Joshua D. Hartzell, MD, MS-HPEd, FACP, FIDSA, LTC, MC, US Army

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Adjunct Professor, Professor and Assistant Dean for Faculty Development at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD
Health Professions Education
(301) 400-0977

Lt. Col. Joshua D. Hartzell, MD, is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Professions Education at the MGH Institute. He currently serves as Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Director of Internal Medicine Selectives at the Uniformed Services University. Dr. Hartzell developed an Army-wide leadership curriculum for Graduate Medical Education Trainees.

His previous roles included being Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, Assistant Chief of Graduate Medical Education (GME), and Army Intern Director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). He is a board-certified Internist and Infectious Diseases Physician. Dr. Hartzell teaches HE746 Leadership and Organizational Change.

Research Interests

Medical education, leadership and faculty development, mentoring


Sadowski B, Cantrell S, Barelski A, O’Malley PG, Hartzell JD. Leadership Training in Graduate Medical Education. J Grad Med Educ. 2018;10(2):134-148.

Hartzell JD, Yu CE, Cohee BM, Nelson MR, Wilson RL. Moving Beyond Accidental Leadership: A Graduate Medical Education Curriculum Needs Assessment. Military Medicine 182 7/8:e1815, 2017.

Hartzell JD, Goldstein N, Vela M. AOA Fellow in Leadership Award: A novel program for developing diverse mid-career leaders. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2016 Winter;79(1):2-9.

Cohee BM, Koplin SA, Shimeall WT, Quast TM, Hartzell JD. Results of a Formal Mentorship Program for Internal Medicine Residents: Can We Facilitate Genuine Mentorship? J Grad Med Educ. 2015;7(1):105-8.

Curriculum Vitae