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Dr. Frances Ue is an Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), Associate Site Director of Physical Diagnosis and Reasoning for Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Instructor at HMS.
A serendipitous decision to pursue a health and literacy internship near Varanasi, India, became the starting point for an incredibly meaningful 9 years, working in the field of international health as a community organizer, public health researcher, and now as a medical professional. She received a Master's of Public Health from Columbia University and has worked across sub-Saharan Africa and North America. Through her travels, she has found joy in learning with and from diverse, underserved communities and has sought opportunities to advance social justice.
She has continued to hone her skills as a clinician educator, researcher, and leader. She attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, where she served as Chief Resident, above all during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is most proud of her work as a leader within the residency program and hospital at large during this time and reflected on her experience in the NEJM – Insights in Residency Training blog: https://blogs.jwatch.org/general-medicine/index.php/2020/05/ourpublic-hospital-leads-massachusetts-in-caring-for-coronavirus-patients/.
Her research is mainly in the areas of medical education and infectious diseases. She is currently leading a project as a co-principal investigator evaluating missed opportunities for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at CHA. Her favorite pastimes include trekking through the alps on the Tour du Mont Blanc and trail running in Cape Town.
Priyank Jain is associate program director of Internal Medicine residency program at CHA. He graduated from All India Institue of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and completed residency training in Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He practices as a hospitalist.
Dr. Noronha was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate and medical school training. He stayed at Boston University for his internal medicine residency and chief residency. After chief residency he accepted a position at Boston Medical Center as a medical educator splitting his inpatient time between primary care and inpatient ward attending. Dr. Noronha was the director medicine consult service including being the clinic director for the Boston Medical Center Pre-procedure clinic for several years. Dr. Noronha is currently an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He has served on Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine E-Learning and Communication Committees. Dr. Noronha is the Director for Quality Improvement Education at Boston Medical Center. He directs the quality improvement curriculum for the residency and leads the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) pathway. He also directed the ambulatory curriculum for the residency program.
Dr. Noronha’s academic work focuses on career preparation, residency scheduling and quality improvement. He has presented several national workshops on subjects including fellowship and job preparation, trainee professionalism, ambulatory curriculum, and residency scheduling systems. Dr. Noronha acts as a mentor for medical students and residents. While he has a great appreciation for academic medicine, he believes strongly that each trainee should choose a career path that best fits with their individual values and goals. He takes pride in seeing his mentees move on to a variety of fields and areas of practice.
In his free time Dr. Noronha enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters. He is an amateur aquarium enthusiast, enjoys exercising, and is still an avid Buffalo Bills fan despite decades of futility.
Ricardo Correa, MD, Es. D, FAPCR, FACE, CMQ is the fellowship director for the endocrinology, diabetes and metabolims program at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, assistant professor of medicine for UACOMP, Mayo College of Medicine and Creighton University SOM. He is part of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the University and researcher in this area. Also he is editor of Dynamed and outreach unit director of Endotext.org and Thyroid manager.
He completed his Medical School and Education Master at University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at ICGES in Panama city. He completed his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial hospital-University of Miami program and during his residency he was instructor of Medicine for the UM. In 2012, he was honored with the AOA from the UM. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with special focus in neuroendocrinology and National Institute of Health
He was trained in EBM at McMaster University in Canada and in Editorial process and OJS by LATINDEX. He is co-director of the Panamanian Cochrane Center and EBM advocate.
Dr. Correa has been involved in organized medicine since medical school. He has been president of the Latin American Medical Student Association (FELSOCEM), scientific committee chair and vice speaker for the AMA RFS, chair of the CoA for the ACP FC, Board of Trustee of the Maryland Medical Society, National Secretary of the CoA for the NHMA, Regional Vice President of the CIR, Medical Education Officer of JDN-WMA. He has been involve with local, regional and national organization in the area of medical education, leadership and physician wellbeing including the AMA joy in medicine organization, ACGME at different level including the duty hour task force, NBME as part of the board, NBPAS and other organization.
Dr. Correa has been involved in multiple academic, scientific and educational activities including article Consultant, Interpretation of the Medical Literature Project, NBME, International Committee member of the Committee on publications ethics (COPE), World Association of Medical Editors, Deputy Editor of International Archives of Medicine, Editorial board and peer reviewer of multiple journals including Annals of Public Health, PAHO journal, SGIM journal, “Archivos de Medicine”, Pediatric care, International Journal of Endocrinology, International Journal of Diabetes, International Journal of Clinical Cases and Images, International journal of case reports, etc. Also he is consultant for Latinamerican science center including Bolivia and Panama national science department.
He is board certified in Medical Quality. He is the author of the book title “Case report: basics and publication”. His research is focus on neuroendocrinology mainly on pituitary and adrenal tumor and new genetic mutations.
Academic Hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine. 15 years experience as a practicing Hospitalist. Associate Program Director, Yale Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program, with oversight of inpatient medical education. ABIM certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine.
I completed medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College) in Philadelphia, PA and my residency training in Internal Medicine at George Washington University Hospital in DC. I then went on to compete a 1-year fellowship in Medical Education, also at GW and am currently practicing as a hospitalist in DC. Specific topics of interest include the development of hospitalists and residents as clinician-educators, mentorship in medical education, and the role of literature/the humanities in medicine.
Dr. Naseema Merchant is currently a member in the section of Academic Hospital Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at the VA Connecticut Health Care System and an Assistant Professor in the section of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She is the site-director of the internal Medicine Clerkship and program director for the Chief Residency Program in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the VA Connecticut. She also serves in the role of co-director for the Distinction Pathway in Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership for the Yale Internal Medicine Residents.
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 Program Director of the MGH Neurosurgery Residency. 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).
Steve Braunstein is a Radiation Oncologist at University of California, San Francisco, with a focus on Pediatric and Central Nervous System Tumors as well as Palliative Care. He is active in medical education, serving as Residency Program Director and overseeing the Department's Medical Student and Fellow Curricula. He is also deeply involved in the national Radiation Oncology Education Collaborative Study Group (ROECSG) and is a Continuing Medical Education and Challenging Case Editor of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics.