Joshua Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM, holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. Having completed a rotating internship (aka transitional year) at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, he pursued training in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He currently works as a hospitalist at Jackson Memorial Hospital for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He has extensive hospital administrative and committee involvement and, in 2012, was elected the first osteopathic President of the Jackson Health System medical staff and chairman of its medical executive committee, in its then-94 year history. He was subsequently re-elected in 2014 and 2016.
One of Dr. Lenchus’s special areas of interest is patient safety. In 2007 he developed a novel curriculum centered about simulation-based invasive bedside procedural instruction. Now in its eleventh year, the program has transformed the way procedures are taught and performed, decreasing complications thereby leading to safer patient care. He has spoken locally, regionally, and nationally regarding this initiative and is recognized as an expert in the field; he has conducted numerous workshops at various conferences, garnered more than $2M in grant funding, and his team’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Outside the hospital, Dr. Lenchus is incredibly involved, serving as a leader, in multiple county, state and national medical associations, including the Florida Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has a passion for health policy, serves on public policy committees, and has presented this topic in a variety of venues, from student groups to corporations.
He has received a number of teaching and University awards. In 2014, he was recognized as the Soref JCC Humanitarian of the Year, and as a Distinguished Alumnus of Broward College. In 2015, he was recognized as FOMA’s Physician of the Year, and a faculty inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha, the allopathic national medical honor society.
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