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CURRICULUM VITAE

Bipin Thapa MD
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Health Research Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
07/1999 - 01/2005 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Kathmandu University, Nepal
07/2007 - 06/2010 Internal Medicine Residency, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
09/2011 - 09/2013 Master of Science (MS) in Clinical and Translational Science, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
04/2005 Primary Trauma Course, Primary Trauma Care Nepal World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiology, Nepal
09/2012 - 04/2013 Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership, Patient- and Family- Centered Care, and Managing Health Care Operation, IHI Open School for Health Professions, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
09/2012 - 03/2013 Faculty Development Program: Teaching Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2012 Academic Hospitalist Academy, Atlanta, GA
01/2013 - 03/2013 Docere2 Educator Course: Advancing Educators as Learned Teachers, Society of Teaching Scholars, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2018 Design Thinking Workshop: Using Empathy to Be Creative Problem-Solvers, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, University of Wisconsin and Kern Institute for Transformation of Medical Education, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
05/2019 AAMC National Workshop to Advance Medical Education to Combat Opioid Misuse: Working Together Across the Continuum, Association of American Medical Colleges, National Harbor, MD
07/2019 Teaching With Impact - Innovating Curriculum With Entrepreneurial Mindset, Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, Milwaukee, WI
06/2022 Leadership Unleashed, Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, Baltimore, MD

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2010 - 06/2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2017 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
03/2018 - Present Faculty, Faculty Pillar, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
04/2017 - Present Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum, Academic Affairs, Office of the Curriculum, Medical College of Wisconsin

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2013 - 03/2017 Associate Director, Internal Medicine Clerkship, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2017 - Present Founding Course Director, "Medical Students as Teachers", Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2010 - Present Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Internal Medicine
10/2010
None
   
AWARDS AND HONORS:
2011 Pursing Organizational Excellence Together (POET). Awarded for teamwork, collegiality, and excellence in patient care, Froedtert Hospital
2013 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher 2012-2013. Awarded based on students' evaluation of faculty, Medical College of Wisconsin
2013 Pursing Organizational Excellence Together (POET). Awarded for teamwork, collegiality, and excellence in patient care, Froedtert Hospital
09/2014 2014 CDIM Award of Excellence for a Research Abstract. One award per annual meeting, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine
2014 Pursing Organizational Excellence Together (POET). Awarded for teamwork, collegiality, and excellence in patient care, Froedtert Hospital
2015 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher 2014-2015. Awarded based on students' evaluation of faculty, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 Faculty Development Award. Awarded to pursue research in medical education, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 Innovation Award on Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge for "Medical Students as High-Value care officers", American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
2016 Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award. MCW's highest award for the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor, Society of Teaching Scholars, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 Best Doctors in America. Awarded based on peer review, Best Doctors
2017 Best Doctors in America. Awarded based on peer review, Best Doctors
2018 Best Doctors in America. Awarded based on peer review, Best Doctors
2018 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher 2017-2018. Awarded based on students' evaluation of faculty, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 Faculty Global Health Travel Scholarship. Awarded to support faculty's Global Health Initiatives , Office of Global Health, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 Best Doctors in America. Awarded based on peer review, Best Doctors
2019 Inducted to MCW Society of Teaching Scholars. Elected by peer "To recognize and advance excellence in education through leadership, innovation, and educational scholarship", Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher 2019-2020. Awarded based on students' evaluation of faculty, Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 Educator of the Year. Peer nominated, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2022 Meritorious Service Award, Wisconsin Medical Society.

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2008 - 2012 American College of Physicians (Member)
2012 - 2014 Society of General Internal Medicine (Member)
2013 - Present Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (Member)
2013 - Present American College of Physicians (Fellow, invited)
2014 - Present Society of Hospital Medicine (Member)
2018 - 2022 Wisconsin Medical Society (Member)
2018 - 2022 Medical Society of Milwaukee County (Member)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorship
2005 Editor, Shristi, College Magazine (Non-peer reviewed)
2014 - Present Associate Editor, Cochrane Clinical Answer, The Cochrane Library
2015 - 2017 Associate Editor, Academic Internal Medicine Insight, Publication of Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine
2018 - Present International Editor, Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal
2020 - Present Subject Editor, Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
Journal Review
2009 Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine
2014 - 2016 Reviewer, The American Journal of Medicine
Ad-Hoc Reviewer
2013 - 2015 Abstract, Vignette and Innovation reviewer, Midwest Region, Society of General Internal Medicine
2018 - Present Abstract, Innovation and Research reviewer, MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research
2019 - Present Reviewer, Medical education submissions, AAMC Learn Serve Lead Meeting
2019 - Present Reviewer, Group on Educational Affair Regional Spring Meetings

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2014 - Present Member, Annual Scientific Meeting Planning Committee. The charge is to plan and execute scientific meetings, American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter
2014 - Present Council Member, Governor's Council. The charge is to advise the Governor on Chapter business, American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter
2014 - 2020 Faculty Liaison, MCW ACP Student Chapter. The charge is to advise medical student leaders on various chapter activities, American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter
2016 - 2022 Co-Chair, Annual Scientific Meeting. The charge is to determine topics, solicit speakers, resolve conflict of interest and provide CME, American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter
2018 - 2022 Chair, House of Delegates, Medical School Section. The charge is to represent two schools in the state and provide advocacy for medical schools, Wisconsin Medical Society
2018 - 2022 Member, Board of Directors. The charge is to oversee and provide direction to the society, Wisconsin Medical Society
2018 - 2020 Board Member, Wisconsin Medical Journal Publishing Board. The charge is to oversee business of publication, Wisconsin Medical Society

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2014 - 2020 Member, Education Committee. The charge is to determine the alliance's position in internal medicine education through research, Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
2014 Member, USMLE Step 2 CK Standard Setting Panel. The panel increased the passing score of USMLE Step 2 CK, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
2014 - 2016 Chair, Technology Sub-committee. The charge is to determine the technology need of the alliance, Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
2015 - 2016 Member, Duty Hours Feedback Writing Group. Provided the rationale for new duty hours for residents, Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
2015 - 2016 Ex-Officio, Communication Committee. Liaison between the education committee and the new web page launching group, Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
2016 - 2017 Chair, Curriculum Sub-committee. Recommended the curriculum for internal medicine residents, Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM)
2017 - 2020 Member, Internal Medicine Subject Test Committee. Writing MCQs for internal medicine subject exam, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
2017 - 2020 Member, Test Material Development Committee. Writing MCQs for USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
10/2019 - Present Member, Group on Educational Affairs (GEA), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
2021 - 2022 Task-force member, Clinical Skills Assessment and Standardization (CLASS) Project. WHY1. Provided the rationale for having national standards in clinical skills for undergraduate medical education, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Educational Affairs (GEA)
2022 - Present Member, Hospital Medicine Certification & Traditional MOC Item-Writing Task Force. Writing questions for ABIM maintenance of certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
CONTAIN COVID-19: Convalescent Plasma to Limit Coronavirus Associated Complications: a Randomized Blinded Phase 2 Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Anti-SARS-CoV2 Plasma to Placebo in COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients
Source:
New York University (NYU) Langone Health
Role:
Site Co-PI
PI:
Dr. Mila B. Ortigoza
Dates:
04/2020 - Present
  
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Competency-Based Assessment and Feedback: A Faculty Development Resource
Source:
Learning Resources Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Muntz M, Frank M, Quirk K, Segon A, Thapa B, Havas N
Dates:
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
Direct Funds:
$9,980
  
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Nepal Dhulikhel Hospital Adolescence Health Risk and Behavior Survey
Source:
Dr. Elaine Kohler Summer Academy of Global Health
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Bipin Thapa
Dates:
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017
Direct Funds:
$10,460
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Munt M, Thomas J, Thapa B, Choosing Wisely "Medical Students as High-Value Care Officers", GIM Division Faculty Conference, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 01/14/2015
Muntz M, Thomas J, Thapa B, Choosing Wisely "Medical Students as High-Value Care Officers", Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 01/23/2015
Muntz M, Thomas J, Thapa B, Internal Medicine Clerkship Students as High-Value Care Officers, Patient Care and Outcome Research (PCOR) Seminar, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 02/27/2015
Thapa B, Muntz M, Competency-based Assessment in Health Professions Education. (Twice a year Workshop), Kern Institute KINETIC3 Faculty Development Program, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 2018 - 2020
Thapa B, Raff H, Writing MCQs. (Twice a year Workshop), Kern Institute KINETIC3 Faculty Development Program, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 2018 - 2020
Thapa B, Pfeifer K, Wainaina N, Jha P. Panel discussion, How to build a regional and national reputation, Advancing your career, Department of medicine seminar series, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 05/08/2019
Thapa B, Treat R, Measuring Your Impact. (Twice a year), Kern Institute KINETIC3 Faculty Development Program, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 2020 - Present
Thapa B, Quirk K, Setting Expectations, Orienting Students and Objective Writing. (Twice a year Workshop), Kern Institute KINETIC3 Faculty Development Program, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 2020 - Present
Thapa B, Harrington A, Importance of Networking. (Annual Workshop), Kern Institute KINETIC3 Faculty Development Program, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 2020 - Present
Thapa B, Curriculum and Learning Communities. (Annual Bootcamp), Kern Institute KINETIC3 Faculty Development Program, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 2020 - Present
Thapa B, Harrington A, Entrepreneurial Minded Learning and Teaching. (Annual Bootcamp), Kern Institute KINETIC3 Faculty Development Program, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 2020 - Present
 
International
Thapa B, Competency Based Medical Education, Challenges and Opportunities in Emergency Medicine Training and Research in Nepal, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University, Nepal, 04/03/2018
Thapa B, Stratification and management of COVID in my hospital, Webinar on COVID Conclave, National Heart and Lung Society, Nepal, 09/12/2020
Thapa B, Gauli B, Gautam MP, Sharma SK. Panelist, COVID Vaccination Updates, National Heart and Lung Society, Nepal, 07/27/2021
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Pant P, Adhikari S, Thapa B, Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies vasculitis and Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis associated with sub-acute bacterial endocarditis. Is it a coincidence?, ACP Illinois Chapter Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 10/2009
Thapa B, Shrestha A, Pant p, Maharjan N, Bhandari S, Butler P, Persistent hypernatremia secondary to diabetes insipidus in craniopharyngioma, a case discussion, ACP Illinois Chapter Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 10/2009
Maharjan N, Thapa B, Bhandari S, Shrestha A, Sarcoidosis presenting as a rare constellation of multisystem involvement, ACP Illinois Chapter Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 10/2009
Thapa B, Influenza: is status quo acceptable?, General Internal Medicine Faculty Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2012
Thapa B, Patient Outcome with Early Infectious Disease Consultation in Certain Bacteremia- study design, Clinical and Translational Science Conferences, Milwaukee, WI, 2013
Kimura B, Lewandoski A, Thapa B, Left upper quadrant pain and splenomegaly in a sickle cell patient, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2014
Thapa B, Muntz M, Thomas J, Quirk K, Frank M, Clerkship Students as High-Value Care Officers Increased Awareness and Practice of Cost-Conscious Care. Oral Presentation., 2015 MCW Innovations in Medical Education Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 04/23/2015
Bozeman J, Luskin K, Thapa B, An SLE Patient with Necrotizing Lymphadenitis, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2015
Patel M, Jha P, Thapa B, Herpes simplex 2 (hsv-2) meningitis in an immunocompetent patient, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2016
Duffey M, Thapa B, The way to a man's heart and nervous system is through his stomach: a case of malnutrition mimicking neurological disorder, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2016
Muntz M, Thapa B, Quirk K, Treat R, Effects of Yammer Social Media Discussions on NBME Subject Examination Performance, Medical Education Research Poster Presentation. 2017 Department of Medicine Research Day, MCW, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2017
Muntz M, Thapa B, Quirk K, Treat R, Effects of Yammer Social Media Discussions on NBME Subject Examination Performance, 2017 Annual MCW Innovations in Medical Education Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2017
Muntz M, Quirk K, Thapa B, Gilligan MA, Bite-Sized (Beast Mode) Teaching on the Internal Medicine Clerkship. Programmatic Innovations Oral Presentation, 2017 , Annual MCW Innovations in Medical Education Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2017
DeMarco K, Thapa B, Diagnostic dilemma: Hickam's dictum vs. Occam's razor, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2017
Harrington A, Krippendorf B, Thapa B, Wilke-Zemanovic D, Quirk K, Franco J, Maurana C, Campbell B, Treat R, Kaljo K, Coming Soon Near You! Kern Institute's Teaching Academy, 2018 MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 04/26/2018
Harrington AM, Kaljo K, Krippendorf B, Thapa B, Wilke-Zemanovic D, Quirk K, Franco J, Maurana C, Campbell BH, Treat R, Developing a Faculty Career Academy: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning, MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2018
Webb T, Crowley J, Treat R, Fee D, Thapa B, Wrzosek M, Lewis B, Kaljo K, Burns J, Lauck S, Voulgarelis S, Farez R, Foy P., Global Clinical Performance Assessment versus Checklist Competency-Based Assessment in Determining a Clinical Performance Score, Medical College of Wisconsin Innovations in Education, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2018
Thapa B, Treat R, Kaljo K, Bergl P, Segon A. Quirk K, Muntz M, Effects of Faculty Feedback on Student Submitted Written History and Physical Examination Notes. Programmatic Innovations Oral Presentation, 2018 Annual MCW Innovations in Health Professions Education Research Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2018
Woodley L, Ferrigni L, Thapa B, Unusual Presentation of Polycystic Kidney Disease, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2018
Powell J, Thapa B, Haak M, Kaupla G, Kaljo K, Toth H, Lemen P, Simons K, Treat R, Trevino R, Walker L, Pilon C, Padilla M, Improving Residents as Educators in Clinical Settings. Oral Presentation, Winner on research category, 2019 MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 04/25/2019
Treat R, Kaljo K, Apps J, Thapa B, Quirk K, Faculty Resilience, Grit, and Character Strengths: Requisite Elements of Success, 2019 Innovative Ideas Initiative, Kern Institute, Milwaukee, WI, 04/29/2019
Johnson L, Thapa B, Groove pancreatitis and gastric granular cell tumor, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting., Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2019
Bowen E, Thapa B, Toxic epidermal necrolysis or paraneoplastic pemphigus, a diagnostic dilemma, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2019
Love LC, Nguyen BC, Thapa B, Evaluation of a complex renal cyst in a 57-year old male, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2019
Nagarur A, Lai CJ; Simmons L, Kisielewski M, Ratcliffe T, Dewaay D, Mattison M, Thapa B, Ziperstein J, Johnston KT, Internal Medicine Student Education on Direct-Care Hospital Medicine Services: Results of a National Survey, Clinical Research Day, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 10/03/2019
Brockman T, Hernandez L, Thapa B, Pericarditis as a secondary complication of COVID-19 in a renal transplant patient, ACP Wisconsin Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2021
 
Regional
Powell J, McGee J, Landis J, Yi J, Shrestha S, Karmacharya B, Thapa B, Adolescent Health Risk and Behavior Survey, a School-based Survey in Central Nepal., Midwestern Universities for Global Health, Northwestern University Center for Global Health, Chicago, IL, 11/04/2016
Kato H, Segon A, Thapa B, Segon Y, Toth H, Needs Assessment Survey for Internal Medicine Teaching Rounds, Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Regional Meeting, Chicago, IL, 09/14/2017 - 09/15/2017
Powell J, Yi J, Thapa B, McGee J, Landis J, Rein L, Kim S, Shrestha S, Karmacharya B, Adolescent Health Risk and Behavior Survey - A School Based Survey in Central Nepal, 4th Annual Midwest Universities for Global Health Meeting, St. Louis, MI, 12/01/2017
Ferrigni E, Woodley L, Thapa B, Unusual Presentation of Polycystic Kidney Disease, 2018 SGIM Midwest Regional Meeting, Chicago, IL, 09/13/2018 - 09/14/2018
Webb TP, Crowley J, Treat R, Fee D, Thapa B, Wrzosek M, Lewis B, Kaljo K, Burns J, Lauck S, Voulgarelis S, Farez R, Foy P, Noe J, Narayan R, Global Clinical Performance Assessment versus Checklist Competency-Based Assessment in Determining a Clinical Performance Score, Wisconsin Surgical Society Annual Meeting, Kohler, WI, 11/02/2018 - 11/03/2018
Nagarur A, Lai CJ, Simmons L, Kisielewski M, Ratcliffe T, Dewaay D, Mattison M, Thapa B, Ziperstein J, Johnston KT, Internal Medicine Student Education on Direct-Care Hospital Medicine Services: Results of a National Survey, Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day, Massachusetts, BA, 09/06/2019
Treat R, Kaljo K, Apps J, Thapa B, Quirk K, The Impact of Stress and Personality on Faculty Resilience as Mediated by Character Strengths and Reflexivity, Central Group on Educational Affairs Annual Spring Meeting, Virtual Compendium, 04/01/2020 - 04/03/2020
Farkas A, Dowell J, Davis C, Ark T, Peltier W, Thapa B, Ferguson C, Fritz J, Blank J, Marcdante K, Franco J, Pfeifer K, Iterative Development of a Longitudinal Medical Student Coaching Program Focused on Character and Empathy, The 2021 Midwest Regional Society of General Internal medicine (SGIM) Meeting, Virtual, 10/07/2020 - 10/08/2020
 
National
Chaudhuri S, Rana VK, Reddy K, Panwar R, Jadoon A, Thapa B, Idstein K, Dhakal B, Mary C, Singh S, Review of individual readmissions by hospitalists: Preliminary findings of a quality improvement project. Oral Presentation., SGIM 35th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 05/10/2012
Muntz M, Thomas JG, Quirk K, Thapa B, Frank MO, Clerkship Students as High-Value Care Officers Increased Awareness and Practice of Cost-Conscious Care. Winner of 2014 CDIM Award of Excellence for a Research Abstract., Academic Internal Medicine Week 2014 (AIMW14), Washington, DC, 09/11/2014 - 09/13/2014
Thomas JG, Muntz M, Quirk K, Thapa B, Frank MO, Increasing Resident Awareness of and Point-of-Care Discussions on High Value Care., Academic Internal Medicine Week 2014 (AIMW14), Washington, DC, 09/11/2014 - 09/13/2014
Thomas JG, Muntz M, Quirk K, Thapa B, Frank MO, Third Year Medical Students as High-Value Care Officers. Innovation, oral Presentation., AAMC Medical Education Meeting, Chicago, IL, 11/06/2014 - 11/07/2014
Thapa B, Rana VK, Segon A, Attempt To Decrease Readmission In Patients With Pneumonia By Increasing Post Discharge Follow Up, Society of Hospital Medicine National Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, 03/29/2015 - 04/01/2015
Muntz M, Thapa B, Quirk K, Helms A, Beckman K, Farez R, Jacques L, Lewis B, Lund M, Narayan R, Revision of Clerkship Assessment Forms to Align with the Core EPAs for Entering Residency - a Faculty-Driven Process. Programmatic Innovations Poster Presentation., 2015 CDIM National Meeting/Academic Internal Medicine Week, Atlanta, GA, 10/08/2015 - 10/10/2015
Bergl P, Sanghani P, Singavi A, Thapa B, Quirk K, Muntz M, Brief Physical Exam Teaching Rounds Increase Direct Observation of Students' Exams, Academic Internal Medicine Week 2015 (AIMW15), Atlanta, GA, 10/08/2015 - 10/10/2015
Muntz M, Thapa B, Quirk K, Helms A, Beckman K, Farez R, Jacques L, Lewis B, Lund M, Narayan R, Treat R, Brown D, Bragg DS, Revision of Clerkship Assessment Forms to Align with the Core EPAs for Entering Residency: a Faculty-Driven Process, 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 11/2015
Bhandari S, Thandra K, Paudel H, Muppidi V, Thapa B, Rana V, Lamb GC, Predictors of Length of Stay in Patients Admitted in the Hospital with Community- Acquired Pneumonia: A Nationwide Study, Hospital Medicine 2016, Society of Hospital Medicine, San Diego, CA, 03/06/2016 - 03/09/2016
Nagarur A, Johnston K, Thapa B, Carbo A, Nobody Gets Between Me and My Attending: Designing a Medicine Clerkship on Direct-Care Hospitalist Services. Workshop Presentation., Academic Internal Medicine Week (AIMW17), Baltimore, MD, 03/19/2017 - 03/22/2017
Muntz M, Thapa B, Treat R, Quirk K, Effects of Yammer Social Media Discussions on NBME Subject Examination Performance, Academic Internal Medicine Week (AIMW17), Baltimore, MD, 03/19/2017 - 03/22/2017
Muntz M, Quirk K, Thapa B, Gilligan M, Bite-Sized Teaching (BST/Beast Mode) on the Internal Medicine Clerkship, Academic Internal Medicine Week (AIMW17), Baltimore, MD, 03/19/2017 - 03/22/2017
Powell J, Yi J, McGee J, Landis J, Thapa B, Shrestha S, Karmacharya B, Rein L, Kim S, Adolescent Health Risk and Behavior Survey - A School Based Survey in Central Nepal, 2018 Annual CUGH Global Health Conference, New York, NY, 03/15/2018 - 03/18/2018
Harrington A, Kaljo K, Krippendorf B, Thapa B, Wilke-Zemanovic D, Quirk K, Franco J, Maurana C, Campbell B, Treat R, Developing a Faculty Career Development Academy: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning, The Generalists in Medical Education Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, 11/01/2018 - 11/02/2018
Renner CS,Nagarur A, Odedosu K, Thapa B, Chu ES, The COACH Study: Curriculum to Optimize Apprenticeship-based Clerkships with Hospitalists, Academic Internal Medicine Week 2019, Philadelphia, PA, 04/14/2019 - 04/17/2019
Kaljo K, Marcdante K, Campbell B, Treat R, Krippendorf B, Thapa B, Maurana C, Harrington A, Traditional to Transformational: Integrating Character, Competence, Caring into a New Faculty Teaching Academy, The Generalists in Medical Education Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 11/07/2019 - 11/08/2019
Treat R, Kaljo K, Apps J, Thapa B, Quirk K, Faculty Grit, Reflexivity, and Character Strengths: Opposing Elements, Learn Serve Lead: Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 11/08/2019 - 11/12/2019
Treat R, Kaljo K, Apps J, Thapa B, Quirk K, The Impact of Stress and Personality on Faculty Resilience as Mediated by Character Strengths and Reflexivity, 2020 Central Group on EducAtional Affairs (CGEA) Spring Conference, Virtual Compendium, 04/01/2020 - 04/03/2020
Nagarur A, Lai CJ, Simmons LH, Kisielewski M, Ratcliffe T, DeWaay DJ, Mattison MLP, Thapa B, Ziperstein JC, Johnston KT, Internal Medicine Student Education on Direct-Care Hospital Medicine Services: Results of a National Survey, Academic Internal Medicine Week 2020, Tampa, FL, 04/19/2020 - 04/22/2020
Kaljo K, Marcdante K, Treat R, Thapa B, Campbell B, Pfister S, Harrington AM, Changing Tides of Faculty Professional Development: Emphasizing Character and Caring in Pedagogy and Medical Education Research, Learn Serve Lead 2020: The AAMC Annual Meeting, Virtual, 11/16/2020 - 11/18/2020
Harrington A, Marcdante K, Kaljo K, Thapa B, Treat R, Havens K, Kalet A, Ark T, Infusing character education, caring, and the entrepreneurial mindset into a traditional competency-based faculty development program for medical educators, Learn Serve Lead 2020: The AAMC Annual Meeting, Virtual, 11/16/2020 - 11/18/2020
Sirinit J, Kron M, Thapa B, A complex Case of Unexpected Rickettsial Serologies, Society of Hospital Medicine Converge, Virtual, 05/03/2021 - 05/07/2021
Thapa B, Paudel H, Surani A, Robischon M, Carreras J, Experiences and Challenges in Managing Mild to Moderate Diabetic Ketoacidosis Patients with Subcutaneous Insulin on the Medical Floor, Society of Hospital Medicine Converge 2022, Nashville, Tennessee, 04/07/2022 - 04/10/2022
Calata J, Liljestrom T, Dowell J, Joachim E, Peltier W, Thapa B, Franco J, Ark T, Stockhausen K, Pfeifer K, Three-Year Evolution of a Learning Communities Program Incorporating Faculty Coaching, Learning Communities Institute 19th Annual Conference, Virtual, 10/21/2022 - 10/22/2022
 
International
Treat R, Kaljo K, Apps J, Thapa B, Quirk K, Faculty Resilience, Reflexivity, and Well-Being: Requisite Elements of Success, International Association of Medical Science Educators Annual Conference, Roanoke, VA, 06/08/2019 - 06/11/2019
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
2013 - 2017 Member, Intern Selection Committee, Medicine, Department of Medicine
2014 - 2017 Member, Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 - 2015 Member, Thesis Committee for Master of Science (MS) in Clinical and Translational Science. Student: Dr. Vikram Kanagala, MD, MS, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
2015 - 2016 Alternate Member, Faculty Council, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Member, GIM Award Nomination Committee, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Member, Medical College of Wisconsin - Global Health Advisory Council, Office of the Global Health, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Ex-Officio, Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Member, Residents as Educators, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
2017 - 2019 Member, LCME Self-study Task Force, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - Present Member, Planning Committee, MCW Innovation in Healthcare Education Research Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - 2021 Member, Educational Informational Technology Committee, School of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - 2021 Co-chair, Clinical Learning Environment, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 - Present Member, Society of Teaching Scholars, Medical College of Wisconsin
2021 Member, Physician Assistant Program Director Search Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2021 - Present Member, Commencement Committee. Advise President and Board of Trustees for Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speakers, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Hospital
2010 - 2015 Member, Code 4 Committee, Froedtert Hospital
2018 - Present Member, Academic Committee, Clinical Executive Committee, Froedtert & MCW
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Community/Lay Public
07/2014 - 09/2014 Apprenticeship in Medicine for High School Students
 
Medical Student Education
2010 - Present Preceptor for the Third and Fourth year medical students during inpatient rotation
07/2011 - 06/2012 Preceptor, Clinical Examination and Reasoning Course
07/2012 - Present Preceptor, Foundation of Clinical Medicine Course
07/2012 - 06/2017 Facilitator, small group discussion on Clinical Reasoning Exercise
07/2012 - 06/2018 Academic Half Day Lectures for Internal Medicine Clerkship Students
07/2013 - Present Preceptor, Bench to Bedside Course
01/2014 - 12/2014 Preceptor, Clinical Apprenticeship Course
07/2015 - 06/2017 Facilitator, Physical Examination Rounds
07/2019 - Present Preceptor, Case Based Discussion
 
Resident and Fellow Education
07/2010 - Present Supervising Faculty, Inpatient Rotation
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
2014 Units of Instruction for Basic Science Integration during Clinical Rotation
2017 - Present Curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation for elective course " Medical Students as Teachers"
 
 
Clinical Programs
2010 - 2015 Admission Order Set Reviewer
2012 - 2014 Reporting of positive blood cultures using direct nucleic acid amplification testing
2012 - 2014 Early Infectious Disease Consultation in Certain High-Risk Bacteremia
2020 - Present Protocol development, implementation, and evaluation for management of mild to moderate DKA in medical floor using subcutaneous insulin.
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2017 - 2019 Advisor to the Board of Directors, Milwaukee Nepali Pariwar
2020 - Present Member, Education Research and Development Committee, America Nepal Medical Foundation
2022 - Present Co-Chair, Education Research and Development Committee, America Nepal Medical Foundation
 

GLOBAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES:
2015 - 2018 Adolescent Health Risk and Behavior Survey - A School Based Survey Program in Central Nepal
2016 Led a team to sign formal Affiliation Agreement between Kathmandu University and Medical College of Wisconsin for students and faculty exchange, and to conduct collaborative global health programs.
 

ROBERT D. AND PATRICIA E. KERN INSTITUTE FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION NETWORK ACTIVITIES:
09/2017 - Present Steering Committee member, Kern Institute Educational Transformation in Character, Competence and Caring (KINETIC3) Teaching Academy.
10/2017 - Present Faculty instructor, Kern Institute Educational Transformation in Character, Competence and Caring (KINETIC3) Teaching Academy.
08/2020 - Present Faculty liaison to the Office of Global Health
 

MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIP:
1999 Scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering, Indian Embassy, Government of India. 7 out of 680 eligible applicants awarded scholarship.
1999 Scholarship to study MBBS, Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal. 20 out of 1400 eligible applicants awarded scholarship.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Gupta BS, Thapa B, Basnet RB, Neupane HC, Patowary BN. Evaluation of modified Alvarado Score to help decision-making in cases of acute appendicitis. Journal of Society of Surgeons of Nepal. Vol.8 no.1. January 2005.
2. Thapa B, Nagarur A, Carbo AR, Johnston KT, Simmons L, Quirk KL, Muntz M. Designing and Evaluating Medical Student Clerkship and Sub-internship Experiences on Direct-Care Hospitalist Services. Academic Internal Medicine Insigh, 2017; 15:2, 17-19 https://www.im.org/viewdocument/volume-15-issue-2-insight-2017?LibraryFolderKey=8438824c-d195-4b1d-aa9d-130857acbcac&DefaultView=folder
3. Bergl PA, Sanghani P, Thapa B, Quirk KL, Muntz M. The Need and Role for Dedicated Physical Exam Teaching Rounds. Academic Internal Medicine Insight, 2016;14:1,4-6
4. Singh M, Thapa B, Arora R. Clopidogrel pharmacogenetics and its clinical implications. Am J Ther. 2010 May-Jun;17(3):e66-73.
5. Rana V, Thapa B, Saini SC, Nagpal P, Segon A, Fletcher K, Lamb G. Self-reflection as a Tool to Increase Hospitalist Participation in Readmission Quality Improvement. Qual Manag Health Care. 2016 Oct/Dec;25(4):219-224.
6. Thapa B , Powell J , Yi J , McGee J , Landis J , Rein L , Kim S , Shrestha S , Karmacharya B . Adolescent Health Risk and Behavior Survey: A School Based Survey in Central Nepal. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2017 Oct.-Dec.;15(60):301-307.
7. Nagarur A, Lai CJ, Simmons LH, Kisielewski M, Ratcliffe TA, DeWaay DJ, Mattison MLP, Thapa B, Ziperstein JC, Johnston KT. Internal Medicine Student Education on Direct-Care Hospital Medicine Services: Results of a National Survey. Am J Med. 2020 07;133(7):868-875.
8. Kalet AL, Jotterand F, Muntz M, Thapa B, Campbell B. Hearing the Call of Duty: What We Must Do to Allow Medical Students to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. WMJ. 2020 03;119(1):6-7.
9. Mehta TI, Kurman J, Dolan S, Gill H, Thapa B. Blastomycosis in solid organ transplant recipients-A retrospective series from southeastern Wisconsin. Transpl Infect Dis. 2021 Aug;23(4):e13671.
10. Ortigoza MB, Yoon H, Goldfeld KS, Troxel AB, Daily JP, Wu Y, Li Y, Wu D, Cobb GF, Baptiste G, O'Keeffe M, Corpuz MO, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Amin A, Zacharioudakis IM, Jayaweera DT, Wu Y, Philley JV, Devine MS, Desruisseaux MS, Santin AD, Anjan S, Mathew R, Patel B, Nigo M, Upadhyay R, Kupferman T, Dentino AN, Nanchal R, Merlo CA, Hager DN, Chandran K, Lai JR, Rivera J, Bikash CR, Lasso G, Hilbert TP, Paroder M, Asencio AA, Liu M, Petkova E, Bragat A, Shaker R, McPherson DD, Sacco RL, Keller MJ, Grudzen CR, Hochman JS, Pirofski LA, CONTAIN COVID-19 Consortium for the CONTAIN COVID-19 Study Group, Parameswaran L, Corcoran AT, Rohatgi A, Wronska MW, Wu X, Srinivasan R, Deng FM, Filardo TD, Pendse J, Blaser SB, Whyte O, Gallagher JM, Thomas OE, Ramos D, Sturm-Reganato CL, Fong CC, Daus IM, Payoen AG, Chiofolo JT, Friedman MT, Wu DW, Jacobson JL, Schneider JG, Sarwar UN, Wang HE, Huebinger RM, Dronavalli G, Bai Y, Grimes CZ, Eldin KW, Umana VE, Martin JG, Heath TR, Bello FO, Ransford DL, Laurent-Rolle M, Shenoi SV, Akide-Ndunge OB, Thapa B, Peterson JL, Knauf K, Patel SU, Cheney LL, Tormey CA, Hendrickson JE. Efficacy and Safety of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in Hospitalized Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2022 02 01;182(2):115-126. PMCID: PMC8669605
11. Brockman T, Hernandez L, Mehta T, Thapa B. Pericarditis as a Secondary Complication of COVID-19 in a Renal Transplant Patient. WMJ. 2021 Dec;120(4):313-315.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Singh S, Thapa B, Prabhu R, Arora R, Khosla S. "Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Patients with Bilateral Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis". Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-60692-619-2, pp. 147-161. 2009.
2. Thapa B. "Substance Abuse". IM Essentials. IM Essentials Text, ISBN: 978-1- 938921-09-4; IM Essentials Questions, ISBN: 978-1-938921-10-0, and IM Essentials Online, ISBN: 978-1-938921-11-7.
3. Thapa B. "Tuberculosis". IM Essentials. IM Essentials Text, ISBN: 978-1- 938921-09-4; IM Essentials Questions, ISBN: 978-1-938921-10-0, and IM Essentials Online, ISBN: 978-1-938921-11-7.
 
Abstracts
1. Maharjan N, Bhandari S, Thapa B, Molnar J, Serrano A. Significance of high serum ferritin levels on mortality in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;57(4):A1-A108 (abstr 178). DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.02.181
 
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Muntz M, Thapa B, Quirk KL, Thomas JG. Third-Year Medical Students as Health Value Officers: A Systematic Approach to Improving Care and Reducing Costs. MedEdPORTAL, May 13, 2015. https://www.mededportal.org/icollaborative/resource/3929
2. Thapa B. In people with symptomatic carotid stenosis, is there randomized controlled trial evidence to support the use of carotid endarterectomy? Cochrane Clin Answers. August 2017. doi:10.1002/cca.504
3. Thapa B. Is there randomized controlled trial evidence to support the use of red cell transfusion for the management of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage? Cochrane Clin Answers. July 2016. doi:10.1002/cca.386
4. Thapa B. Is there randomized controlled trial evidence to support the use of off-pump instead of on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in people with ischemic heart disease? Cochrane Clin Answers. August 2014. doi:10.1002/cca.307
5. Thapa B. How do creatine analogues compare with placebo in adults with cardiovascular disease? Cochrane Clin Answers. November 2014. doi:10.1002/cca.391
6. Thapa B. How does reducing saturated fat intake affect cardiovascular outcomes? Cochrane Clin Answers. January 2018. doi: 10.1002/cca.1189
7. Thapa B. How does the CHIVA method compare with stripping for the treatment of varicose veins? Cochrane Clin Answers. March 2017. doi:10.1002/cca.864
8. Thapa B. Do multiple risk factor interventions help to prevent cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries? Cochrane Clin Answers. July 2016. doi:10.1002/cca.1091
9. Thapa B. How does prophylactic lidocaine compare with placebo in people with myocardial infarction? Cochrane Clin Answers. August 2016. doi:10.1002/CCA.1201
10. Thapa B. How does systematic assessment compare with opportunistic/no risk assessment for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease? Cochrane Clin Answers. December 2016. doi:10.1002/cca.1446
11. Thapa B. Nephrology and Urology. Spark One. Resources for Hospitalists. By Hospitalist. Society of Hospital Medicine Self-assessment tool. https://spark1.hospitalmedicine.org
12. Thapa B. Can combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis prevent venous thromboembolism in people undergoing surgery? Cochrane Clin Answers. November 2017. doi:10.1002/cca.1856
13. Thapa B. What are the effects of growth factors that promote angiogenesis in people with peripheral arterial disease? Cochrane Clin Answers. December 2017. doi:10.1002/cca.1861
14. Thapa B. How do low-molecular-weight heparins or heparinoids compare with standard unfractionated heparin in people with acute ischemic stroke? Cochrane Clin Answers. January 2018. doi:10.1002/cca.1722
15. Thapa B. How does clopidogrel plus aspirin compare with aspirin alone for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events? Cochrane Clin Answers. May 2018. doi:10.1002/cca.1972
16. Thapa B. In people with or without cardiovascular disease, what are the effects of reduction in saturated fat intake? Cochrane Clin Answers. September 2019. doi:10.1002/cca.1957
17. Thapa B. What are the benefits and harms of concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) surgery in people undergoing cardiac surgery? Cochrane Clin Answers. August 2018. doi:10.1002/cca.2108
18. Thapa B. How do statins compare with placebo in people with aortic valve stenosis? Cochrane Clin Answers. August 2018. doi:10.1002/cca.2115
19. Thapa B. How do angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) compare with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) for people with primary hypertension? Cochrane Clin Answers. August 2018. doi:10.1002/cca.2206
20. Thapa B. What are the benefits and harms of routine carotid artery shunting for adults undergoing carotid endarterectomy? Cochrane Clin Answers. November 2018. doi:10.1002/CCA.2285
21. Thapa B. How does local compare with general anesthesia for adults undergoing carotid endarterectomy? Cochrane Clin Answers. November 2018. doi:10.1002/CCA.2265
22. Burch J, Thapa B. For children and infants requiring a red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, how does duration of storage of RBCs affect outcomes? Cochrane Clin Answers. May 2019. doi:10.1002/cca.2422
23. Burch J, Thapa B. What are the effects of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator? Cochrane Clin Answers. May 2019. doi:10.1002/cca.2465
24. Burch J, Thapa B. For adults requiring a red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, how does duration of storage of RBCs affect outcomes? Cochrane Clin Answers. May 2019. doi:10.1002/cca.2421
25. Burch J, Thapa B. How does a Mediterranean-style diet compare with a low-fat diet for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Cochrane Clin Answers. July 2019. doi:10.1002/cca.2536
26. Burch J, Thapa B. What are the effects of interventions to support return to work for adults with coronary heart disease? Cochrane Clin Answers. July 2019. doi:10.1002/cca.2541
27. Burch J, Thapa B. What are the effects of exercise during cardiac rehabilitation in heart transplant recipients? Cochrane Clin Answers. November 2019. doi:10.1002/cca.2713
28. Thapa B, Academic (Assessment) Contributor, Aquifer, 2017-2018
29. Thapa B. For people with or without cardiovascular disease (CVD), what are the effects of reducing saturated fat intake? Cochrane Clin Answers. October 2020. doi:10.1002/cca.3285
30. Thapa B. What are the effects of phlebotonics on the signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency? Cochrane Clin Answers. January 2021. doi:10.1002/cca.3490
31. Thapa B. Peer reviewer, Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) 19.
32. Thapa B. How do alternative modes of exercise training compare with supervised walking for people with intermittent claudication? Cochrane Clin Answers. March 2021. doi:10.1002/cca.3424
33. Thapa B. How does local anesthesia compare with general anesthesia for adults undergoing carotid endarterectomy? Cochrane Clin Answers. December 2021. doi:10.1002/cca.3903
34. Tort S, Thapa B. For adults undergoing radial artery catheterization, how do B-mode ultrasound (US) guidance methods compare? Cochrane Clin Answers. February 2022. doi:10.1002/cca.3921
35. Tort S, Thapa B. For adults undergoing radial arterial catheterization, how does B-mode ultrasound (US) compare with alternative guidance methods (palpation and/or anatomical localization)? Cochrane Clin Answers. February 2022. doi:10.1002/cca.3920
36. Thapa B. Can combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis prevent venous thromboembolism in people undergoing surgery? Cochrane Clin Answers. May 2022. doi:10.1002/cca.3954
37. Thapa B. How does propionyl-L-carnitine compare with placebo for adults with intermittent claudication? Cochrane Clin Answers. July 2022. doi:10.1002/cca.4006
38. Thapa B. How does ultrafiltration compare with usual care for adults with acute heart failure? Cochrane Clin Answers. July 2022. doi:10.1002/cca.4009
39. Thapa B. What are the benefits and harms of routine carotid artery shunting for adults undergoing carotid endarterectomy? Cochrane Clin Answers. July 2022. doi:10.1002/cca.4045