Experts
    • Internal Medicine
    Assoc Professor University of Chicago & Director of Educational Initiatives, Costs of Care
    Assoc Professor University of Chicago & Director of Educational Initiatives, Costs of Care
    • Physician at The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

    Vineet Arora MD MAPP is Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at the University Of Chicago.  Through funding from AHRQ, NIH, and the ABIM Foundation, she has developed and evaluated multiple educational interventions to improve medical training while also improving quality, safety, and value of care in teaching hospitals.  She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and her work has received coverage by the New York Times, NPR, and the Associated Press.  For her body of work, she has been recognized by HealthLeader Magazine in 2011 as “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” and is the past recipient of the American College of Physicians Walter J. McDonald Young Physician Award, Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Mentoring Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Excellence in Hospital Medicine Research Award.

    As the Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, she oversaw the development of the Teaching Value web modules, which are easy to access free e-learning tools to promote cost conscious prescribing and reduce waste and co-chaired the Teaching Value Choosing Wisely Challenge.  She is co-author of Understanding High Value Care, a textbook from McGraw Hill released in 2015.  An avid user of social media, Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education, technology, and health policy at @futuredocs.

    • Ophthalmology
    Residency Program Director, Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Program Director, Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center
    • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center
    Dr. David Yoo is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Loyola University Medical Center. He serves as the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director and is also Director of the Inpatient Consultation Service for Ophthalmology. Dr. Yoo graduated from Northwestern University and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He received his training in ophthalmology at Northwestern University and completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery at the Henry Ford Health System. He is actively involved in ophthalmic education research and training residents in surgery. He is board certified in ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
    • Family Medicine
    Program Director of Family Medicine Residency
    Program Director of Family Medicine Residency
    • Program Director at Banner - University Medial Center, Phoenix
    Steven R. Brown, MD, program director at the Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix Family Medicine Residency, completed his residency at University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital. Before joining the faculty at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Dr. Brown worked as a full-spectrum family physician for four years at the rural Whiteriver Indian Health Service in the mountains of Northern Arizona. He is Professor at the University of Arizona - Phoenix and was recognized as the 2010 “Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year.” Dr. Brown was 2014 Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on the Health of the Public and Science. Dr. Brown is an Associate Editor for Essential Evidence Plus. His scholarly interests include medical education, full-spectrum family medicine for the rural and urban underserved, evidence-based decision making, high value care, guidelines we can trust, and physician-pharmaceutical industry relationships. Dr. Brown and a colleague were awarded a 2014 Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely "Bright Idea" award from Costs of Care and the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    Attending Physician, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine
    Attending Physician, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine
    • Attending Physician at NYU School of Medicine
    Ishmeal Bradley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Rice University and graduated in 2003 with a BA in history and BS in chemistry. He then earned his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 2007. He completed his internal medicine training at the NYU School of Medicine in 2010. During his time as a resident, he explored topics related to healthcare policy, clinical and public health ethics, and healthcare and media and contributed to the NYU internal medicine online journal, Clinical Correlations. He then completed a second residency in Preventive Medicine/Public Health at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2012. While concurrently completing his MPH degree at the Mailman School at Columbia University, his public health projects included an epidemiological investigation of new HIV infections in NYC, strategies to increase worksite wellness programs, and an evaluation of the health department’s efforts to increase food availability in underserved areas. After completing his training and graduate school, he worked with a division of United HealthCare doing hospital utilization review and continued his clinical duties at NYU. He has continued to be an active contributor to Clinical Correlations. He will soon begin a new position at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the NYU School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.
    • Ophthalmology
    • Vitreo Retina Surgery
    Ophthalmologist, Retina specialist
    Ophthalmologist, Retina specialist
    • Retina Specialist at Southern Eye Center
    A native of Nigeria, Dr. Akinwale moved to Jackson, Mississippi as a teenager. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi College prior to attending the University of Mississippi Medical School where she was a recipient of the merit based Fred McDonnell, M.D., Scholarship. She had the distinction of being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Akinwale completed an Internal Medicine internship at Harvard Medical School and her Ophthalmology Residency at Boston University. She subsequently completed a Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship at Harvard Medical School with an emphasis on diabetic eye diseases. Dr. Akinwale is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Assistant Dean of Healthcare Value at Dell Medical School at UT Austin, and Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of Care
    Assistant Dean of Healthcare Value at Dell Medical School at UT Austin, and Director of Implementation Initiatives at Costs of...
    • Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

    Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin.

    • Internal Medicine
    Resident Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Resident Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Cordiero Health Policy Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    Dr. Chris Chen is a resident physician in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and is passionate about care delivery innovation and better, stronger health. He previously was a physician fellow on the CMMI Pioneer ACO team, where he managed the post-acute care portfolio and SNF 3-day waiver, as well as served as a consultant for post-acute initiatives for Partners HealthCare. His academic work has been published in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Harvard Business Review. Chris graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in molecular biology, economics, and health policy. He attended Washington University School of Medicine on a full merit scholarship, where he was a Distinguished Student Scholar and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He formerly worked for the Brookings Institution's health policy center and the late Senator Kennedy's health policy staff.
    • Anesthesiology
    Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
    Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
    Dr. Fleisher is immediate Past-President of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. He is Vice-Chair of the Consensus Standards Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Surgery Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum, and a member of the Administrative Board of the Council of Faculty and Academic Specialties of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of the Technology Evaluation Center of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association. In 2007, he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fleisher's research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, evidence-based medicine and measurement of quality of care. For the past 10 years Drs. Fleisher and Silber have collaborated on numerous projects related to health services research and quality measurement in the Medicare population. Most recently, he has been studying the influence of culture and innovation on care delivery. He has received numerous federal, industry and foundation grants related to these subjects. He has authored over 300 articles, chapters and books.
    • Anesthesiology
    Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
    Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
    I provide operative anesthesia care to patients undergoing general, urologic, gynecologic, orthopedic, and bariatric surgery. I have a focus on clinical decision-making, and the use of statistical methods in prediction of health outcomes. I am a practicing anesthesiologist and health services researcher. My research seeks to understand the health-system level determinants of long-term outcomes of surgery and acute care among older adults U.S., with an emphasis on examining how variations in care delivered in discrete settings—such as acute-care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities—each ultimately influence the end results of care. In particular, my work focuses on examining variations the care and outcomes of older adults with acute hip fracture, a common and morbid injury that occurs over 300,000 each year in the U.S. and requires the coordination of surgical, anesthetic, medical, rehabilitative, nursing and social work services across a range of care settings. To date, my research output has employed a range of methodologies to obtain a multifaceted view of current patterns of hip fracture care and outcomes. These methodologies have included observational studies using administrative databases, meta-analyses and a telephone- and web-based survey of health care administrators. Additionally, I have conduced qualitative research incorporating interviews of physicians and analyses of documentary evidence. This work has studied the social and cultural influences underlying current patterns of utilization of surgical care services in the U.S. as a means of understanding the mechanisms underlying institutional variations in performance and health care outcomes.
    • Ophthalmology
    Ophthalmologist & Biomedical Informatics Specialist, Interest in Population Health
    Ophthalmologist & Biomedical Informatics Specialist, Interest in Population Health
    • Ophthalmologist at Urban Eye MD Associates
    I studied neurobiology as an undergraduate at Harvard College. I completed an MD-MBA program at Yale in 2007. My thesis was about the economic determinants of marketplace demand for ophthalmologists. I did internship at MGH, after which I did ophthalmology residency at Boston Medical Center. Following residency I did a two year fellowship in biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School. My concentration was in population informatics and my thesis was on predicting an individual’s response to medications based on electronic medical record data. After fellowship, I have practiced comprehensive ophthalmology at Urban Eye MD Associates in Boston.
    • Anesthesiology
    Sarah Reck, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Reck received her MD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. She went on to do her internship at Indiana University School of Medicine. She finished her anesthesiology residency at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Reck is currently the Director of the Pre-Admission Testing Clinic for the Division of Anesthesiology at MCW. She is also the Director of the third year Anesthesiology Clerkship.
    • Internal Medicine
    Associate Director of Innovation in Medical Education, HMS Center for Primary Care
    Associate Director of Innovation in Medical Education, HMS Center for Primary Care
    Sara Fazio, MD practices General Internal Medicine at the BIDMC, and is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is the vice-chair and chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the Alliance in Academic Internal Medicine. At Harvard, she is an Associate Master of the Holmes Society, the director of the BIDMC Internal Medicine Clerkship, and the Associate Director of Innovation in Medical Education at the HMS Center for Primary Care. She was the CME Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine from 2011-2014. Dr. Fazio is among a team of educators who were recently named winners of the Costs of Care and ABIM Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge. The group modified the traditional SOAP note template on rounds to include a discussion of value. By embedding value consideration into a routine practice, students reported greater comfort with initiating discussions about overuse with their clinical teams.