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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.
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.
Amy is an emergency physician newly graduated from residency at University of Chicago and now the associate medical director and clinical faculty at John Peter Smith Hospital in Dallas Fort Worth. She is also an Administrative Fellow with IES and works as a consultant on health policy and medical media writing. Nationally published in venues like NPR, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, STAT and featured on TEDx and TLC and Discovery Channels (Untold Stories of the ER and Sex Sent Me To the ER), Amy has a distinct interest in sharing the story of medicine to better align understanding and incentives among stakeholders in healthcare -- patients, staff, physicians, insurance companies, government agencies, public health and the like. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, swing dancing, and running.
Dr. Nelson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of Medical Toxicology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a fellowship in medical toxicology at New York University. Dr. Nelson is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Past-President of the American College of Medical Toxicology. He remains actively involved with CDC, FDA, DHS, and with several professional medical organizations on clincial and public health issues surrounding abused drugs and addiction. Dr. Nelson is an editor of the textbook Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies (now in its 10th edition) and on the editorial boards of several journals including Annals of Emergency Medicine and Journal of Medical Toxicology. In addition to providing direct clinical care to patient in the ED, he is intimately involved with care provided through the New Jersey Poison Information & Education System. His areas of clinical and scholarly interest include safe medication use, particularly opioids, pain management, emerging drugs of abuse, and medication safety.
Katherine advises projects aimed at improving care delivery and manages digital platforms and clinical tools that are used across Penn Medicine for inpatient care. Specifically, Katherine's work focuses on leveraging technology to decrease low-yield efforts of providers and staff using real-time clinical data, to drive towards the quadruple aim.
Dr. Ritchie obtained an MA in Forensic Psychology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is a Clinical & Health Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She began at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) since 2001 and has worked with the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic and the Psychology Consultation Service for Inpatients, and is the Professional Practice Coordinator for psychology. Her research is in the area of psychotherapy outcome. Along with Dr. Caroline Gerin-Lajoie, she develops & provides physician and staff support initiatives at TOH. Nationally, Dr. Ritchie works with organizations that are involved in training in Professional Psychology.
Dr. Caroline Gérin-Lajoie is a bilingual psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. She is also cross-appointed to the Palliative Care Division of the Department of Medicine. She was appointed as Director of the Faculty Wellness Program at the Faculty of Medicine in January 2014, and as The Ottawa Hospital Medical Director of Physician Health and Wellness in July 2014. Dr. Gérin-Lajoie has presented provincially, nationally and internationally on topics related to psychosocial oncology, physician health and disruptive behavior.
Krishna graduated from Brown University, where she studied International Relations. She wrote a book after graduating called, “Thinking Through Gandhi: Gandhi’s Ideas and How They Can Still Inspire.” The work is concerned with applying principles of non-violence in our daily ethical choices and was published by a university press in India. Krishna graduated from the St. George’s University School of Medicine and finished her Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, where she started a reflective writing curriculum called “Reflection Rounds.” She is currently a Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She remains passionate about social justice issues, medical ethics, and physician wellness. She intends to pursue a career in hospital medicine and medical education.
Dink Jardine, MD, is a general otolaryngologist working in the southeastern Virginia region. She is the immediate past Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Council of Review Committee Residents and has served on the ACGME Task Force on Physician Well-Being since its inception. She is currently active in the ACGME’s Back to Bedside initiative, a new program designed to empower residents and fellows to develop transformative projects to combat resident burnout by fostering meaning in their learning environments through increased meaningful engagement with their patients.
Dr. Jardine has a strong interest in promoting innovation in graduate medical education, fostering resident leadership and mentorship development, and addressing the epidemic of provider burnout by enhancing physician wellbeing. She serves as the director for faculty development for her hospital, as the otolaryngology residency program research coordinator, and on multiple educational and provider wellness committees and subcommittees. Her work has been published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Current Problems in Surgery, and JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery among others.
Dr. Jardine lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, a retired Marine Corps Infantry Officer, her three children: Sebastian (17), Xavier (13), and A’Ine (10) and their dog Pete.
Lakshman is a pulmonary/critical care fellow at Boston Medical Center. Outside of clinical medicine, his interests include healthcare improvement and delivery science, physician satisfaction and burnout, medical education and health policy. See his keynote about joy and burnout in medicine at the 2016 British Columbia Quality Forum here: https://youtu.be/fye-lxwrsPo
Completed IM Residency and IM Chief Resident year, followed by concurrent fellowships in Hospital Medicine Research and Medical Education and started a Master's in Public Health Studies, all in Chicago, IL. Medical Education research involved student and resident involvement in the resuscitation learning environment. Master's research involved evaluating sleep in chronically ill patients in the hospital setting. Following concurrent research fellowships, I moved from Chicago to Omaha, NE for Pulmonary/CC fellowship and will be staying in Omaha to also complete a 1-year Sleep fellowship, to follow my PCCM training.