Nezam Altorok



  • The goal of the current application is a request for consideration for promotion to an associate professor, tenur rank. I completed my residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Toledo in 2011, and joined the University of Michigan for 2-years fellowship in Rheumatology. In 2013, I joined again University of Toledo as an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine, division of Rheumatology. During the past 5 years, I was involved in medical education and research. I am serving as an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residentcy program and now I am the director of facutly development program in Internal Medicine. I have conducted or facilitated many teaching activities and faculty development activities such as workshops and didactics with a focus on studetns and residents feedback, bedside rounding, burnout among others. 

    In terms of research, I am interested in research in the field of epigenetics of autoimmune diseases and vascular dysfunction in scleroderma. I was awarded new investitgator grant by the scleroderma foundation ($150,000/3 years). I published several peer reviewed papers and textbook chapters in the field of my research. 

    My long term career plan is to continue to (i) provide excellent clinical services to the community of Nothwest Ohio, (ii) provide excellent teaching for our students and residents, (iii) assist my faculty colleagues in providing excellent teaching for our learners, (iv) become and independent investigaor in translational research. I think promotion to an Associate Professor will assist me in reaching these goals.  


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  • Nezam Altorok


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