Dr. Jasminka Criley, MD, FACP, FHM is hospitalist at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Criley has been a hospitalist since 1998, and is a charter member and fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine. She completed her residency at Vanderbilt and is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Since 1998, Dr. Criley has held a number of positions in hospital and academic medicine. She has been director of hospital medicine for both community and academic medicine programs. She helped form the hospitalist program in 2000 at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic, serving as its first program director. At St. Mary Medical Center, Dr. Criley served as internal medicine clerkship site director, research director for Graduate Medical Education, and acting residency program director. Dr. Criley helped found the Women’s Heart Center at St. Mary, serving as its physician champion. Dr. Criley has been recognized for her extensive research and work in cardiac examination competency, receiving national and regional Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Awards for highest rated Precourse and Outstanding Innovation in Medical Education, and a WGEA Research Award. In 2010, Dr. Criley was elected as one of the nation’s top 10 American College of Physicians (ACP) Hospitalists. In addition to teaching and clinical care, Dr. Criley has been advisor and mentor to residents, medical students and undergraduate students. She is President of the California-Hawaii SGIM and Co-President of the LA Chapter Society of Hospital Medicine.