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2022 Keynote speakers

Chang Chretien, Katherine

Katherine Chang Chretien, M.D. 

Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs

Professor (PAR) of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland


Presentation Title: Three Stories, Three Studies



Katherine Chang Chretien, M.D. is the Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs and Director of Medical Student Wellness. She is a hospitalist physician in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins in these roles in 2021, Katherine was Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences where she served as a career advisory dean, oversaw the Office for Financial Aid and the Scholarly Concentration Program, and co-chaired the Dean's Wellness Committee. Katherine worked clinically as a hospitalist physician at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 18 years and was medicine clerkship site director for George Washington (10 years) and the first division chief for Hospital Medicine (2010-2016).

She served as President of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) from 2019-2020, and is on the Northeast Group of Student Affairs (AAMC) Executive Committee (2017- ). She is the recipient of the Charles H. Griffith III Educational Research Award from CDIM and the Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Students Association. 

Katherine graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Osler Medical Residency. Her academic focus has been on social media in medicine, medical education, narrative medicine, and well-being. She is the editor of the book Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned (Springer, 2018) based on the group blog she founded in 2008 and has a second book to be released in October 2021 that is focused on helping medical students thrive. 

Lypson, Monica

Monica L. Lypson, M.D., MHPE

Vice Dean for Education
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician and Surgeons
Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center


Presentation Title: Career, Scholarship and Moving the Field as a Clinician-Educator



Monica L. Lypson, M.D., MHPE is the Vice Dean for Education at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and serves as the Rolf H. Scholdager Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She previously served as a professor, and Vice-Chair of Medicine, Division Director of General Internal Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medical and Health Sciences. She has been serving the generalist community as President-elect, President and Past President of the Society of General Internal Medicine. In these role, Dr. Lypson provides visionary leadership for a diverse group of faculty and students involved in educational and innovation, medical education research, and, community outreach. She is committed to creating and supporting the academic careers of faculty members interested in intersection of education, patient centered care and research.

Her work focuses on innovations and improvements in health professions education and assessment, health equity, workforce diversity, faculty development, medical care delivery, and provider communication skills. Dr. Lypson's prior role in government included serving as the Director for Medical and Dental Education for the Veterans Health Administration, where she oversaw undergraduate and graduate medical education across the nation within the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Dr. Lypson is a board-certified general internist with significant leadership experience in clinical, educational, and administrative arenas.

Dr. Lypson's research interests include health professional trainee assessment, historical and contemporary trends in medical education, academic leadership and the under representation of minorities in academic medicine.

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