Hospital Medicine Leadership
DHM has a robust leadership team that works together with division faculty as well as departmental, medical school, and health system stakeholders to meet our shared goals.
In collaboration with faculty, staff, and other stakeholders, DHM leadership implemented a variety of new programs and initiatives in the division’s first year. As one example, Dr. Haruka Torok, Associate Director of Mentoring and Career Development, developed an Early Career Faculty Development Program, which, through a series of monthly workshop, provides the DHM faculty members in the first 2 years of hire with knowledge and tools to effectively start their careers in academic hospital medicine ranging from quality improvement, clinical care, teaching and scholarship. These sessions are also intended to serve as a platform for our early career faculty members to share issues, develop a sense of community and facilitate collaborations.
Executive Leadership Team
Members of the DHM Executive Leadership Team lead and support a variety of initiatives surrounding clinical hospital medicine, med-peds, administration and operations, research and scholarship, mentoring and career development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Dr. Andrew Olson, Division Director
Dr. Brian Hilliard, Associate Director for Clinical Hospital Medicine
Dr. Brian Hilliard leads DHM’s clinical hospital medicine operational management and strategic initiatives, and partners with individuals internal and external to the division to ensure division efforts are executed in concert with other clinical efforts. Full Bio
Emily Melcher, MLS, Division Administrator
Emily Melcher, MLS, Division Administrator
Ms. Melcher oversees DHM’s administration and operations team and leads efforts to devise, implement, and optimize various strategic initiatives, processes, and operations for the division.
Dr. Ben Trappey, Associate Director for Medicine-Pediatrics Hospital Medicine
Dr. Trappey leads DHM’s operational management and strategic initiatives related to Medicine-Pediatrics Hospital Medicine and innovations related to transitions of care across the life continuum for hospitalized patients. Full Bio
Dr. Haruka Torok, Associate Director for Mentoring and Career Development
Dr. Torok leads longitudinal programming in faculty development for DHM faculty focused on clinical, educational, research/scholarship, leadership, and wellness competencies. Full Bio
Dr. Molly Wyman, Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Wyman leads diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for DHM, including devising, implementing, and monitoring progress toward various goals in support of fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Full Bio
Clinical Leadership Committee
The DHM Clinical Leadership Committee is made up of faculty with leadership positions in the Division related to clinical work as well as those with clinical leadership positions in the health system.
Dr. Brian Hilliard, Associate Director, Clinical Hospital Medicine
Dr. Zach Kalentborn, Procedure Service Lead
Dr. Ryan Kelly, Co-Addiction Medicine Lead
Dr. Kelly is the Co-Addiction Medicine Lead in strategic and operational aspects of the UMMC East Bank Addiction Consult Service to ensure the ongoing growth, maintenance and competency development of the addiction consult service team which includes DHM faculty and community partners. Full Bio
Dr. Kay Lane, Education Lead
Dr. Lane leads in the educational aspects of UMMC Hospital Medicine Services, which includes developing and maintaining programs for delivering feedback to faculty regarding educational efforts, avoiding bias in the clinical learning environment, and developing innovative collaborations in hospital medicine education. Full Bio
Dr. Rebecca Markowitz, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Ex Officio
Dr. Markowitz serves as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for M Health Fairview, concentrating on virtual care, ambulatory care, documentation improvement, and clinician use of the electronic health record (EHR). Full Bio
Dr. Ellen Overson, Specialty Lead
Dr. Overson leads in ongoing collaboration with respect to inpatient care of specialty patients at UMMC, interfacing with other divisions regarding clinical care, and aiding in the development of new services in collaboration with the rest of the Clinical Leadership Committee. Full Bio
Dr. Timothy Roach, Specialty Lead
Dr. Roach leads in ongoing collaboration with respect to inpatient care of specialty patients at UMMC, interfacing with other divisions regarding clinical care, and aiding in the development of new services in collaboration with the rest of the Clinical Leadership Committee. Full Bio
Dr. Ben Webber, Senior Medical Director, Ex Officio
Dr. Webber is a Senior Medical Director at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, where he leads initiatives to improve clinical operations, quality and safety of care across the breadth of clinical services and practice locations, and leads various quality improvement initiatives. Full Bio