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    • Occupational Medicine
    • ,Employee Health
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Occupational and Environmental Medicine
     Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical Center
     Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical Center

    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. 

    "In 4/ 2018 Professor Ronit Katz served as a Keynote Speaker at the Disaster Preparedness part of an International Conference on Bio-terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Tokyo,Japan.The Conference ,organized by the Japan Medical Association is an Extremely prestigious and renowned event that attracts Japanese Cabinet members among others. Professor katz spoke on Overview and Medical Response to CBRNE ( Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosives )"

     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.

    • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine Chief Resident at Saint Peter's University Hospital, Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey.
    Internal Medicine Chief Resident at Saint Peter's University Hospital, Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey.

    IDr. Chowdhury is the Chief Resident at Saint Peter's University Hospital, Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.

    • Internal Medicine
    Mrin Shetty is an Internal Medicine Resident and incoming Chief Resident in her second year of training with a fascination for Cardiology.
    Mrin Shetty is an Internal Medicine Resident and incoming Chief Resident in her second year of training with a fascination for...
  • Dr. Robert Motzer is a board-certified medical oncologist who is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with genitourinary tumors. Dr. Motzer’s primary area of expertise is in renal cell carcinoma and germ-cell tumors. For more than 25 years, Dr. Motzer has used his skills as a clinician to provide high-quality and compassionate care for cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. In addition to providing patients with the highest standard of medical care, Dr. Motzer has led more than 50 clinical trials in patients with kidney cancer and testicular cancer, including national and international multicenter clinical trials. His research has helped to identify five targeted drugs — sunitinib (Sutent®), pazopanib (Votrient®), axitinib (Inlyta®), temsirolimus (Torisel®), and everolimus (Afinitor®) — as effective treatments for patients with advanced kidney cancer. Also, he developed a system to aid in the prediction of treatment outcomes for patients taking medications for advanced kidney cancer; this (“MSK”) risk system is widely applied by physicians internationally to direct the care of patients. In the area of testicular cancer, his patient care and research efforts focus on developing better treatments for patients with difficult-to-treat tumors. On both a national and international level, Dr. Motzer has worked to improve the quality and delivery of cancer care for individuals diagnosed with kidney cancer and testicular cancer. He chairs the National Comprehensive Care Network Kidney Cancer and Testicular Cancer Guidelines Panel. He has published more than 400 original articles, scientific reviews, chapters and abstracts. Dr. Motzer is a recipient of the Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health; the Willet F. Whitmore Award for Clinical Excellence from Memorial Sloan Kettering; and the Schonfeld Award from the Kidney Cancer Association, a charitable organization dedicated to kidney cancer patient advocacy.
    • 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
    • Primary Care
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician of the Medical Service at MGH
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician of the Medical Service at MGH
    Dr. Goroll is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician of the Medical Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in primary care internal medicine. He graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University in 1968 and cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1973. Upon graduation he entered the nation’s first primary care residency track in internal medicine at the MGH (a program he helped design and initiate as a medical student). After completing his residency, he began a life-long career at the MGH and Harvard Medical School as a clinician-educator, reformer, and advocate for primary care and general internal medicine. In 1981 he and his colleagues published the first textbook of primary care internal medicine (Primary Care Medicine), which is now in its 7th edition and considered the standard text of the field. He has served in statewide and national leadership positions in medical education and in professional societies, including joint chair of the SGIM/CDIM Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Reform Project, chair of strategic planning for ACGME’s Residency Review Committee in Internal Medicine, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Massachusetts governor for the American College of Physicians. At Harvard he chaired the Core Medicine Clerkship Committee and co-directed the core medicine clerkship at the MGH. His work as a teacher, medical educator, and textbook author was recognized by the Society for General Internal Medicine with its Career Achievement Award in Medical Education and by Harvard Medical School and the Gold Foundation with the Medical Humanism Award. In 2006, he was designated a Master by the American College of Physicians. His practice reform work has included founding the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative and the Massachusetts Coalition for Primary Care Reform and serving as Chair of Payment Reform for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative in Washington. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on primary care workforce and payment reform and serves as a regular peer reviewer for leading medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. He continues in clinical practice, now over 35 years as a primary care general internist for his patients at the MGH and as a preceptor and mentor to Harvard students and MGH residents. His hobbies include model railroading and dinghy sailing, having built a small wooden sailboat which he takes out on Nantucket Sound during the summer.
    • Pain Medicine
    • Pain Medicine
    • Pain Medicine
    • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
    PMR Pain Management Specialist
    PMR Pain Management Specialist
    • Physician at Advanced Pain Management

    Kathy Travnicek, MD, is a physician at the Pain Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada. She did her PMR residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and worked as a general PMR physician for 2 years. She then went back into training and completed an anesthesia based pain fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic where she was also voted chief fellow.  She now works in a solo physician practice but has experience in a large multi-speciality group and equity firm owned medium sized group in a single specialty.  She is always happy to help! 

    • Emergency Medicine
    International ER physician at BWH
    International ER physician at BWH
    Dr. Usha Periyanayagam a Fellow in International Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women¹s Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD, her MPH, and an MS in Engineering Design and Innovation from Northwestern University. She also completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University. As a physician with a background in large database analysis, user design and experience, and global health, she is uniquely primed to address the growing global health technology market. Dr. Periyanayagam has worked clinically, instructed, and conducted research in academic institutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She collaborates with local government, NGOs, industry, universities and non profits to accelerate the implementation of new innovations in global health. She has taught medical doctors and nurses in public and private hospitals in Cambodia, Uganda, and India. In Pakistan, she coordinated the government¹s disaster agency with local ambulance services to ensure an efficient response to a bombings and mass casualty events. In South Sudan, she worked in refugee camps on the Sudanese border to improve the medical response to the crisis. At the MIT H@cking Medicine Grand Hackfest, she led a team that created a inexpensive locally sustainable defibrillator that won the Google Ventures award. She has published numerous papers in the national and international literature, and has a patent pending in tranapical cardiac surgery.
    • Infectious Disease
    • Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
    • Clinical research,epidemiology, clinical trials design and implementation,Statistics
    Chief Physician & Expert Team Leader of Influenza and other respiratory viruses, Unit Infectious Disease Control and Vaccinations, Department of Health Security at THL National Institute for Health and Welfare
    Chief Physician & Expert Team Leader of Influenza and other respiratory viruses, Unit Infectious Disease Control and...
    • Chief Physician & Team Leader, Vaccine Programme Development at THL National Institute for Health and Welfare

    Hanna Nohynek works as Chief physician and expert team leader of influenza and other respiratory viruses and vaccine preventable diseases at THL. She also serves as secretary of the Finnish National Immunization Techincal Advisory Group (NITAG/KRAR).

    Dr. Nohynek completed her medical studies, PhD and international health competence in Helsinki, Finland. Her PhD work was on the aetiology of childhood pneumonia in Finland, Russia, and The Philippines. In collaboration with RITM, The Philippines, she coordinated phase II trials (Hib, meningococcal, PCV, PPS among pregnant mothers and infants), and a major phase III trial of an investigational 11PCV of Sanofi Pasteur against childhood pneumonia (2000-2004).

    When serving as Unit Head at THL, she was instrumental in designing the HPV vaccine introduction to NVP. Presently she heads the NITAG influenza vaccination strategic subgroup. Her current research interests include influenza vaccine development, safety and effectiveness, vaccine safety in general, vaccine hesitancy, register based vaccine impact studies, policy and decision making, and evidence based evaluation of introduction of new vaccines into national programmes. Her publications include over 100 original articles (including the first scientific report on association between A(H1N1) pandemic vaccination and narcolepsy), chapters and books. She teaches vaccines related epidemiology, methodology, and has guided several elective, graduate, and PhD students.

    Dr. Nohynek has served expert committees evaluating introduction of HBV, PCV and rota virus vaccine in Finland. She has been/ is an advisor to EU, IMI, IVI, WHO (GACVS 2006-12), GAVI, CEPI, SIDA/SRC, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was chairman of EPIET 1998-2001 and member of EDCTP 2002-3.

    She belongs to faculty of Advanced Course in Vaccinology since its initiation in 2000, initiated EPIET vaccine epidemiology module in 1997, and the Finnish Diploma Course on Global Health in 2000.

    • Psychiatry
    Psychiatrist, Physician Wellness Advocate, recent Associate Chief Resident at Saint Louis University.
    Psychiatrist, Physician Wellness Advocate, recent Associate Chief Resident at Saint Louis University.

    Leigh Jennings, MD is an early career psychiatrist, writer, and advocate for physician wellness. Her first-authored essays on medical student and resident burnout, written while a trainee, have been published in journals such as Academic Medicine. Dr. Jennings began promoting wellness as a medical student and as a resident physician piloted a wellness intervention for resident interns. Dr. Jennings completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where she served as Associate Chief Resident of Scholarly Activity. She received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Rice University. Dr. Jennings currently works on the front lines of psychiatry as an employed hospitalist for a large healthcare system in San Antonio, Texas. She is a contributing author to a forthcoming textbook, Clinical Psychopharmacology for Neurologists, and she writes a blog at PsychCongress.com. 

    • 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.

    • Emergency Medicine
    MedEd Fellow, EM Physician at University of Washington
    MedEd Fellow, EM Physician at University of Washington
    • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University Medical Center

    Dr Welsh currently serves as the Assistent Clerkship Director/Assistant Program Director at Boston Medical Center.  completed her residency and cheif residency at the MGH/BWH Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program. She also completed a Medical Education Research fellowship at the University of Washington. 

    • 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. 

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Health Policy Evidence Based Public Health
    • Cardiology
    Cardiologist at UCSF, Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine
    Cardiologist at UCSF, Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine
    • Physician at UCSF School of Medicine

    Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, is a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 1990 and Core Faculty, Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Redberg is the Chief Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of ) and has spearheaded the journal’s new focus on health care reform and “less is more”, which highlights areas of health care with no known benefit and definite risks. Her research interests are in the area of health policy and technology assessment, and how to promote high value care, focusing on high risk medical devices as well as the need for inclusion of women in clinical trials of such devices. 

    Dr. Redberg is a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises Congress on Medicare payment issues. She also served on the Medicare Evidence, Development and Coverage Advisory Committee from 2003-2006 and was reappointed in 2012 as Chairwoman of MEDCAC. Dr Redberg is a member of the California Technology Assessment Forum, the Medical Policy Technology and Advisory Committee, and the Food and Drug Administration Cardiovascular Devices Expert Panel, and is a consultant for the Center for Medical Technology Policy. She has given Congressional testimony multiple times in hearings related to the issue of balancing safety and innovation in medical device approvals. Dr. Redberg worked in the office of Senator Hatch and with the Senate Judiciary Committee on FDA-related matters during her tenure as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, 2003-2006. 

    Dr. Redberg was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Learning Health Care Committee, which produced the report Best Care at Lower Cost in September 2012. She is currently a member of the National Academy of Medicine Committee on A Learning System for Military Trauma Care. She chaired the AHA/ACC Writing Group on Primary Prevention Performance Measures and is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Clinical Quality Committee and serves on the Quality in Technology Work Group. She is on multiple technology assessment boards, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Advisory Panel and the California Technology Assessment Forum, as well as the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review Advisory Board. 

    Dr. Redberg has authored several books, including You Can Be a Woman Cardiologist, Heart Healthy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing and Healing Heart Disease, and Betty Crocker Cookbook for Women: the Complete Guide to Women’s Health and Wellness at Every Stage of Life. She has done hundreds of radio, television and newspaper interviews on health related topics including being featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio and the Today Show. Dr. Redberg graduated from Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and has a Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics. 

    • 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.
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    Dr. Joshua Sill is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, VA. He is the Pulmonary Section Chief, and director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Dr. Sill attended Grove City College, Grove City PA, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Molecular Biology. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, where he was inducted into the AOA medical honor society. After graduation he did his internal medicine residency training in northern California at David Grant Medical Center/University of California Davis. He then went on to complete pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Sill received a scholarship from the U.S. Air Force for medical school. Upon graduating in 2002, he entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force. He remained on active duty throughout residency and fellowship, completing his training in military sponsored programs. After fellowship, he worked as a staff physician in the field of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. He held faculty appointments at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), Wright Patterson Medical Center, Wright- Patterson AFB, OH and Wright State University School of Medicine. In addition to pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, Dr. Sill has received certification as a flight surgeon and completed additional training in the care of pilots of high-performance aircraft. From 2009 to 2013 Dr. Sill worked at the USAFSAM. During this time, he served as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Director of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center Sleep Lab, and clinical teaching faculty at Wright State University School of Medicine. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 – 2012, he also served as the Medical Director of the Multinational Clinic at the NATO base at Kabul International Airport. He was selected to be a member of the F-22 physiology working group, which was tasked with identifying the root cause of the “hypoxia-like” events that caused the entire fleet of stealth fighters to be grounded in 2011. He taught in numerous courses to include: Advanced Aerospace Medicine for International Medical Officers, Aerospace Medicine Primary course, Critical Care Air Transport Team, Joint Medical Attendant Transport Team and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. In 2013 Dr. Sill separated from active duty service and joined the faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He spearheaded the successful creation of the institution’s new Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. Dr. Sill has multiple publications and has lectured at many regional, national, and international conferences. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. In addition to his leadership roles and academic responsibilities, Dr. Sill remains active in clinical medicine. Current research interests include the obesity-hypoventilation syndrome, sleepiness and work hours in medical residents, and normal reference values for exercise and pulmonary function testing.
  • Astha Thakkar, MD is a Chief Resident in internal medicine at Mount Sinai St-Luke's-West (Roosevelt) in New York, NY.

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Resident at University of Tennessee

    Christopher D. Jackson, MD is a Chief Resident of Quality and Safety at Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

    • Internal Medicine
    Quality Improvement Officer and Extensivist at CareMore Health; Clinical Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School
    Quality Improvement Officer and Extensivist at CareMore Health; Clinical Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School
    • Quality Improvement Officer and Extensivist at CareMore Health

    Neil Shah is a board-certified internal medicine physician at CareMore Health and Clinical Assistant Professor at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas. He relocated to Texas after twelve years in Boston, MA where he completed his medical training and then served as an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. He served on the board of directors for Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts and was appointed to serve on the special commission for graduate medical education by the Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Boston University through the accelerated seven-year medical education program and completed internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He has received training in value-based health care delivery at Dell Medical School and Harvard Business School.