Alan J. Hunter, MD, FACP

Alan Hunter, MDProfessor of Medicine
Head of Division of Hospital Medicine
Director of Medicine Hospitalist Services
Associate Residency Program Director
Medicine Teaching Service


MD: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock AR, 1991
BA: University of Michigan, Economics, Ann Arbor, MI, 1982


Chief Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 1995
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1994
Internship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock AR, 1992

Research Interests:

Residency Education
Student Education
Mentorship/Faculty Development
Case Reports
Medical History

Clinical Interests:

Hospital Medicine
History of Medicine

Representative Publications (Non-Education):

  1. O'Glasser AY, Taylor CC, Hunter AJ. Beyond the Algorithm: Implementation of a Hospitalist-led Pre-operative Clinic Assessment Before Cardiac Surgery. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management 8(2017):1-4.
  2. Rudy CC, Ballard C, Broberg C, Hunter AJ. Platypnea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome: A Case of Chronic Paroxysmal Hypoxemia. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jan;32(1)"127-130.
  3. Hunter AJ, Steinhardt DJ. Pneumocystis Jirovecii Presenting as Nodular Pulmonary Opacities. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Jul;31(7):814.
  4. Xie Y, Pope BA, Hunter AJ. Cotton Fever: Does the Patient Know Best? J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Apr;31(4):442-4. 
  5. Miyashita J, Shimada T, Hunter A, Kamiya T. The impact of hyponatremia and the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis in elderly patients with aspiration pneumonia: a retrospective study. J Hosp Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;7(6):464-9.
  6. Halvorson S, Ricker MA, Barker AF, Patton PE, Harrison RA and Hunter AJ. Thoracic endometriosis unmasked by ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 May;27(5):603-7.
  7. Halvorson S, Cedfeldt AC and Hunter AJ. Fulminant, Non-Antibiotic Associated Clostridium difficile Colitis Following Salmonella Gastroenteritis. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:95-97.
  8. Lo J, Lo J, Hunter AJ, “String of Pearls”. (Image & Vignette). J Hospital Medicine 2008;3(3):272-273.
  9. Lo JO, Harrison RA, Hunter AJ; Syphilitic Hepatitis Resulting In Fulminant Hepatic Failure Requiring Liver Transplantation. J Infection 2007;54(3):e115-17.
  10. Harrison RA, Vu T, Hunter AJ; Wernicke's Encephalopathy in a Patient with Schizophrenia. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21(12):C8-C11.

Representative Publications (Education):

  1. 2011 Harrison R, Hunter AJ, Sharpe B, Auerbach AD. Survey of U.S academic hospitalist leaders about mentorship and academic activities in hospitalist groups. J Hosp Med. Accepted for publication Apr 2010. J Hosp Med. 2011;6:5–9. (Lead paper; with linked Editorial by Wiese & Centor; Interviewed & quoted in SHM The Hospitalist, Jan 19, 2011).
  2. 2009 Smith MEB, Desai SS, Allen ES, Saha S, Hunter AJ. Impact of Shorter Inpatient Faculty Teaching. Rotations on Resident Learning Experience. The American Journal of Medicine, 2009;122(1): 96-100.
  3. 2008 Eckstrom E, Desai SS, Hunter AJ, Allen ES, Tanner CE, Lucas LM, Joseph CL, Ririe MR, Doak MN, Humphrey LL, Bowen JL., Aiming to Improve Care of Older Adults: An Innovative Faculty Development Workshop. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jul;23(7):1053-6.
  4. 2006 Haney EM, Nicolaidis C, Hunter A, Chan BKS, Cooney TG, Bowen JL; Relationship Between Resident Workload and Self-perceived Learning on Inpatient Medicine Wards: A Longitudinal Study. BMC Medical Education. 2006, 6:35 (06 Jul 2006) May 2006.
  5. 2004 Hunter AJ, Desai SS, Harrison RA, Chan BCK; Medical Student Evaluation of the Quality of Hospitalist and Non-Hospitalist Teaching Faculty on Inpatient Medicine Rotations. Academic Medicine. 79 (1):78-82, 2004.

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