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Dr. Anita Gupta is board certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist and pharmacologist with a masters in public policy and a certificate in health policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She has received the Learner Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington D.C., has been a FDA Advisor and has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She previously has been a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School and trained at the Wharton Total Leadership Program, and has been a working group member of the GIEESC/World Health Organization member, and has been featured as a medical expert on CNN, Fox News, Forbes, and many others. She has been the recipient of the Patients Choice and Compassionate Physician Award and author of internationally selling textbooks by Oxford University Press, Interventional Pain Medicine and Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice and 50 Studies Every Anesthesiologist Should Know. She completed the public advocacy fellowship with the Mayday Foundation and has been called upon to discuss high profile medical topics involving Tiger Woods, Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie and Prince. Dr. Gupta’s contributions have earned her recognition for community service, research, and pain medicine expertise. She completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Rutgers and her medical degree from UMDNJ and her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University and clinical scientist training at National Institutes of Health. Following residency, Dr. Gupta completed a pain fellowship from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Eric Yang currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, where he has served as clinical faculty since 2011. He completed his medical school training at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, and underwent residency and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he also served as chief fellow. Since joining UCLA, he has been heavily involved in medical education, where he serves as Associate Program Director of the UCLA-Olive View-West LA VA Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship. He serves as Director and founder of the UCLA Cardio-oncology Program, and is also a team member of the structural heart program, where he is involved with cardiovascular imaging of the team’s interventional percutaneous procedures (ie TAVR, Mitraclip, etc). His clinical interests include cardio-oncology, cardiac imaging, medical education, valvular disease, and hemodynamics.
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.
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.
I have been long term faculty in academic emergency medicine, and recently completed a fellowship at Yale in Hospice and Palliative Care. My interest lies in how integration of palliative care concepts early in appropriate emergency department candidates can improve quality of care, patient satisfaction, throughput and outcomes.
Julie A. Freischlag joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in April 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 medical centers, Wake Forest Baptist includes Wake Forest Baptist Health, a growing, multi-hospital health system and physician network, the state-of-the-art and highly competitive Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Wake Forest Innovations, its technology transfer, commercialization enterprise. As CEO, she has the overall responsibility for the Medical Center’s clinical, academic and innovation enterprises and its annual operating budget of $2.5B. On February 1, 2018, Freischlag became the Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine. Previously, Freischlag was Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis. Freischlag has helped to drive change in academic medicine with a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more than 15 years, she has led education and training programs at top medical schools in her role as professor and chair of surgery and vascular surgery departments. Freischlag also has more than 30 years of experience leading patient-care services as chief of surgery or vascular surgery at nationally ranked hospitals. She served as professor, chair of the surgery department and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She led initiatives to expand research, add specialty clinical services, improve patient-centered care and patient safety, redesign the surgical training program and enhance academic career paths for faculty. Her national leadership includes serving as a former governor and secretary of the Board of Governors and a regent and past chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons. She is the past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation, and past president of the Association of VA Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Chairs. Freischlag was the editor of JAMA Surgery for ten years (2005-2014) and is a member of the editorial boards of the Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and British Journal of Surgery. She has published more than 250 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, primarily addressing the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral vascular disease utilizing outcome data and clinical trials; additionally, she has published on burnout and work-life balance. Freischlag is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome which can require a specialized surgical procedure. Her present research involves completing assessment of a prospective randomized trial that tracks more than 800 patients from 34 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers across the country to compare outcomes in patients who received either open or endovascular repair of their abdominal aortic aneurysm. Freischlag has received numerous teaching awards, an achievement award from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. She was selected to the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America, as well as a Triad Power Player in 2017 by the Triad Business Journal. She has mentored students, residents and young faculty and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from her expertise in vascular diseases, teamwork and patient safety, leadership and work-life balance to women succeeding in health professions. Freischlag has dedicated her career to serving as a role model for her students, a respected colleague across health professions, a strong community leader and a national voice for improving health and health care.
Oversees outpatient imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. Overseeing more than $30MM in revenue and responsible for operations and business development. Abdominal Radiologist. Involvement in professional medical organizations - currently Vice President of the Massachusetts Medical Society having previously served as Speaker of The House. Also has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association.
Also involved in global health - having started the first ever Radiology residency in Rwanda and overseeing a Global Radiology rotation at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Winterkorn is a primary care pediatrician in an acadmic medical practice North of Boston. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Weill Cornell Medical School, and did her residency at Mass General Hospital for Children. She is currently the Medical Director at Children's Medical Office in North Andover. She teaches residents regularly at MGHfC.
Dr. Baldwin completed medical school and neurology residency training at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She is the Vice Chair of Graduate Medical Education for Neurology and Program Director of the Geisinger Neurology residecy program located in Danville, PA. Dr. Baldwin's subspecialty interest is neurologic infectious disease and global neurology for which she spends the majority of her clinical time.