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Angela Jackson, MD is associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs since 2013. A former program director at Boston Medical Center for over 15 years, she served as the principal investigator for several successfully funded HRSA Title VII primary care training grants. A practicing primary care physician at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Jackson completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital.
Dr. Cathy Lazarus is currently the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Medicine at LSU New Orleans School of Medicine (with tenure) and Tulane University School of Medicine (gratis). Dr. Lazarus received her MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where she also completed her internship and residency in internal medicine. She serves on the board of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and has served on the Board of the National Board of Medical Examiners. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and serves as an Associate Editor for Medical Education On Line. Her career interests include health equity, professional development, mentorship, curriculum development, communication skills, medical ethics and end of life care. She has received several awards for leadership and teaching, including the Edith J. Leavitt award for Distinguished Service from the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award from the Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Societ, the Presidents Medal of Excellence for Graduate and Professional Teaching from Tulane University, and is member of the Tulane Academy of Teaching Scholars.
Past positions include Chief Academic Officer for the University Medical Center New Orleans; Chief of the Work Force Development Service and Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System; Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Medical Education, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief in General Internal Medicine at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL;creator and course director for the Foundations of Medicine course at Tulane University SOM, and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Washington University School of Medicine . She has held academic and clinical appointments at LSU NO SOM since 2016, at Tulane University SOM from 1994-present and at Washington University SOM from 1984-1994.
Ricardo Correa, MD, Es. D, FAPCR, FACE, CMQ is the fellowship director for the endocrinology, diabetes and metabolims program at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, assistant professor of medicine for UACOMP, Mayo College of Medicine and Creighton University SOM. He is part of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the University and researcher in this area. Also he is editor of Dynamed and outreach unit director of Endotext.org and Thyroid manager.
He completed his Medical School and Education Master at University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at ICGES in Panama city. He completed his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial hospital-University of Miami program and during his residency he was instructor of Medicine for the UM. In 2012, he was honored with the AOA from the UM. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with special focus in neuroendocrinology and National Institute of Health
He was trained in EBM at McMaster University in Canada and in Editorial process and OJS by LATINDEX. He is co-director of the Panamanian Cochrane Center and EBM advocate.
Dr. Correa has been involved in organized medicine since medical school. He has been president of the Latin American Medical Student Association (FELSOCEM), scientific committee chair and vice speaker for the AMA RFS, chair of the CoA for the ACP FC, Board of Trustee of the Maryland Medical Society, National Secretary of the CoA for the NHMA, Regional Vice President of the CIR, Medical Education Officer of JDN-WMA. He has been involve with local, regional and national organization in the area of medical education, leadership and physician wellbeing including the AMA joy in medicine organization, ACGME at different level including the duty hour task force, NBME as part of the board, NBPAS and other organization.
Dr. Correa has been involved in multiple academic, scientific and educational activities including article Consultant, Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, NBME, International Committee member of the Committee on publications ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors, Deputy Editor of International Archives of Medicine, Editorial board and peer reviewer of multiple journals including Annals of Public Health, PAHO journal, SGIM journal, “Archivos de Medicine”, Pediatric care, International Journal of Endocrinology, International Journal of Diabetes, International Journal of Clinical Cases and Images, International journal of case reports, etc. Also he is consultant for Latinamerican science center including Bolivia and Panama national science department.
He is board certified in Medical Quality. He is the author of the book title “Case report: basics and publication”. His research is focus on neuroendocrinology mainly on pituitary and adrenal tumor and new genetic mutations.
Dr. Lola B. Chambless is an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery specializing in the treatment of benign and malignant intracranial tumors. She received her education at Stanford University and Vanderbilt University, and trained in Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt. She received fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia under the mentorship of Dr. Charlie Teo. In her clinical practice, she performs both endoscopic and transcranial procedures for the treatment of skull base tumors and intracranial malignancies. She also leads the neurosurgical effort within the Vanderbilt Radiosurgery Center with a dual appointment in Radiation Oncology. Her research interests focus on the use of machine learning techniques to define clinical outcomes in brain tumor surgery and collaborative translational projects in the study of high-grade glioma. She is also the Residency Program Director in Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt and has written numerous peer reviewed manuscripts on training-related subjects including misrepresentation on residency applications, resident attrition, and match reforms. She is a leader in several national neurosurgical organizations including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, where she is a member of the Executive Committee and Vice-Chair of Education.
Dr. Aarons is an Associate Professor of Surgery within the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He then completed his general surgery training at Boston University Medical Center followed by his colorectal surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was previously the Director of the Medical Student Surgery Clerkship Program at the Perelman School of Medicine and is currently the Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is actively involved in community outreach and is a champion for diversity and inclusion initiatives within surgery.
Dr. Yolanda Hill Wimberly is a double Board-Certified Physician in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and an innovative healthcare organizational and educational leader. She offers an impressive clinical background and a compelling record of success in the design, development and leadership of responsive clinical organizations and education programs. Her expertise lies in the development and implementation of cutting-edge medical curriculum and educating physicians in medical decision making, cost effectiveness and best clinical practices to build the next generation of top-quality medical professionals.
Since 2003, Dr. Wimberly has held positions of increasing leadership and strategic scope within Morehouse School of Medicine, a co-educational medical school in Atlanta. In 2016, she became the Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the Morehouse School of Medicine’s (MSM) Grady Hospital. In this position, she leads 200 residents and 300 faculty members across ten programs at the lead physician for MSM at Grady Hospital. She has been instrumental in building an effective accreditation process and revamping infrastructure to advance research, clinical and financial performance. Also, she was instrumental in the successful negotiation of the contract between Grady, Emory and MSM.
Additionally, Dr. Wimberly is the School’s Designated Institutional Officer in charge of establishing structure, improving existing systems and processes, and standardizing practices across ten programs for 200 residents. Her visionary changes have enhanced recruitment of residents and increased scholarly activity, while reversing adverse actions by 53%, decreasing duty hour violations by 44%, and decreasing accreditation violations by 90%. She led the development of the first three fellowships at MSM and has led graduate medical education through two strategic planning processes.
She is also the Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education. In this role, she monitors and promotes continuous optimization of resident programs and educational opportunities. She has focused on professional development of faculty and program administration and has implemented longitudinal as well as one-time professional development opportunities.
Dr. Wimberly possesses a Doctor of Medicine from Meharry Medical College and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her Pediatric residency at Northwestern Children’s Hospital and an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Wimberly is a member of the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education Board of Directors and a past member American Board of Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine Subspecialty Certification. She has received numerous national awards in the past, of note, she was the recipient of the prestigous Association for American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award.
She has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top Doctors by Atlanta Magazine from 2011 – 2019.