Daniel P. Hunt, MD, FACP

Division Director, Division of Hospital Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Biography

Dan Hunt, MD received his MD degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt with his third year at Baylor College of Medicine. He then spent eleven years in private practice of general internal medicine in Houston, becoming a partner with the Medical Clinic of Houston in the Texas Medical Center. He was subsequently recruited as a clinician educator by Baylor College of Medicine where he focused much of his clinical effort on the inpatient wards and participated in a variety of medical education activities, including direction of the Patient, Physician and Society-3 course and of a major CME course for the Department of Medicine. During his time at Baylor, Dr. Hunt received over 35 major teaching awards.

Dr. Hunt was recruited in 2005 by the Massachusetts General Hospital to develop and lead the Inpatient Clinician Educator Service for the Department of Medicine. In 2010, Dan became the Chief of the Hospital Medicine Unit that combined the Clinician Educator Service and the larger direct-care Hospital Medicine Group under a unified administrative and academic structure. Dan is also a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine. He is an active member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine.

Dan’s scholarship has focused primarily on medical education and perioperative management. In addition, Dan has been the primary discussant for five “Clinicopathologic Case Conferences (CPCs)” published by the New England Journal of Medicine and has served as the unknown case discussant at national conferences. Dr. Hunt received the Alfred Kranes Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at the MGH in 2006 and 2011, the Best Clinical Instructor Award from Harvard Medical School in 2008, and the Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. Dr. Hunt’s current academic interests are venous thromboembolic disease, perioperative management, bedside application of evidence-based medicine, innovative approaches to medical education, faculty development of clinician educators, and mentoring of junior faculty. 

Publications

  1. Hunt DP.  Commentary on “no to greed”.  South Med J 2015; 108:65-6. PubMed

  2. Goroll AH and Hunt DP.  Bridging the hospitalist-primary care divide through collaborative care.  N Engl J Med 2015; 372(4): 308-9. PubMed

  3. Zeidman J, Baggett M, Hunt DP.  Can one-minute preceptor and SNAPPS improve inpatient teaching?  J Hosp Med 2015; 10(2): 131-2. PubMed  

  4. Hunt DP, Sahani DV, Corey KE, Masia R. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 30-2014. A 29-year-old man with diarrhea, nausea, and weight loss. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 25; 371(13):1238-47.  PubMed
  5. Hunt DP. Do patients with advanced cancer value the physical examination? Cancer. 2014 Jul 15; 120(14):2077-9. PubMed
  6. Hunt DP, Muse VV, Ly A. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 4-2014. A 39-year-old man with night sweats and abdominal pain. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 30; 370(5):467-73. PubMed
  7. Hunt DP, Muse VV, Pitman MB. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 12-2013. An 18-year-old woman with pulmonary infiltrates and respiratory failure. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 18; 368(16):1537-45. PubMed
  8. Hunt DP, Becker AE, Guimaraes AR, Stemmer-Rachamimov A, Misdraji J. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 21-2012. A 27-year-old man with fatigue, weakness, weight loss, and decreased libido. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 12; 367(2):157-69. PubMed
  9. Wright DE, Hunt DP. Core competency review: aortic stenosis and noncardiac surgery. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct; 7(8):655-60. PubMed
  10. Mai C, Hunt D. Upper-extremity deep venous thrombosis: a review. Am J Med. 2011 May; 124(5):402-7. PubMed
  11. Finn K, Chiappa V, Puig A, Hunt DP. How to become a better clinical teacher: a collaborative peer observation process. Med Teach. 2011; 33(2):151-5.
  12. Hunt DP, Thabet A, Rosenberg ES. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 29-2010. A 29-year-old woman with fever and abdominal pain. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 23; 363(13):1266-74. PubMed
  13. Yachimski PS, Farrell EA, Hunt DP, Reid AE. Proton pump inhibitors for prophylaxis of nosocomial upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding: effect of standardized guidelines on prescribing practice. Arch Intern Med. 2010 May 10; 170(9):779-83. PubMed
  14. Wright DE, Hunt DP. Perioperative surveillance for adverse myocardial events. South Med J. 2008 Jan; 101(1):52-8. PubMed
  15. Hunt D. Determining the clinical probability of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. South Med J. 2007 Oct; 100(10):1015-21; quiz 1004. PubMed
  16. Hunt D. Low molecular weight heparin and atherosclerosis. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2004 Mar; 6(2):140-7. PubMed

  17. Khosla U, Ruel KS, Hunt DP. Antihistamine-induced rhabdomyolysis. South Med J. 2003 Oct; 96(10):1023-6. PubMed

  18. Hunt DP, Haidet P, Coverdale JH, Richards B. The effect of using team learning in an evidence-based medicine course for medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2003; 15(2):131-9. PubMed

  19. Haidet P, Hunt D, Coverdale J. Learning by doing: teaching critical appraisal of randomized trials by performing an in-class randomized trial. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1161. PubMed