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Dr. Vinod Nambudiri is an associate physician in the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology actively practices both disciplines. His research interests include innovation and technology in medical practice, the clinical workforce, and physician leadership. He is passionate about medical education, and currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program; he has previously served as Program Director for a Transitional Year residency program as well. Dr. Nambudiri has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, and has mentored multiple trainees at the medical student and resident levels. His clinical interests include cutaneous oncology (including skin cancers and skin complications of cancer therapies) and complex medical dermatology. Dr. Nambudiri received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, his MD from Harvard Medical School, his MBA from Harvard Business School, and completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Combined Dermatology residency program. Outside of his clinical responsibilities, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.
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. 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 Associate Director of the MGH Neurosurgery Residency Program. 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).
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Narath is a general internist and primary care doctor at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he also serves as Technology, Education and Clinical Health Informatics Lead for the Brigham Educational Institute as well as Director of Innovation for the Internal Medicine Residency. He is also a co-investigator in the PRIDE2 group investigating patient safety and diagnostic errors in medicine and is a faculty member and lecturer in the Informatics and Innovation Fellowship program of Harvard Medical School.
In his clinical and innovation work Narath has focused on the agile practice of medicine, systems that create the best care possible for all, clinical burnout and understanding multidisciplinary team communications, including supports for new care team roles as well as implementation and delivery science.
He has also been involved in a number of informatics projects including a novel measure for happiness and stressors in clinical providers, as well as developing an open source communication system for hospitals in Africa, clinical imaging, mobile decision support for community health workers, interactive voice response systems for medical clinics and educational software used internationally. He has previously served as a CMO, CIO, and CTO for health and education companies in the US and abroad and holds patents in educational technology. He has also served as an advisory board member for the IHI Open School.
Narath has a BS in Computer Science from York University, an MD from Dartmouth Medical School, and an MPH from Harvard University. He completed his medical training in Internal Medicine and Global Health & Social Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He also serves as a board member for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, is Chair of the Syvertsen Committee at Dartmouth Medical School.