Experts
    • Internal Medicine
    Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Internal Medicine
    Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Internal Medicine
    Christine Laine, MD, MPH, is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Internal Medicine and Senior Vice President of the American College of Physicians. She is board-certified in internal medicine and sees patients and is on the faculty at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Laine received her medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook, and completed residency at The New York Hospital (Cornell University), and fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at Beth Israel Hospital (Harvard University). Dr. Laine’s master of public health degree is from Harvard University. She holds leadership positions in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the World Association of Medical Editors.
    • Internal Medicine
    Dr. Robert M. Centor is currently the Regional Dean for the Huntsville Regional Medical and Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After many years at the Medical College of Virginia, he moved to Birmingham in 1993 and served as the Division Director of General Medicine until 2008. He also served as the Interim Dean of the Tuscaloosa clinical campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine from 1995-97. Dr. Centor finished his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia in 1971 and finished medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in 1975. He then joined the housestaff, eventually becoming chief resident and joining the Division of General Internal Medicine in 1981. He served as Program Director of the Housestaff Training Program for five years and subsequently, five years as the Chairman of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Centor has served as President of the Society for Medical Decision Making, the Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine and the Society for General Internal Medicine. He is the immediate past-Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. The American College of Physicians has awarded him the title Master of the ACP – the highest recognition for internists. Dr. Centor’s research interests have focused in the area of medical decision-making. He has published widely in the diagnosis and management of adult sore throats. Recently he has focused on understanding what makes ward-attending rounds successful. This interest stems from his frequent ward attending over the past 35 years. He also has a strong interest in clinical problem solving. He has co-authored several clinical problem-solving exercises and several clinical vignettes over the past several years.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Clinical Innovator and Physician at Iora Health
    Leah Marcotte, MD is a Clinical Innovator and Physician at Iora Health. She is an Associate Editor for HealthCare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. Prior, she worked for the Meaningful Use team in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has coauthored health policy perspectives published in JAMA, Health Affairs and JAMA Internal Medicine. She completed her training in Internal Medicine, Primary Care at the University of Washington and received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Associate Chief of Staff for Research at Minneapolis VA Medical Center
    Hanna E. Bloomfield, MD, MPH is a board certified general internist, Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota and Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Dr. Bloomfield conducts clinical, epidemiologic, and health services research with an emphasis on chronic conditions common in older veterans. She was the founding Director of and now serves as Senior Investigator at the Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, a federally funded Health Services Research Center of Excellence. She has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Chief, Department of General Medicine/General Internal Medicine at NHO Nagasaki Medical Center
    I am currently an ABIM board certified internist at the National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center in Japan. I was born and raised in Japan and graduated from Nagasaki University School of Medicine in 1993. After two years of initial clinical training in Tokyo, I had an opportunity to receive residency training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. I spent two years of fellowship training in primary care internal medicine at New York University. My research interests lie in the field of medical education and I have published several original papers.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    Internist, Writer, Clinical Assistant Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell
    Internist, Writer, Clinical Assistant Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra NSLIJ School of Medicine

    Daniel Reinharth, MD, FACP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell. He has practiced general internal medicine in large and small group practices for over 30 years, and was an NCQA physician reviewer for 10 years. He has co-authored articles on classification of medical errors.  He has written two medical murder mysteries (First Do No Harm and A Catskill Slay Ride), and writes a weekly medical blog (awordfromyourdoctor.com). He received his medical degree from New York University, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Nassau County Medical Center.

    • Family Medicine
    Practicing family physician. Patient advocate. Physician leader. Professional Parent. NE Patriots fan
    Practicing family physician. Patient advocate. Physician leader. Professional Parent. NE Patriots fan
    • Author at Stetho Publishing
    Davis Liu, M.D., is a board-certified family physician and head of service development at Icebreaker Health in San Francisco. Previously he was practicing clinician and physician leader at the Permanente Medical Group in Northern California. Dr. Liu is a patient advocate, blogger, and author and is focused on making health care more convenient, accessible, and affordable. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
    • Family Medicine
    • Deputy Registrar at College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Micheal Howard-Tripp, M.B.Ch.B., CCFP is a Family Physician and is currently the Deputy Registrar for the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town in South Africa and has practiced in rural, urban and academic settings. He is a staunch proponent of Evidence Informed care and Good Medical Practice.
    • Family Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • teaching prevention in family medicine
    Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada, Family Physician
    Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada, Family Physician
    Cleo Mavriplis is currently Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa in Canada. She trained at the University of Montreal and McGill University. She was Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at McGill University from 1987 to 1994. Dr Mavriplis is a Canadian family physician practicing in Canada for over 30 years. She has been teaching family medicine residents and medical students for 28 years . Dr Mavriplis has published several articles on the periodic health exam (one comparing US and Canadian guidelines in 2006 and two debating the value of the periodic health exam in 2011). More recently she has co-authored with her two nurse practitioner colleagues an update for Canadian primary care providers on all prevention and screening guidelines which will be published in Canadian Family Physician in February 2016. In their residency program Dr Mavriplis and her colleagues have experimented with different modes of delivery of preventive care including customized charting tools, and a pilot study with nursing colleagues.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Governance
    • Health information technology
    Internal Medicine Specialist at Coastal Medical, Inc.
    Internal Medicine Specialist at Coastal Medical, Inc.
    • Internal Medicine Specialist at Coastal Medical

    Yul D. Ejnes, MD, MACP is a board certified internal medicine specialist in private practice at Coastal Medical, Inc. in Cranston, Rhode Island, which he co-founded in 1995. Coastal Medical is Rhode Island’s largest private practice, a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, and a Medicare accountable care organization. He has practiced general internal medicine for 28 years.

    Dr. Ejnes is Past Chair of the American College of Physicians Board of Regents and former Governor of ACP's Rhode Island Chapter. He is a member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, the state’s designated regional health information organization.

    Currently, Dr. Ejnes is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors and its Internal Medicine Board, a subcommittee responsible for internal medicine certification and MOC.

    He earned his medical degree from Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island in 1985 and did his internal medicine residency and chief medical residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

    • Geriatrics
    • Nephrology
    Adult-Gerontologcal Nurse Practitioner
    Adult-Gerontologcal Nurse Practitioner
    Dr. Hain is dual ANCC board certified as adult and gerontological nurse practitioner who has practice experience within nephrology nursing, memory disorder clinic and hospice care. Dr. Hain’s scholarly endeavors have focused on improving health outcomes of older adults with chronic kidney disease and those with cognitive impairment. Her current research interests are strategies to improve self-management in an ethnically diverse population with CKD Stage 4 and 5 and Supportive (Palliative) care of older adults with CKD stage 4-5 and ESRD.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Health Policy
    • Patient Safety
    • General Internal Medicine
    • medical legal
    • Senior Counsel and Medical Director at Guttman, Buschner, and Brooks PLLC
    Dr. Caroline Poplin is a lawyer, physician, and health policy analyst. Dr. Poplin graduated from Yale Law School and practiced law for ten years, with EPA and FDA, and also with Mayer Brown, a national private law firm. At age 40, she decided to change course: she attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. She served as a full time civilian clinician with the U.S. military for twelve years. In 2007, she retired from Bethesda Naval Hospital to devote herself to health care policy. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress 2008-2009. She has published articles and letters in the medical literature and in major newspapers. Currently, she consults on medical and legal matters, volunteers at the Arlington Free Clinic, and serves on a committee at NIH.
  • Tawnya Shimizu NP-PHC, BScN, MN is a nurse practitioner with the Bruyere Family Health Team. NP Shimizu has a varied family medicine practice and an interest in preventive health care. With 2 colleagues she has researched preventive care and the annual physical and has an article that will be published in February 2016 as well as teaching and presenting at a number of conferences/academic days on the topic. She is on the faculty at the University of Ottawa teaching in both the under graduate and post gradaduate nursing departments and an adjunctive professor with the faculty of medicine. She graduated in 1996 from Algonquin College Nursing program, 2001 from the University of Ottawa with a BScN and 2008 from Athabasca University with a MN and NP-PHC.
    Manon Bouchard is a NPPHC (Primary Health Care) at the Bruyere Academic Family Health Team (FHT) which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing of the University of Ottawa. Since 1998 she has pioneered the NP role in rural, long term and acute care, moving to 2006 in primary care (FHT model). She is a guest lecturer and preceptor in the Nurse Practitioner program and in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She was featured in Dr Rachlis 2004 book “Prescription for Excellence-How Innovation is Saving Canada’s Health Care System” for her work in successfully piloting the NP role in long-term care and helping create permanent funded positions throughout the province of Ontario. Developing evidenced based, age appropriate screening guides for the primary care population has been an area of interest for many years. After presenting evidenced based primary care of the elderly to family medicine residents or years, she joined 2 colleagues in 2008 to pursue evidenced based prevention for adults . She has been leading workshops at the Annual Refresher Course for Family Physicians since 2012 , the Faculty of Medicine and in the NP program. She collaborated in developing a practical guide for health care providers to assist them in delivering the most updated evidenced based. This tool is included in an upcoming publication “Best Evidence 2015- Update on Age-Appropriate Preventive Measures and Screening for Canadian Primary care Providers" . This article will be featured in early 2016 in The Canadian Family Physician (Official publication of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)).