Experts
    • Dermatology
    • Internal Medicine
    Associate Program Director, Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program
    Associate Program Director, Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program
    • Associate Physician in the Department of Dermatology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    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, his EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, 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.

    • Family Medicine
    • Core Faculty Member - Tufts Family Medicine Program at Cambridge Health Alliance

    Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd is a core faculty member at the Tufts Family Medicine program, where she is involved in clinical work, teaching, research, and advocacy, specifically around vulnerable populations that struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. She helped start group visits for substance abuse at the Malden Family Medicine site, which have now been running for over 4 years, and now runs the Pain and Addiction Curriculum and the Group Visit curriculum for the residents.  She has recently become very involved in research related to Group Based Opioid Treatment (“GBOT”), a term she coined in the medical literature and has presented at several national conferences and provides individual consultation to clinics and residency program looking to treat addiction through a group-based model. Randi also serves on several CHA- wide committees related to pain and addiction and helped create PASS, an interdisciplinary consultation service to support primary care providers with complex pain/addiction-related cases.  Randi has subsequently become Board certified in Addictions Medicine and PSCC-certified to train providers to become Buprenorphine waivered. She is currently working on an interdisciplinary project through the CHA Gold Fellowship to link the prescribing of Buprenorphine in the ED and Inpatient setting to outpatient treatment programs to help end the “revolving door” of admissions related to opioid use disorder and help link patients to long-term primary care.

    In addition to her passions for pain/addiction and group visits, Randi also helped bring the treatment of Hepatitis C into the primary care setting across CHA through partnership with an Infectious Disease doctor and several primary care colleagues. She also continues to be involved in graduate medical education: she serves on the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) Graduate Medical Education committee at the national level and is the Director of Faculty Development for Malden Family Medicine physician faculty.  She is also heavily involved in research related to her thesis around transformational learning and information mastery. Randi is also active in legislative advocacy, serving on the Executive Board and Legislative Affairs Committee to the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. She also teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate medical levels around diverse topics with a particular passion for motivational interviewing and chronic disease management. 

    In her free time, Randi serves as Big Sister in the Big Sister/ Little Sister Program, loves spending time with her geriatric rescue-lab, and is an avid exerciser.

    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Carol and James Collins Endowed Chair, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Co-Chief at UCLA Health

    Dr. Koretz attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with high honors and a BA in Psychology. He subsequently obtained his MD from the University of California at San Francisco. After moving back to Los Angeles, he took a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 2013, Dr. Koretz attended the UCLA Anderson School of Management, obtaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA.)

    After joining the faculty at UCLA, he completed the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Training Program through UCSF, the Lean Healthcare certification through the University of Michigan, and an MBA at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

    Dr. Koretz's primary clinical interests include comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and consultation as well as serving as the primary care provider for his panel of patients. His educational interests include teaching clinical Geriatrics, communication, customer service, and leadership. His efforts were recognized with the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching/Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012.

    Dr. Koretz has held a number of administrative positions at UCLA including four terms as the President of the Department of Medicine Professional Group and the Interim CEO/President of the Faculty Practice Group. He currently chairs the Committee on Development and is a member of the Executive Board of the Legislative Assembly for the UCLA Academic Senate.

    • Internal Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
    Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

    Dr. Demetra Gibson is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She works in Hospital Medicine, caring for sick patients requiring inpatient level of care. She also works in Medical Operations (working on projects that improve the healthcare system for patients) and Medical Education (teaching internal medicine residents and serving as a Physician Advisor at the medical school).

    • Hematology and Oncology
    Assistant Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Oncology/Hematology. NYU Long Island School of Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital--Long Island, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health
    Assistant Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Oncology/Hematology. NYU Long Island School of Medicine, NYU...
    • Attending at NYU Winthrop Hospital

    I am an academic physician scientist with specialty practice in the area of hematologic malignancies. My research focus is on cancer immunology. I have published multiple papers on the biology of the blood cancer multiple myeloma. I am currently in practice and see patient in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. I am also Co-Director of an autologous stem cell transplant program.

    • Sports Medicine
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Professor and Vice Chair, Emergency Medicine & Director, Yale Developmental Neurocognitive Driving Simulation Research Center (DrivSim Lab) at Yale School of Medicine

    Professor and Executive Vice Chair

    UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine 

    Dr. Vaca is board-certified in emergency medicine and primary care sports medicine and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded physician-scientist. He previously served as a Medical Fellow for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in Washington, D.C. Over the last 20 years, his research has focused on occupant safety, adolescent development, and behaviors that influence the risk of motor vehicle crash injury and death as well as health disparities in injury and alcohol use disorders. Dr. Vaca has served on the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s (NCIPC) Board of Scientific Counselors and current serves on standing committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board.

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