Clinical Distinctions

The Department of Medicine has initiated a system of tiered clinical distinctions to better recognize faculty who have made significant clinical contributions. These distinctions, ranging from Physician to Master Clinician, are outlined in the following guidelines. 
Clinical Distinctions 2017
Pictured: Our 2017 Clinical Distinction honorees

Full Guidelines & Process

These guidelines are designed to recognize the clinically-related efforts of Department of Medicine (DOM) regular faculty as well as Emory Specialty Associates physicians associated with the DOM.  The primary criterion for advancement to levels of senior clinical distinctions is excellence in clinical services, including direct patient care and clinical administration, and must be evident at each level of advancement. 

Full guidelines including process

Timeline & Documents

2017-2018 Timeline

Documentation required for your distinction:

  1. CV (SOM format) (required)
  2. Clinical Service Statement­ – document to address the four categories of achievement as applicable (Quality of Care and Patient Satisfaction, Innovation, Administration, Citizenship) (required)
  3. A suggested evaluator list that your division director will use to solicit letters of support (required)

Committee for Clinical Distinctions

Kathy Griendling, Ex-Officio Member, Cardiology
Patrick Bowen, Chair, Endocrinology, TEC
Jennifer Christie, Digestive Diseases, TEC
Dan Hunt, Hospital Medicine, EUH
Jesse Jacob, Infectious Diseases, EUHM
Alia Kamel, Administration
Greg Martin, Pulmonary, Grady
Chris Rayburn, Administration
Lynn Schlanger, Renal, VA
Bryan Wells, Cardiology, TEC

Contact Us

Kathy Griendling - kgriend@emory.edu
Patrick Bowen - phbowen@emory.edu
Alia Kamel - akamel@emory.edu
Christina Shuman - christina.schuman@emory.edu