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FSU Internal Medicine Residency program at TMH welcomes new director

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Claudia Kroker-Bode, M.D., Ph.D., has been named program director for the Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

Kroker-Bode succeeds founding program director Gregory Todd, M.D., J.D., who now serves as the College of Medicine’s clerkship director for advanced internal medicine and director of the FSU Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law.

“We are extremely excited to have Dr. Kroker-Bode join us to begin building on the solid foundation created by Dr. Todd and his faculty and staff,” said Dean Watson, M.D., chief health information officer at TMH. “We are thankful for where the program is today and look forward to great things in the future under Dr. Kroker-Bode’s leadership.”

Kroker-Bode previously served as program director for the internal medicine residency at Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

“I see this as a wonderful opportunity to lead a residency program that’s already established but is ready to move to the next stage of its development,” she said. “There are opportunities here to develop this program in many ways, and I see myself being able to do that. That was one of the many things that attracted me.”

Kroker-Bode, an award-winning medical educator, was most recently honored with the Carilion School of Medicine 2017 innovative teaching award. She earned her medical degree in Muenster, Germany, and later became chief resident of internal medicine at MedStar Health in Baltimore.

The internal medicine residency program, established at TMH in 2010, received initial accreditation and welcomed its first residents in 2012. The program is accredited for up to 36 residents.

“Dr. Kroker-Bode brings a wealth of experience to the position, and we are confident that she will take the program to the next level,” said Joan Meek, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education at the College of Medicine.

Tallahassee Democrat article