Experts
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Cardiology
    National correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, Cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School
    National correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, Cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Instructor at...
    Dr. Lisa Rosenbaum is a national correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and instructor at Harvard Medical School. She earned her MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She then completed cardiology fellowship at Weill-Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital, followed by the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars’ program at the University of Pennsylvania.
    • General Surgery
    • Quality Improvement
    Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Northwestern
    Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Northwestern
    • Associate Professor in Surgery-Surgical Oncology and Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Dr. Bilimoria is a surgical oncologist and a health services and quality improvement researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also the Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery. His clinical practice is focused on melanoma and sarcoma. He was recently listed by Becker’s as one of the “Top 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” in the U.S. Dr. Bilimoria is the Director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center of Northwestern University (SOQIC), a center of 30 faculty and staff focused on national, regional, and local quality improvement research and practical initiatives. Dr. Bilimoria’s research agenda focuses on improving healthcare quality and delivery by (1) developing better ways to provide hospitals with comparative data, (2) providing hospitals with the tools use their data to undertake internal hospital quality improvement efforts, (3) providing patients with better comparative data through public reporting which can assist them in selecting the best hospital for their surgical care, and (4) performing evaluations of policies that impact the healthcare quality. He has a particular interest in large, pragmatic cluster-randomized trials examining hospital quality initiatives and healthcare policies. He is the Director of the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) and Principal Investigator of the FIRST Trial, and he is a Faculty Scholar at the American College of Surgeons. He has published more than 200 scientific articles, with more than seven in JAMA in the last two years. Dr. Bilimoria’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American Cancer Society, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Surgery, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the California Health Care Foundation, and the Health Care Services Corporation. He is currently the President of the Surgical Outcomes Club. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bilimoria serves as the Medical Director of Surgical Quality and is the Chair of the Surgical Oversight and Quality Committee. He leads several practical quality and process improvement initiatives for the hospital and the healthcare system. Dr. Bilimoria obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He obtained his Master’s degree in outcomes research from Northwestern. Dr. Bilimoria was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health and then at the American College of Surgeons. He completed his General Surgery residency training at Northwestern and then went on to a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Patient Safety Programme
    Principal Investigator of I-PASS, Research Director of the Inpatient Pediatrics Service at Boston Children’s Hospital
    Principal Investigator of I-PASS, Research Director of the Inpatient Pediatrics Service at Boston Children’s Hospital
    • Associate Professor at Boston Children's Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    Dr. Landrigan is Research Director of the Inpatient Pediatrics Service at Boston Children’s Hospital, Director of the Sleep and Patient Safety Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has been working at Boston Children’s Hospital as a pediatric hospitalist and patient safety researcher for over 15 years. Dr. Landrigan has led numerous studies regarding: the effects of physician sleep deprivation on patient safety; quality and efficiency in pediatric hospitalist vs. traditional care systems; variation in the use of evidence-based therapies; the performance of adverse event surveillance systems in hospitals; statewide temporal trends in rates of adverse events; the effects of the ACGME duty hour standards on safety, education, and resident physician quality of life; the effects of computerized order entry systems on patient safety; the relationship between house staff depression, burn out, and patient safety; and the effects of handoff and communication improvements on patient safety. From this research, Dr. Landrigan has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in the medical literature, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, BMJ, Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, and other leading journals. In addition, Dr. Landrigan was the first chair and is currently an Executive Council Member of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network, a collaboration of over 100 pediatric hospitals studying quality and variation in the care of hospitalized children, with the goal of developing and disseminating improvements. Dr. Landrigan is the Principal Investigator of I-PASS.
    • Neurological Surgery
    • Professor, Neurological Surgery and Professor, Anesthesiology at Oregon Health and Science University

    Kim J. Burchiel, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the John Raaf Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Burchiel attended undergraduate school at the University of California Davis and completed his residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington in 1982.  He remained on the faculty there from 1982 through 1988, when he moved to OHSU to head up, what was at that time, the Division of Neurosurgery.   Dr. Burchiel is past Chairman of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pain, past-President of the American Board of Pain Medicine, past-President the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and past-President of the Western Neurosurgical Society.  He has been a Director and Vice-Chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, he is Past-Secretary and President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and he is a member and current Chairman of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery.  He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from both the Society of University Neurosurgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgery.  In September 2015, he was the Honored Guest of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual meeting in New Orleans, and in 2016 he will be Honored Guest of the American Association for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 

     

    Dr. Burchiel is Head of the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at OHSU, and also directs the Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery fellowship program that encompasses the surgical treatment of pain, movement disorders, and epilepsy.  Beginning in 1994, he has now trained over 40 fellows in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery. His major clinical interests are in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and other conditions, and the surgical treatment of pain, particularly trigeminal neuralgia.  His research interests are concerned with the physiology of nociception and neuropathic pains, including trigeminal neuralgia, the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy surgery, image-guided neurosurgery, and the application of DBS to the problem of obesity.  He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and his five published textbooks include the Surgical Management of Pain (1st and 2nd editions), Spinal Cord Injury Pain:  Assessment, Mechanisms, Management, and Microelectrode Recording in Movement Disorder Surgery.  He and his wife, Debra, have three children, and live in Portland, Oregon.  

    • Internal Medicine

    Rowen K. Zetterman, MD is an internist, gastroenterologist, and hepatologist and a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) where he is the Director of Faculty Mentorship Programs and Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning.. He is Dean Emeritus, Creighton University School of Medicine and a former Chief of Staff for the Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Health Care System. Dr. Zetterman has served in leadership positions as President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), Chair of both the Board of Governors and the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), as President of the Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society (MOMS), and as President of the Nebraska Medical Association (NMA). He is a recipient of the Alfred Stengel Award for Outstanding Service (ACP), the Berk-Fise Clinical Achievement Award (ACG), the Distinguished Service to Medicine Award (NMA), and the Chapter Centennial Legacy Award (Nebraska ACP Chapter). He is currently Chair of the Board of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and an ACP delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) where he is a past-chair of the AMA Council on Legislation.

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    Director, Osler Medical Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Director, Osler Medical Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Sanjay Desai is the Director of their Osler Medical Training Program and a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is an active clinician and investigator, serving as attending physician in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit, and as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Business. His research focuses on graduate medical education and on clinical outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He currently chairs the Executive Committee of a large, multi-center, randomized study of duty hour regulations in graduate medical education. Sanjay is also the Vice Chair for Education, in which he oversees all educational programs in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine. He has appointments in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicine and the Carey School of Business. Sanjay serves on multiple national committees including in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American College of Physicians and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He also a Director of the Osler Leadership Academy which performs professional development for leaders in a variety of non-healthcare industries throughout North America, Europe and Africa. Previously, Sanjay was Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Washington Hospital Center and Chair of the hospital’s Critical Care Committee. He also served as an Associate Director for the Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine and the Pulmonary and Critical Care training programs. Sanjay has been recognized for his skills as an educator with numerous teaching and leadership awards, has published widely on medical education and critical care, and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Sanjay grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in bioengineering and a bachelor of economics in healthcare management. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his medical residency and subspecialty fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where is also served as a Chief Resident. During his training, he spent two years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company working in a variety of industries both in the US and in South East Asia. Sanjay lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and twin boys.