Experts
    • Family Medicine
    • Epic Superuser
    • Social Media in Healthcare
    Family Practice Physician and EHR Super User
    Family Practice Physician and EHR Super User
    • Family Practice Physician at Baptist Medical Associates
    Kathy Nieder, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Louisville, Kentucky where she works as an ambulatory physician for Baptist Health Medical Group caring for a wide variety of patients. She is the local ambulatory Physician Champion involved in the build of a replacement EHR system while being responsible for the continued physician support for the legacy system. Dr. Nieder is interested in the use of technology in improving patient engagement and clinical outcomes and serves on the HiMMS Connected Health committee which seeks to help healthcare systems in the development of technologic tools to improve communication with patients. She is an expert in the use of social media platforms to learn from and communicate with e-patients, physicians and other thought leaders in healthcare. Dr. Nieder began blogging in 2012 at kathyniedermd.com. In her blog posts she uses everyday patient care stories to illustrate the difficulties faced by patients and doctors on the front line of healthcare, using this as a forum to raise questions about the healthcare policies of government, payers and healthcare systems.
    • Primary Care
    Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, is Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to coming to MGH, she was the founding President of the Picker Institute. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate in Health Policy, Harvard Medical School. A constant advocate of understanding the patient's perspective on healthcare, Susan has been the co-principal investigator on the Harvard Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) study from 1995 to the present and she is the IHI Fellow for Patient and Family-Centered Care. She is an editor of Through the Patient's Eyes, a book on creating and sustaining patient centered care, The CAHPS Improvement Guide, and has authored many papers and other publications on patient-centered care. She is a co-author of the Institute of Medicine 2006 report, The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public. Ms. Edgman-Levitan serves on several boards and national advisory committees, including the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the National Health Services Corps Advisory Council, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, and is a member of the Lucian Leape Institute. Ms. Edgman-Levitan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Duke University Physician Assistant program where she received the Distinguished Alumni award from the Duke Physician Assistant Program and was inducted into the Duke University Medical Center Hall of Fame in 2004. Ms. Edgman-Levitan was awarded the 2007 Leadership and Innovation award from the Center for Information Therapy.
    • Internal Medicine
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    • Vice President, Clinical & Product Development at Iora Health
    Andrew Schutzbank, MD, MPH has a passion for revolutionizing health care that began as a medical student at Tulane in pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans, continuing during his Internal Medicine & Primary Care residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Schutzbank was one of the founding members of Primary Care Progress, and is now the Medical Director of Iora Health where he has been involved with clinical information software development, refinement of the clinical model including direct patient care, new market practice launch and ongoing practice operations. In addition to his roles across Iora Health, Dr. Schutzbank is on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and writes professionally and at the Schutzblog.com. He and his wife Whitney travel often with their son Max, and cannot wait until next winter when they can get him on skis.
    • Psychiatry
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    • Director at Physician Health Services, Inc.
    I’m Steve Adelman, a general adult psychiatrist who specializes in helping individuals who suffer from substance use disorders. Currently, I am the director of Physician Health Services, Inc., the Massachusetts physician health program. My work at PHS is dedicated to assisting physicians with a variety of health challenges that have the potential to interfere with their ability to provide optimal patient care. Every week I look forward to spending time talking to groups of practicing physicians in a variety of settings. The extreme demands of current medical practice stare me in the face wherever I go. Many docs are doing all they can to stay afloat, but find the ordeal of everyday practice to be arduous and exhausting. However, I’ve noticed that the physicians who seem most content and resilient to the stress are those who have developed effective coping strategies and positive outlets that recharge their spirits, keeping them fresh, engaged, and renewed.
    • Pediatrics
    Managing Partner, Coastal Pediatric Associates
    Managing Partner, Coastal Pediatric Associates
    As managing partner, Dr. David L. Hill has helped build Coastal Pediatric Associates into a leading primary care practice serving patients across 3 counties. CPA embraces the Patient Centered Medical Home model and health information technology to provide the most advanced possible care, using best practices. Dr. Hill serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and participates in residency training. Dr. Hill is also an experienced journalist and humorist. His first book, "Dad To Dad: Parenting Like A Pro," (2012, American Academy Of Pediatrics Publishing), won the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association and a Silver Medal from the Living Now Book Awards. He has written for Parents Magazine, Pediatric News, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He is a regular guest on RadioMD and news stations WECT and WWAY and has appeared on "CNN Headline News" and Hank Azaria's "Fatherhood Series" for Disney, AOL, and Mom.me. Dr. Hill is an expert on the impact of media on child health, serving as Chair of the AAP Council On Communications And Media. He has lectured nationally on the subject to medical and non-medical audiences. Additionally, he has served the North Carolina Pediatric Society as an Executive Committee and Steering Committee member. David also works in social media, where he has blogged for Pediacare Brands and Pediatric News. He manages Coastal Pediatric Associates' Facebook and Pinterest pages, and he maintains popular Twitter feeds directed at pediatricians and medical policymakers (@davhill) and at fathers, mothers, and parenting activists (@DadsBook). He has spoken nationally on using social media for patient education. Specialties: Media and Child Health, Social Media, Public Speaking, Best Practices, Evidence Based Medicine, Electronic Medical Records, Board Certified Primary Care Physician
    • Family Medicine
    Physician, Practice Owner Girgis Family Medicine
    Physician, Practice Owner Girgis Family Medicine
    • Owner, Girgis Family Medicine at self Employed
    I am a board certified family physician in South River, New Jersey. I have been in private practice since 2001 and am currently affiliated with St. Peter's University Hospital and Raritan Bay Hospital. I am passionate about teaching medical students and residents and my students come from Drexel University, UMDNJ, and other institutions. I have earned my medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and completed my internship and residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, through Temple University where I was recognized as intern of the year. I am also passioate about writing and am a blogger for Sermo, Physician's Weekly and the Library of Medicine, where I am now one of their featured physicians. Additionally, I am a guest columnist for Medcity News and HIT Outcomes and have had articles published in several other media outlets. I have been interviewed in US News, NPR's Marketplace and on NBC Nightly News.My primary goal as a physician remains ensuring that each of my patients receives the highest available standard of medical care.
    • Family Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Health Policy
    Director of the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Multi-Payer Program for Patient Centered Medical Homes
    Director of the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Multi-Payer Program for Patient Centered Medical Homes
    Niharika Khanna, MBBS, MD, DGO is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Multi-Payer Program for Patient Centered Medical Homes to promote adoption and implementation of the state’s health care reform policies and primary care workforce training in the advanced primary care model. Dr. Khanna has participated in the CMS funded State Innovation Model Planning Grant workforce committee in the design of the CIMH model. She led the Maryland state team for the Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation program funded by the AHRQ and facilitated by NASHP. Dr Khanna works with Maryland Million Hearts program in developing healthcare team training, and participates in the ASTHO Million Hearts Learning Collaborative. Dr Khanna will lead a team to provide technical assistance to the West Baltimore and Prince George’s Health Enterprise Zone and, the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition in developing the Community Integrated Medical Home.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Health Policy Evidence Based Public Health
    • Health Policy
    • Health Services Research
    • Global Health
    • Health Economics
    VA Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Fellow
    VA Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Fellow
    • VA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania at Veterans Health Administration
    Krisda Chaiyachati, MD is VA RWJ Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Chaiyachati is a general internist interested in primary care delivery models and increasing access to essential care, health outcomes research, implementing primary care in resource limited settings, and improving patient engagement through innovations for alleviating poverty. He is a native of Georgia where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. He matriculated from the University of Michigan of Medical School and received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow. His internal medicine residency was through the Yale Primary Care Program where he stayed on as a Chief Resident for the Yale Primary Care Program. Additionally, he spends his time as a Coach for the National Primary Care Progress Organization, working with health professionals as they develop organizational and leadership strategies for growing a primary care movement at their local institution. Currently, Dr. Chaiyachati lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his growing family.
    Director of Farley Health Policy Center at U. of Colorado School of Medicine
    Director of Farley Health Policy Center at U. of Colorado School of Medicine
    • Director of Health Policy at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
    Dr. Miller is Director of The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he trained in primary care psychology and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in primary care psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He has been principal investigator on federal grants, state contracts, and foundation grants focused on integrating behavioral health and primary care. He is a technical expert panelist on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovations Exchange, on the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice, the past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI) program. Dr. Miller often travels speaking on clinical, operational and financial components of integrating mental health and primary care as well as the policy implications for these models.
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Endocrinology
    • Advocacy
    • Medical Education Curriculum Development
    • Population and community health
    • Medical education technology
    Pediatric Endocrinologist
    Pediatric Endocrinologist
    • Associate Program Director, UCSF-Fresno Pediatric Residency Program; Medical Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF-Fresno at UCSF-Fresno, Department of Pediatrics

    Dr. Renee Kinman is a pediatric endocrinologist, an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF-Fresno, and an Associate Program Director for the UCSF-Fresno Pediatric Residency Program. Actively involved in medical education and curricular development, she enjoys working with medical students, residents and faculty, and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards. She completed the Teaching Scholars Program at UCSF, and is a member of both the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and the UCSF Faculty Development Working Group, all of which are dedicated to improving medical education. She is active out in the community, is passionate about advocacy and education, and is the recipient of several grants to improve resident and medical student education in community pediatrics and advocacy by partnering with the local public school system and local universities. Board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, and pediatric endocrinology, she also has a PhD in physiology and biophysics in the area of insulin transport, and has completed her masters degree in Education in the area of Curricular Design and Instruction.  She is and is currently serving as a fellow in the a Champion Provider Fellowship Program, launched by the California Department of Public Health & the University of California, San Francisco in 2014 to empower, train, and support healthcare providers to use their expertise and respected voices to improve the health of communities through local policy, systems and environmental changes.  She also teaches figure skating in the local Skating School as part of her physician wellness.

    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • HIV
    • HIV and STI prevention
    • Medical Director of Prevention Programs at Montefiore AIDS Center
    Sachin Jain, MD MPH is a board-certified Infectious Diseases & HIV specialist and Medical Director of HIV Prevention Programs at the Montefiore AIDS Center, where he is leading efforts to rapidly roll out PEP & PrEP in the Bronx for high-risk individuals. He completed his medical degree at Rush Medical College and MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As an Internal Medicine resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital, he co-founded an adult refugee clinic and subsequently co-authored a book chapter on the management of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in refugee patients. He went on to complete an Infectious Diseases fellowship at BIDMC/Harvard and research training at The Fenway Institute, where he was involved with clinical aspects of HPTN, MTN, HVTN, and other HIV prevention studies. His research on biobehavioral aspects of HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been published in several high-impact Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS journals. He serves as an active member of the STI subcommittee of the New York State AIDS Institute's HIV Quality of Care Committee, the New York State AIDS Advisory Council “Ending The Epidemic” Subcommittee, and the New York State AIDS Institute’s STI guidelines committee.
    Associate Director of the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI)
    Associate Director of the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI)
    • DIO and Co-Director, Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
    Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D., a family therapist, is Director of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Assistant Dean for Education at Saint Francis for the University of Connecticut, and Co-Director of the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI). For more than thirty years, she taught physicians and behavioral health clinicians within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she was Professor and Vice-Chair. After completing the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship, Dr. Hepworth also served as Director of Faculty Development for the School of Medicine, and developed special interests in Mentoring and Leadership Development. She is a Past-President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and served as Chair for the Council for Academic Family Medicine (CAFM). Dr. Hepworth’s scholarly activity has focused on families and health, integration of behavioral health into primary care, leadership and team development. Among her publications, she is co-author of 4 books: Medical Family Therapy, The Shared Experience of Illness, Family Oriented Primary Care, and Medical Family Therapy and Integrated care.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    Primary Care Internist at Harvard Vanguard, Faculty at HMS
    Primary Care Internist at Harvard Vanguard, Faculty at HMS
    Bryan C. Bordeaux, DO, MPH is a primary care internist working in downtown Boston for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He has a strong interest in using health information technology to improve the delivery of healthcare. Prior to coming to Boston, he was a general internal medicine fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
    • Family Medicine
    Founder and CEO of Access Healthcare
    Founder and CEO of Access Healthcare
    • President and Owner at Access Healthcare
    Dr. Forrest completed medical school at UNC Chapel Hill and his residency in Family Medicine at Wake Forest University. He also completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetic Hypertension and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health while at UNC Chapel Hill. He has given CME lectures on Hospital Care to Primary Care Transitions: Best Practices, Direct Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, and Hyperlipidemia for dozens of organizations both at the regional and national level. He founded Access Healthcare P.A., Access Wellness, L.L.C., Innovadoc, L.L.C., Access Healthcare Direct, the DPCMH Association and is a pioneer in Direct Primary Care with his original clinic operating for its twelfth year. He is one of the organizers and CME Director of the National Direct Primary Care Summit and has helped physicians around the country to transition to the Direct Micro-Practice Model . Dr. Forrest teaches a class for UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine called “New Models of Care” and also the “Disruptive Innovation in Health Care” Practicum for the NCSU Poole College of Management MBA program. He was a featured presenter at “12 Gurus,” a TED type presentation live on Broadway at New World Stages. Additionally, he has made numerous TV and radio appearances and has been featured on the cover of Medical Economics and the Weekly Standard Magazine for his practice innovation. Currently, he is consulting with physicians in multiple states to transition to the Direct Care Model and manages a national network of such practices. He serves on the Board of Directors for COSEHC, a not for profit dedicated to improving care for patients and eliminating disparities for cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Forrest currently serves as Past President on the Board of Directors of the NC Academy of Family Physicians. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and ECU and a Master Preceptor for the BCBSNC Family Medicine Scholars Program. Additionally, he currently serves on the AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice and leads their workgroup on Direct Primary Care and is also Chair of the AAFP Direct Primary Care Interest Group.