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Sibley Hospitalist Service

Sibley Hospitalists are a team of internal medicine physicians who practice solely at Sibley. They are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive the best, safest, most efficient and personalized care during their hospital stay. This highly-experienced group provides a 24/7 physician presence to address issues quickly, communicate directly with primary care physicians at all critical decision points, directly manage patient care and coordinate specialists and services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Sibley’s hospitalist service?
Hospitalists are inside the hospital 24 hours a day to provide patient-centered care, answer questions, adjust your treatment plan and respond to medical emergencies. Additionally, they are familiar with Sibley’s systems, services and staff leading to a more responsive experience for you and your family.

How do Hospitalists work with my primary care physician?
Sibley hospitalists work with your primary care physician from admission through discharge.
A hospitalist will contact your physician immediately after you are admitted to: inform them of your medical condition, learn about your recent medical problems and obtain pertinent medical history. While at Sibley, your physician will be updated daily on your condition. If you require a consultation from a specialist, hospitalists will refer your care to a specialist recommended by your physician. At discharge, hospitalists will send your physician complete medical summaries to ensure a smooth continuation of care.

Will I see more than one hospitalist?
Yes, it’s possible. Our hospitalists work as a team. Before every shift-change, the hospitalists convene to review your medical history, current condition and treatment plan to ensure a smooth continuation of care.


Meet the Sibley Hospitalists

Aparna K. Miano, M.D.
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: University of California San Diego Medical Center
Residency: University of California San Diego Medical Center
Hospital Committees: Ethics Committee, Infection Control Committee

David M. Mitchell, M.D.
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Internship: Provena Covenant Medical Center
Residency: Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Mayo Medical Clinic, Hematology & Oncology
Hospital Committees: Medication Reconciliation Committee

M. Therese O'Donnell, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Sibley Hospitalist Group
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship: University of Washington Med Center, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Hospital Committees: Quality Council, Credentials Committee, ICU Committee, ER Committee, Ethics Committee, Medication Reconciliation Committee, RAC Advisory Team, Patient Safety Committee, Clinical Resource Management Committee, EPIC Physician Advisory, Cancer Committee

Lisa C. Olin, M.D.
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College-Thomas Jefferson University
Internship: George Washington University Hospital
Residency: George Washington University Hospital
Hospital Committees: Ethics Committee, Clinical Resource Management, Flow Committee, Medicine Department Peer Review Committee

Sian L. Spurney, M.D.
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
Internship: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Residency: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center

Peter H. Tait, M.D.
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Internship: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School

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