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Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. He is the President of American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) and immediate past Chair of the US Section of World Institute of Pain. He has recently been appointed to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Inter-agency Task Force (PMTF) to propose updates to best practices and issue recommendations that address gaps or inconsistencies for managing chronic and acute pain. Dr. Cheng is also a member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Expert Work Group (EWG) to develop, specify, and maintain clinical quality measures. As a clinician, Dr. Cheng was recognized by Best Doctors in America (Best Doctors Inc.), 70 Best Pain Management Physicians in the US (Becker's ASC Review), and Top Doctors (International Association of Anesthesiologists). As a physician investigator, Dr. Cheng has directed basic, translational, and clinical investigations of stem cells, opioid tolerance, and chronic pain. His research is supported by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense, and other funding agencies. He has published more than 250 articles including investigations on opioid tolerance and neuropathic pain. As an educator, Dr. Cheng has published two textbooks <Fundamentals of Pain Medicine> (Springer-Nature) <Neuropathic Pain: A Case-based Approach to Practical Management> (Oxford University Press) and has given more than 150 lectures/presentations world-wide. He has trained more than 150 clinical pain fellows and postdoctoral research fellows. In addition, Dr. Cheng has played active leadership roles in the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and American Academy of Regenerative Medicine. He has served as Senior Editor, Associate Editor, and Section Editor for the scientific journals of “Pain Medicine”, “Pain Practice”, and “Pain Physician”. Dr. Cheng was trained in Pain Medicine at Harvard University (Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital), Surgery and Anesthesiology at University of Louisville (Residency), Neurology at the Qingdao University, and Neurosciences at the University of Guelph (PhD, Biophysics), University of Manitoba, and University of Alberta.
I am an academic physician scientist with specialty practice in the area of hematologic malignancies. My research focus is on cancer immunology. I have published multiple papers on the biology of the blood cancer multiple myeloma. I am currently in practice and see patient in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. I am also Co-Director of an autologous stem cell transplant program.
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.
As pulmonologist and intensivist, my clinical focus is managing complications of cancer therapy. My prior research examined epidemiology of non-infectious lung injury and ICU outcomes after hematopoietic cell transplantation. I will soon begin a new direction of inquiry that aims to strengthen the training of future physician-scientists during residency.
Adedapo Iluyomade, known as Dapo, is a native of Nigeria and raised in Maryland, the eldest of four children. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Marketing from Emory University, then a Doctor of Medicine degree at American University of Antigua, where he graduated cum laude. His dual interests in Medicine and Business led him to pursue a Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration, while simultaneously completing medical school.
He then completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals in New York City. After his chief residency year, he embarked on a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Miami, with a focus on disease prevention and outcomes research, where he is now approaching his final year as a rising chief cardiology fellow.
His interests are preventive cardiology, sports cardiology, and both healthcare policy and advocacy.
Extracurricular interests include graphic design, basketball, football, binge watching TV and foreign travel.
Dr. Ian Fanoga Frani graduated with a nursing and a medicine degree at University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He was a previous Managing and Layout Editor of MEDICS The Official Medical Publication of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He did his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center - Tufts University in Boston, focusing on Antibiotic Stewardship, Infection control and Infection Prevention.
He will be working as an Infectious Disease Physician dealing with Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control at Hot Springs, Arkansas