Featured Guests
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Nephrology
    • Renal Transplantation
    Transplant Nephrologist, Mass General Hospital
    Transplant Nephrologist, Mass General Hospital
    Kassem is a transplant nephrologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was a transplant fellow at the MGH after he completed his nephrology fellowship at the combined MGH/BWH. He completed his internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven. Kassem is currently a Reviewer for the Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation journal and the Transplantation journal. His current research projects include the "Effect of Dietary Salt on the Alloimmune Response" and the association between induction therapy and cancer. Kassem has taught the second year Harvard Medical School students in Renal Pathophysiology for the last 2 years. He won the "Excellence in Tutorial Facilitation" and was a nominee for the "Donald O'Hara Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching."
    • Internal Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Innovation
    • Urgent Care
    • Digital health
    • MedTech
    • Public Speaking
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Patient Work Flow
    Emergency Medicine Physician, Passionate about Digital Health
    Emergency Medicine Physician, Passionate about Digital Health

    Jennifer Joe, MD, is a Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nephrology graduate turned physician entrepreneur CEO and Founder of Medstro.com, a new and innovative social network for physicians, whose clients include The NEJM Group and Google, among others. Dr. Joe still regularly works the VA emergency room and urgent care clinics. As Editor-in-Chief of MedTech Boston and being based in Kendall Square, arguably the physical collision point of technology and academic medicine, Dr. Joe interacts and supports new medicalinnnovation and technology and has insights on best uses. In this role, she has been a mentor at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Samsung-MIT Hacking Medicine and the Tufts Medstart hackathons in the last year. She was a judge of this year’s athenahealth More Disruption Please hackathon and the Office of the National Coordinator Market R&D Pilot Challenge. Because of her insights, Dr. Joe has spoken at South by Southwest, South by Southwest V2V, Health 2.0, the Mass Medical Society EHR Conference, IN3 Medical Device 360, and the Mass TLC Healthcare Conference. Dr. Joe is also a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on IT and Committee on Communications and is the Massachusetts American College of Physicians Information Officer.

    • Interventional Cardiology
    Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Specialist, Asst. Prof of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Interventional Cardiology and Endovascular Specialist, Asst. Prof of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Amit M. Kakkar, MD, has trained in prestigious institutions across the country. He first earned his medical degree at the Morehouse School of Medicine, then proceeded to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. With his keen interest in cardiology, he accepted and completed a subspecialty fellowship in Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Advanced training was then pursued in interventional cardiology procedures at Brown University/The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. He recently completed a Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Intervention fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center in NY in 2014. He has remained on staff as an attending cardiologist at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and currently he is investigating catheter directed therapies for thromboembolic disease.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, UTHSCSA
    Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, UTHSCSA
    • Assistant Professor at UTHSCSA
    Dr. Anjlee Mehta is an Assistant Professor in the division of cardiology at UT Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. She completed a cardiology fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Her areas of research interest include 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, and the management of valvular heart disease. She is a member of the Women in Cardiology section of the American College of Cardiology.
    • Nephrology
    BWH Nephrologist, Vitamin D Expert, Acute Kidney Injury investigator
    BWH Nephrologist, Vitamin D Expert, Acute Kidney Injury investigator

    David E. Leaf, MD, MMSc, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a full-time faculty member in the Division of Nephrology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, medical school at New York University, residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, and fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital Joint Nephrology Fellowship Program. He also completed a Masters in Medical Sciences (MMSc) Degree in Clinical Investigation at Harvard Medical School. He is an NIH-funded clinical investigator with a focus on clinical trials in acute kidney injury. In particular, he is interested in the role of dysregulated mineral metabolism and iron in acute kidney injury.

    • Gastroenterology
    Gastroenterologist in New York City with special interest in hepatology
    Gastroenterologist in New York City with special interest in hepatology
    • Attending Physician at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    Lan S. Wang, MD, is a full time faculty attending gastroenterologist/hepatologist and clinical instructor of medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Beth Israel Medical Center, part of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. She is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. She received her medical degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Thereafter, Dr. Wang completed a fellowship in gastroenterology in then Beth Israel Medical Center, now Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York City. She stayed on at Beth Israel after graduation and currently practices gastroenterology full time with a special interested in liver diseases.
    • Pain Medicine
    • Pain Medicine
    • Pain Medicine
    • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
    PMR Pain Management Specialist
    PMR Pain Management Specialist
    • Physician at Advanced Pain Management

    Kathy Travnicek, MD, is a physician at the Pain Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada. She did her PMR residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and worked as a general PMR physician for 2 years. She then went back into training and completed an anesthesia based pain fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic where she was also voted chief fellow.  She now works in a solo physician practice but has experience in a large multi-speciality group and equity firm owned medium sized group in a single specialty.  She is always happy to help!