Dr. W. Graham Carlos Named Chief of Internal Medicine at Eskenazi Health

INDIANAPOLIS, June 22, 2017 - Dr. W. Graham Carlos has been named chief of internal medicine at Eskenazi Health and the Joseph J. Mamlin Scholar in Medicine. Dr. Carlos will have oversight responsibility for internal medicine specialty services at Eskenazi Health, including the outpatient clinics, medical ICU service, and inpatient consultative services and procedural laboratories.

As section chief for pulmonary and critical care medicine at Eskenazi Health, Dr. Carlos implemented the "wake up and breathe" ventilator weaning protocol, the ICU rounding checklist, and multi-disciplinary ICU rounds, which are credited with the dramatic reduction in hospital-acquired infections in the ICUs achieved during the past two years.

Dr. Carlos is a graduate of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was a resident and chief resident in internal medicine at St. Vincent Hospital and trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine at IU, where he received a Master of Science degree in clinical research in 2011.

Widely recognized for his outstanding teaching and clinical care, Dr. Carlos was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course and Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year. He was also awarded the IU School of Medicine Golden Apple Award for an outstanding professor by the graduating class of 2016. Earlier this year, he was selected by St. Margaret's Hospital Guild as the recipient of the Advancement in Medicine (AIM) Award. He has served as senior sub-internship clerkship director and assistant dean for the phase 3 clinical curriculum.

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For nearly 160 years, Eskenazi Health has provided high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care to the residents of Marion County and Central Indiana. Accredited by The Joint Commission, nationally recognized programs include a Level I trauma center, regional burn center, comprehensive senior care program, women’s and children’s services, teen and adolescent care programs, Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health, and a network of primary care sites located throughout the neighborhoods of Indianapolis known as Eskenazi Health Center. In partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health conducts groundbreaking work that informs health information technology around the globe. Eskenazi Health also serves as the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. As the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC), Eskenazi Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services. In December 2013, Eskenazi Health moved to its new main campus and opened the brand new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The new modern and efficient facility is Central Indiana’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold health care campus and offers unique features like a one-of-a-kind sky farm and extensive art collection. The Eskenazi Health Foundation was the recipient of $40 million gift from Indianapolis couple Sidney and Lois Eskenazi to assist with building the brand new hospital facilities. HHC recognized this generous gift by naming the new hospital and health system in the Eskenazis’ honor.

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