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Welcome to my webpage! My name is Austin and I'm a PGY-3 at CAMC in Charleston, WV. Valuing accessible and timely care, I'm passionate about the integration and effective utilization of technology in medicine.

About

Education

  • Cardiology Fellowship
    • Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) | Charleston, WV
    • July 2024 – July 2027
  • Chief Resident
    • 3rd Year Chief Resident
    • Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) | Charleston, WV
    • July 2023 – July 2024
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    • Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) | Charleston, WV
    • July 2021 - July 2024
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    • LMU-DCOM | Harrogate, Tennessee
    • July 2017 – May 2021
  • Undergraduate Coursework
    • University of Tennessee – Knoxville | Knoxville, TN
    • August 2012 – May 2016
    • 1st year Course work in Engineering
    • Completed 127 credit hours towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics

Leadership Experiences

  • Chief Resident
    • Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) | Charleston, WV
    • July 2023 – July 2024
  • Cerner Training/Onboarding
    • Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) | Charleston, WV
    • June 29, 2022; June 30, 2023
  • APDIM Chief Residents Meeting - Academic Internal Medicine Week
    • Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX
    • April 2-5, 2023

Academic Endeavors

  • 2023 Internal Medicine Guide
    • Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) | Charleston, WV
    • August 2022 - Present
  • Presentations
    • Journal Club
      • Statins in ESRD - 10/18/2022
    • Morning Report
      • CIEDs - 09/29/2022
      • ALF/DILI - 10/04/2022
    • Quality Improvement
      • Project: AMD – 03/23/2022
  • PGY-2 Development Curriculum/Bootcamp
    • Residents as Teachers & Feedback in the Hospital – 06/22/2023
    • How to Navigate Night Float as a PGY-2 – 06/21/2023
    • Upper Leveling 101 – 06/19/2023
  • Orientation to Presenting on Rounds
    • WVSOM | Charleston, WV
    • Taught upcoming 3rd year medical students the components of an oral presentation on hospital rounds
    • Evaluated and gave feedback regarding presentation skills
    • June 2022

Research Experience

  • CAMC Research Day Oral Presentation – Clinical Research/QI Abstract
    • 2024 CAMC Research Day | Roanoke, WV
    • Co-Investigator
    • Case: Evaluating Resident and Patient Satisfaction by Creating a Polypharmacy Clinic in an Internal Medicine Residency Program
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: Amna Anees, MD, Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine
    • April 2024
  • WV ACP Poster – Clinical Research/QI Abstract
    • 2023 ACP WV Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting | Roanoke, WV
    • Co-Investigator
    • Case: Evaluating Resident and Patient Satisfaction by Creating a Polypharmacy Clinic in an Internal Medicine Residency Program
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: Amna Anees, MD, Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine
    • November 11, 2023
  • WV ACP Poster – Case Report
    • 2023 ACP WV Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting | Roanoke, WV
    • Co-Investitgator
    • Case: Name that Rash: Delayed Dermatomyositis Identification and its Sequela
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: Dr. Ahsan Iqbal, MD, Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology
    • November 11, 2023
  • WV ACP Oral Presentation - Theives Market
    • 2023 ACP WV Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting | Roanoke, WV
    • 1st Author
    • Case: Drug-Induced ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • November 10, 2023
  • WV ACP Oral Presentation - Case Report
    • 2023 ACP WV Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting | Roanoke, WV
    • 1st Author
    • Case: “My Neck, My Back, Antibodies on the Attack”: A case of Statin-Associated Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: James R. Campbell II, MD, Interim Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, Charleston Campus and Interim Dean, WVU School of Medicine, Charleston Campus; Associate Professor & Department Chair, Department of Internal Medicine - Charleston Campus
    • November 10, 2023
  • WV ACC Poster – Case Report
    • WV ACC Annual Meeting – Waterfront Place | Morgantown, WV
    • 1st Author
    • Case: Pericarditis associated with a Pericardial Cyst
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: Dr. David D. Francke, MD, Cardiology, Department of Cardiology
    • August 26, 2023
  • WV ACC Poster – Case Report
    • WV ACC Annual Meeting – Waterfront Place | Morgantown, WV
    • 1st Author
    • Case: Oh My! Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Myocarditis
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: Dr. Sarah J. Rinehart, MD, Program Director, Department of Cardiology
    • August 26, 2023
  • Prospective Observational Study – IRB Approved - Ongoing
    • Charleston Area Medical Center | Charleston, WV
    • Co-Investigator
    • Project: Acetazolamide use in Outpatient HF Management
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology
    • PI: Dr. Marciano Lee, MD, Cardiology, Heart Failure
    • 01/2023 – Present
  • WV ACP Oral Presentation - Cross-Sectional Observational Study
    • WV ACP Annual Meeting – Stonewall Resort | Roanoke, WV
    • Co-Investigator
    • Project: Words Matter: The Impact of Language on Healthcare Provider Clinical Judgment
    • Department of Internal Medicine/Psychiatry
    • PI: Dr. Adina Bowe, MD, Psychiatry, Director of Comprehensive Opioid Addiction Treatment Clinic and Assistant Professor
  • Prospective Study – IRB Approved - Ongoing
    • Charleston Area Medical Center | Charleston, WV
    • Co-Investigator
    • Project: Impact of Communication Modality on Heart Failure Clinic Follow Up
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology
    • PI: Dr. Marciano Lee, MD, Cardiology, Heart Failure
    • 02/2022 – Present
  • Quality Improvement
    • Charleston Area Medical Center | Charleston, WV
    • Project: Improving AMD documentation in IM Clinic Patients ≥60 y/o
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: Dr. J Anwar, MD, Internal Medicine
    • 11/2021 – Present
  • Research Day Poster – Case Report
    • Charleston Area Medical Center | Charleston, WV
    • Co-Investigator/Presenter
    • The Confused Crab: Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy as an initial presentation of Multiple Myeloma
    • CAMC Department of Internal Medicine
    • PI: Dr. R. Scott Morehead, MD, Pulmonology and Critical Care
    • April 19, 2022

Work Experience

  • Internal Moonlighting
    • Worked with GME and hospital administration to allow internal moonlighting and create a pathway within CAMC to allow this for other residents
    • Included Neurology and MRI Observation
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
    • Regional Eye Center | Kingsport, TN
    • Worked independently to prepare patients for their visit by performing preliminary eye exams
    • Conducted diagnostic testing via fundus photography, topography, and visual field assessment
    • Assisted physicians as a scribe by properly documenting exam findings
    • P5/2015 – 08/2015, 12/2015 – 01/2016, 07/2016 – 07/2017
  • Teaching Assistant/Peer Mentor, First Year Studies 101
    • University of Tennessee | Knoxville, TN
    • Semester-long course for incoming freshmen created to provide guidance and the means to thrive while at UT
    • Graded assignments, assisted class activities, and served as an in-class liaison
    • Fall 2013, 2014, and 2015

Volunteer Experience and Community Activities

  • Project CHASM (Charleston Homeless and Street Medicine)
    • WVU | Charleston, WV
    • Check blood pressures, provide basic toiletries, and other necessities twice monthly
    • Provide compassionate care at the men’s group home and women’s shelter in downtown Charleston
    • April 2022 - Ongoing
  • Hospital Flu Shot and COVID-19 Contact Tracing Volunteer
    • Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center | Knoxville, TN
    • Assist pharmacy staff by administering flu shots to hospital staff on a weekly basis
    • Assist the human resources department by contact tracing COVID-19 positive patients
    • October 2020
  • Clinical Rotations Student Assessment Team Volunteer
    • LMU-DCOM | Knoxville, TN
    • Met with rotation staff from multiple rotation sites to assess the current third year curriculum
    • Received feedback from peers to adjust current curriculum
    • Created and submitted recommended changes to the assessment staff
    • February 2020
  • Clean-up Crew Volunteer
    • Girls Inc. | Kingsport, TN
    • General facility maintenance in preparation for after school activities
    • Repainted and resurfaced the schoolyard, cleared brush and improved the facility’s exterior
    • Fall 2014, Fall 2019
    • February 2020
  • Student Peer Mentor
    • LMU-DCOM | Harrogate, TN
    • Provided guidance and served as a source of answers to an incoming medical student
    • Attended regular meetings and mentoring events
    • Recommended resources tailored to each course
    • 2018, 2019
  • 6th Grade Assistant Football Coach
    • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport | Kingsport, TN
    • Assisted in practices and games on a bi-weekly basis
    • Independently coached defensive backs and wide receivers
    • Implemented known techniques to improve skill, Led individual drills
    • Fall 2016

Hobbies

  • Intramural Sports/College Olympics
    • LMU-DCOM | Harrogate, TN
      • Football, Soccer, and Dodgeball
      • Dodgeball Champion
    • University of Tennessee | Knoxville, TN
      • Football, Racquetball, Floor hockey, and Basketball
  • Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint – Expert
  • Snowboarding – Advanced
  • Cerner - Advanced
  • Python, HTML, CSS- Intermediate
  • Javascript - Working

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Place Clinical Research/QI Resident Abstract Poster Competition
    • 2023 ACP WV Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting | Roanoke, WV
    • 11/11/2023
  • Outstanding Contribution to Quality Improvement Projects - 2022-2023
    • Charleston Area Medical Center | Charleston, WV
    • For contributions to QIPs 2022-2023
  • Outstanding Contribution to Quality Improvement Project - Quarter 1
    • Charleston Area Medical Center | Charleston, WV
    • For contributions to AMD QIPs Fall 2021
  • Dean’s List
    • University of Tennessee | Knoxville, TN
    • Fall 2012, 2013, and 2014, Spring 2015 and 2016
  • Dobyns-Bennett Quarterback Club Scholarship
    • Dobyns-Bennett Highschool | Kingsport, TN
    • Single year college scholarship for my position as a team captain and my academic record.
    • Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

Snowboarding