• Internal Medicine

     Judy A. Shea, Ph.D. is Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Associate Dean of Medical Education Research and Director of the Office of Evaluation and Assessment in the Academic Programs Office, School of Medicine.  She serves duals roles, working with faculty and fellows to design and evaluate research projects, and directing the evaluation of the medical school curriculum and faculty.  Much of her work focuses on evaluating the psychometric properties of curriculum evaluation tools and developing measures to assess components of health such as health literacy, patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life. She has methodological expertise with multiple qualitative methods including focus groups and interviews.  In addition she is experienced with chart reviews, validity assessments, meta-analyses, outcome assessment, instrument development, and survey research. She teaches and mentors trainees regularly on methodology and measurement principles. Majors themes to her work include assessment of medical education outcomes, health disparities and quality of life assessment. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, many with junior colleagues.

    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    Director, Osler Medical Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Director, Osler Medical Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Sanjay Desai is the Director of their Osler Medical Training Program and a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is an active clinician and investigator, serving as attending physician in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit, and as an Associate Professor of Medicine and Business. His research focuses on graduate medical education and on clinical outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He currently chairs the Executive Committee of a large, multi-center, randomized study of duty hour regulations in graduate medical education. Sanjay is also the Vice Chair for Education, in which he oversees all educational programs in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine. He has appointments in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicine and the Carey School of Business. Sanjay serves on multiple national committees including in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American College of Physicians and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He also a Director of the Osler Leadership Academy which performs professional development for leaders in a variety of non-healthcare industries throughout North America, Europe and Africa. Previously, Sanjay was Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Washington Hospital Center and Chair of the hospital’s Critical Care Committee. He also served as an Associate Director for the Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine and the Pulmonary and Critical Care training programs. Sanjay has been recognized for his skills as an educator with numerous teaching and leadership awards, has published widely on medical education and critical care, and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Sanjay grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in bioengineering and a bachelor of economics in healthcare management. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his medical residency and subspecialty fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where is also served as a Chief Resident. During his training, he spent two years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company working in a variety of industries both in the US and in South East Asia. Sanjay lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and twin boys.
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Director, Internal Medicine Residency & Vice Chair for Education at Brigham Health
    A graduate of Earlham College and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Joel T. Katz, M.D. is an infectious diseases consultant, Director of the internal medicine residency program, and Vice Chair for Education at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is the Marshall A. Wolf Chair in Medical Education. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. The focus of Dr. Katz’s clinical practice is immunocompromised patients with infections or suspected infections, particularly HIV-infected individuals and recipients of solid organ and bone marrow transplants. His major administrative activity is to oversee all Department educational activities, including innovation in post-graduate medical education. In this role, he has developed novel training tracks to promote career growth in global health, translational research and genetics and genomics of complex medical diseases, and, most recently, advanced training to promote leadership skills in medicine management, jointly sponsored with the Harvard Business School. The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine created the first specialized physician-scientist training opportunity for its residents, which was eventually adopted by the American Board of Internal Medicine to what is now know as the “Short-Track” or “Subspecialty Investigator” pathway. Dr. Katz continues to pioneer novel training options that can meet the evolving needs of aspiring triple treat physician-investigator-teacher.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • medical education
    • Medical Education; Faculty Development; High Value Care Education; Practice Redesign
    • Medical Education Curriculum Development
    • Medical Education Policy
    Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, Penn
    Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, Penn

     Dr. Bellini obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama in 1990. She came to Penn to pursue her Internal Medicine residency training followed by a year as a Chief Medical Resident. She subsequently completed a Pulmonary Fellowship and joined the faculty in 1996.

    Dr. Bellini currently serves as the Vice Chair of Education and Inpatient Services for the Department of Medicine.  She recently stepped down as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency after 20 years. She continues to oversee all of the undergraduate and graduate medical education programs in the department.

    From 2005-2008, she was the Associate Dean for GME for University of Pennsylvania Health System.  In that role, she had operational responsibility for all policies and procedures related to the training of over 1000 residents and fellows in 68 UPHS sponsored training programs.

    In 2008, she assumed the role of Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs for the Perelman School of Medicine. In that role, she has oversight for faculty policies and procedures. In 2016, her role expanded to Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and now includes oversight of Penn’s academic partnerships.

    On a national level, Dr. Bellini has been an active member of the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) where she served as inaugural Chair of the Board as well as Treasurer and President of the Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine. She recently chaired the inaugural AAIM Innovations Committee. She currently chairs the Committee on Faculty Identity for the AAMC and is a member of their national GME task force. Additionally, she has served on several key committees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, using much of her research and administrative experience to influence national policy regarding graduate medical education. She was also a member of the Institute of Medicine's committee on Conflict of Interest, which has had a major impact on professional conduct within the academic community.

    Dr Bellini has won numerous awards including the Penn Pearls Teaching Award, the Maurice Attie and Donna McCurdy Teaching Awards, the Robert Dunning Dripps Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, and the University-wide Lindback award for excellence in teaching. She has also received the lifetime achievement award from AAIM.

    Her research focuses on medical education, including the health and well-being of residents and faculty as well as the effects of fatigue and sleep deprivation on patient outcomes and the learning environment.


    • General Surgery
    • Quality Improvement
    • Health Policy
    • Academic Researcher
    • Cancer Surgery
    Director of Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), health system Vice President for Quality, and Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery, Northwestern Medicine.
    Director of Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), health system Vice President for Quality, and Vice Chair...
    • Vice Chair for Quality at Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Dr. Bilimoria is a surgical oncologist and a health services, quality improvement, and health policy researcher at Northwestern Medicine.  He is the Vice President for Quality for the Northwestern Medicine system.  He is also the Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery and the John B. Murphy Professor of Surgery. His clinical practice is focused on melanoma and sarcoma. Dr. Bilimoria is the Director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center of Northwestern University (SOQIC), a center of 55 faculty, fellows, and staff focused on national, regional, and local quality improvement and policy research, as well as implementing practical improvement initiatives.  He is the Director of the 56-hospital Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC) and Principal Investigator of the national 151-hospital FIRST Trial and the 215-hospital SECOND Trial. He is a Faculty Scholar at the American College of Surgeons.  He has published more than 350 scientific articles, including numerous publications in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Bilimoria’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Care Services Corporation, and numerous others, totaling over $35,000,000. He was recently listed by Becker’s as one of the “Top 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” in the U.S.  He has held several national leadership positions, including as the president of several national societies and serving on the board of multiple surgical, oncology, and research societies/organizations. 

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