Featured Guests
  • Director, Women in Medicine & Science at the AAMC
    Director, Women in Medicine & Science at the AAMC
    Diana Lautenberger, M.A., is director for women in medicine and science initiatives and serves as the group program leader for one of the 23 professional development groups at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS). Ms. Lautenberger leads the AAMC’s initiatives related to gender equity and the advancement of women in medicine and science. She sets the overall strategy and manages the operations for the Group on Women in Medicine and Science to promote equitable working environments and develop resources for women in academic medicine to advance their careers. In addition to working with GWIMS, Ms. Lautenberger develops and facilitates two professional development seminars for junior and mid-career women faculty to learn the skills needed to succeed as leaders in academic medicine. Prior to her role with GWIMS, Ms. Lautenberger led a number of leadership and engagement initiatives aimed at faculty development for the AAMC. Responsible for curriculum design and implementation, she oversaw two leadership development programs for faculty aimed at aspiring leaders, department chairs, and associate deans to equip them with leadership skills needed to deal with the impending changes of the academic and healthcare environments. Additionally, she managed the operations of the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey to promote knowledge around faculty engagement and organizational performance improvement strategies. Ms. Lautenberger received a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA and a Masters in art education from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She volunteers as a free-lance art educator of all ages for various DC area museums and community organizations.
    • Pediatrics
    Managing Partner, Coastal Pediatric Associates
    Managing Partner, Coastal Pediatric Associates
    As managing partner, Dr. David L. Hill has helped build Coastal Pediatric Associates into a leading primary care practice serving patients across 3 counties. CPA embraces the Patient Centered Medical Home model and health information technology to provide the most advanced possible care, using best practices. Dr. Hill serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and participates in residency training. Dr. Hill is also an experienced journalist and humorist. His first book, "Dad To Dad: Parenting Like A Pro," (2012, American Academy Of Pediatrics Publishing), won the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association and a Silver Medal from the Living Now Book Awards. He has written for Parents Magazine, Pediatric News, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." He is a regular guest on RadioMD and news stations WECT and WWAY and has appeared on "CNN Headline News" and Hank Azaria's "Fatherhood Series" for Disney, AOL, and Mom.me. Dr. Hill is an expert on the impact of media on child health, serving as Chair of the AAP Council On Communications And Media. He has lectured nationally on the subject to medical and non-medical audiences. Additionally, he has served the North Carolina Pediatric Society as an Executive Committee and Steering Committee member. David also works in social media, where he has blogged for Pediacare Brands and Pediatric News. He manages Coastal Pediatric Associates' Facebook and Pinterest pages, and he maintains popular Twitter feeds directed at pediatricians and medical policymakers (@davhill) and at fathers, mothers, and parenting activists (@DadsBook). He has spoken nationally on using social media for patient education. Specialties: Media and Child Health, Social Media, Public Speaking, Best Practices, Evidence Based Medicine, Electronic Medical Records, Board Certified Primary Care Physician
    • Psychiatry
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    • Director at Physician Health Services, Inc.
    I’m Steve Adelman, a general adult psychiatrist who specializes in helping individuals who suffer from substance use disorders. Currently, I am the director of Physician Health Services, Inc., the Massachusetts physician health program. My work at PHS is dedicated to assisting physicians with a variety of health challenges that have the potential to interfere with their ability to provide optimal patient care. Every week I look forward to spending time talking to groups of practicing physicians in a variety of settings. The extreme demands of current medical practice stare me in the face wherever I go. Many docs are doing all they can to stay afloat, but find the ordeal of everyday practice to be arduous and exhausting. However, I’ve noticed that the physicians who seem most content and resilient to the stress are those who have developed effective coping strategies and positive outlets that recharge their spirits, keeping them fresh, engaged, and renewed.
    • Emergency Medicine
    • ABEM certified emergency physician; trained professional coach through Coaches Training Institute
    • Fluency in French and Spanish
    Board certified emergency physician; professional life coach and owner, HuberMDcoaching
    Board certified emergency physician; professional life coach and owner, HuberMDcoaching
    • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (Professional Coach) at HuberMDcoaching
    I am an ABEM certified Emergency Physician and CTI certified professional coach with a strong commitment to physician well-being, particularly in the realm of work-life balance and burnout issues, resilience, and issues pertinent to women physicians such as pregnancy, mothering, and nursing.
    • Family Medicine
    Physician, Practice Owner Girgis Family Medicine
    Physician, Practice Owner Girgis Family Medicine
    • Owner, Girgis Family Medicine at Self-employed
    I am a board certified family physician in South River, New Jersey. I have been in private practice since 2001 and am currently affiliated with St. Peter's University Hospital and Raritan Bay Hospital. I am passionate about teaching medical students and residents and my students come from Drexel University, UMDNJ, and other institutions. I have earned my medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and completed my internship and residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, through Temple University where I was recognized as intern of the year. I am also passioate about writing and am a blogger for Sermo, Physician's Weekly and the Library of Medicine, where I am now one of their featured physicians. Additionally, I am a guest columnist for Medcity News and HIT Outcomes and have had articles published in several other media outlets. I have been interviewed in US News, NPR's Marketplace and on NBC Nightly News.My primary goal as a physician remains ensuring that each of my patients receives the highest available standard of medical care.
    • Family Medicine
    • Public Health
    Family Physician | Educator | Health Policy Advocate
    Family Physician | Educator | Health Policy Advocate
    • Communications Co-Chair, Executive Board, Houston chapter at New Leaders Council
    Bich-May Nguyen cares for patients at a community health center and teaches medical students, residents, and faculty development fellows. Dr. Nguyen received a M.D. in the Underserved Track from Baylor College of Medicine and a M.P.H. with a concentration in health policy from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Nguyen is involved with the National Physicians Alliance, contributes to Policy Prescriptions®, and serves on the Executive Board of the New Leaders Council Houston. You can follow her at @bicmay.
    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Endocrinology
    • Advocacy
    • Medical Education Curriculum Development
    • Population and community health
    • Medical education technology
    Pediatric Endocrinologist
    Pediatric Endocrinologist
    • Associate Program Director, UCSF-Fresno Pediatric Residency Program; Medical Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF-Fresno at UCSF-Fresno, Department of Pediatrics

    Dr. Renee Kinman is a pediatric endocrinologist, an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF-Fresno, and an Associate Program Director for the UCSF-Fresno Pediatric Residency Program. Actively involved in medical education and curricular development, she enjoys working with medical students, residents and faculty, and is the recipient of multiple teaching awards. She completed the Teaching Scholars Program at UCSF, and is a member of both the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and the UCSF Faculty Development Working Group, all of which are dedicated to improving medical education. She is active out in the community, is passionate about advocacy and education, and is the recipient of several grants to improve resident and medical student education in community pediatrics and advocacy by partnering with the local public school system and local universities. Board-certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, and pediatric endocrinology, she also has a PhD in physiology and biophysics in the area of insulin transport, and has completed her masters degree in Education in the area of Curricular Design and Instruction.  She is and is currently serving as a fellow in the a Champion Provider Fellowship Program, launched by the California Department of Public Health & the University of California, San Francisco in 2014 to empower, train, and support healthcare providers to use their expertise and respected voices to improve the health of communities through local policy, systems and environmental changes.  She also teaches figure skating in the local Skating School as part of her physician wellness.

    • Emergency Medicine
    Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Julie Welch is Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (OFAPD) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and Co-Director of Mentoring Training for the Indiana Center for Translational Science Institute (CTSI). She works to advance mentoring initiatives across the institution for trainees and faculty. In addition, she oversees programs for the advancement of women in medicine. As an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, she practices emergency medicine at a level-one trauma center and teaching hospital in downtown Indianapolis. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was recently honored with the 2014 Emergency Medicine Residency Association National Mentorship Award and a 2014 American Medical Association Inspirational Physician Award.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Physician Development Coach at Helane Fronek MD Coaching and Consulting
    Over the past 30 years I have had a fascinating and fulfilling career in medicine, initially practicing as a general internist and then as a procedural specialist, caring for patients with vein disorders. I’ve been an employee in a large, multi-specialty group and have run my own, solo practice. As Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC- San Diego School of Medicine, I’m thrilled to be teaching medical students crucial communication skills along with many other aspects involved in the practice of medicine. I continue to see patients at La Jolla Vein Care in La Jolla, California. Currently, I am a Certified Physician Development Coach, working with individual and groups of physicians to regain their sense of who they are and take the steps to create a life that brings them greater joy and satisfaction
    • Psychiatry
    • Founder
    Physician Development Coach, Lanteri Coaching and Communication
    Physician Development Coach, Lanteri Coaching and Communication
    • Physician Development Coach at Lanteri Coaching and Communication
    Dr. Lanteri has over 20 years experience in healthcare at Harvard teaching hospitals and private practice working as a physician and coach, helping physicians and health care leaders reach their potential and heighten their work satisfaction. “As a clinician, administrator, and educator, I understand the conflicting challenges and time demands you face each day. Physicians are trained to focus on the care of others, but until recently there has been little validation given to the needs of physician. As a result, almost half of doctors report some level of burn out. To counter this, enhancing resilience and prioritizing renewal are essential to thriving in today’s medical world.” Dr. Lanteri is a Certified Physician Development Coach with the Physician Coaching Institute and a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association. She is active in professional societies including serving on the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Women in Medicine. She is board certified in Psychiatry and has held attending positions at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Butler Hospital. During her residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital she served as a Chief Resident. She has also held appointments as instructor and lecturer at Harvard Medical School. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. Prior to medicine she held leadership positions in public service, political campaign, and was an award winning broadcast journalist.
    • Internal Medicine
    Founder of the not-for-profit RENEW
    Founder of the not-for-profit RENEW
    • Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California at San Francisco
    Linda Hawes Clever, MD founded the not-for-profit RENEW and is author of The Fatigue Prescription, Four Steps to Renewing Your Energy, Health and Life. She received undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford and trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, community medicine and occupational health at Stanford and UCSF. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. She is a dedicated walker and enjoys good company, good conversation and good cookies.
    • Urology
    Fellow in Urologic Oncology at University of California, Los Angeles
    Fellow in Urologic Oncology at University of California, Los Angeles
    • Fellow in Urologic Oncology at University of California, Los Angeles
    Timothy J. Daskivich is Urologist who is currently a fellow in Urologic Oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated magna cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College in 2001. He went on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School in 2006. He then completed his internship in general surgery and residency in Urology at UCLA in 2012. He then completed a health services research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. He has a research interest in comorbidity assessment and its role in treatment decision making for men with urologic cancer. He has published his work in Annals of Internal Medicine, Cancer, Archives of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Urology, and his work has been supported by grants from the American Urological Association and American Cancer Society. He is also the Chair of the Council of Review Committee Residents at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
    • Pain Medicine
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management -- Clements University Hospital
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management -- Clements University Hospital
    Stephanie I. Byerly, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at University of Texas, Southwestern (UTSW), in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Byerly is the Director of Perioperative Services for University Hospitals at UTSW. She is currently a faculty and resident mentor and is the Faculty Sponsor for a Medical Student Women’s Medical Elective. Additionally, she is a Mentor for the Medical School Colleges. Dr. Byerly is past Chief of Staff and Director of Anesthesiology at Zale Lipshy University Hospital. She has participated in a Women’s Health Forum with members of the Today Show. She is passionate concerning issues women in medicine face.