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    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    General Internist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    General Internist, Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Subha Ramani, MBBS, MMEd, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston, MA. She is a general internist with interest in complex clinical problems, practices primary care at the Phyllis Jen Center, and supervises and teaches residents in outpatient and inpatient settings. As the Director of Evaluation and Educational Scholarship for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, she leads a few educational initiatives in the Department of Medicine, aiming to increase educational research and scholarship among residents. Dr. Ramani leads the assessment redesign in the residency program which includes implementation of a milestones-based assessment system, improving the feedback process within the department and faculty development in these areas. Her other educational leadership roles include serving as a course director for the Department of Medicine Medical Education day and the Research in Medical Education course for the HMS MMSC in Medical Education. Dr. Ramani has long been a champion of bedside clinical teaching to enhance clinical skills and clinical reasoning among residents. She is currently participating in an initiative to implement regularly scheduled bedside teaching rounds for residents by expert bedside teachers in conjunction with a teaching resident. This initiative will not only engage expert clinicians in directly teaching residents, but also motivate residents in improving their own clinical skills as they participate in the teaching of these skills. She is a member of the HMS Academy and participates in and presents faculty development sessions for educators. Finally, she is enrolled in a PhD program in Health Professions Education at the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. Her research aims to explore the institutional feedback culture and improve the giving and receiving of feedback within the department of medicine.

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Fellowship Director
    Dr. Bosslet is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Occupational Medicine at Indiana University and an affiliate faculty member at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics. In addition, he is the Fellowship Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Bosslet completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Indiana University, where he was chief fellow in his final year of training. During this time, he completed the Clinical Ethics Fellowship at the Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Bioethics. Dr. Bosslet has interests in social media and professionalism, medical ethics surrounding end-of-life care, and teaching end-of-life communication skills. In 2015, Dr. Bosslet co-chaired a multi-society statement entitled “An Official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy Statement: Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units.” This statement provides guidance to clinicians on how to handle disputed requests for treatments in ICUs. He is also the co-director of IU Talk, a communication skills workshop for practicing physicians at Indiana University. Through this position he has helped to train over 300 faculty and trainees in empathic communication skills. Dr. Bosslet has ongoing grant support to develop a process for validating an ERAS scoring tool for use by residency and fellowship programs. Additionally, he is the vice-chair of the Training and Transitions Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), and is on the Network Steering Committee of the CHEST Palliative and End of Life Network.
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Medical Education
    • Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University of Washington
    Mark R. Tonelli, MD MA is Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has served as the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at UW for the last 15 years. He continues to provide care in Medical, Surgical and Oncological ICUs and his pulmonary interests have spanned from general pulmonary to suppurative lung disease to lung transplantation, leaving him master of none. Dr. Tonelli's scholarly interests are focused on the philosophy of medicine, particularly on elucidating the philosophical and epistemological underpinnings of clinical decision-making. He advocates for a case-based (casuistic) approach to clinical reasoning, exploring the categories and legitimacy of a variety of kinds of medical knowledge used to support clinical decisions. Believing that being able to make clinical reasoning explicit is the hallmark of sound clinical judgment, he looks forward to being stumped in public.