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    • Internal Medicine
    • Quality Improvement
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation & Delivery Science at NYU School of Medicine
    Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation & Delivery Science at NYU School of Medicine
    • Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at NYU School of Medicine
    Leora Horwitz, MD is a general internist who studied social science as an undergraduate at Harvard University and is now a clinician researcher focused on quality and safety in healthcare. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MHS from Yale School of Medicine. She did her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai, where she also served as Chief Resident for a year. Additionally, Dr. Horwitz was a Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Horwitz focuses on systems and practices intended to bridge gaps or discontinuities in care. She has studied shift-to-shift transfers among physicians and among nurses, transfers from the emergency department to inpatient units, and the transition from the hospital to home. Her current work is focused primarily on the transition from hospital to home. These studies range from a prospective cohort study of older patients discharged home from Yale to a large administrative dataset study of national readmission rates. Dr. Horwitz founded and chairs the Transfers and Handoffs Interest Group at the Society of General Internal Medicine and has advised the Hospital to Home (H2H) Excellence in Transitions program. Dr. Horwitz was a member of Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Performance Management group and co-chaired the Yale-New Haven Hospital's Readmission Committee and Handoff Committee, where she had direct operational responsibility for improving handoffs throughout the institution. Most recently, Dr. Horwitz has taken on the role of Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at the NYU School of Medicine.
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Medical Education
    • Clinical Medicine, Medical Writing/Editing, MedTech Startups, Medical Devices, Aministration
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Continuing Education
    President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Continuing Education
    • Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Graham McMahon M.D. M.M.Sc. is the president and CEO at the ACCME in Chicago. Dr. McMahon received his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, a master’s degree in clinical research from Harvard Medical School, and his doctorate in education from the National University of Ireland. He completed his endocrine training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He has received local and national awards for his teaching and his work in medical education and diabetes research. His research interests include systems of care for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease in diabetes, and medical education. Specialties:Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Diabetes care, Medical education, Clinical research, educational outcomes, design of educational assessment tools
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • General medicine
    • General Internal Medicine
    • Medical Educaiton
    • Medical Education; Faculty Development; High Value Care Education; Practice Redesign
    Vice President, Clinical Programs at the American College of Physicians
    Vice President, Clinical Programs at the American College of Physicians

    Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD is the Vice President, Clinical Programs at the American College of Physicians and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. She received an M.D. degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is board certified in internal medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. After completing an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, she joined the medical staff of MGH and the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She relocated to the Philadelphia area and worked as the internal medicine program director at Lankenau Medical Center where she founded and managed an academic hospitalist program. In addition to her role as program director, she served on the APDIM (Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine) program planning committee and the APDIM Council. She was an active member of the milestones writing group convened by the ABIM and ACGME and co-authored the Internal Medicine Milestones. Shortly after joining the ACP, she led a group of educators in the development of the AAIM-ACP High Value Care Curriculum for internal medicine residents which has been downloaded over 46,000 times since its launch in 2012. Her current responsibilities at the ACP include leading the High Value Care Initiative, leading the work of the ACP's Support and Alignment Network in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, supervising the work of the Center for Patient Partnership and the Center for Quality, providing clinical oversight for the Waxman Clinical Skills Center, and supporting the physician Wellness and Burnout initiative. She continues to see outpatients and teach medical residents at the University of Pennsylvania.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Committee
    Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Committee
    • Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Committee at American Board of Internal Medicine
    Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, SFHM, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado where he is the Director of the University of Colorado Hospital Medicine Group, the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine, and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs — Quality and Safety Education. Dr. Glasheen was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and completed his residency training, including a chief residency year, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He serves as an Assistant Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and has developed the residency’s Hospitalist Training Program, which has offered comprehensive hospitalist training to internal medicine residents since 2004. In 2012 he was named the Director of the University of Colorado’s Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency. This pioneering program is charged with enhancing the quality and safety of the care provided at the University of Colorado Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Glasheen is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Board of Directors and past chair of the SHM Academic and Annual Meeting Committees. He is the chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Hospital Medicine Committee charged with overseeing the Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine board certification for hospitalists. He was the Course Director for the 2010 Academic Hospitalist Leadership Summit and is the director of the Academic Hospitalist Academy, an annual four-day meeting aimed at developing early academic hospitalists’ career skills. He served as the Assistant Course Director for the SHM Annual Meeting in 2011 and the Course Director for the 2012 Meeting in San Diego. He is a past winner of the SHM Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Outstanding Clinical Science Teacher Award. He is the former editor of The Hospitalist news magazine and currently serves as a Senior Deputy Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    • Internal Medicine
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    Senior Partner, Takeda Ventures
    Senior Partner, Takeda Ventures
    • Senior Partner at Takeda Ventures, Inc.
    Dr. Shaywitz is Senior Partner at Takeda Ventures, Inc., based in Palo Alto, where he focuses on early stage opportunities in life sciences as well as grounded, implementation-focused, tech-powered startups that can improve how impactful new treatments are discovered, evaluated, and delivered. Previously, Dr. Shaywitz was the Chief Medical Officer of DNAnexus, where he was responsible for driving translational impact and shaping company vision, working closely with the DNAnexus team of scientists and engineers, and with external partners and collaborators. Prior to that, at Theravance Biopharma, he focused on strategy, new product planning, and business development, and led a product team. Previously, he was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, working with Top 5 Biopharma clients on both R&D and commercial engagements. Before that, he was an early member of the Department of Experimental Medicine at Merck Research Labs. Dr. Shaywitz was also a founding advisor of Sage Bionetworks, and a co-founder of the MGH/MIT Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH). He has also served as a venture fellow at Fidelity Biosciences (now F-Prime Capital).  He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard, received his MD from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Science, and Technology at Harvard Medical School, and his PhD from the Department of Biology at MIT. He trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and conducted his post-doctoral research in Doug Melton’s lab at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. He writes regularly for about medical innovation for Forbes, and contributes commentaries to a range of leading publications.  He is co-author, with Lisa Suennen, of “Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare With Technology?,” and co-hosts, with Lisa Suennen, the twice-monthly Tech Tonics podcasts, focused on “the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health.
    • Emergency Medicine
    BoringEM.org Managing Editor, Assistant Professor (Emergency Medicine) at McMaster University, Hamilton Clinical Scholar
    BoringEM.org Managing Editor, Assistant Professor (Emergency Medicine) at McMaster University, Hamilton Clinical Scholar
    Teresa Chan, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. Dr. Chan is a MHPE Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago and self-describes herself as a "budding Medical Educator." She is the newly appointed Continuing Professional Development Director for her division of Emergency Medicine. At McMaster's, Dr. Chan is the Evaluation (Assessment) Subcommittee Chair of McMaster Emergency Medicine Residency Program, the McMaster Multidisciplinary Academic Day Faculty Lead, and is a Faculty Development Committee member in the Department of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Chan is an avid blogger. She is the Managing Editor of BoringEM.org and also an Associate Editor of ALiEM.com (one of the largest Emergency Medicine blogs in North America). She has recently published a book based on her ALiEM.com series (the Medical Education in Cases Series).