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James Hanje, MD


395 W 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-6255

Email: hanje.1@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Associate Professor-Clinical, Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition

Physician, FGP-Gastro-Hepatology & Nutr'n

 

Clinical Interest

Gastroenterology;Internal Medicine;Transplant Hepatology

Biographical

In my time at OSUWMC, my contribution in the area of curriculum development has focused on building the institutional infrastructure necessary to support a Hepatology and Liver Transplant program. This has involved a multi-faceted approach.

In the area of excellence in teaching and mentoring, my contributions are reflected by the growth and acceptance of Hepatology as a preeminent area of future practice amongst the students, residents and fellows trained at this institution. Direct examples of honors and awards are detailed in the curriculum development narrative in my dossier.

In the area of excellence in scholarship, I have led innovations in areas such quality initiatives, protocol development, collaboration with local, regional and national experts on research projects and systems-based workflow solutions. All of these activities have contributed to a growth and change in the discipline of Hepatology and have made The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) a regional Center of Excellence for care of these patients.

In the area of excellence in clinical practice and patient care, I have led the building of institutional infrastructure necessary to support a liver program. This core commitment to superlative care of the very sickest and most complex patients is why increasing numbers of referring physicians from throughout the state and region now send their patients and family members to this institution for Hepatology-related care. The number of outpatient Hepatology and Liver Transplant referrals have increased during my time here. The creation of a dedicated Hepatology consult service and the evolution of the inpatient service to one of strictly liver patients reflect this change in institutional culture and outside recognition. Outcomes in Liver Transplant patients have improved significantly as well, reflecting an overall commitment to both growth and high quality, patient-centered care. I have led the growth and maturation of the Hepatology team, including the hiring of board-certified Transplant Hepatologists and sub-specialty trained physician extenders, nurses and organ-specific transplant coordinators.

Since assuming leadership as Director of Hepatology, I have committed to building the institutional infrastructure necessary to become a center of excellence in Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology. I have led the growth of this new and unique area of practice at Ohio State. Promotion within the Clinical Excellence pathway requires demonstrable excellence in the Scholarship of Practice, and I feel my contributions have and always will reflect this underlying principle.

Licenses

- 2003 Internal Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine
- 2007 Gastroenterology & Hepatology: American Board of Internal Medicine
- 2008 Transplant Hepatology: American Board of Internal Medicine
 

Clinical Services

08/01/2008 Hepatology Inpatient Service (OSU Medical Center)
08/01/2008 Hepatology Consult Service (OSU Medical Center)
08/01/2008 Hepatology Outpatient Clinic (OSU Medical Center)

Degrees

2000 M.D., The Ohio State University

 

Honors

2009 - 2010 Faculty Inpatient Teacher of the Year 2009-2010.
2009 - 2010 Excellence in Teaching 2009-2010.
2010 - present Teacher of the Year 2010-2011. Department of Internal Medicine.
2010 - 2011 Faculty Inpatient Teacher of the Year 2010-2011.
2010 - 2011 Excellence in Teaching 2010-2011.
2015 - present Teacher of the Year 2014-2015. Department of Internal Medicine.
 

Journal Articles

 

Professional Activities

2008 - present Asian Hepatitis B Free clinic. Columbus, OH.