New Faculty

Dr. Ian Ross joins the Department of Medicine

Ian Ross, MD

Dr. Ian Ross completed medical school at the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, graduating with election to both Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine. His performance as a resident was outstanding; he received the resident of the year award as a PGY-2, as well as teaching and leadership awards. Dr. Ross was a Chief Resident the following year and was awarded the Distinguished Service and Teaching Award as Resident of the Year by the medical school graduating class of 2018. Following residency, Dr. Ross worked as an academic hospitalist at Washington University and was the recipient of the House Staff Teaching Award for inpatient Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ross’ work as an academic hospitalist continued for the next two years at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. During that time, he won two consecutive annual House Staff Teaching awards and was selected as Teacher of the Year in the Internal Medicine Clerkship by the medical school graduating class of 2020. He was co-founder and co-director of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound curriculum at Penn State for both residents and faculty.

Dr. Ross will emphasize clinical education, procedural instruction, and curriculum development as part of the growing group of medical education faculty at the John Cochran VA. His teaching, clinical focus and research centers on point-of-care ultrasound and its implementation into bedside diagnosis and improvement of patient care. He also writes creatively and has published original pieces in peer-reviewed medical journals.