UofL associate dean selected for executive leadership program in medical education Amy Holthouser, M.D., is the 18th UofL faculty member selected for ELAM

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    Amy Laura Holthouser, M.D.
    Amy Laura Holthouser, M.D.

    University of Louisville associate dean for medical education and associate professor of medicine and pediatrics Amy Holthouser, M.D., has been selected as a member of the 2016-2017 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (ELAM). Holthouser is one of only 54 women in the nation selected for the program.

    ELAM is a year-long fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health in which they develop professional and personal skills required for leadership and management in health care. More than 900 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.

    Holthouser oversees the design and implementation of the MD program curriculum. She also leads the steering committee for the eQuality Project at UofL, a national pilot initiative to integrate competencies published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) related to provision of care for LGBT and DSD individuals into the school of medicine curriculum. Holthouser was a primary investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to develop a required palliative care educational experience for medical students, and co-investigator on iCOPE, a five-year NIH grant funding the development of an interdisciplinary palliative care curriculum to improve the care of cancer patients.

    Among her 24 teaching awards at the university and school of medicine level, Holthouser has received the American College of Physicians Outstanding Faculty Award and twice won the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award. The Louisville native is an alumna of the UofL School of Medicine where she also completed her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics. In addition to her academic duties, Holthouser practices as a pediatric hospitalist at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    In ELAM’s 21-year history, 17 faculty members from UofL have completed the fellowship. Toni Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the UofL School of Medicine, is among UofL’s ELAM alumnae, and Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, was part of the 2015-2016 class. A complete list of UofL’s ELAM alumnae is included below.

     

    The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program

    University of Louisville Alumnae*

    Lourdes C. Corman, M.D. (1996-1997)
    Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine
    Chief, Division of Medical Education
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Laura F. Schweitzer, Ph.D. (1998-1999)
    Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
    Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
    Associate Dean of Student Affairs
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Linda F. Lucas, M.D. (1999-2000)
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Director, One Day Surgery
    University of Louisville Hospital

    Barbara J. McLaughlin, Ph.D. (2000-2001)
    Professor of Ophthalmology
    Associate Dean for Research
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Connie L. Drisko, DDS (2001-2002)
    Professor of Periodontics
    Assistant Dean for Research
    University of Louisville School of Dentistry

    Susan Galandiuk, M.D. (2001-2002)
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Program Director, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Mary Thoesen Coleman, M.D., Ph.D. (2002-2003)
    Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Family and Community Medicine
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Toni M. Ganzel, M.D., M.B.A. (2003-2004)
    Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology,
    Department of Surgery
    Senior Associate Dean for Students and Academic Affairs
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H. (2007-2008)
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Associate Dean of Minority and Rural Affairs
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Kathy B. Baumgartner, Ph.D. (2008-2009)
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health
    University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences

    Melanie R. Peterson, D.M.D., M.B.A. (2008-2009)
    Professor of Dentistry
    Associate Dean for Clinics and Postdoctoral Education
    University of Louisville School of Dentistry

    Anees B. Chagpar, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H. (2009-2010)
    Academic Advisory Dean, School of Medicine
    Director, Multidisciplinary Breast Program
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Jill Suttles, Ph.D. (2010-2011)
    Graduate Program Director, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Kelli Bullard Dunn, M.D. (2012-2013)
    Professor of Surgery
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Sharmila Makhija, M.D., M.B.A. (2012-2013)
    Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
    Donald E. Baxter Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Ann Shaw, M.D. (2013-2014)
    Associate Dean for Medical Education
    Academic Advisory Dean
    Professor of Medicine
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.  (2015-2016)
    Chair, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
    Rowntree Endowed Chair in Family and Geriatric Medicine
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

    *Titles reflect the alumna’s position at the time of their acceptance into the ELAM fellowship

     

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    Betty Coffman is a Communications Coordinator focused on research and innovation at UofL. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Marketing and Communications.