Camilla Curren

General Internal Medicine Attending Physician

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine / General Internal Medicine
Martha Morehouse Pavilion, Suite 2335
2050 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43221

Through her innovative thinking and ability to collaborate with professionals in other healthcare-related fields, Dr. Camilla Curren enhances healthcare education for both patients and healthcare students. 

Currently, Dr. Curren is working with a multi-disciplinary team on research that will enhance the quality of life of humans and their animal counterparts. Recognizing the multiple health benefits that both people and animals experience when pets are included in the household, Dr. Curren is teaming up with Assistant Professor Jason Stull in Ohio State’s Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and other veterinary colleagues to develop a “Safe Pets” app. In this pilot study, patients with compromised immune systems will be able to download this app to their smartphones and get information about how they can safely enjoy all the benefits of owning a pet without jeopardizing their health. The pilot is funded by Ohio State’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science L-Pilot program, which is invests in multi-college interdisciplinary teams that have the clear potential to transform health care or translational science through patient-based innovative clinical and translational research.

In addition, Dr. Curren’s educational research focuses on developing cases and methods to improve upon the way clinical skills and patient care are taught to medical students and interprofessional learners in healthcare fields. Dr. Curren is also using medical simulation to teach basic exam techniques to early medical learners and in maximizing the effectiveness of classroom educational interventions. 

Education and Training

Medical Resident: Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University

Medical Resident: Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Selected Publications and Presentations

Curren C, Thompson L, Altneu E, Tartaglia K, Davis J. "Nathan/Natalie Marquez: A Standardized Patient Case to Introduce Unique Needs of an LGBT patient." MedEdPORTAL Publications, 2015. 

Tartaglia K, Thompson L and Curren C: "Scott Green: Depression after a Heart Attack." MedEdPORTAL Publications, 2015. 

Co-Presenters Curren C and Brill S: "The Wellness Exam across the Decades." Presented at the January 2016 MedNet Webcast, The Center for Continuing Medical Education at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. 

Co-Presenters Curren C, Choby B, Catiglioni A and Corbett E. "Challenges in Remediation," Directors of Clinical Skills Courses (DOCS) Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 2015.

Presenter Curren C. "Leveraging Adult Learning Theory in Facilitating Small Groups", The Ohio State University Longitudinal Practice Faculty Development Series, Columbus, Ohio, October 2015.
Co-Presenters Curren C and Haines T. Electronic Medical Record use in Preclinical Medical Education—a working model, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM)/Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), Phoenix, Arizona, October 2012.

Presenter Curren C. Wiki Use in Evaluating Senior Medical Student Learning, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Education Celebration, Columbus, Ohio, October 2011.

Presenter Curren C. “Wiki Use in Medical Student Education and Evaluation,” Central Group on Educational Affairs Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 2010.

Presenter Curren C. "Gender Differences in Health Care Provision," General Internal Medicine Noon Conference Lecture, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, January 2004.

Presenter Curren C. "Chronic Pain Syndromes," General Internal Medicine Noon Conference Lecture, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, January 2003.

Presenter Curren C. "Women's Health," The Ohio State University College of Medicine, January 1999.