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Julie K. Silver, MD is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Silver has held numerous leadership positions and is a former start-up company founder. Recently, she published in the NEJM a report titled "Social Media and Advancement of Women Physicians" (https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMms1801980). She was named the Top Innovator in Medicine in 2012 by The Boston Globe, and the same year her start-up company was listed by Bloomberg/Businessweek as one of the most promising social enterprise companies.
Dr. Silver's work has focused on workforce diversity/inclusion and burnout-often intersecting with innovation and implementation science. She developed a unique approach to workforce inclusion and wellness aimed at analyzing and strategically advancing equity and promoting wellness for faculty and staff by analyzing how they are valued and respected for their important contributions. For example, Dr. Silver identified that faculty members were not equitably recognized by their own medical societies, and she spearheaded groundbreaking research on the underrepresentation of women physicians-at zero or near zero levels--for recognition awards. Her publishing track record is broad and deep, and she has authored/edited nearly 100 books, including medical textbooks and popular press books. She is a leading authority on topics related to women's leadership, women in medicine and workforce gender equity and has published numerous studies and reports on these topics in medical journals. Dr. Silver has led numerous high impact national strategic initiatives such as #SocietiesAsAllies, #WallsDoTalk and #QuoteHer. #QuoteHer was featured in the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review.
Dr. Silver's work has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The London Times and NPR. She has also appeared on numerous TV shows including the CBS Early Show, The Today Show, Fox News and ABC News.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Sunanda V. Kane is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Dr. Kane has contributed over 135 papers of original research, 50 reviews, and 25 book chapters to the medical literature. She has co-edited a pocket guide to the management of IBD for practitioners, and written a book for patients on self-management. She is the Past Chair of the National Patient Education Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She served as the first female Associate Editor for Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and continues to serve editorial roles for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroenterology&Hepatology, and the Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis. Dr. Kane is currently the President-Elect of the American College of Gastroenterology and sits on the GI Specialty Council of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, she is the Chair of Quality, where she is responsible for oversight of all quality improvement projects, measuring quality metrics for the faculty, leading annual credentialing reviews, and is an adjunct faculty member to the Mayo Quality Academy. She continues to have a busy clinical practice seeing patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and conducts research in the areas of new therapies, gender-specific issues, and medication adherence. Dr. Kane also teaches the second year Gastroenterology course in the Mayo Medical School, the Medicine residents on the GI inpatient consult service, and Gastroenterology Fellows in clinic, on hospital service and the endoscopy suite.
I have worked as a family physician in clinical medicine for over 30 years - with a focus on enhancing the body's inherent ability to heal and express health.
As a Board Certified Family Physician, I offer integrative medicine consultations and osteopathic manipulative medicine to individuals of all ages.
With attention to each individual's unique experience, I work in partnership with patients to identify and address the source of their symptoms and explore ways to ease stress and enhance vitality.
I integrate advanced training in nutrition, mindful practice, biodynamic osteopathy and integrative medicine into my work.
Other professional endeavors:
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences: I teach classes on osteopathic principles and practice, and mentor medical school students and residents.
Director of Continuing Medical Education and Physician Wellness for the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association
Founder of Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work: I have developed a consulting and educational program with a focus on the well being of physicians and medical school students - includes workshops, retreat-like conferences, presentations, individual and organizational consultations and discussion groups.
Meaningful Work Physician to Physician Consultant
Director of The Health and Well Being Program for Flow Aquatics Swim School: I work closely with company executives to develop and integrate a unique, cutting edge wellness program in alignment with their organizational vision. I also offer monthly workshops and individual consultations to explore nutrition, mindful practice, yoga and other approaches to ease stress and enhance health.
Host and Facilitator for the Boise Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work physician discussion group
Speaker at medical conferences nationwide: I contribute to medical conferences and events - exploring ways to enhance physician health and well being and facilitating interactive discussions on the science of mindful practice and the cultivation of compassion in healthcare.
Founding Member of the Ada County Medical Society's Wellness Committee: I am actively involved in several statewide initiatives focused on enhancing physician health. Our team developed The Physician Vitality Initiative - a progressive program that offers a confidential counseling service as well as a myriad of resources to physicians.
Faculty for Wellness for Doctors: I contribute as a retreat co-teacher and professional coach.
Writer for Finding Health blog: I write articles about evolving concepts in health care and also contribute to other medical blogs.
Karen Hauer is Associate Dean for Competency Assessment and Professional Standards and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She designs and leads the program of assessment in the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges curriculum and directs the School’s medical student coaching program. She is an active researcher in medical education and a research mentor for fellows, residents and students, with a focus on new models of clinical learning in the workplace, competency-based medical education, learner assessment, coaching and remediation. In 2015, she completed a PhD in Medical Education through a joint program with UCSF and the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and past president of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine national organization. She earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, and then completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and chief residency at UCSF. She is a practicing general internist in primary care. She is married and has 3 children.
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 Sleep fellowship while finishing my Master's.
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.
Stacy Higgins, MD is the Director of the Primary Care Residency Track of the Internal Medicine residency program at Emory University, the Director of the Women’s Health Clinic at the Primary Care Center of Grady Hospital, and the Director of the Emory Resident Clinic at the International Medical Center at Grady Hospital. She also serves as Chair of the SGIM Education Committee, is a member of the Georgia ACP Education Committee, and is an active member of AAIM-APDIM. She completed medical school at Weill Cornell Medical School and internal medicine residency and chief residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia.
Marie Thoresen was born and grew up in Norway. She graduated with a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2005. Marie is a qualified specialist in Internal Medicine and Respiratory diseases, training at Ålesund Hospital and St Olavs Hospital in Norway. From 2015 to 2017 she was the project manager for implementation of OSCEs at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and is currently serving as the OSCE quality coordinator. Marie has also worked as a university lecturer in respiratory diseases at NTNU, focusing on clinical skills training for undergraduate medical students. At this time, Marie is pursuing a Master´s degree in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. In the future, she would like to continue to work with assessment, curriculum development and educational leadership.
Eileen Reynolds, MD MACP is the Vice Chair for Education and Chief of the Division of General Medicine and in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. As Division Chief she directs all activities in primary care, hospital medicine, and palliative care at BIDMC. As vice chair she oversees the education at all levels throughout the Department including student, resident, fellowship, and faculty development programs. She moved to this role after spending 13 years as Residency Program Director. For the past 3 years she has Chaired the Department of Medicine’s Committee on the Advancement of Women. Dr. Reynolds graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude in History and Science, and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She served as a house officer in primary care internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and did fellowship training in General Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has won teaching awards as a faculty member at UCSF, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard Medical School. In 2010, she won the ACGME's Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award. Eileen served on the Residency Review Committee in Internal Medicine, including as Vice Chair. She served SGIM as President from 2016-2017.
Lauren Feld is a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, as part of the Humanities in Medicine program. She plans to pursue gastroenterology fellowship and become a transplant hepatologist. Her research has focused on access to care for underserved patients, supporting caregivers during the liver transplant process, and physician and trainee wellbeing. She grew up in Seattle, and enjoys hiking, climbing and travel.
Dr. Zeidan is an emergency medicine physician and ultrasound fellow at the University of Kentucky. She trained at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was a Chief Resident. Dr. Zeidan is interested in the health and healthcare delivery to refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. She has performed over 30 evaluations for asylum seekers and developed a Point of Care Ultrasound Program at a subsidized clinic for immigrant patients. Her research interests include implicit bias training and recruitment and retention of female faculty and residents in academics.
Amy is an emergency physician and an associate medical director and clinical faculty at IES / John Peter Smith Hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth. She also 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. She attending medical school at UT Southwestern and residency at University of Chicago
Shilpa Grover, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Physician and Director of the Onco-Gastroenterology Program in the Division of Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A graduate of Kasturba Medical College, she completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Grover specializes in gastroenterological care for cancer patients with a history of gastrointestinal disease and those who develop complications during the course of cancer treatment. Her research focuses on gastrointestinal toxicity of cancer immunotherapy and molecular targeted agents.
Karen Law, MD received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. A native Atlantan, Dr. Law returned to Emory University for her residency in internal medicine, where in her third year of residency, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha by the graduating medical school class for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Law served as chief resident in internal medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital. She then went on to complete a rheumatology fellowship at Emory. She accepted a position as assistant professor in internal medicine in Emory’s Division of Rheumatology in 2011. Since then, she has had served in several education leadership roles in the Department of Medicine. She served as associate director of the internal medicine clerkship from 2011-2016, and she was selected as a small group advisor in the Semmelweis Society for Medical Students in 2013. She received the prestigious Clinician Scholar Educator Award from the American College of Rheumatology in 2013 for her work in teaching critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning. She is a 2014 graduate of the Harvard Macy Program for Leaders in the Health Professions. In 2015, Dr. Law was elected to Emory’s Academy of Medical Educators and received the Dean's Teaching Award. She is a fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy's Class of 2016. In 2016, she was named program director of Emory University's J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency, one of the largest internal medicine training programs in the country.
Her areas of interest include teaching diagnostic reasoning and high-value care, bedside physical examination skills, and near-peer education.
My experiences in training and clinical practice at the Texas/Mexico border, the Bronx, and in socialized New Zealand have all made me the physician that I am today: practicing and learning medicine in such disparate environments served to underscore the importance of seeking to empathically understand each patient’s narrative and their social context as equally as elucidating their underlying diagnosis. I currently focus my clinical effort in two areas: as a palliative care physician at Parkland Hospital, a safety net health system in Dallas, and an academic hospitalist in both a quartenary university hospital system and Parkland Hospital. In my role as UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Clerkship Co-director and Colleges Mentor, I create a safe learning environment in which our learners continually strive to grow in the application of evidence-based medicine, aspire to view medicine from their patients’ perspectives with empathy and embed reflection into their daily practice.