Gonzalo named assistant dean for health systems education

As of Sept. 1, Dr. Jed Gonzalo assumed responsibilities as assistant dean for health systems education at Penn State College of Medicine. Gonzalo will take a lead role in all aspects of the college’s recently awarded five-year grant from the American Medical Association to better prepare students to function effectively in the evolving health care system. His creativity, commitment, and scholarship will bring the kind of leadership to health systems education that will position Penn State Hershey as a national role model.

Gonzalo graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in 2006. He completed his residency training and served as chief resident in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Following his internal medicine residency, he completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in general internal medicine and medical education, earning a master of science in medical education in conjunction with his fellowship. Among his many awards is the Beth Israel Deaconess Internal Medicine Residency Lowell McGee Award for recognition of the “fundamental importance of teaching to the spirit and substance of being a physician.”

Gonzalo has a deep interest in medical education, medical education scholarship, and clinical research related to quality of care and health systems. His research projects focus on areas including bedside rounds, feedback and reflection, interdisciplinary rounds, patient safety issues, and emergency department to inpatient sign-out processes. He is Penn State Hershey’s Institutional Junior Faculty Representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. As an inpatient hospitalist, he teaches and mentors medical students and internal medicine residents, also serving as faculty coordinator of the Department of Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference.

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Last Updated September 18, 2013