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Academic Hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine. 14 years experience as practicing Hospitalist. Medical educator and in leadership of residency program. ABIM certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine.
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.
Joseph S. Alpert, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Tucson. Dr. Alpert is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Alpert earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his medical degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in medicine at the Harvard Medical School affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s Hospital) in Boston. After his fellowship, Dr. Alpert served as Staff Cardiologist and Director of the Coronary Care Unit at the Naval Regional Medical Center San Diego, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Following his military service, Dr. Alpert returned to Boston as Director of the Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit at Brigham Hospital. At age 36, Dr. Alpert was appointed as Full Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He was then the youngest Full Professor of Medicine in the United States. From 1978-1992, he was Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1992, he was recruited to the University of Arizona College of Medicine as the Chief and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, a department with 100 faculty members and practicing physicians.
Dr. Alpert is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), and the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). He has served as the President for the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, New England Cardiovascular Society, and the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology. Internationally, he has been given Honorary or Lifetime Membership Awards from the Israel Heart Society, Argentina Heart Association, and the Danish Heart Association.
He has received many awards for excellence in teaching from, among others the Peter Brent Brigham Hospital, the United States Navy, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Arizona. In 2004, he received the Gifted Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Alpert is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Professors of Medicine. He is the scientific advisor for two medical educational companies: Lecturio (Leipzig, Germany) and Doctorpedia (London, UK, Los Angeles, US and Tel Aviv, Israel).
He is the current editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine (the official journal of the alliance for academic internal medicine, a prestigious group comprising more than 125 medical schools’ medicine department chairs across the U.S. The American Journal of Medicine is published by Elsevier and is received by more than 120,000 physicians in the USA. Dr. Alpert is a member of the editorial boards of 12 journals and an editorial reviewer for 15 cardiovascular and internal medicine journals. Dr. Alpert has authored 11 books, including the Handbook of Coronary Care, The Heart Attack Handbook, Manual of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, Valvular Heart Disease, Physiopathology of the Cardiovascular System, Modern Coronary Care, Coronary Care, and Antithrombotic Therapy in ACS. In addition, Dr. Alpert has published more than 800 publications, including original articles, book chapters, reviews, monographs and editorials. Many of his original articles have been published in Circulation, New England Journal of Medicine, European Heart Journal, Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), and the Journal of the American College Cardiology (JACC). His H-index is 93.
Dr. Alpert has been voted as one of the Best Doctors in America every year since 1996. He practices as a cardiologist at the Banner University of Arizona Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. He has led the world-wide effort of Towards a Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction since 2000, 7 major clinical trials including a TIMI trial, and 7 data safety and monitoring committees. He is a highly sought-after speaker worldwide for health care, disease prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Isaac Yang M.D. is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and Director of Medical Student Education in the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and Radiation Oncology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a Principal Investigator in the UCLA Brain Tumor Laboratory. Originally from Lodi, California, Isaac’s interest in neurobiology started as an undergraduate as he received his bachelor’s degree with Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California Berkeley. His training followed with a medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Yang completed a neurological surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco, as well as an NRSA NIH funded F32 post doctoral brain tumor research fellowship.
Dr. Yang’s clinical focus has been primarily on brain tumors both glioblastoma and skull base tumors. His research efforts have examined antigen expression and manipulation of the immune response to glioblastoma. He has previously been recognized with a UCSF Clinical and Translational Scientist Training Award and the CNS Dandy Clinical Research Fellowship. Dr. Yang has been the recipient of several distinguished regional and national awards including the UCSF Medical Center 2010 Exceptional Physician Award, the AANS Integra Brain Tumor Research Award, San Francisco Neurological Society Edwin Boldrey Award for Basic Science Research, American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons Research Award, Kaiser Award for Clinical Research, the national AANS Leksell Radiosurgery Award, and the Tumor Section Ronald L. Bittner Award on Brain Tumor Research.
Dr. Yang has published over 175 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has authored over half a dozen book chapters. Dr. Yang is highly sought out by peers, patients and the media for his expertise in neurological diseases and brain health. He has made multiple TV appearances on CBS The Doctors, CNN Dr. Drew On Call, and national news outlets. At UCLA, he is currently investigating the utilization of nanoparticles and nanotechnology for the application in brain tumor immunotherapy and vaccines. Dr. Isaac Yang is dedicated to improving the care and treatment of all patients with brain tumors and is deeply indebted to his wife Nancy for her support and all of his teachers and mentors who have guided him on this path.
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