Experts
    • Radiology
    Radiology Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Radiology Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Radiology Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Dr. Matthew D. Alvin is a 2nd year radiology resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed an internal medicine intern in the Osler Residency Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Alvin graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in five years after obtaining three separate Masters degrees in addition to his medical doctorate. Two of the Masters degrees (in Applied Anatomy (MS) and Bioethics (MA), respectively) were completed at Case Western Reserve University during his first two years of medical school. The third degree, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), was completed in one year at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Alvin has published over 40 manuscripts in high impact journals, on topics including cost effectiveness, low back pain, quality of life outcomes, and on the USMLE. He also has taught for Kaplan Test Prep in MCAT, GMAT, ACT, and USMLE for the past six years. As one of 21 nationally selected fourth year medical students, Dr. Alvin was named an American Medical Association Physician of Tomorrow in 2015.

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Obstetrics and Gynecology has been my passion ever since I decided to study medicine while in high school. I feel I am part of the most complete specialty as we are able to be part of all of the different stages of a woman’s life. In view of these it has been very important for me to get involved in the development of treatment guidelines, committees and discussions regarding relevant OBGYN questions and controversial topics.
    • Clinical Genetics (MD)
    • Pediatrics
    Medical Geneticist; Asst. Program Director for Medical Genetics residency programs
    Medical Geneticist; Asst. Program Director for Medical Genetics residency programs
    • Resident at Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Anna C.E. Hurst, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of medical genetics in the department of genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She trained as a genetic counselor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Columbia) and then completed her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). She is a board-certified pediatrician who completed pediatrics residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health (Winston-Salem, NC) and a medical genetics residency at UAB. Hurst is a clinician for the UAB Undiagnosed Disease Program, skeletal dysplasia clinic, and general genetics, and she provides genetic inpatient hospital consultations for patients at UAB and Children’s of Alabama. She is passionate about education and is the Assistant Program Director for the UAB Medical Genetics residency programs, including categorical training and training combining genetics with pediatrics, internal-medicine, or maternal-fetal-medicine.  Her clinical interests include dysmorphology and congenital anomaly syndrome delineation, and she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Facial Dysmorphology Novel Analysis (FDNA). Her research focuses on expanding the availability of genomic sequencing for children with complex healthcare needs and incorporating phenotypic information into the interpretation of genomic data.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    General Internist at UT Southwestern
    General Internist at UT Southwestern
    • Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    Primary Care physician Internal Medicine Clerkship Co-Director for 3rd year medical students.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • First Year Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pietro Bortoletto was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to the United States in Elementary school and was raised in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Miami where he studied Neuroscience and Linguistics and then attended the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago,IL.Pietro Bortoletto currently works as a third year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Integrated ObGyn Residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interest is in reproductive medicine and he conducts research on related topics within the field.

    • Neurology
    • Global Health
    • implementation science
    • heath services research
    • health advocacy and policy
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Social Justice
    • Health Disparities
    • Health Advocacy
    • Gender Equity
    • Chief Resident, Partners Neurology Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Altaf Saadi is a neurologist and fellow at the National Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA, focused on promoting healthcare leadership in health policy, health services, and community-partnered research. Her fellowship is also supported by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. She completed her neurology training at the Partners Neurology Program at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston, where she also served as Chief Resident. In residency, her interest in health equity led her to work in resource-limited settings in Zambia, Tanzania, the Navajo Nation, with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, and with the Doctors without Borders telemedicine program. Currently she serves as a volunteer member of the Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network providing medical and psychological forensic evaluations for asylum seekers. Her research and advocacy focuses on health inequities and disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, and enhancing diversity within the medical workforce. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Medical School, where she graduated cum laude and received the Dean’s Community Service­­­­ Award.

    • Anesthesiology
    • Resident Physician at UCSF

    Dr. Catherine Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also affiliated with the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value. Dr. Chen received a BA in English from Rice University in 2001. After a brief stint in investment banking, Dr. Chen obtained her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010, while simultaneously earning an MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009. Dr. Chen completed her internship and residency in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF.  Dr. Chen’s research interests include identifying and reducing overutilization as well as streamlining healthcare delivery during the perioperative period.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Internal Medicine Physician
    • Epidemiology, Statistics and data analysis
    • Gastroenterology
    • NAFLD
    • Gluten-free diets
    • Celiac disease

    Dr. Hyun-seok Kim is a PGY3 internal medicine resident at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA. Dr. Kim received his Medical degree from Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea. Dr. Kim completed his Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After his MPH, Dr. Kim worked as an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for 2 years. He then moved to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to begin his clinical training. During his internal medicine residency, Dr. Kim has published nine first-authored peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA Internal Medicine, and JAMA Oncology. His research interest focuses on clinical and translational epidemiology in digestive diseases and nutrition. Dr. Kim is a member of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), North America Society for the study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) and American Associations for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Dr. Kim also received a young investigator award from the American Gastroenterological Association at Digestive Disease Week meeting 2016 and an Emerging Liver Scholar Travel Award by AASLD in 2017.

    Dr. Kim is expected to begin his gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in July 2018, supported by NIH T32 grant.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • Women's Health

    Ersilia M. DeFilippis MD is a second-year resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a degree in women's studies with specific focus on women's health. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. DeFilippis's prior research has focused on therapeutic approaches and clinical outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease. She also is interested in medical education. She plans to pursue a cardiology fellowship.

    • Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School 
    Internal Medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School 
    • Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

    Abraar Karan MD MPH is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a member of the Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He graduated from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he served as the Student Body President, and completed an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His primary interests are in global health systems, medical ethics, and international health politics. He has worked in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, with many vulnerable populations including sex workers, the disabled elderly, TB/AIDS co-infected patients, and those suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases. His research has been published widely, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, NPR, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, STAT News, and Journal of Global Health.  His first book, “Protecting the Health of the Poor,” was released in December 2015. Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011 as a Journalism Scholar and Parker Huang Fellow.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Radiology
    • innovative care delivery models
    • precision medicine
    • machine learning
    Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Board of Directors Member at American Physician Scientists Association
    Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Board of Directors Member at American Physician Scientists Association

    Dania Daye, MD, PhD completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is currently pursuing radiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Daye graduated from the University of Pennsylvania MD-PhD program, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her PhD in Bioengineering as an HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces scholar. Her interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, precision medicine and innovative care delivery models.  Dr. Daye served as the 2012-2013 President of the American Physician Scientists Association and currently serves on the board of directors. 

    • Family Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Family and Community Medicine
    Preventive Medicine trainee
    Preventive Medicine trainee
    • Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Wilnise Jasmin, MD, MBA is currently a Preventive Medicine trainee at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.  She completed her Family Medicine training in the Cook County-Loyola University Family Medicine Residency Program in Chicago, IL  where she served as a Chief Resident during her final year.  Prior to residency, she worked in Health Information Management. She also has worked in the area of Health Literacy, is a former editor for the Global Pulse Journal, the American Medical Student Association’s international health journal, has served on several committees, including the Career Track of the 2013 American College of Preventive Medicine Meeting, the inaugural Minority Medical Students Advisory Committee of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., and the 2004 steering committee for the Black Women's Health Symposium. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she received her medical degree from the American University of Antigua and MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She received her B.A. degree in biology from Columbia University’s Barnard College.

    • Emergency Medicine
    MedEd Fellow, EM Physician at University of Washington
    MedEd Fellow, EM Physician at University of Washington
    • Medical Education Fellow, Emergency Physician at University of Washington

    Dr. Laura Welsh is an Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Education Fellow at the University of Washingont. Prior to fellowshup she was Chief Resident at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    • General Surgery
    • epidemiology
    Aspirng colorectal surgeon, self-proclaimed surgical educator, Mom of 2 munchkins, and Philadelphia sports fan.
    Aspirng colorectal surgeon, self-proclaimed surgical educator, Mom of 2 munchkins, and Philadelphia sports fan.

    Rebecca Hoffman is a PGY8 general surgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In August, she will start a Colon adn Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington Univeristy in St. Louis. She is the Vice Chair of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS). Her research interests include the colon cancer patient experience, medical education and quality and patient safety.

    • Family Medicine
    Full Spectrum Family Doc in Massachusetts
    Full Spectrum Family Doc in Massachusetts

    I'm currently a fourth year family medicine resident and outgoing chief resident at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Lawrence, Massachusetts. I grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts and did my undergraduate studies at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I studied Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and completed a language citation in Spanish. After graduation I worked in a lab studying the evolutionary genetics of Arabidopsis arenosa before starting my combined MD/MPH at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. I eventually found my way to family medicine because I'm passionate about full-spectrum primary care medicine (including outpatient, inpatient, and OB), really enjoy procedures, and believe strongly that good primary care can function as a social justice intervention for underserved communities and communities that experience stigma. Next year, I'll be staying on in Lawrence as Core Faculty where I will round on four inpatient services (Adult Medicine, Adult ICU, Pediatrics, and Labor and Delivery), precept residents in clinic, and focus my outpatient care on HIV, viral hepatitis, transgender health, and substance use disorders. 

    • Preventive Medicine
    • Epidemiology
    • Preventative Medicine and Community Health
    • maternal child health
    • implementation science
    • Vaccine Science
    Program Academic Co-Director
    Program Academic Co-Director
    • Chief Preventive Medicine Resident & Post-Doctoral Fellow, International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Dr. Jennings, MD, MPH, is a board-certified physician in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine and holds faculty appointments in both International Health and Health Policy & Management Departments at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The majority of her work at Bloomberg is based out of the International Vaccine Access Center, and she also serves on the core faculty of the General Preventive Medicine Residency of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as an Academic Director. While on faculty with the GPMR program, she has played a key role in establishing a new lifestyle medicine consult service at Hopkins that focuses on obesity prevention and prescribing nutrition and exercise for health. She blends a preventive approach to overall population health and well-being with research and public health practice in the fields of international health systems, vaccine access and equity, and community- and technology-savvy approaches to improving maternal, neonatal and child health. She holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins and an MD from the University of South Carolina, with clinical, research and public health practice experience in the U.S., Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania, francophone Africa, and South-East Asia.

    • Internal Medicine
    Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Researcher at Weill Cornell
    Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Researcher at Weill Cornell

    Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research. He is also a contributor at the New York Times, where he explores the intersection of medicine, health policy, and economics. He recently worked in the ABC News Medical Unit, helping to curate and communicate evolving health stories, and was previously at the White House Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.), focusing on Affordable Care Act implementation.Dr. Khullar completed his training in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and earned his medical degree (M.D.) at the Yale School of Medicine. He also received a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Slate, and other lay and academic publications. He was recognized by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Healthcare Professionals Under 35, and by the National Minority Quality Forum as a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health.

    • Surgical Critical Care
    • General Surgery
    • Public Health
    • Quality Improvement
    • Health Policy
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Health Services Research
    Assistant Professor of Surgery / Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery / Director, Emergency General Surgery / The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Surgery / Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery / Director, Emergency General Surgery / The...
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery / Director, Global Health & Disaster Preparedness /Chair, Resident and Associate Society American College of Surgeons at Medical University of South Carolina
    Dr. Joseph V. Sakran is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Global Health and Disaster Preparedness at the Medical University of South Carolina. As an Acute Care Surgeon, Joe spends most of his time caring for critically ill and injured patients. His research interests are in healthcare innovation, biomarkers for sepsis, trauma system development, public policy, and the advancement of surgery in poorly resourced environments. His interest in medicine stems partly from having nearly lost his life after a gunshot wound to the throat during his senior year of high school. Joe has dedicated his life to making social impact. While completing his undergraduate degree at George Mason University, Joe trained as a medic and firefighter where he spent a significant amount of time volunteering at the City of Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department. His interest in global health began when he decided to attend The Medical School for International Health, a unique collaboration between Ben-Gurion and Columbia University. Joe subsequently integrated his medical studies with public health when he attended the Johns Hopkins University, where he completed a Masters in Public Health in the global health track. After completing a diverse and comprehensive general surgery residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital, he joined the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship in Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery. During his residency, Dr. Sakran Co-founded a nonprofit organization called Surgeons for Global Health (SGH) that is tailored towards addressing the surgical burden of disease in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The aim has been to provide long-term sustainable interventions in order to reduce the global burden of surgical disease. Joe has delivered care and sustainable solutions throughout numerous countries in India, the Middle East, and Africa. He has responded to a number of international disasters including the Asian Tsunami in 2004, and the Haitian Earthquake in 2010. As a Google Glass Explorer/Beta tester, Joe has been working on ways to enhance access to care in LMIC. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently recognized Dr. Sakran for his work in resource poor settings when he received the 2014 Surgical Volunteerism Award. He has been actively involved in the ACS, and is currently the Chair of the Resident and Associate Society (RAS). Dr. Sakran just finished spending the year pursing a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Government where he is developing a unique skill-set focused on economics, public policy, and leadership development in underserved and minority populations.
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine
    Pediatric Hospitalist at UCLA
    Pediatric Hospitalist at UCLA
    Katie graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2014, and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2017 she has been working as a Pediatric Hospitalist at the University of California, Los Angeles. There, she has continued her involvement in research, quality improvement, resident teaching, and mentoring.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Public Health
    • Medical Education
    • General Internal Medicine
    • Underserved Medicine
    Talia Bernal is a resident in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University. Her interests include general internal medicine, medical education, and underserved medicine. She is currently participating in the Underserved Medicine and Public Health program at GW. Talia is originally from Peru and has spent most of her life in Florida. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in psychology from the University of Florida. She then attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she spent time on community outreach initiatives, mentorship, and serving on the admissions committee.
    • Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine Residency At Thomas Jefferson University, Leader, Entrepreneur, Sports and Food Junkie
    Internal Medicine Residency At Thomas Jefferson University, Leader, Entrepreneur, Sports and Food Junkie

    I am a internal medicine resident at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently I am pursing to be a hospitalist. I have a strong interest in innovation and leadership in the field of medicine. In the pursuit of these interests, I have held multiple leadership positions such as President of Jefferson's Student Council and CEO of the Community of Health & Innovation Professionals (CHiP) to name a couple, where the sole mission was to revolutionize the medical field for both physicians and their patients. Other interests include being captain of Jefferson's flag football team, Wing Chun kung fu, cooking, and playing bass guitar in a local band. Very interested in networking with anyone who would like to help foster and develop ideas or projects for a better tomorrow, whether that be innovating inside the field of medicine or the individuals affected by it.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Quality Improvement
    • healthcare information technology
    • Diabetes
    • Healthcare Management
    • Oncology
    • Clinical Operations
    • Chronic Disease
    Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, recent Harvard MD/MBA grad
    Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, recent Harvard MD/MBA grad
    • Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Internal medicine resident passionate about clinical operations that foster person-centered, high quality care; particular interests in chronic disease management, oncology, information technology, costs of care, and value of care.

    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Medical Education

    I completed medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) in Philadelphia, PA and am now finishing my final year of Internal Medicine residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC. I will then be staying on at GW to pursue a fellowship in Medical Education. I ultimately hope to work as an academic hospitalist with a focus on medical education. Specific topics of interest include the incorporation of education training and theory into the medical school/residency curriculum, the role of the humanities in medicine, and quality improvement in the hospital setting.

    • Internal Medicine

    Aileen Wright is an internal medicine resident in primary care at Brigham and Women’s hospital. She received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests are in systems improvement, medical informatics, and opioid safety.

    • Infectious Disease
    Lecturer in Medicine at the College of Medicine and consultant physician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre 
    Lecturer in Medicine at the College of Medicine and consultant physician at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre 
    • Consultant at College of Medicine

    Dr. Kreuels studied medicine in Göttingen and Hamburg where he received his medical degree in 2007. He also completed a masters degree in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011. In 2016 he completed his residenc in internal medicine at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf and currently works as a consultant and lecturer in internal medicine in Blantyre, Malawi. He is involved in several research projects at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.