Experts
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Clerkship Director and Academic generalist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Clerkship Director and Academic generalist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • Interim clerkship director at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    Dr. Royce is the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship director at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center through Harvard Medical School.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chair, OBGYN Dept, BIDMC
    Chair, OBGYN Dept, BIDMC
    Dr. Hope Ricciotti specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, with additional clinical interests in reducing healthcare disparities in women’s health, specifically in regard to prenatal care, nutrition, teenage pregnancy prevention, contraception, and cervical cancer screening and prevention. She is both Chair and residency program director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC. Dr. Ricciotti is co-chair of the Resident as Teacher Interest Group for the Harvard Medical School Academy, the obstetrican/gynecologist Clerkship Committee chair for Harvard Medical School, and a member of the Harvard Medical School Curriculum Committee. In addition to educating the medical community, Dr. Ricciotti is committed to educating the public. She is a contributor to many magazines and is co-author of several cookbooks and women’s health textbooks.
    • Internal Medicine
    Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco; Founding DIrector, Haile T Debas Academy of Medical Educators; Director of Education for Global Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
    Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco; Founding DIrector, Haile T Debas Academy of Medical Educators;...
    • Professor at UCSF
    Molly Cooke, MD, MACP, is professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her academic focus is health professions education with a particular emphasis on educational initiatives addressing patient outcomes and cost of care in complex, chronically ill patients. Her papers have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Annals of Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, JAMA and Science. She is an author of Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency (2010), winner of the PROSE award for distinction in scholarly publication in 2011. Currently director of education for Global Health Sciences at UCSF, she was the founding director of The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, a professional development program in the school of medicine at UCSF. Early in her career she was a founding faculty member of UCSF’s internal medicine residency training program based at San Francisco General Hospital and focused on the needs of the urban poor. In 2006 she received the AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, a national award given by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Cooke's medical practice focuses on the care of patients with HIV and other chronic illnesses. In addition to her work in education, she has contributed seminal works in HIV ethics during the early years of the epidemic. She has played leadership roles in a number of national organizations including the Society for General Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians, serving the last organization as a Regent 2008 to 2014 and President 2013-2014. Dr. Cooke was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2013.
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Program Director, Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency; Co-Director Stanford University Amyloid Center; Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University at Stanford University
    Dr. Ronald Witteles serves as Program Director for the Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency Program, and is Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Witteles earned his MD with Honors from The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and then completed Internal Medicine residency training and Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship training at Stanford. Over the course of his training, he additionally served as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow at Stanford, and he is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology. He is Co-Director of the Stanford Amyloid Center, one of the nation’s largest centers focused on state-of-the-art treatment and research for patients with amyloidosis. He is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and a frequent speaker at national conferences on advanced heart failure, amyloidosis, and cardiac complications of cancer therapy. In his role as Internal Medicine Program Director, he directs the largest Graduate Medical Education program at Stanford University, and oversees each of the subspecialty fellowship programs within Internal Medicine.
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Director of Humanistic Curriculum, Brigham and Women's Hospital Internal Medicine Residency at Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Holly Gooding is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in adolescent medicine and internal medicine and on the faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also the principle investigator of an NIH grant investigating adolescent and young adult factors that promote maintenance of cardiovascular health into older life. Her clinical, education, and research pursuits are all devoted to understanding and promoting the healthy development of young adults.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Quality Improvement
    • Patient Safety Programme
    Quality Improvement Director, Dept of Medicine, BIDMC
    Quality Improvement Director, Dept of Medicine, BIDMC
    Alexander Carbo, MD, SFHM, FACP is a hospitalist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. His interests include patient safety/quality improvement and medical education. He is the Quality Improvement Director and co-chair of the Medical Peer Review Committee in the Department of Medicine. He is an original member of the Core Faculty in Patient Safety and serves as a lecturer and project mentor for the Stoneman Patient Safety Rotation, an introduction to patient safety and quality improvement for junior and senior medical residents. He is an active teacher on the wards for students and residents, and serves as co-director of the BIDMC core medicine II clerkship.
    • Nephrology
    Dr Goldfarb is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Goldfarb is a diplomate for the American Board of Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He has also served as a member of the ABIM subspecialty board on Nephrology and been a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Laureate Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is past president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest professional organization. Dr Goldfarb also has had numerous publications in such journals as Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, and American Journal of Physiology, and Academic Medicine among others. He served as Associate Editor for Diabetes, and was on the editorial board for American Journal of Kidney Disease. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Clinical Nephrology. Dr Goldfarb also has been a scientific reviewer for Archives of Internal Medicine, Kidney International, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Journal of the American Medical Association, in addition to others. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of NephSAP, the American Society of Nephrology’s jou rnal for continuing medical education
    • Internal Medicine
    Dr. Samir Desai is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, and the author of 17 books which combined have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. One resource - The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match - has been listed as Suggested Reading in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine Student Guide. This title, along with the book Medical School Scholarships, Grants & Awards, were recently named high-value resources by the AAMC Group on Student Affairs. Dr. Desai is deeply committed to enhancing the quality of patient care, reducing medical error, and decreasing health care costs. This desire led him to write the book Clinician’s Guide to Laboratory Medicine, a resource widely used in the curriculum of medical, PA, and nurse practitioner schools, and listed as one of the “Best Medical Books of All Time” by The Medical Media Review. At Baylor, he is investigating ways in which technology can be used by residents and medical students to enhance patient care. One initiative currently underway is “Creating and Implementing a Patient Safety Checklist App for Residents and Students on Medicine Wards,” a project that was awarded an Innovations Grant by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. He is also a member of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Mobile Application Project Team.
    • Not Boarded
    Associate Dean for Assessment and Faculty Development, Dell Medical School
    Associate Dean for Assessment and Faculty Development, Dell Medical School
    • Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Education at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
    LuAnn Wilkerson, Ed.D., is Associate Dean for Assessment and Faculty Development at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Dell Medical School in January of 2016 to assist in its initial implementation, Dr. Wilkerson served as Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In this position, she oversaw the medical student curriculum and all aspects of educational development and evaluation. Her research has included studies of curriculum evaluation, student learning outcomes, clinical assessments, and problem-based learning. She is also known for her work in faculty development, with a focus on enhancing clinical education, especially in the face of a changing health care delivery system.
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Medical Education
    Professor of Medicine/Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine; Senior Education Specialist at Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine
    Professor of Medicine/Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine; Senior...
    Dr. Coates is a Professor of Medicine/Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and serves as Senior Education Specialist at Harbor-UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine, a position she assumed after almost 25 years as the Director of Education. While in the Dean’s Office at UCLA, Dr. Coates was instrumental in developing the "UCLA Colleges,” a program for 4th year students that incorporates targeted education and mentorship. She served as the Chair (Dean) of the Acute Care College for 15 years and has published extensively on medical education topics for undergraduate and graduate learners. Dr. Coates founded a post-graduate fellowship in medical education scholarship and teaching at Harbor-UCLA Emergency Medicine in 1996, and her model has been adopted my many other institutions. She has won several local and national awards for medical education. She has presented over 50 national and international invited lectures and has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters in education and clinical Emergency Medicine topics. She served as an item writer for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for 9 years, has held elected offices in national EM organizations as well as chairing several national committees. Dr. Coates is on the editorial board for Academic Emergency Medicine as well as serving as a reviewer for several education focused and EM journals. In addition, she serves as an educational consultant for numerous dance companies in the area of injury prevention and dance medicine.
    • Nephrology
    Dr. Morrison is Professor of Medicine, Senior Vice Dean for Education and Director of the Office of Academic Programs at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania since 1995. For over 30 years, Dr. Morrison has been actively involved in directing educational programs in the Renal Division of Penn’s Department of Medicine, the Perelman School of Medicine, and nationally in the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) organization. She has served as the Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine for Medical Student Education (1986-1995) and the Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum (1991-1995) in the Perelman School of Medicine. Prior to her appointment as Vice Dean for Education in 1995, she was responsible for overseeing the End Stage Renal Disease Program for University of Pennsylvania Health System, was an attending physician in the Nephrology Division, and then became the Associate Chair in the Department of Medicine for Medical Education. In her role as Senior Vice Dean she has been responsible for overseeing the restructuring of the entire medical education curriculum resulting in the implementation in 1997 of a modular, vertically and horizontally integrated continuum allowing student flexibility during the last 18 months of their education for dual degrees, research, community outreach, global initiatives and certificate programs. She has presented and has been a panelist at national meetings discussing the pros and cons of a shortened medical school education.
    • Internal Medicine
    Dr. Pereira is a practicing general internist and an Associate Professor and the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She has been in her current role since 2014, and her area of interest and expertise lies in optimizing medical student readiness for residency training. In particular, she works to incorporate curriculum in interprofessional team care, quality improvement and patient safety, and public health. Prior to her role at the University of MN, Dr. Pereira was the internal medicine residency program director at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN from 2005-2015. During that tenure, she led her residency program in a number of national initiatives in educational program redesign. He residency was one of 20 that participated in the ACGME’s Educational Innovations Project. Outcomes from this project informed the ACGME’s development of the New Accreditation System and transformed many aspects of internal medicine training. Her work there led to participation on several national committees and symposia related to residency education design. Currently, Dr. Pereira contributes on an AAIM national committee focused on the interface between students and residents in internal medicine education. Within that committee, she is leading a workgroup to report on the current state of the internal medicine interview season and to make recommendations to improve the process. Her new role as UME assistant dean for clinical education complements her extensive GME experience and positions her to add her expertise to the challenges in transitioning from medical school to GME training.