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Section of Hospital Medicine

Saint Louis University Hospital Medicine Section has consistently grown since 2015. We have a dynamic group of distinctive physicians and advanced practice providers, who have outstanding clinical and academic skills.

Hospitalists care for patients admitted to SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital on the general medicine service as well as care for patients on the general medicine consult service. We provide the highest quality medical care for our patients at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. In addition to their clinical work, the Section focuses on excellence in education and quality improvement.

Our faculty members are leaders at the highest levels within SLUCare, the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, as well as leaders within the School of Medicine. Our attention to service and upholding the Jesuit mission is seen in our daily work with patients, along with the education of our internal medicine residents and medicine students.

Faculty

Fred Buckhold, III, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Cory Cheatham, M.D.
Instructor, Clinical Educator

Hiral Choksi, M.D., FACP, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean of Admissions, School of Medicine

Joesph Cumming, M.D.
Instructor, Clinical Educator

Ghassan Daher, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jabon Ellis, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Ryan Freedle, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Adam J. Fritz, M.D., MSHA, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Hospital Medicine

Farzana Hoque, M.D., FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Acting Internship

Nitika Kaswan, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Takaaki Ishiyama, M.D., FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine

M. Noman Malik, MBBS, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Abdullah Al Masud, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Joshua Mayer, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Chad Miller, M.D., FACP, SFHM
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical
Education

Christopher Neal, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Benjamin Reid, M.D.
Instructor, Clinical Educator

Justin Purdy, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Peter Shawki, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Salman Syed, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Keniesha Thompson, M.D., M.S., FACP, FHM
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Philip Vaidyan, M.D., FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division Director, General Internal Medicine

Joseph Wheeler, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Advanced Practice Providers

Haley Bantz, PA-C

Breann Barlow, PA-C

Ilya Bunimovich, PA-C

Alexander Finn, AGACNP-BC

Matthew Hyde, AGPCNP-BC

Allison McNiell, PA-C

Jessica Mitchell, PA-C

Kristin Salmon, PA-C

Sarah Tsiu, PA-C

Hannah Willis, PA-C

Emeritus Faculty

Douglas Walden, M.D., MPH, FACP
Professor Emeritus

Staff

Mary Streif
Administrative Assistant