Experts
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease at Univ of Miami, Former Chief Resident at Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai West

    Adedapo Iluyomade, known as Dapo, is a native of Nigeria and raised in Maryland, the eldest of four children. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Marketing from Emory University, then a Doctor of Medicine degree at American University of Antigua, where he graduated cum laude. His dual interests in Medicine and Business led him to pursue a Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration, while simultaneously completing medical school.

    He then completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals in New York City. After his chief residency year, he will pursue a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Miami, with a focus on disease prevention and outcomes research.

    His interests are preventive cardiology, electrophysiology and both healthcare policy and advocacy. He continues to work on projects with the National Coalition on Healthcare, as well as the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

    Extracurricular interests include graphic design, basketball, football, track & field, binge watching TV series' and foreign travel excursions.

  • Ryan is from Boston, Massachusetts. He attended college at Tufts University and majored in both Biochemistry and Community Health. He continued his studies at Tufts University School of Medicine and received a dual-degree with a Master of Public Health.

    Ryan's research projects have included a study on the sensitivity and specificity of various viral testing methods in critically-ill children and analyzing data from a health survey for a local health department. His academic interests include medical education, epidemiology, research study design, and clinical outcomes research.

    Ryan is currently a Resident in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    Associate Professor, Director of Distinction in Teaching and Leadership, Emory University

    Kimberly Dyan Manning, MD  joined the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine in 2001 after completing residency in combined training Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and currently has an academic appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine.  A passionate clinician-educator and self-described “generalist-hospitalist”, she divides her professional time between teaching pre-clinical medical students, training medical residents, and patient care primarily at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Manning additionally serves as residency program director for the Transitional Year Residency Program, and has the distinction of being one of sixteen faculty members appointed to lead the new Medical School curriculum since 2007.  She maintains board certification in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

    Manning’s academic achievements include numerous teaching awards in both the School of Medicine and the Internal Medicine residency program. She was voted “Best Attending” by the School of Medicine graduating classes of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and has also won the Emory IM Residency Program’s Golden Apple Teaching Award for Grady Hospital three separate times.  Dr. Manning was additionally awarded the Juha P. Kokko Award in 2013, given to the best overall teaching attending in all hospital sites and all subspecialties at Emory. At the 2012 Commencement Exercises, Dr. Manning was awarded Emory University School of Medicine’s highest and most prestigious teaching award—The Evangeline Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Manning was one of the youngest recipients of this award and was also the first underrepresented minority to receive such a distinction.

    Dr. Manning’s work has been published in such prestigious journals as the Annals of Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA.) An avid writer, Dr. Manning authors a blog (“Reflections of a Grady Doctor”) that was named in 2010 by ‘O’ The Oprah Magazine as one of “four top medical blogs you should read.” She is additionally a weekly blog contributor to the American College of Physicians (ACP) Hospitalist website, and a writer for their monthly companion publication.

    Dr. Manning has also been a frequent contributor in the media. She serves as an expert for WebMD’s pediatric web site and is a frequent guest on network TV including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and Weekend Headline News, FOX 5 Good Day Atlanta, The Dr. Oz show, and now makes weekly appearances on HLN Headline News. She regularly speaks at community events, and has taught at several National and International Medical conferences as an invited lecturer.

     

    The Los Angeles native is a proud alumnus of both Tuskegee University and Meharry Medical College. Dr. Manning balances all of this with her family life; she is a happily married mother of two school-aged sons and applies her experience as a mother and wife to all that she does.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

    Dr. Bernstein received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University. She is a board-certified General Internist and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Emory in Atlanta. Her main clinical area of interest is women’s health, and she has lectured, as well as authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, on topics such as HIV knowledge and risk in older women and medical issues in pregnancy.

    Dr. Bernstein is a dedicated clinician-educator, focusing much of her career on clinical skills education. As a leader in medical education in the Emory School of Medicine, she is the Director of the Essentials of Patient Care curriculum, is a Society Advisor, and serves on the Executive Curriculum Committee. Regionally, she has served as Secretary of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians and has been the Medical Student Program Chair for the annual chapter meeting since 2007. Nationally, she is a member of the Directors of Clinical Skills (DOCS) Working Group for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and was on the AAMC Task Force on the Clinical Skills Education of Medical Students as well as on the Communication Skills Task Force for the National Board of Medical Examiners.  She is also the author of the seventh edition of Physical Diagnosis: PreTest Self Assessment and Review, published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. 

    Among her many teaching honors, Dr. Bernstein has been recognized as an inaugural member of the Emory Department of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators, is a two-time recipient of the Emory Dean’s Teaching Award, and received the School of Medicine's highest honor, the Evangeline Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award, in 2009. She also received the J. Willis Hurst Bedside Teaching Award and the Mark Silverman Award for teaching and mentoring from the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and was the 2012 recipient of the national Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator also from the American College of Physicians. 

    Besides teaching and mentoring students and residents, Dr. Bernstein's greatest joy is spending time with her husband and two sons. 

     

    • Internal Medicine
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Clerkship Program in J. Willis Hurst Residency Program at Emory University School of Medicine

    John R. Pittman Jr., MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine. He is the program director for the Clerkship Program within the J. Willis Hurst Residency Program.  Dr. Pittman specializes in Internal Medicine and is affiliated with Emory University Hospital and Grady Health System. Dr. Pittman MD graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2003. 

  • Leigh Simmons, MD, is an internal medicine-trained primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Simmons directs the internal medicine clerkship for Harvard Medical School students at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests include patient engagement in care and shared decision making. Dr. Simmons is the Medical Director of the MGH Health Decision Sciences Center (http://www.massgeneral.org/decisionsciences/) where she studies the use of decision aids to help patients and clinicians in the shared decision making process.