Residency Program Leadership


Keith Armitage, MD
Residency Program Director
Vice-Chairman of Education

Dr. Armitage is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Case Western Reserve University and is the Vice-Chair of Education and Residency Director in the Department of Internal Medicine. His primary professional focus has been on post-graduate medical education and clinical infectious diseases.

Dr. Armitage currently serves as the Past President of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. In 2002 he received the Parker J. Palmer Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

His research interests include the process of care in community-acquired pneumonia. He has published a number of book chapters and peer review articles.

Dr. Armitage received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and attended medical school at the University of Colorado. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and infectious diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. He served as chief resident in the Department of Medicine 1991-1992 and joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in 1992. He holds certification in internal medicine and infectious diseases from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In the School of Medicine, he has served on a number of committees, including the Committee on Students 2003-2007, the Committee on Medical Education 1999-2002 and the Faculty Council 1996-1999 and 2004-2007 (Chair 2006-2007).

He is married and has three children.

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Robert Bonomo, MD
Vice-Chairman of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Bonomo has a broad background in clinical medicine with specific training and expertise in infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. As a PI or co-Investigator on several previous university-, VA-, and NIH-funded grants, his research efforts focus on structure function relationships of key beta-lactamases using microbiological and biochemical testing, medicinal chemistry, structural biology, pharmacological analyses, genetics and molecular epidemiology. The second arm of Dr. Bonomo's research focuses on developing novel approaches to understanding and rapidly detecting multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii and carbapenem resistant K. pneumoniae. In addition, Dr. Bonomo successfully administered several VA- and NIH-funded projects, collaborated with other researchers, and produced many peer-reviewed publications that reveal the complex genetic background and genome sequence of MDR A. baumannii, extended-spectrum beta-lactamases, and carbapenem resistant and producing K. pneumoniae.

Dr. Bomono is a renowned teacher and mentor. He is the recipient of the Kaiser Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the highest award for teaching out the institutions, as well as numerous other teaching awards. He has mentored many students, residents and fellows in successful research projects. As Chief of the Medical Service at the VA he is highly involved with house staff and student teaching.