Andrew Douglas Kelleher , MD
Instructor of Clinical Fellow
While the science and complexity of the human body is absolutely amazing, there is nothing that can replace the relationships that one gets to build with patients. Patients are often more vulnerable with medical professionals than nearly any other time of their lives. As physicians, we have a unique opportunity to provide compassion and empathy during difficult times. After seeing the thousandth heart failure exacerbation, I would imagine the mere science becomes fairly routine. However, when it’s Mrs. Jones, the retired seventh grade math teacher who lives on Oak Street with three grandchildren, who also has heart failure, it begins to take on new meaning for the physician. This is because of the relationship that one has built with the patient. Patients are not just problems to fix; they are, first and foremost, people. I aspire to be an internist who excels in providing compassion and humanistic care for the whole patient.
Why I Chose Cincinnati
When I interviewed at Cincinnati, there were two main things that stuck out to me that ultimately led me to coming here: high quality, patient‐centered outcomes and an innovative approach to medical education. When you speak with residents, faculty, or Dr. Warm (the PD), every detail of the program has been critically analyzed, making the program as effective and efficient for the residents and patients as possible. Since the program is constantly improving, it provides an open and honest environment about their strengths and weaknesses. When you combine this growth mindset with the patient‐centered attitude of the program, it felt like a great fit and an amazing place to train.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-29-2022 )