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Yale’s Internal Medicine Residency Program Honors Elliott Miller and Ruey Hu

June 09, 2022
by Elisabeth Reitman

Elliott Miller, MD, MHS: Teacher of the Year

The Department of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine residency program named Elliott Miller, MD, MHS, as the 2022 Teacher of the Year. Miller is an assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU). Miller trained as a cardiovascular fellow at Yale Cardiovascular Medicine before he was appointed as faculty in 2020.

Miller received the award for his insights on healthcare delivery in the CICU.

Miller specializes in the intersection of critical care and cardiovascular medicine, particularly the delivery of care and organizational structure of the CICU. Miller is currently involved in research projects designed to investigate which CICU care models deliver the best outcomes for patients.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for Dr. Miller that highlights his commitment to teaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders in medicine,” said Edward J. Miller, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine, who was recently appointed vice chief of education in the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Ruey Hu, MD, MPH: Fellow of the Year

The Department of Internal Medicine’s 2022 Fellow of the Year is Ruey Hu, MD, MPH. Hu was selected across medicine specialties by vote of the internal medicine residents. Resident Ghenekaro Esin, MD, in her award presentation speech, thanked Hu for his kindness and aptitude on the consult service, and devotion to teaching in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Prior to his fellowship, Hu was widely published as a researcher in bioinformatics and metabolomics of cardiovascular and kidney disease. At Yale, he has helped mentor medical students and residents on research and medical education projects. His learning materials are accessed by residents and students across the country. Hu was also the recipient of the 2021 Dr. Peggy Bia Award for excellent clinical teaching, as voted upon by the medical students at Yale School of Medicine.

Edward J. Miller, MD, PhD, who also directs the cardiovascular medicine fellowship program, applauded Hu’s contributions, “Ruey’s tireless efforts are truly becoming legendary over the past year, from his binders of teaching materials to his website which attracts clinicians and students from around the world. This is truly an exceptional honor and one that is absolutely well-deserved.”

“Yale Cardiovascular Medicine is very proud Drs. Miller and Hu and the recognitions received. They are great role models and emblematic of the quality of training and professional relationships that our faculty provide,” said Eric J. Velazquez, MD, Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine and chief of Yale Cardiovascular Medicine.

Submitted by Elisabeth Reitman on June 08, 2022