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Kevin A. Schulman, MD, MBA serves as a professor of medicine at Duke University. At Duke, he is a faculty associate director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) at the School of Medicine. At 1200 faculty and staff, the DCRI is the country’s largest academic clinical research organization. At Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Dr. Schulman oversaw the growth of what has become the country's largest health sector management program at any top business school. He served as the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration, director of the Health Sector Management Program (HSM), and the Center for the Study of Health Management for over a dozen years. During this time, he graduated almost 1500 students with a Certificate in Health Sector Management. He is the Founding Director of the unique Master of Management in Clinical Informatics program (MMCi), originally offered through the Fuqua School of Business and now housed in the Duke University School of Medicine. He has served as a Visiting Professor in General Management at Harvard Business School from 2013-2016, and a visiting scholar since 2016. This appointment served as a part of the HBS Health Care Initiative. At HBS, he has co-taught Innovating in Health Care with professor Regina Herzlinger 2013-2015, and wrote and taught Innovating in Biomedical Technology in 2014. He is the Founding President of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (http://www.BAHM-Alliance.Org), which is a consortium of the leading business schools offering health management programs. He is a founding member of the Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GENIE) Group (www.thegeniegroup.org). He regularly teaches courses in biotechnology (including for the FDA Commissioner's Fellows Program), healthcare innovation, healthcare biomedical technology, health IT and strategy, and global health care systems. Dr. Schulman’s research interests include organizational innovation in health care, health care policy and health economics. Dr. Schulman has published over 400 papers, book chapter, and business case studies. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the American Heart Journal, Health Policy, Management and Innovation (www.HMPI.Org), and Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research. Dr. Schulman is a co-founder of Bivarus, a novel survey platform to assess the patient experience in care (www.Bivarus.com; Series A funded by Excelerate Ventures); is a founder of Faculty Connections, LLC, a consulting services company; a founder of PELI, LLC, an on-line physician leadership program acquired by Duke University and marketed by Medscape as the Business of Healthcare Academy, was a Board member of Anthelio, Inc, an IT services company, is a Board Member of Cue Biologics, an immune-oncology company spun out of Duke University, and served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Nutrition Sciences Initiative (www.NUSI.org). He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the NYU School of Medicine, and the Wharton Health Care Management Program.
Dr. Blake McKinney co-founded CirrusMD in 2012 when he realized the transformative role of communications-based medicine in the future of healthcare. Fueled by frustrating experiences observed in his own emergency department, Dr. McKinney established CirrusMD to create an easily accessible, always-human, text-first solution that eliminated traditional barriers patients and physicians faced in the legacy fee-for-service healthcare world. Today, CirrusMD connects patients to a real doctor in under 60 seconds, and delivers exceptional patient experiences resulting in ongoing satisfaction ratings of 95%.
Dr. McKinney is a practicing emergency physician at Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, CA, a practicing physician within the CirrusMD Provider Network, and thought-leading advocate for creating exceptional patient experiences and better care. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at University of California Davis, received his MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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.
I am a hospitalist at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. I am also a clinical lead at Jefferson's Digital Technologies group that is focused on bridging the gap between clinical medicine and innovation.C I have a strong interest in innovation and leadership in the field of medicine. In the pursuit of these interests, I have held multiple leadership positions such as President of Jefferson's Student Council and CEO of the Community of Health & Innovation Professionals (CHiP) to name a couple, where the sole mission was to revolutionize the medical field for both physicians and their patients. Other interests include being captain of Jefferson's flag football team, Wing Chun kung fu, cooking, and playing bass guitar in a local band. Very interested in networking with anyone who would like to help foster and develop ideas or projects for a better tomorrow, whether that be innovating inside the field of medicine or the individuals affected by it.
Dr. Gorouhi is a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California, and volunteer assistant professor of dermatology at University of California, Davis. He finished dermatology residency at University of California, Davis. He is a member of American Dermato-Epidemiology Network, Women's Dermatologic Society, and American Academy of Dermatology. He is the board member of San Francisco Dermatology Society as membership chair. He also serves on the board of Directors at Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.
Dr. Gorouhi has earned “Excellence in Clinical Dermatology” award by American Academy of Dermatology. He has published more than 50 scientific papers, 10 book chapters, and one approved patent. He has co-edited a textbook on evidence-based dermatology. He has performed several medical education research projects. His clinical and research interest include evidence-based medicine, molecular/translational epidemiology, health policy, cost-analysis research, medical education, and inflammatory cutaneous disease.
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Dr. Byron Crowe is a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Formally trained in healthcare quality improvement, he now works at the intersection of QI, human-centered design thinking and digital health to redesign health systems for the digital age. Most recently, he served as medical director at Solera Health building evidence-based digital health programs accessible to millions of patients nationwide. In addition to his ongoing work in digital transformation, he is co-founder of Healthcare by Design, a non-profit working to bring people back to the center of care by training the healthcare workforce to implement human-centered design frames into improvement work. He has spoken nationally and internationally on healthcare quality and value, and his work has been featured in BMJ Quality & Safety, Journal of Hospital Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys triathlon, space history and mountaineering.
Michael is the assistant director of critical care and cares for patients in a multidisciplinary ICU in a busy community hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Michael has interests in respiratory failure, critical care ultrasound, and digital health technologies.
Michael is also the Chief Medical Officer for ICmed, a digital health company focused on improving care though provider-patient-family communication.
Dr. Brian Nahed is a neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors (glioblastoma, gliomas (low grade and high grade), metastatic brain tumors, and meningiomas) as well as Spinal Disorders. Dr. Nahed specializes in brain tumors of the eloquent cortex (language and motor areas of the brain) which require awake surgery, language and motor mapping, and subcortical stimulation. Born in New York, Dr. Nahed attended UCLA where he majored in Neuroscience, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with the department's Highest Honors. He attended the Yale School of Medicine where he was awarded the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and graduated with honors. Dr. Nahed completed his internship and neurosurgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital; where Dr. Nahed also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Drs. Daniel Haber and Shyamala Maheswaran in the MGH Cancer Center. Dr. Brian Nahed was recruited to the MGH Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor Center in 2011. As an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brian Nahed's research focuses on developing the first blood based test to diagnose and monitor brain tumors. In collaboration with Drs. Haber, Maheswaran, and Stott, Dr. Nahed recently published the first evidence of circulating tumor cells in the blood of patients with glioma. Dr. Nahed is actively enrolling patients into his translational clinical research study. Dr. Brian Nahed serves as the Program Director of the MGH Neurosurgery Residency. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the CNS/AANS section on Tumors. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Council State Neurological Societies. Dr. Nahed is focused on education and socioeconomic issues in neurosurgery. He also serves as a neurotrauma consultant for the National Football League (NFL).