New hospitalist returns to USA Health in internal medicine
“I wanted the opportunity to teach clinical care to resident physicians and medical students at an established academic institution that is committed to the delivery of patient-centered, evidence-based medical care.”
By Michelle Ryan
Katherine Glosemeyer, M.D., a 2018 graduate of the Whiddon College of Medicine, recently returned to USA Health as a hospitalist. She will see patients at University Hospital, with occasional consults at Children’s & Women’s Hospital. She also will serve as an assistant professor of internal medicine.
“The diversity of clinical scenarios and pathology within internal medicine drew me to become a hospitalist,” she said. “Inpatient medicine challenges me in the art of history-taking, diagnosis and treatment. The ultimate reward is facilitating patient care with an interdisciplinary team as we help patients navigate through a complex healthcare system.”
Glosemeyer, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, has practiced private hospital medicine and served as a hospice medical director before transitioning to academic medicine at her alma mater.
“I wanted the opportunity to teach clinical care to resident physicians and medical students at an established academic institution that is committed to the delivery of patient-centered, evidence-based medical care,” she said regarding her choice to return to USA Health.
Glosemeyer served as chief resident at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine's Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, where she completed her internal medicine residency. As a medical student at the Whiddon College of Medicine, she was recognized with the Award for Excellence in Curriculum Development in Clinical Skills and the John A. Desak Award.
A lifetime member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and the USA Medical Alumni Association, Glosemeyer was given the 2018 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which honors a graduating medical student for exemplifying outstanding humanism in medicine, along with scientific excellence.
Throughout her medical education, Glosemeyer held multiple leadership roles, served on various committees, and was regularly recognized for her scholarship. She was active in supporting the community, including being involved with the USA Student-Run Free Clinic, and she has multiple publications and poster presentations to her credit.