Rebecca (Podurgiel) Ramirez, MD, Internal Medicine, Kettering, OH, Kettering Medical Center

RebeccaPodurgiel(Podurgiel)RamirezMDFACP, SFSHM

Internal Medicine Kettering, OH

Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Hospital Medicine/Hospitalist

Kettering Health Network Medical Director of Hospital Medicine

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  • Through collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork, transition hospital medicine from volume to value based care. Support and promote patient safety through continuous quality improvement initiatives utilizing evidence based medicine to develop one best practice. Respond to the concerns and needs of physicians, foster relationships between physicians, administration and other clinical staff at each campus.

    Focus on shared success.

Education & Training

  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineChief Residency, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 2006 - 2007
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indiana University School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 2003 - 2007
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
    Wright State University Boonshoft School of MedicineClass of 2003
  • Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social SciencesMSSA, Mental Health, 1993 - 1995
  • Skidmore CollegeB.A., Government with a concentration in Economics, 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2008 - 2011
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2007 - 2013
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Citation (A Lion In The House) Vital Signs, Fate Forms Unique Alliance: Theatre and Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Statewide First Place Award Research Competition American College of Physicians, 2002
  • Outstanding Service Award The George Washington University Department of Medicine, 2011
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • When Doctors Get Sick: A Report from the Next Generation  
    Ramirez, RP, The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine
  • Dying in America: A good study missing good functional application (Review of the book Dying in America: Improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the...  
    Lawrence, Madelaine M and Ramirez, Rebecca P, PsycCRITIQUES, 12/2015
  • Progress toward describing the Inner life of the dying  
    Lawrence, Madelaine M and Ramirez, Rebecca P, PsycCRITIQUES, 3/2015
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  • Transition of Care Clinic
    Ramirez, RP, Kelley, R, Lamb, P, Grant Outpatient Center, Columbus, OH, 1/1/2014
  • Sign-out and Handoff
    Ramirez, RP, Principles of Medicine level 4 Capstone Course/GWU Internal Medicine Residency Orientation/Grant Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Orientation, Multiple locations, 2010, 2013, 1/1/2013
  • Panel discussion about palliative care and end of life issues after a performance of Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith, Arena Stage
    Ramirez, RP, Mead Center for American Theater, Washington, DC, 1/1/2011
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