Academic Hospital Medicine. Jan-Mar:7 (1) 5-16, 2015

Smitherman, A, Alexander, T, Connelly, M, Snavely, A, Weston, B, Liles, EA, Steiner, M, The Incidence of Catheter-Associated Venous Thrombosis in Noncritically Ill Children. Hospital Pediatrics, 2015 Feb 5 (2): 2154-2162.

Liles EA, Kirsch J, Gilchrist M, Adem M. Hospitalist management of vaso-occlusive pain crisis in patients with sickle cell disease using a pathway of care. Hosp Pract. 2014 Apr; 42 (2): 70-6.

Stephens JR, Liles EA, Dewalt D, Kirsch JD, Downs JP. Who Needs Inpatient Detox? Development and Implementation of a Hospitalist Protocol for the Evaluation of Patients for Alcohol Detoxification. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 29 (4): 587-93.

Burns H, Auvergne L, Haynes-Maslow L, Liles EA, Perrin E, Steiner MJ. A Qualitative Analysis of Career Transitions Made by Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Graduates. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2011; 72 (3): 191-195.

Steiner MJ, Brown WD, Liles EA. An Assessment of the New Lipid Screening Guidelines. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct; 122(4): 904-5.

Liles EA, Blatt J, Morris D. Monitoring Pulmonary Complications in Long-term Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Guidelines for the Primary Care Physician. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2008; 75 (7): 531-540.

Bundy D, Byerley J, Liles EA, Perrin E, Katznelson J, Rice H. Does This Child Have Appendicitis? JAMA. 2007; 298: 438-451.

Tofade T, Liles EA. Intentional Overdose with Insulin Glargine and Insulin Aspart. Pharmacotherapy. Oct;24(10): 1412-8, 2004.

Weaver KD, Smith WT, Lowry TS, Liles EA, Cornwell LD. Do Healthy Adults Need to Know Their Cholesterol Level? NC Med J. 57 (5); Sept-Oct, 1996.

Recognitions and Honors

Top Hospitalist, American College of Physicians; Hyman Battle Excellence in Teaching for the Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine; Big Splash Champion, Hollow Rock Swim and Racquet Club; Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, University of North Carolina; Teacher of the Year, Department of Medicine; C. Richard Morris Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics

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    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7085