Deepak Kamat, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., pediatrician and Designated Institutional Official for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Residency Program and professor of Pediatrics for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been elected vice chair of the Pediatric Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
The committee is responsible for the accreditation of approximately 9,500 residency and fellowship programs and approximately 700 institutions that sponsor these programs in the United States. Residency and fellowship programs educate more than 120,000 resident physicians in 130 specialties and subspecialties.
“I am honored that my colleagues on the committee, who are nationally renowned educators from across the country, demonstrated their confidence in me by nominating and electing me for this position,” said Dr. Kamat, who is now serving his fifth year on the committee. He will serve two years as vice chair.
The Pediatric Residency Review Committee consists of 15 members appointed to six-year terms. The chair and vice chair are elected by the committee. Members are nationally recognized for their contributions in education.
“Dr. Kamat’s multiple teaching awards and this recognition support what a nationally recognized leader he is for pediatric medical education,” said Steven Lipshultz, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and chair of Wayne State University Pediatrics.
Dr. Kamat received the 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics Education Award. The award recognizes an academy member whose career encompasses educational contributions that have had a “broad and positive impact” on the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
He also received the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Wayne State University. The award recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to teaching. Winners demonstrate, to an exceptionally high degree, comprehensive knowledge of their subject, superior classroom performance and high educational standards. They generate enthusiasm and respect for learning, motivate students to excel and are accessible to students.
Dr. Kamat has served as editor in chief of the Pediatric Care Online Quick Reference, a first of its kind in pediatric medicine. The reference is an integrated point of care service available on handheld devices that can be used by physicians at patient bedside. His contributions to that project helped earn him the 2009 Wayne State University Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award.
About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, www.childrensdmc.org
For more than 125 years, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. With more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialties and services, the hospital is a national leader in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and gastroenterology surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. It is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children and sees more children than any hospital in the state. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than at any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
About Wayne State University, www.wayne.edu
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Its School of Medicine is the largest single-campus medical school in the nation with more than 1,200 medical students. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master’s degree, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually.