Shobhina G. Chheda, MD, MPH, associate dean for medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, received her undergraduate degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University and her medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
She completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Cornell University Medical College/North Shore University Hospital. She received her master’s in public health at Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She joined the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty in 2001.
A professor in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Chheda has been a leader in medical education locally and nationally. She has received the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Dean Teaching Award and the Department of Medicine Schilling-Harkness Teaching Award. She was founding member of the national Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) TEACH program for faculty development. She has received the Clinician Educator of the Year Award from the Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine and recently has been elected president for the national Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine/Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine.
In her role as associate dean for medical education, Chheda is responsible for the overall development and management of curriculum and assessment for medical students. In 2016 her office launched the ForWard curriculum, an innovative curriculum focusing on integrated and developmental learning for medical students. The ForWard curriculum highlights the development of over 35 faculty in their role as Longitudinal Teacher Coaches for the purpose of guiding medical student development of lifelong learning skills through the use of self-directed learning. Chheda is currently co-principal investigator on a three-year Wisconsin Partnership Program grant entitled Transforming Medical Education 3.0-Moving Medical Education ForWard, which has supported this innovation.
Chheda continues in her commitment to patient care through practice of both inpatient and ambulatory general internal medicine. Her clinic practice is at UW Health West Clinic, Women’s Health-general internal medicine.