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Sandhya Venugopal MD, MS-HPEd

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Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education, Director of the Heart Station/ECG lab, Associate Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, and Founder and Coordinator of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, University of California, Da
Department: 
Health Professions Education

Dr. Sandhya Venugopal is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Health Professions Education in the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She joined the faculty of the Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) program in fall 2016 to teach the Scholarly Project Course after graduating from the Program in summer 2016. She has served on the Heath Professions Education Program’s 5-Year Anniversary Committee.

Dr. Venugopal is an associate professor, noninvasive cardiologist and specialist in the use of frontline assessments — the stress test, electrocardiograms and echocardiography— to determine cardiac health. She is passionate about educating students, residents, and fellows in all medical fields about the importance of heart disease prevention and knowing when a cardiac specialist should be added to a patient’s health care team. She is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Health Professions Education at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Venugopal joins the MS-HPEd program from the University of California (Davis) Health where she holds key positions including Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education, Director of the Heart Station/ECG lab, Associate Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, and Founder and Coordinator of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.

She also a director of multiple courses in undergraduate medical education, and is considered as a talented lecturer, leader, and respected member of the UC Davis School of Medicine; dedicated to the interrelatedness of teaching, student learning and development, research and scholarship, and applied clinical skills. As a result, she was an inaugural member of the Master Clinician Educator’s Academy, and recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching and Team Science. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University. She completed her cardiology training at Rush University Medical Center


Research Interests

Sandhya Venugopal’s current research is focused on health professions educational program evaluation, curriculum development, clinical reasoning, and interprofessional education.


Education

BS, Health and Human Studies, Summa cum laude, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
MS, Health Professions Education, MGH Institute of Health Professions
MD, graduated with distinction, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Publications

Edwards RA, Venugopal S, Navedo D, Ramani S. (2017) Twelve tips for leaders of health professions education programs. Medical Teacher.

Ali Alkhulaif, Ian Julie, Joseph Barton, Erin Nagle, Aubrey Yao, Samuel Clarke, Sandhya Venugopal, William Hammontree, Jose Ramirez, Karrin Dunbar, Christain Sebat Maria do Carmo Barros de Melo, Aaron Bair. In Situ Simulation: advantages, challenges and obstacles. Latin Am J Telehealth, 2016; 3 (2): 133-140

Ezra A. Amsterdam, MD, Sandhya Venugopal, MD, Jonathan Bui, MD, Balasingam Thevakumar, MBBS, Angela Thinda, MD, Sabrina Virk, MD, William J. Bommer, MD, Aman Khullar, MD, Gagan Singh, MD. Management of Hypertension: JNC 8 and beyond. Cardiovascular Innovations and Beyond Vol. 1 No. 4 (2016) 409–416I SSN 2009-8618 DOI 10.15212/CVIA.2016.0030

Ezra A. Amsterdam, Sandhya Venugopal. Utility of simplicity for low risk chest pain patients (editorial). Eur Heart Journal Acute Cardiovascular Care April 21, 2017 DOI: 10.1177/2048872617706295

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