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Dr. Hai Jung Helen Rhim, M.D.,  M.P.H.

Hai Jung Helen Rhim, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hospital Medicine)

Areas of Research: Medical Education

Professional Interests

Dr. Hai Jung Helen Rhim is assistant professor of pediatrics and a pediatric hospitalist at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). Dr. Rhim joined the Einstein faculty in 2008, serving as site leader for the pediatrics clerkship at St. Barnabas Hospital. In 2010, she moved to CHAM and has been involved in teaching across all four years of the Einstein curriculum, becoming co-director of the pediatrics clerkship in 2017. For a number of years, Dr. Rhim has been deeply involved in developing the pediatrics objective-structured clinical exercises and curricula on clinical reasoning, inter-professional teamwork, and medical error disclosure. She also has served as fellowship director in pediatric hospital medicine at CHAM since 2013. Dr. Rhim has received several Einstein grants for excellence in medical esducation and was inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society in 2014. The following year, she received the William Obrinsky Award for Excellence in Student Teaching from the department of pediatrics. Dr. Rhim is a graduate of Brown University and received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2002. She completed her residency training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., in 2005, and obtained a master in public health with a focus in healthcare management from Columbia University in 2008. She currently is pursuing a master of health professions education at Maastricht University/New York University School of Medicine.

Selected Publications

Fradin K, Rhim H. An Adolescent with Fever, Jaundice and Abdominal Pain: An Unusual Presentation of Kawasaki Disease. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013;52;131-133.

Silver AH, Esteban-Cruciani N, Azzarone G, Douglas LC, Lee DS, Liewehr S, Nazif JM, Agalliu I, Villegas S, Rhim HH, Rinke ML, O’Connor K.  3% Hypertonic Saline versus Normal Saline in Inpatient Bronchiolitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2015;136(6):1036-1043.

Shah N, Rhim H, Maniscalco J, Wilson K, Rassbach C.  The Current State of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowships:  A Survey of Program Directors.  Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2016;11(5):324-328.

Schechter M, Rhim H, McEvoy M. Infant and toddler examination workshop for preclerkship medical students. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10363   http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10363

Jerardi, KE, Fisher E, Rassbach C, Maniscalco J, Blankenburg R, Chase L, and Shah N. "Development of a Curricular Framework for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowships." Pediatrics (2017): e20170698. (Authorship Group)


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