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Rimma Osipov, MD, PhD - Division of Hospital Medicine

Rimma Osipov, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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101 Manning Dr
101 Manning Dr - CB #7085
Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Rimma Osipov, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Medical Humanities, Medical Education, History of Medicine, Clinical Reasoning and Medical Epistemology, Clinical Ethics, Clinical Ethics Consultation, Clinician Burnout and Moral Injury, Narrative Medicine


Dr. Osipov received her PhD in the Medical Humanities with a primary focus in the history of medicine and secondary concentrations in literature and medicine and clinical ethics. In addition to her clinical role as a night hospitalist, she teaches in the medical school social medicine curriculum and is working on several projects in medical education and clinical ethics. She organizes an annual noon conference series on ethics and humanities for the internal medicine residency and is collaborating on a project focused on building clinical reasoning skills among IM medical residents through the humanities. She serves as one of the lead ethics consultants for the hospital ethics committee and leads structured electives for residents in narrative medicine as well as in clinical ethics. Within the history of medicine her interests focus on the impact of international medical graduates on the US healthcare system over the course of the 20th century. She has also recently presented on burnout and moral injury of healthcare workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • BS

    University of California Los Angeles

  • MD

    University of Texas Medical Branch

  • Residency

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • PhD

    University of Texas Medical Branch