Melina Awar, MD, FACP

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Dr. Awar earned her medical degree with AOA honors from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.  She continued on to complete her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California where she also served an additional year as Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Awar is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Houston Methodist Academic Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Texas A&M College of Medicine.  She is currently Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Houston Methodist Hospital.  She is board certified in internal medicine, and is a member of the American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine.  Along with her duties as Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and academic hospitalist for the University Teaching Service, Dr. Awar is active in graduate medical education and provides bedside and classroom instruction to internal medicine residents and medical students.  She is a member of several hospital committees focused on quality management and organizational performance.

Education/Academic qualification

Internal Medicine, Residency, University of California at Los Angeles

Jul 1 2008Jun 1 2010

Award Date: Jun 1 2010

Internal Medicine, Internship, University of California at Los Angeles

Jun 1 2007Jun 1 2008

Award Date: Jun 1 2008

MD, University of Hawaii School of Medicine

Aug 1 2003May 1 2007

Award Date: May 1 2007

Research Area Keywords

  • Clinical Care
  • Outcomes, Quality & Health Care Performance

Free-text keywords

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Resident Education
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement


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