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Vineet Arora MD MAPP is Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at the University Of Chicago. Through funding from AHRQ, NIH, and the ABIM Foundation, she has developed and evaluated multiple educational interventions to improve medical training while also improving quality, safety, and value of care in teaching hospitals. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and her work has received coverage by the New York Times, NPR, and the Associated Press. For her body of work, she has been recognized by HealthLeader Magazine in 2011 as “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” and is the past recipient of the American College of Physicians Walter J. McDonald Young Physician Award, Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Mentoring Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Excellence in Hospital Medicine Research Award.
As the Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, she oversaw the development of the Teaching Value web modules, which are easy to access free e-learning tools to promote cost conscious prescribing and reduce waste and co-chaired the Teaching Value Choosing Wisely Challenge. She is co-author of Understanding High Value Care, a textbook from McGraw Hill released in 2015. An avid user of social media, Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education, technology, and health policy at @futuredocs.
Dr. Akinwale is a board-certified vitreoretinal specialist working at the Audie L Murphy VA hospital, affliated with UT Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO) and the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).
Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin.