AAIM Member Spotlight

The Alliance turns the spotlight on members to highlight how they are making a difference and how they have benefited from AAIM membership. Share your story! To be highlighted on the AAIM website and in AAIM Connection,  submit your (or a colleague's) story online or fill out this pdf nomination form and submit it by email.

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Current Member Spotlight


Victor Kolade, MD, MS, FACP
Core Clerkship Faculty
Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Center

How long have you been a member of AAIM?
Member, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, 2022 –
Member, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, 2012 – 2017, 2022-

What is your favorite part of your job?
I am a ‘teachaholic’ not wanting rehab!

How has the AAIM membership been of value to you and your career?
I have attended memorable APDIM meetings and enjoyed fruitful information exchanges on the APDIM and CDIM listservs.

When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in the medical field?
In my last year of medical school; that is when I committed to a career in medicine without looking back.

What or who inspires you and why?
Deb Simpson PhD, an amazon in the realm of GME-related scholarly activity and 2022 AIAMC Ethel Weinberg award recipient:

What advice would you give to those who wish to pursue a career in this industry?
Seek mentoring, at every stage of the journey – and in different aspects, including teaching and EMR proficiency, for examples.

What is your favorite book or movie?
The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage by Daniel Burrus; I blogged about it at

Past Member Spotlights

  • AAIM Volunteer Spotlight Video: Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACP Learn more about Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, FACP, Chair of Medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. .embed-container ( position: relative; ...

  • James Pippim, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP Program Director, TY Residency Program Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center How long have you been a member of AAIM? Since 2010 What is your favorite part ...

  • Learn more about Sara B. Fazio, MD, MACP, Director of Clinical Curriculum and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. #MemberSpotlights ​

  • Helen Heuer Memoli Assistant Director University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine How long have you been a member of AAIM? I have been a member of AAIM since 2015. What ...

  • Adrian Abreo, MD, MAS Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Chair, Williams Academic Society Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport) How long have you been ...