Deepthiman Gowda, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and the Course Director of Foundations of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The course introduces medical students to the physical examination, the medical interview, and clinical reasoning. As Course Director, Dr. Gowda is interested in encouraging a hypothesis-based approach to history taking and physical examination. Within the course, he seeks to create an educational culture of curiosity, teamwork, and student leadership. Dr. Gowda also teaches Clinical Practice and Clinical Epidemiology courses at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. At the level of the Internal Medicine Residency, Dr. Gowda supervises house officers in ambulatory clinic setting and coordinates the ambulatory medicine evaluations. He gives a regular lecture on Preventive Medicine to the house-staff, focusing on the rationale and evidence for cancer screening. In 2008, he received the award for the Ambulatory Medicine Teacher of the Year for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Gowda is a general internist and has a continuity clinic at the Associates of Internal Medicine Clinic at CUMC.