We are pleased to announce that the Executive Faculty has approved the promotion of Dr. Andrew Odden to Associate Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Odden received his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota in Ann Arbor, where he was awarded the Bruce Jones Award for House Staff Spirit. He joined the hospitalist faculty at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor VA. Dr. Odden founded and served as the inaugural Section Chief of Hospital Medicine at the Ann Arbor VA and became Associate Chief of Medicine where he was responsible for inpatient medical care. He directed the Inpatient Nurse Care Coordinator Program and led the Hospital Medicine section’s medicine consult program, procedure service, night hospitalist service, and observation program. Dr. Odden won numerous teaching awards at the University of Michigan, including the Richard D. Judge Award for Medical Student Teaching, the Special Contribution to the Medical Student Teaching Program, and served as Prefect and Faculty Honorary for the Galen’s Medical Society. He developed a quality improvement sub-internship at the Ann Arbor VA which integrated inpatient medical care with the principles of quality and safety.
In 2015, Dr. Odden joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Medical Education. He currently serves as the Patient Safety Officer for the Department of Medicine, co-chairs the departmental Operations Executive Council, and is a Physician Utilization Management Advisor for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine (SFHM) and is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee and the Quality Improvement Strategy Subcommittee. Dr. Odden has a scholarly interest in the care of patients with sepsis on the general medicine floors and has given numerous national and international talks in addition to having served as a faculty member for both the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign on ward sepsis initiatives.