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James Michael Fuller, MD

Title: Professor
School of Medicine Greenville
Phone: 864-455-7874
Office: 701 Grove Road 5th Floor Academic Tower
Greenville SC 29605


Background: I have served as a Key Clinical Faculty and Subspecialty Education Coordinator for the IM residency, Associate Program Director for 4 years, Program Director for 10 years, and Vice Chair of Academics for 10 years. I am currently the Director of Faculty Development for the DOM, assisting with GME expansion with new residency and fellowship programs. I am also the current Program Director for the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program. I would also highlight that I earned a Masters in Medical Education – Curriculum and Instruction with a thesis entitled “Improving Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Internal Medicine Grand Rounds by Incorporating the Theory of Planned Behavior.” Moreover, I have been involved in a number of curriculum development processes including a Total Health curriculum, Quality and Safety curriculum, Art of Asking Questions to Improve Learning curriculum. I am also developing a variety of rotation curricula for the Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship. I previously directed faculty development for the Prisma Health system prior to the medical school start. I continue to provide 40-50 local teaching presentations to fellows, residents and students each year. I have received awards for outstanding teaching faculty as well as the BEACON Chairman’s Award for Faculty Excellence.

I have several abstracts, publications, and presentations listed in my CV. I would like to highlight that I have organized and chaired the Health Sciences Center Research Showcase that most recently has displayed about 70 projects from throughout the system annually. Moreover, for a number of years, I taught the pulmonary review section for the national MedStudy board review course twice a year. I also was the Pulmonary Section Editor for the MedStudy board review books. I continue to provide several national presentations and workshops, have continued scholarship in peer-reviewed sources, have written book chapters in clinical and the history of medicine areas, and mentor fellows, residents and students with their research projects.

Finally, I have served on several medical school committees including Admissions, Appointment and Promotions, Program Evaluation, Faculty Representation, and have chaired the Faculty Development Committee. I have also served on Academic Council, serving as Chair of the Quality and Safety subcommittee, and the Scientific Advisory Council. I have also served on numerous committees involved in the planning and start of the USCSOMG. With regard to hospital service, I have served on MSPIC, chaired the Utilization Management Committee. I was also the Chief Medical Officer for the LTACH. I have also chaired and organized the annual alumni meeting for the DOM residency program including the Lloyd Hayes Symposium and service as Chairman of the Board for the non-profit philanthropy fund for the alumni association. I have served on the SC State Respiratory Therapy Board. Finally, I was honored to become a Fellow in the American College of Physicians by direct invited election, an honor conferred upon a few physicians each year based upon status as an academician or researcher with a national reputation, extensive publications, and an outstanding career.
Teaching Interest(s): Faculty Development
Curriculum Development
Adult Learning Theories
History of Medicine
Research Interest(s): Acute and Chronic Lung Injury
Lung Cancer
Interventional Pulmonology
Honors & Awards: Leading Physicians in the World
Best Doctors in America
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
BEACON Award (Chairman's Award for Faculty Excellence)
American Federation for Clinical Research Trainee Award
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Zeta
Alpha Omega Alpha
National Dean's List
National Student Government Award
Medical College of Viginia Dean's Book Award
Chemistry Department Senior Award
Omicron Delta Kappa
Theta Alpha Kappa Religious Studies Honor Society
President's Scholarship
Senior Award for Four Years of Excellence in Scholoarship and Leadership
Chemistry Department Junior Award
Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Eta Sigma Phi Latin/Greek Honor Society
Professional Affiliations: American College of Physicians
American Osler Society
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
American Association of Bronchology
American College of Chest Physicians
Society of Critical Care Medicine
William B. Bean Student Research Award Committee

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