Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM, is with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the capacity of the Tom and Mary Cesario Chairman, Department of Medicine. He is Professor of Medicine, Business, Public Health and Nursing at UCI. He is also founder and executive director of the Hospitalist Program. Dr. Amin has served as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality for 12 years, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine for 6 years, Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for 14 years, and Medicine Clerkship Director for 14 years. Dr. Amin obtained his MD degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, and later he completed his internship and his residencies in internal medicine, including a chief residency, at UCI. Also at UCI, he earned a healthcare MBA. Dr. Amin is the first hospitalist to be named Chairman of a Department of Medicine.
During the course of his career, Dr. Amin has served as principal investigator, co-investigator, and faculty sponsor on clinical trials and research projects focusing on clinical topics such as venous thromboembolism, pneumonia, and heart failure. His research interest is in health outcomes related to patient safety and quality improvement and medical education. He is a member of professional organizations as the Society of Hospital Medicine, (SHM) the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Society of General Internal Medicine, and Academic Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine (ALCGIM). He serves as ALCGIM's communication chair and is on the executive committee. Dr. Amin has authored or co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles. He is the co-editor/co-author of the Core Competencies for Hospital Medicine by SHM. He served as Chair of SHM's Education Committee for 4 years, the 2006 SHM Annual Meeting Course Director, and was on the SHM's Board of Directors. Dr. Amin was Associate Editor of Hospital Medicine Secrets. Dr. Amin is also co-editor of the book Contemporary Hospitalist Guide to Anticoagulation.
Dr. Amin's numerous awards and honors include the ACP's Special Recognition Award, a Masters of the ACP, named as one of "America's Top Physicians" by the Consumers' Research Council of America, Orange County Physician of Excellence Award, and ACP's Top 10 Hospitalist Award. Dr. Amin also is also the recipient of the 2010 Venous Research Award for Quality Improvement and Implementation of Best Practices from the Venous Disease Coalition/Vascular Disease Foundation.