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Dr. Noronha was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate and medical school training. He stayed at Boston University for his internal medicine residency and chief residency. After chief residency he accepted a position at Boston Medical Center as a medical educator splitting his inpatient time between primary care and inpatient ward attending. Dr. Noronha was the director medicine consult service including being the clinic director for the Boston Medical Center Pre-procedure clinic for several years. Dr. Noronha is currently an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He has served on Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine E-Learning and Communication Committees. Dr. Noronha is the Director for Quality Improvement Education at Boston Medical Center. He directs the quality improvement curriculum for the residency and leads the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) pathway. He also directed the ambulatory curriculum for the residency program.
Dr. Noronha’s academic work focuses on career preparation, residency scheduling and quality improvement. He has presented several national workshops on subjects including fellowship and job preparation, trainee professionalism, ambulatory curriculum, and residency scheduling systems. Dr. Noronha acts as a mentor for medical students and residents. While he has a great appreciation for academic medicine, he believes strongly that each trainee should choose a career path that best fits with their individual values and goals. He takes pride in seeing his mentees move on to a variety of fields and areas of practice.
In his free time Dr. Noronha enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters. He is an amateur aquarium enthusiast, enjoys exercising, and is still an avid Buffalo Bills fan despite decades of futility.
Colonel(CA) Ronit Katz M.D emigrated from Israel in 1982 she received her medical degree magna cum laude, completed a fellowship in cancer research at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and later was appointed a Faculty Member at Harvard University School of Public Health. She is Board Certified in Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She was the recipient of Lawrence Livermore National Lab's (LLNL) “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding performance in support of the Health Services Department and was elected as President of LLNL Women’s Association. In 2007, Dr Katz received The American Medical Association’s “Excellence in Medicine and Leadership Award”. In 2013, Dr Katz received the prestigious " NASA Group Achievement Award" for her role in the NASA- AMES Human Performance Centrifuge Project Team.
She serves on many Boards and Committees for local and national professional organizations, among them Bay Area Air Quality Management,Medical Director(Act.)at Stanford University Medical Center, Judge for the AMA Research Symposium, AMA-IMG Scientific Committee, AMA-IMG Nominating Committee, Chair of the AMA-IMG Leadership Development Committee, and Chair of the AMA-IMG Governing Council. Currently, she is Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical Center, where she treats patients and teaches new doctors and medical students, and an Occupational& Environmental Medicine Expert for the War Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC) at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. Colonel katz continue to serve as a AMA-IMG Governing Council Member and was selected from Stanford University Medical Center to be the Stanford-OMSS Representative to the AMA.
Gabrielle is a fourth year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. A New York native, Gabrielle received a BA in Neuroscience and Dance from Oberlin College, and worked in tech before starting at Columbia. Currently applying in Internal Medicine, Gabrielle has particular interests in medical education and providing urban health for underserved patients.
I am a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Teaching is my passion and a major focus of my professional career. I am currently the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education in the School of Medicine and the Program Director for Medical Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine. Nationally I have been actively engaged with the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) where I have served as the chair of the Education Committee until recently. I have also worked closely with the Alliance of Clinical Education and helped write questions for the NBME.
I also have the perspective of an active clinician committed to the care of underserved populations. After providing direct patient care at Piedmont Health Services for many years, I recently began work in a psychiatric campus to integrate primary care. I also serves on the Pharmacy andTherapeutics Committee for the Physicians Advisory Group for North Carolina Medicaid and until recently was the medical director for a Community Care of North Carolina network, an innovative model to improve cost effective care for Medicaid patients.
I completed residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester NY in 1992 and a two year NRSA research fellowship and Preventive Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina in 1996.