Welcome to the UNC Division of Hospital Medicine, the newest in the Department of Medicine.

UNC Hospital Medicine started in 2005 with a handful of physicians covering a single service. Our division is now comprised of over 50 physician and advanced practice providers dedicated to comprehensive care of inpatients at UNC Hospitals both in Chapel Hill and at the Hillsborough Campus, which opened in 2015.

We provide a broad range of services including Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, bedside procedures, internal medicine consultation, and co-management for our surgical and other specialty colleagues. We attend on Internal Medicine and Pediatrics resident services and in the new 1 Memorial Observation Unit, in collaboration with the UNC Department of Family Medicine. Our practitioners are also actively engaged in efforts to enhance the overall performance of our health care system.

As School of Medicine faculty, we share three core missions:

  • Deliver patient-centered, high-quality and high-value care across UNC Hospitals
  • Provide effective and innovative medical education for all levels of learners at UNC School of Medicine
  • Advance the science of hospital medicine through quality improvement efforts and clinical research

Our providers are also especially proud of a team culture that enables them to provide the very best care to their patients, their loved ones and each other.

Thank you for your interest in our services. We are here to serve you.

Hospital Medicine News

  • Dr. Ria Dancel, a hospitalist in the department of medicine.

    Dancel receives 2019 Pilot Innovation Award

    Ria Dancel, MD, FAPP,¬†associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, has received a 2019 Pilot Innovation Award from the UNC Center for Health Innovation. ¬†To date, faculty physicians in the department of medicine have received 10 Pilot Innovation Awards since the Center introduced the awards in 2013. Dancel is principal … Continued

  • Carlton Moore, MD, MS

    EHR enhancements linked to better cognitive performance in physicians

    Carlton Moore, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine, contributed to a recent quality improvement study published in JAMA Network Open that considers how current interfaces for electronic health records (EHR) may be associated with excess cognitive workload and poor performance levels for physicians. The study included residents and fellows from … Continued

  • Stephens Authors Perspective on Neuroimaging Patients with Delirium

    UNC Hospitalist and Professor of Medicine Dr. John Stephens has authored a new perspective in the Journal of Hospital Medicine series: Things We Do for No Reason. The series seeks to highlight practices in clinical medicine that are common but either have poor evidence to support them or actual evidence against the practice. Delirium is … Continued

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