A message from Nicholas Fiebach, M.D.
Chair of Medicine
Dr. Fiebach is the new Chair of Medicine at Stamford Health and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at CUMC, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeon of Columbia University. He came to Stamford Hospital in July, 2018 after spending 15 years on the faculty at Columbia, first as residency program director in Medicine and then as Vice-Chair for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education. Prior to that he was on the faculties of the medical schools at Yale and Johns Hopkins. He is a general internist, the author of numerous articles in the medical literature and an editor of the popular textbook Principles of Ambulatory Medicine.
I am very excited to be the new Chair of Medicine at Stamford Health. This is a vibrant, caring organization that puts patients first and has a deep tradition of supporting medical education. The best clinical training must always be supported by the best clinical care, and Stamford Hospital exemplifies that. Patient-centered care here is sustained by a new, spacious state-of-the-art campus and the Planetree philosophy of personalized and humanized healthcare. Our attending physicians offer expertise across the breadth of internal medicine, providing specialized care, advanced procedures and subspecialty teaching. Invasive, catheter-based cardiac therapies, advanced endoscopic procedures, an acute stroke team, oncologists affiliated with the Dana Farber Cancer Center, a pulmonary/critical care team recognized for innovative approaches to intensive care and an evidence-based pain management program are just some of the services which make Stamford Hospital a regional referral center.
Stamford Hospital is also a major educational affiliate of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Many of the physicians in the Department of Medicine have faculty appointments at Columbia, and medical students from Columbia rotate through Stamford for several of their clinical clerkships, including Medicine. An academic learning environment is cultivated by the Department of Medicine, and supported by a great Medical Library and a sophisticated Office of Research. As a former residency program director, I am passionate about providing a rigorous but humanistic training experience for our residents.
We welcome a chance to share with you a look at our program.
Chair, Department of Medicine