Dr. Natasha Chida will be the next program director of the Osler Medical Residency effective immediately.

Dr. Chida is an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, associate director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and co-director of the Medical Education Pathway of the Johns Hopkins Bayview and Osler Internal Medicine Residency Programs. She is Barker firm faculty and a clinical coach in the Osler Program. She earned her medical degree and master of science in public health from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where she served as a chief medical resident. Dr. Chida came to Hopkins to complete her fellowship in infectious diseases and joined the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2016.

Dr. Chida’s research interests include career development for physicians in training, the advancement of women in medicine and how to best train residents and fellows in HIV care. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, general infectious diseases and HIV care. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, general infectious diseases and HIV care.

We are confident that her experience in educational curriculum and program development will help Dr. Chida excel in her new role as program director. We would like to thank the search committee and the advisory committee for their valued expertise and aid in selecting Dr. Chida as the best candidate.

We would also like to express our gratitude to Dr. Heather Sateia, who has graciously filled in as interim program director since Dr. Sanjay Desai stepped down to become chief academic officer for the American Medical Association last month. She will remain in the interim capacity over the next few weeks to develop a transition plan along with Dr. Chida.

Dr. Danelle Cayea, associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, will remain in her role as interim vice chair for education through the end of the academic year. We thank her for her leadership that has allowed for some much-needed consistency during this transition.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Natasha Chida to her new role. We are confident the Osler Medical Residency will continue to thrive under her leadership, and we look forward to what the future will bring.

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