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Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS

Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Associate Professor

Dr. Deepthiman Gowda joined the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine as Assistant Dean for Medical Education from Columbia University, where he served as Director of Clinical Practice in the Program in Narrative Medicine and Director of Foundations of Clinical Medicine Tutorials at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. As Chair of the Fundamentals Curriculum at Columbia, Dr. Gowda led efforts to improve equity, inclusion, and diversity in the curriculum. Dr. Gowda is a general internist and his research has focused on narrative medicine and the use of visual art in medical education, interprofessional education, and the Core + Clusters approach to clinical skills training. He was a Macy Faculty Scholar and a member of the New York City Board of Health for eight years, and currently serves as National Co-Chair for the National Board of Medical Examiners Step 2 Clinical Skills Committee. Dr. Gowda is committed to bringing about a more person-centered, equitable, and effective healthcare system through inspired and engaging medical education.

Education and Training

  • BA, University of North Carolina
  • MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health
  • MS, Columbia University Program in Narrative Medicine

Year

Selected Prior Positions

2002-2006
Assistant Attending Physician
Harlem Hospital Center
2007-present Assistant Attending Physician
Columbia University Medical Center
2002-2014 Assistant Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
2014-present Associate Faculty Member
Columbia University Program in Narrative Medicine
2014-2019 Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
2014-present Director of Clinical Practice
Columbia University Program in Narrative Medicine
   

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2012 Innovations in Pre-Clinical Medical Education Award
Northeast Group on Educational Affairs
2014 Columbia University Public Voices Fellowship
2015-2017 Macy Faculty Scholar
Josiah Macy Foundation
2016 Columbia University Provost Hybrid Learning Course Redesign Award
2017 Ewig Clinical Scholar
Columbia University

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Gowda, Deepthiman, Tayla Curran, Apurva Khedagi, Michael Mangold, Faiz Jiwani, Urmi Desai, Rita Charon, and Dorene Balmer. "Implementing an interprofessional narrative medicine program in academic clinics: Feasibility and program evaluation." Perspectives on medical education 8, no. 1 (2019): 52-59.
  • Gowda, D et al. Art as Sanctuary: A Four-Year Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Visual Art Course Addressing Uncertainty Through Reflection. Academic Medicine, November 2018
  • Uchida T, Gowda D, et al. Approaches to Teaching the Physical Exam to Pre-Clerkship Medical Students: Results of a National Survey. Academic Medicine, 2018
  • Cao, E, Gowda, D. Collaborative Songwriting for Health Sciences Interprofessional Service-Learning. Medical Education, 2018
  • Gowda, D. Listen in Silence: Narrative Medicine with Interprofessional Teams. Collaborative Healthcare – Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Evaluation, 2017 4-5
  • Tucker M, Balmer D, Gowda D. Impact of Explicit, Implicit, and Extra Curricula on Students’ Learning of the History and Physical Examination. MedEdPublish, 2017 6, [3], 22; doi:https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2017.000136
  • Uchida T, Gowda D, et al. Resources Used to Teach the Physical Exam to Pre-clerkship Medical Students: Results of a National Survey. Academic Medicine, 2017 (published ahead of print)
  • Gowda, D, et al. A Core Physical Exam for Medical Students: Results of a National Survey. Academic Medicine, 2014 89(3): 426-441