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CURRICULUM VITAE

Cecilia Scholcoff MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine

OFFICE ADDRESS:
VA Medical Center
5000 W National Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53295
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 414-382-5351
Email: cscholcoff@mcw.edu

EDUCATION:
06/2007 B.S., Zoology and Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
06/2012 M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
06/2012 M.P.H., Northwestern University Graduate School, Chicago, IL

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
2012 - 2013 Internship, Internal Medicine, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
2013 - 2015 Residency, Internal Medicine, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
01/2016 - 06/2016 Primary Care Faculty Development Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2016 - 07/2019 Mini-Residency in Women’s Health, Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System, Orlando, FL

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2016 - 07/2018 Director, Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
10/2021 - Present Women’s Health Subject Matter Content Expert, VA Women’s Health Education, US Department of Veteran Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave, NW Washington, DC 20420

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
2015 - 2017 Attending, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Attending, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Internal Medicine
08/2015
08/2025
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
AHA
01/2020
01/2022
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
State of Wisconsin License
63746-20
03/2015
10/2023
Drug Enforcement Agency
FS5201037
02/2021
02/2024
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2012 - 2014 Resident Teaching Award, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
2021 Best Poster in “Early Career Faculty - Clinical, Population or Education, Department of Medicine Research Retreat, Medical College of Wisconsin
2021 Early Career Internist of the Year, American College of Physicians, Wisconsin Chapter

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2014 - Present Society of General Internal Medicine
2014 - Present American College of Physicians

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Ad-Hoc Reviewer
2018 - Present Journal of General Internal Medicine
2021 - Present Women’s Health Issues

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Advancing Interprofessional Collaboration Through A Case-Based Residency Clinic Curriculum
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
10/2019 - Present
  
Title:
Evaluation of Sexual Harassment Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents
Role:
Co-investigator
PI:
Amy Farkas, MD MS
Dates:
03/2020 - Present
  
Title:
Provider and trainee experiences with micro and macro aggression in healthcare
Role:
Co-investigator
PI:
Cynthia Kay, MD MS
Dates:
11/2020 - Present
  
Title:
Patient Perception of Sexual Harassment of Provider
Source:
VA HSRD, VA Small Award Initiative for Impact (SWIFT-IVI)
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Amy Farkas, MD MSc
Dates:
11/2021 - Present
Direct Funds:
$75,317
  
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Preventing Contextual Errors in Ambulatory Care
Source:
VA HSRD IIR (15-452)
Role:
Clinical champion
PI:
Jeffrey Jackson, MD (local) and Saul Weiner, MD
Dates:
01/2017 - 09/2019
Direct Funds:
$1,070,566
  
Title:
Coping Strategies for Dealing with Sexual Harassment by Patients
Source:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Faculty Development Fund
Role:
Co-investigator
PI:
Jeffrey Jackson, MD
Dates:
12/2018 - 12/2019
Direct Funds:
$2,000
  
Title:
Is there a difference in primary care outcomes by gender of the provider?
Role:
Co-investigator
PI:
Jeffrey L. Jackson, MD MPH
Dates:
04/2019 - 06/2020
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Scholcoff C, Lecture, "Approaching overweight and obesity in primary care", Senior Talk, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Division, Evanston, Illinois, 05/2014
Scholcoff C, “Fat to Fit: Nonsurgical Management of Obesity.”, GIM Noon Conference, Zablocki VA Medical Center, 10/2017
Scholcoff C, Jackson JL, Presentation, "Contextual Care QI Project"., Primary Care Monthly Clinic Meeting, Milwaukee, Wi, 05/2018 - 09/2019
Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Workshop, "#MeToo MCW"., Medical College of Wisconsin, Professionalism Week, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2019
Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Workshop, "#MeToo MCW"., Workshop. Medical College of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine Residency Academic Half Day, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2020
Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Workshop, “#MeToo MCW", Medical College of Wisconsin, Professionalism Week, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2020
Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Workshop, “#MeToo MCW.”, Medical College of Wisconsin, Family Medicine Residency Academic Half Day, Milwaukee, WI, 12/2020
Scholcoff C, Farkas AH, “#Me Too: MCW WeWill.”, Workshop, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, 10/2021
 
Regional
Scholcoff C, "Fat to Fit: Nonsurgical Management of Obesity"., 29th Annual Update in Primary Care, Egg Harbor, WI, 10/2017
Scholcoff, C, “The Big C: Update in Cervical Cancer Screening.”, Medical College of Wisconsin 34th Annual Update in Primary Care, Virtual Conference, 10/2021
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Scholcoff C, Amick A, Dekker A, Doobay-Persaud A, “A Community Health Needs Assessment of Diabetes and Hypertension in Toledo, Belize.” Poster Presentation., Poster Presentation.Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 11th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day, Evanstan, IL, 03/2015
Scholcoff C, Farkas AH, Jackson JL, Presentation, “Does Provider Gender Affect the Quality Primary Care?”, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine Research Retreat, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2020
Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Shah H, Lamberg M, Yecies E, Fletcher K., “Training residents to respond to incidents of gender discrimination and sexual harassment: an interactive workshop.”, Poster Presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine Research Retreat, 03/2021
Scholcoff C, Farkas AH, Kuester J, Sherman K, “Interprofessional Education: Helping Residents Excel in Team Based Care.”, Poster Presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine Research Retreat, 03/2021
 
Regional
Gupta M, Muradian M, Scholcoff C., A Rare Case of Ketosis-Prone Flatbush Diabetes in an Elderly Male., Poster Presentation. American College of Physicians Wisconsin Chapter Scientific Meeting., Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/2019
 
National
Doobay-Persaud A, Dekker A, Scholcoff C, Amick A, Quality Assessment of Diabetes and Hypertension Understanding and Care in a Primary Care Clinic in Toledo, Belize, Unite for Sight, New Haven, CT, 03/2015
Scholcoff C, Nickoloff S, Kay C, Jackson J, “Control and Management of Hypertension in US Primary Care. 2007-2016.”, Poster Presentation. Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 05/08/2019
Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Kay C, Lucas J, Nickoloff S, Fletcher K, Jackson JL, “’Laugh and back out of the room’ Female Providers Experience and Strategies for Dealing with Sexual Harassment by Patients.”, Poster Presentation. Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting,, Washington DC, 05/10/2019
Kay, C, Bernstein J, Scholcoff C, Raj R, “Microaggressions and overt insults by patients: How to respond and what to say.”, Accepted workshop. Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Birmingham AL, 05/2020
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2016 - 12/2020 Member, Clinical Competency Committee, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
01/2019 - Present Course Co-Director, , Annual Update in Primary Care Course Planning Committee, Primary Care, Medical College of Wisconsin
01/2019 - Present Member, Center for Advancing Population Science, VA Unit, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2019 - Present Member, Intern Selection Committee, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
08/2020 - Present Member, GIM Diversity in Recruitment Committee, Department of Medicine,, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2020 - Present Member, Friendly Task Force, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
01/2021 - Present Chari, Clinical Competency, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
2017 Faculty facilitator, Medicine Break Out Session, Medical Student Capstone Course
2018 Clinical champion, #ProudtobeGIM event
09/2019 - Present Lecturer, M2 Cardiovascular Unit, “Clinical Cases in PVD,”
 
Resident and Fellow Education
08/2015 - Present Preceptor, Women’s Health Elective
2016 - Present Course Director, Women’s Health Rotation, Department of Medicine
07/2017 Presenter, Contraception and Intimate Partner Violence, Internal Medicine residency core curriculum
09/2020 - Present Lecturer, “#MeToo: On the Wards,” Internal Medicine Academic Half Day, 2 sessions
12/2020 Lecturer, “#Me Too,” Family Medicine Academic Healf Day, 1 session
07/2021 - 08/2021 Lecturer, “Cardiovascular Disease in Women,”
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Medical Student Education
08/2015 - Present Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Ward attending inpatient medicine at the VA
07/2018 - Present Medical College if Wisconsin, Preceptor, Women’s Health Selective.
07/2018 - 07/2020 Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Preceptor, Clinical Apprenticeship. Precept 1 MS1/MS2 student
07/2019 - Present Medical College if Wisconsin, Preceptor, M4 Ambulatory Medicine
 
Resident and Fellow Education
08/2015 - Present Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Ward attending inpatient medicine
08/2015 - Present Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Preceptor, resident continuity clinic
 
Continuing Medical Education
06/2021 Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Small group facilitator, VA Women’s Health Mini-Residency. Facilitated small group discussion on several women’s health topics in national virtual meeting
09/2021 Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Small group facilitator, VA Women’s Health Mini-Residency. Facilitated small group discussion on several women’s health topics in national virtual meeting
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Resident
06/2019 - Present Series of mentoring dinners for female residents with a goal of decreasing burnout, improving community, providing mentorship.
12/2019 - 06/2020 Interdisciplinary clinic conference for residents, goal of improving resident knowledge of clinic team members and improved interprofessional collaboration to improving patient care
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2008 - 2011 Trip Coordinator, Northwestern University Alliance for International Development, Chicago, Illinois
2008 - 2012 Volunteer, Northwestern University Community Health Clinic, Chicago, Illinois
2008 - 2009 Member, Northwestern University Health Disparities Task Force, Northwestern, Chicago, Illinois
2016 - 2017 Speaker, West Allis Central High School Career Fair, West Allis, Wisconsin
2019 - Present Speaker, Brookfield Central High School Career Fair, Brookfield, Wisconsin
 

GLOBAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES:
2008 Medical Relief Trip, Managua, Nicaragua
2010 Medical Relief Trip, Managua, Nicaragua
2012 International Rotation in Bolivia, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
2015 International Rotation in Belize, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
 

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:
Spanish and English


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Dekker AM, Amick AE, Scholcoff C, Doobay-Persaud A. A mixed-methods needs assessment of adult diabetes mellitus (type II) and hypertension care in Toledo, Belize. BMC Heath Serv Res. 2017 Feb; 17(1): 171-182.
2. Wagner EJ, Brown CS, Mather JR, Scholcoff C, Krugner-Higby L, Heath TD. Evaluation of phospholipid and liposomal S-adenosyl methionine for the treatment of liver injury in a murine model. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2010 Apr; 99(4): 1800-1809.
3. Scholcoff C, Sanghani P, Jackson W, Egloff HM, Sawatsky AP, Jackson JL. Peer review of abstracts submitted to an internal medicine national meeting: is it a predictor of future publication? J Gen Intern Med. 2018. Accepted for publication.
4. Wagner EJ, Brown CS, Mather JR, Scholcoff C, Krugner-Higby L, Heath TD. Evaluation of phospholipid and liposomal S-adenosyl methionine for the treatment of liver injury in a murine model. J Pharm Sci. 2010 Apr;99(4):1800-9.
5. Dekker AM, Amick AE, Scholcoff C, Doobay-Persaud A. A mixed-methods needs assessment of adult diabetes mellitus (type II) and hypertension care in Toledo, Belize. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Feb 28;17(1):171. PMCID: PMC5331721
6. Scholcoff C, Sanghani P, Jackson W, Egloff HM, Sawatsky AP, Jackson JL. Peer Review of Abstracts Submitted to An Internal Medicine National Meeting: Is It a Predictor of Future Publication? J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jul;33(7):1002-1003. PMCID: PMC6025688
7. Jackson JL, Kay C, Scholcoff C, Nickoloff S, Fletcher K. Migraine prophylactic management in neurology and primary care (2006-2015). J Neurol. 2018 Dec;265(12):3019-3021.
8. Jackson JL, Kuriyama A, Anton A, Choi A, Fournier JP, Geier AK, Jacquerioz F, Kogan D, Scholcoff C, Sun R. The Accuracy of Google Translate for Abstracting Data From Non-English-Language Trials for Systematic Reviews. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Nov 05;171(9):677-679.
9. Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Machen JL, Kay C, Nickoloff S, Fletcher KE, Jackson JL. The Experience of Male Physicians with Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Aug;35(8):2383-2388. PMCID: PMC7403262
10. Jackson JL, Farkas A, Scholcoff C. Does Provider Gender Affect the Quality of Primary Care? J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul;35(7):2094-2098. PMCID: PMC7352031
11. Scholcoff C, Kay C, Nickoloff S, Jackson JL. Trends in Systolic Blood Pressure Control and Management in the USA, 2007 to 2016. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Aug;35(8):2510-2512. PMCID: PMC7403361
12. Scholcoff C, Farkas A, Machen JL, Kay C, Nickoloff S, Fletcher KE, Jackson JL. Sexual Harassment of Female Providers by Patients: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Oct;35(10):2963-2968. PMCID: PMC7572907
13. Jackson JL, Kay C, Scholcoff C, Becher D, O'Malley PG. Capturing the Complexities of "Difficult" Patient Encounters Using a Structural Equation Model. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb;36(2):549-551. PMCID: PMC7878594
14. Weiner S, Schwartz A, Altman L, Ball S, Bartle B, Binns-Calvey A, Chan C, Falck-Ytter C, Frenchman M, Gee B, Jackson JL, Jordan N, Kass B, Kelly B, Safdar N, Scholcoff C, Sharma G, Weaver F, Wopat M. Evaluation of a Patient-Collected Audio Audit and Feedback Quality Improvement Program on Clinician Attention to Patient Life Context and Health Care Costs in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jul 01;3(7):e209644. PMCID: PMC7395234
15. Jackson JL, Farkas A, Fletcher K, Kay C, Machen JL, Nickoloff S, Scholcoff C. Gender Differences in the Prevalence and Experience of Sexual Harassment of Internal Medicine Providers by Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Nov;36(11):3598-3600. PMCID: PMC8606492
16. Jackson JL, Kay C, Scholcoff C, Nickoloff S, Kuriyama A, Slykhouse L, O'Malley PG. Associations Between Gender and Racial Patient-Physician Concordance and Visit Outcomes Among Hypertensive Patients in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May;37(6):1569-1571. PMCID: PMC9085985
17. Ball SL, Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Altman L, Binns-Calvey A, Chan C, Falck-Ytter C, Frenchman M, Gee B, Jackson JL, Jordan N, Kass B, Kelly B, Safdar N, Scholcoff C, Sharma G, Subramaniam S, Weaver F, Wopat M. Implementation of a patient-collected audio recording audit & feedback quality improvement program to prevent contextual error: stakeholder perspective. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Aug 30;21(1):891. PMCID: PMC8403819
18. Jackson JL, Kay C, Scholcoff C, Becher D, O’Mally PG. “Capturing the Complexities of “Difficult” Patient Encounters Using a Structural Equation Model.” J Gen Intern Med 2020 Jul 29 PMID: 32728955 07/31/2020
19. Kay C, Bernstein J, Yass N, Woodard J, Tesfatsion S, Scholcoff C. Faculty Physician and Trainee Experiences with Micro- and Macroaggressions: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Oct;37(13):3419-3425. PMCID: PMC9551013
20. Lambert D, Nothem ME, Kobylarz Z, Scholcoff C. A Medication Hiccup: Chlorpromazine-Induced Agranulocytosis in a 72-Year-Old Male. WMJ. 2022 Oct;121(3):E60-E62.
21. Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Lamberg M, Shah H, Fletcher K, Yecies E. Preparing Residents to Respond to Incidences of Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: An Interactive Workshop. South Med J. 2022 Oct;115(10):740-744.
22. Scholcoff C, Sherman K, Kuester J, Farkas A. Helping Residents Excel in Team-Based Care: An Interactive Case-Based Interprofessional Education Curriculum. WMJ. 2022 Dec;121(4):313-315.
 
Abstracts
1. Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Machel JL, Kay C, Nickoloff S, Fletcher K, Jackson J. “The experience of male physicians with sexual and gender-based harassment: a qualitative study.” J Gen Intern Medicine 2020 35; s291.
2. Scholcoff C, Jackson JL, Kay C, Nickoloff S. “Trends in Systolic Blood Pressure Control and Management in the United States, 2006 to 2015.” J Gen Intern Med 2019 May;34(Suppl 2):S389-390. Poster presented at Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting 2019.
3. Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Kay C, Lucas J, Nickoloff S, Fletcher KE, Jackson JL. "Laugh and Back Out of the Room: Female Physician Strategies for Dealing with Sexual Harassment by Patients." J Gen Intern Med 2019 May;34(Suppl 2):S101. Poster presented at Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting 2019.
4. Scholcoff C, Farkas AH, Kuester J, Sherman K. “Interprofessional Education: Helping Residents Excel in Team Based Care.” J Gen Intern Med 2021 July
5. Farkas AH, Scholcoff C, Shah H, Lamberg M, Yecies E, Fletcher K. “Training residents to respond to incidents of gender discrimination and sexual harassment: an interactive workshop.” J Gen Intern Med 2021 July.