Joel A. Kammeyer



  • Joel A. Kammeyer, MD, MPH serves as the Division Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Kammeyer completed his undergraduate training at Miami (Ohio) University. He earned his MD degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine concurrently with a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002. He completed his residency training at Case Western Reserve University in 2005, where he served as Chief Resident, followed by his fellowship training in infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina in 2008. He was appointed adjunct faculty at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2011, and has been full-time faculty at UTCOMLS since 2017. 

    Dr. Kammeyer’s scholarly activities focus in four domains: curriculum development in medical education, demonstration of the value of the infectious diseases physician, optimization of care models in infectious diseases, and global health education. As Division Chief, Dr. Kammeyer is leading a restructuring of the educational initiatives of the Division of Infectious Diseases in their entirety, focusing on the development of specific curricula utilizing the best practices of curriculum development in medical education. Under his leadership, the Division of Infectious Diseases has embarked upon a multi-year process to create curricula for the ID clerkship, the ID lectures within the Internal Medicine residency program, and the ID fellowship program, as well as creating subject matter curricula in multiple domains. 

    His scholarship focuses on the optimization of care models in infectious diseases and the demonstration of the value of the infectious diseases physician. He is currently exploring transitions of care in infectious diseases from the inpatient to the outpatient settings and is interested in the impact that infectious diseases physicians can have on readmission, length of inpatient hospital stay, and the prevention of avoidable hospital admissions. He is the current physician lead of the outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy program at UTCOMLS and Promedica and is interested in systems to optimize outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy. He explores the development of care models to extend the expertise of infectious diseases to new domains, including rural hospitals and extended-care facilities; he is heavily involved with the telemedicine initiatives of the Division of Infectious Diseases and is interested in the role of telemedicine in extending the role of infectious diseases physicians to new patients. Dr. Kammeyer is also engaged in activities to extend mentorship opportunities to students and residents interested in careers in infectious diseases. His scholarship also explores the role of advanced practice providers in the discipline of infectious diseases. 

    Dr. Kammeyer also serves as the Chair of the Global Health Committee and the Associate Director of Global Health Programs at the UTCOMLS. He serves as the Course Director of SOMN-740, “Introduction to Global Health,” an introductory elective course offered to first-year and second-year medical students at UTCOMLS. He also developed and leads the Designation of Excellence in Global Health program for medical students. He is interested in human resources issues in global health, and plans to explore how the available supply of healthcare workers can be increased and appropriately proportioned to meet the needs of countries where severe human resources shortages exist in the next phase of his career.

    Dr. Kammeyer serves on multiple statewide and national committees. He is the current President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Ohio. He serves on national committees and working groups within the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health; he has also served in leadership roles within the American College of Physicians - Ohio Chapter. He has earned several teaching awards, including the Department of Internal Medicine award for Excellence in Teaching in 2022, and the UTCOMLS Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentorship in 2022.

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