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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.
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.
I've been on the full time faculty in the HUP Cardiovascular division since 1997, and am currently an Associate Professor of Medicine. I am currently the Associate Chief for Education, in the HUP Cardiovascular Division. My focus in this role is in managing the large and diverse educational portfolio of the CV division including running its student, resident, and fellowship training programs. I am responsible for mentoring and career development of leaders and role models in academic investigative cardiovascular medicine through our general and subspecialty training programs and am responsible for the supervision and training of approximately 45 fellows per year. I am an active clinical cardiologist, cardiovascular imager and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, as well as a member of the American Society of Echocardiography. My focus is in CV imaging of structural heart disease and in interventional echo guidance of percutaneous transcatheter procedures. My scholarship includes cardiac imaging and interventional guidance of percutaneous procedures, and I've served as chair of a number of society guidelines documents on the use of echocardiography in structural heart disease. In my precious spare time I run, cycle, play and record music, and see a good number of concerts per year!
Dr. Wahi-Gururaj was raised in the Chicago area and is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing her internal medicine residency, chief residency and general internal medicine fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Wahi-Gururaj was a staff physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System and an associate program director for the internal medicine residency program and VA site internal medicine medical student clerkship director for the Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wahi-Gururaj joined the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as program director for the internal medicine residency in 2008. She and her residency program will be transitioning to the UNLV School of Medicine in July 2017.
Dr. Wahi-Gururaj is an associate professor of medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
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.
Dr. Janet K. Han currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, and is a cardiac electrophysiologist. She completed her medical school training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and underwent residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She completed her cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowships at the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, where she currently serves as the Director of Inpatient Cardiology Services (CCU/telemetry/consults) and the Assistant Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service. She has been enjoys being involved in medical education and currently serves as Associate Program Director of the UCLA-Olive View-West LA VA Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship. She is also involved with the Women in Electrophysiology community with the Heart Rhythm Society and hopes to further the advancement of women in medicine. Her clinical interests include anticoagulation in special populations, serving on the institutional anticoagulation committee, complex arrhythmia ablations and cardiac implantable electronic device therapies, as well as the intersection of social media and academics.
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.
M. Jay Campbell, MD, MHA is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at Duke University. He is the Duke Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program Director. He has also served as the Resident Education Manager for Duke Pediatric Cardiology and as an interviewer for the Duke Pediatric Residency Program and the Duke Medical School Admissions Committe e. Dr. Campbell’s clinical area of expertise is pediatric cardiac non-invasive imaging. He is the director of the Duke Pediatric/Congenital Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Program and a member of the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center (DCMRC). He is a member of the Duke Pediatric Echocardiography Lab and Fetal Cardiology Programs. His research interests include novel applications of cardiac imaging to congenital heart disease, myocardial stress and viability imaging, and the appropriate use of cardiac imaging modalities. He is very active within the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) and is the Editor in Chief for the SCMR Case of the Week.
Dr. Kersun is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and is a pediatric oncologist who specializes in hematologic malignancies. She grew up in Rochester, NY and attended Dartmouth College. Always living in snowy places, she then went to Albany Medical College and moved south to Philadelphia to complete her pediatric residency training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed her first year of pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training at Seattle Children’s Hospital and then moved back to Philadelphia to complete her fellowship and has been on faculty ever since. As part of her fellowship training she completed a Master’s of Science and Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Kersun spends her time at work split between clinical care of in- and outpatients on the hematologic malignancy service, administrative work as the Program Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program (18 fellows) and teaching students, residents and fellows. She went back to school and completed her Master’s in Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has an interest in developing innovative methods of educating pediatric fellows and residents. She is involved in collaborative research involving medical education. Although she sees all patients with hematologic malignancies, she has a particular interest in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. She has completed advanced training in the teaching of communication of serious news (Oncotalk Teach and the Vitaltalk Facilitation course) and has funded effort to participate in teaching this topic to trainees and junior faculty in the context of small groups with actors. She lives in Swarthmore (a suburb of Philadelphia) with her husband (a psychiatrist), children Sophie (12 years), Ben (9 years) and dog Sammy.
Don Boyer is an Attending Physician in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University before matriculating to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general pediatrics at CHOP and then completed his fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital before being recruited to join the faculty at CHOP as a member of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) attending staff. Dr. Boyer received his MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education MedEd program where he was a student in the inaugural cohort. He now serves as Medical Academic Director for the MedEd program in addition to his active involvement in numerous undergraduate and graduate medical education initiatives. Dr. Boyer additionally serves as the Program Director of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program at CHOP and is interested in curricular innovation for critical care trainees. His academic interests are in the science of education, human factors research, specifically focusing on the impact of interruptions and distractions on clinician performance and patient outcomes, and leadership in healthcare. Don actively mentors multiple fellows, residents, and medical students at CHOP and is currently engaged in projects focused on procedural skill competency, trainee well-being, and workplace environment/culture. In his free time, Don enjoys running, skiing, camping, hiking, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and doing just about anything outdoors.