Experts
    • Internal Medicine
    • Teaching
    • Data Analysis
    • Public Speaking
    • Clinical Research
    • Leadership & Mentoring
    • Scholarly Case Submissions
    Clinical Hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
    Clinical Hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
    • Clinical Instructor at UCSF School of Medicine

    Dr. Joshua Ronen was born and raised in San Jose, CA. He attended Santa Clara University where he majored in Biology with an emphasis in Biomedical Sciences as well as Public Health Sciences. He completed his medical degree (M.D.) at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and his Internal Medicine Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine at the Permian Basin. Dr. Ronen is presently an attending physician at UCSF Medical Center within the Division of Hospital Medicine - he is serving as a Clinical Hospitalist on the Internal Medicine and Cardiology services. He was also elected to an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor with the UCSF School of Medicine. Additionally, he hopes to continue involvement with the local/regional and national chapters of the American Colleges of Physicians, teaching, and mentorship of residents, medical, and pre-medical students. 

    Outside of medicine, Dr. Ronen enjoys watching and playing sports, listening to music, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

    Professional Interests: Hospital Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Graduate Medical Education/Teaching, Program Directroship, Hospital Administration

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    • 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.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    PGY-3 in Internal Medicine, Columbia / NYP; Harvard Medical School, Class of 2020
    PGY-3 in Internal Medicine, Columbia / NYP; Harvard Medical School, Class of 2020

    Bliss is a third-year resident in Internal Medicine at Columbia University / New York Presbyterian Hospital and a graduate of the Harvard Medical School Class of 2020. He is passionate about revolutionizing medical education for the modern learner and has served as lead editor of "The Ultimate Medical School Rotation Guide" by Springer and lead author of "Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine: Key Summaries for Common Medical Practices" by Elsevier. He is now working on a book series with Elsevier to teach medicine utilizing a novel teaching method he designed. Bliss has also contributed to First Aid Step 1 and the USMLE Rx First Aid Video Series. As a consultant for several medical education companies, Bliss aims to bring the trainee perspective to future educational products.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Quality Improvement
    • Digital health
    • Design Thinking
    • High Value Care
    Hospitalist @ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Instructor @ HMS, Clinical Advisor @ Solera Health
    Hospitalist @ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Instructor @ HMS, Clinical Advisor @ Solera Health

    Dr. Byron Crowe is a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Formally trained in healthcare quality improvement, he now works at the intersection of QI, human-centered design thinking and digital health to redesign health systems for the digital age. Most recently, he served as medical director at Solera Health building evidence-based digital health programs accessible to millions of patients nationwide. In addition to his ongoing work in digital transformation, he is co-founder of Healthcare by Design, a non-profit working to bring people back to the center of care by training the healthcare workforce to implement human-centered design frames into improvement work. He has spoken nationally and internationally on healthcare quality and value, and his work has been featured in BMJ Quality & Safety, Journal of Hospital Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys triathlon, space history and mountaineering.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Medical Education
    • Care of Underserved
    Primary Care Internist, Residency Associate Program Director, Advanced Primary Care Clerkship Director
    Primary Care Internist, Residency Associate Program Director, Advanced Primary Care Clerkship Director
    • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Washington - Harborview Medical Center

    I have been a practicing primary care internist for more than a decade. I work in a high-acuity, high-complexity clinic within King County's largest safety-net hospital. I am a career medical educator, working with students through junior faculty. 

    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine
    • Assistant Professor, Director of Quality Improvement, Section of Hospital Medicine at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

    Dr. Cerasale received his undergraduate degree in biology from Purdue University, and then attained his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and later his master of public health degree from Michigan State University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, where he was selected as a chief medical resident and remained as an attending in the Division of Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Cerasale served as the Performance Improvement Director for Hospital Medicine and was the QI Teaching and Research Director for Inpatient Services within the Internal Medicine residency program.  In those roles, he launched a quality improvement and patient safety focused curriculum on the Hospital Medicine teaching service. He also initiated the implementation of an EHR-based venous thromboembolism risk stratification tool across the health system. Currently, Dr. Cerasale is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine and is the Director of Quality Improvement for the Section of Hospital Medicine. At the University of Chicago, Dr. Cerasale helps deliver the QI curriculum for Internal Medicine, as well as lectures on QI topics to undergraduates, medical students, and faculty. His major improvement projects include EHR optimization for provider use and data collection, development of actionable provider-level clinical metrics, and continued implementation of evidence-based venous thromboembolism practices via EHR-supported tools. Dr. Cerasale is actively engaged with the Society of Hospital Medicine, from which he has received the designation of Senior Fellow and is the current chair of the Quality Improvement Special Interest Group.  His quality improvement work has been recognized by the National Quality Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Society of Hospital Medicine, American Heart Association, and American College of Physicians.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Quality Improvement
    • Quality Measures
    Hospitalist at Durham VA, Associate Program Director for QI/Patient Safety at Duke IM Residency Program, Associate Professor at Duke SOM
    Hospitalist at Durham VA, Associate Program Director for QI/Patient Safety at Duke IM Residency Program, Associate Professor at...
    • Associate Program Director at Duke Health

    I am a hospital medicine physician interested in quality improvement, patient safety, and medical education. My current QI and research projects include work on hospital complications, ORYX measures, medication reconciliation, and transitions of care. I oversee QI education and projects for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Duke as the Associate Program Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and help co-lead our Residency Patient Safety and Quality Council. 

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