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    • Family Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Health Policy
    Director of the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Multi-Payer Program for Patient Centered Medical Homes
    Director of the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Multi-Payer Program for Patient Centered Medical Homes
    Niharika Khanna, MBBS, MD, DGO is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the Multi-Payer Program for Patient Centered Medical Homes to promote adoption and implementation of the state’s health care reform policies and primary care workforce training in the advanced primary care model. Dr. Khanna has participated in the CMS funded State Innovation Model Planning Grant workforce committee in the design of the CIMH model. She led the Maryland state team for the Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation program funded by the AHRQ and facilitated by NASHP. Dr Khanna works with Maryland Million Hearts program in developing healthcare team training, and participates in the ASTHO Million Hearts Learning Collaborative. Dr Khanna will lead a team to provide technical assistance to the West Baltimore and Prince George’s Health Enterprise Zone and, the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition in developing the Community Integrated Medical Home.
    • Internal Medicine
    Clinical Innovator at Iora Health
    Clinical Innovator at Iora Health
    • Physician + Clinical Innovator at Iora Health
    Ali Khan, MD, MPP is a staff physician and clinical innovator at Iora Health. His passion for medicine in the public service was most recently fueled at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he completed his clinical training and serves on the clinical faculty. Beyond Iora, Ali maintains an active public service portfolio, including service on the American College of Physicians’ National Council of Associates and previous work on the national boards of Physicians for Human Rights, Doctors for America, Virginia Commonwealth University (his alma mater) and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc. A native Virginian, Ali is a graduate of VCU’s Medical College of Virginia and the Harvard Kennedy School, earning joint MD and MPP degrees in 2010; as part of VCU’s joint B.S./M.D. program, he earned a B.S. in print journalism in 2005. Outside of work, Ali can be found alongside his lovely wife Asima, an obstetrician-gynecologist who joins him in chasing after their daughter Arya - but leaves the Southern pride, bad photography and Washington, D.C. sports fanaticism to him.
    • Family Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
    • Assistant Professor at Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
    Dr. Joanna Drowos currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. There she serves as the Interim Associate Chair of the Integrated Medical Science Department and the Director for the Clinical and Preventive Medicine Clerkship for the third year curriculum. Dr. Drowos earned her DO and Master of Public Health Degrees at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a Pediatrics tracked Internship at Palms West Hospital followed by a Preventive Medicine Residency with the Palm Beach County Health Department and a Family Practice Residency at Broward General Medical Center. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Medical Quality. She earned her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. She previously served as the Center Medical Director of the Riviera Beach Health Center of the Palm Beach County Health Department. There she participated in the care of the county’s medically underserved suffering the effects of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and global diseases. She was also the Director of Medical Education for the Palm Beach County Health Department’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program from 2009-2013. Her scholarly interests include clinical preventive medicine, communicable disease prevention and medical education. She has been honored as the American Osteopathic Foundation's Emerging Leader in 2011 and the Merck 2008 Outstanding Resident of the Year. She was recognized as the American Medical Association's Outstanding Resident - Excellence in Medicine 2008 Award Recipient. Dr. Drowos serves on the state advisory board for the Anti-Defamation League and was honored as their Next Generation Award Recipient in 2010. She is a graduate of the American Osteopathic Association’s Health Policy Fellowship and the Training in Policy Studies courses. Dr. Drowos serves on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Osteopathic Occupational and Preventive Medicine, and chaired the New Physicians and Residents Committee for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians for 4 years. She also serves on the American Osteopathic Association’s Communications Bureau, and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Public Health and Wellness and Membership Committees. She is an active member of the Junior League of Boca Raton. She founded a Hadassah chapter for young professional women, and was honored as a Woman of Valor recipient. Her personal interests include travel, reading and spending time with her children Lila and Jackson and her husband Bryan.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Head of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Henry Ford Medical Group
    Head of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Henry Ford Medical Group
    • Head of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Henry Ford Medical Group
    Peter Watson, MD currently serves as Head of the Division of Hospital Medicine at for the Henry Ford Medical Group. The Division of Hospital Medicine consists of over 40 faculty members devoted to inpatient practice and the hospice and palliative medicine programs deployed at three system hospitals and is the largest in the Department of Medicine. He has been a member of the Henry Ford Medical Group since 2003 and has led the hospitalist group since 2006. After graduating from Kalamazoo College with a degree in Biology, Dr. Watson completed medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and an internal medicine residency and chief residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Watson has been very involved in residency education at Henry Ford, serving as the Associate Director of the Transitional Year program from 2003-2006 and as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency from 2003-2008. He is currently board certified in Internal Medicine with Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. As a “hospitalist”, he is an active clinical teacher on the inpatient teaching service and the consult service at Henry Ford Hospital and has received awards as an outstanding clinician educator. Dr. Watson continues to have a leadership role in many hospital quality initiatives across Henry Ford Health System, including reducing resident work hours, establishing a learning environment in the hospital, improving collaborative practices in the hospital, standardization of observation medicine practices, and promoting high quality palliative/end-of life care. He is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has served in state and national leadership positions in organized medicine having served on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and various roles in the Michigan State Medical Society.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Academic Internal Medicine and Pediatric Hospitalist at Rush
    Academic Internal Medicine and Pediatric Hospitalist at Rush
    Christopher Bruti MD, MPH is an Academic Internal Medicine and Pediatric Hospitalist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He received his combined MD/MPH from University of Illinois in Chicago and completed his Med-Peds residency at Rush. Dr. Bruti is active in medical education serving as the Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine and the Associate Program Director for Med-Peds at Rush.
    • Infectious Disease
    • Infectious Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Public Health
    • Medical Education
    • Medical Humanities
    • Quality Improvement
    • Asia Pacific Rim Developments
    • Leading teams
    • Preventative Medicine and Community Health
    • Health Policy
    • Multispecialty
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Health Services Research
    • Education
    • Health Care Administration
    • Medical Research
    • Ambulatory Medicine
    • Faculty Position
    Co-Chair of the MA ACP Chapter’s Health and Public Policy Committee; Commissioner of the Asian American Commission (AAC) of the Commonwealth of MA
    Co-Chair of the MA ACP Chapter’s Health and Public Policy Committee; Commissioner of the Asian American Commission (AAC) of the Commonwealth of MA
    • Physician at Atrius
    Dr. Elisa Choi, MD, FACP, is dual Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and sees patients in general Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, and HIV medicine. As a Faculty member of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Choi is actively involved in the clinical teaching and education of medical students and residents, as a preceptor, lecturer, and mentor. Dr. Choi is a co-director of a departmental CME Education Conference series, for which she organizes and designs the educational curriculum. Dr. Choi has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, newsletters, and online electronic formats, and also contributes to patient-centered blogs. Dr. Choi has been an invited speaker at the local, regional, and national level, where her lecture topics have ranged from general infectious diseases to health care disparities. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Choi is a member of the Governor’s Council of the MA Chapter of the ACP, and is the current Co-Chair of the MA ACP Chapter’s Health and Public Policy Committee. In 2013, Dr. Choi was appointed by the State Treasurer as a Commissioner of the Asian American Commission (AAC) of the Commonwealth of MA. Currently, Dr. Choi is the Commission’s Vice-chairperson, and the Chair of the Healthcare Subcommittee. Dr. Choi has a strong interest in optimizing patient-centered care, and serves on several committees within her organization that address quality of care issues.
    Director of Farley Health Policy Center at U. of Colorado School of Medicine
    Director of Farley Health Policy Center at U. of Colorado School of Medicine
    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
    Dr. Miller is Director of The Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he trained in primary care psychology and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in primary care psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He has been principal investigator on federal grants, state contracts, and foundation grants focused on integrating behavioral health and primary care. He is a technical expert panelist on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovations Exchange, on the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice, the past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI) program. Dr. Miller often travels speaking on clinical, operational and financial components of integrating mental health and primary care as well as the policy implications for these models.
  • Kate Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP is faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at Rush University. I focus on delivery of knowledge and adapting systems and physicians to new evidence as Editor-in-Chief of the Priority Updates from the Research Literature (PURLs) series. I'm excited about integrating new ways of doing medicine into our current models and creating new models entirely, and I'm rooted in evidence. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Go Maroons!) and the Advocate Illinois Masonic Family Medicine Residency
    • Family Medicine
    Assistant Prof of Family Medicine, Director of Primary Care-Population Medicine Program, at AMS of Brown University
    Assistant Prof of Family Medicine, Director of Primary Care-Population Medicine Program, at AMS of Brown University
    Paul George MD MHPE is an assistant professor of family medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (AMS), where he also serves as the director of the 2nd year curriculum and the Primary Care-Population Medicine program in the Office of Medical Education. As a Brown undergraduate, he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology (with honors), where he continued on to graduate from the medical school. Dr. George trained in family medicine at AMS and later obtained a Master of Health Professions Education degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. George joined the AMS faculty in 2008 and is the course leader for the Clinical Skills Clerkship. He is also the director of the Rhode Island Area Health Education Center. Dr. George has received numerous teaching awards, including the Medical Senior Citation, awarded to a single faculty member as the highest honor a graduating class can bestow, in both 2013 and 2014. He has published over 35 papers, mostly focusing on medical education and is the PI or co-PI on four active grants, including ones from the National Institutes of Health, the Health Services Resource Administration and the American Medical Association.
    • Family Medicine
    • Epic Superuser
    • Social Media in Healthcare
    Family Practice Physician and EHR Super User
    Family Practice Physician and EHR Super User
    • Family Practice Physician at Baptist Medical Associates
    Kathy Nieder, MD is a board-certified Family Medicine physician in Louisville, Kentucky where she works as an ambulatory physician for Baptist Health Medical Group caring for a wide variety of patients. She is the local ambulatory Physician Champion involved in the build of a replacement EHR system while being responsible for the continued physician support for the legacy system. Dr. Nieder is interested in the use of technology in improving patient engagement and clinical outcomes and serves on the HiMMS Connected Health committee which seeks to help healthcare systems in the development of technologic tools to improve communication with patients. She is an expert in the use of social media platforms to learn from and communicate with e-patients, physicians and other thought leaders in healthcare. Dr. Nieder began blogging in 2012 at kathyniedermd.com. In her blog posts she uses everyday patient care stories to illustrate the difficulties faced by patients and doctors on the front line of healthcare, using this as a forum to raise questions about the healthcare policies of government, payers and healthcare systems.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    President of Greater NYC Society of Hospital Medicine
    President of Greater NYC Society of Hospital Medicine
    • President at Greater New York City Society of Hospital Medicine
    Jeff Gindi, MD currently practices Internal Medicine with a focus in Hospital Medicine. He initially attended the NYU Stern School of Business. Motivated by a combination of scientific challenges and a profession devoted to serving others, he attended medical school and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Gindi has participated and served on several societies and committees. He has been the president of the greater New York City Society of Hospital Medicine Chapter since 2011. In 2014 Dr. Gindi received an honorary hospitalist fellowship degree and was awarded a chapter award by the National Hospitalist Society. He is currently a board member on the Info Technology committee of the Society of Hospital Medicine and sits on the stroke committee of a community hospital in Westchester County that has received a gold stroke award certificate by the American heart association the last 4 consecutive years.
    • Family Medicine
    Founder and CEO of Access Healthcare
    Founder and CEO of Access Healthcare
    • President and Owner at Access Healthcare
    Dr. Forrest completed medical school at UNC Chapel Hill and his residency in Family Medicine at Wake Forest University. He also completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetic Hypertension and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health while at UNC Chapel Hill. He has given CME lectures on Hospital Care to Primary Care Transitions: Best Practices, Direct Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, and Hyperlipidemia for dozens of organizations both at the regional and national level. He founded Access Healthcare P.A., Access Wellness, L.L.C., Innovadoc, L.L.C., Access Healthcare Direct, the DPCMH Association and is a pioneer in Direct Primary Care with his original clinic operating for its twelfth year. He is one of the organizers and CME Director of the National Direct Primary Care Summit and has helped physicians around the country to transition to the Direct Micro-Practice Model . Dr. Forrest teaches a class for UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine called “New Models of Care” and also the “Disruptive Innovation in Health Care” Practicum for the NCSU Poole College of Management MBA program. He was a featured presenter at “12 Gurus,” a TED type presentation live on Broadway at New World Stages. Additionally, he has made numerous TV and radio appearances and has been featured on the cover of Medical Economics and the Weekly Standard Magazine for his practice innovation. Currently, he is consulting with physicians in multiple states to transition to the Direct Care Model and manages a national network of such practices. He serves on the Board of Directors for COSEHC, a not for profit dedicated to improving care for patients and eliminating disparities for cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Forrest currently serves as Past President on the Board of Directors of the NC Academy of Family Physicians. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and ECU and a Master Preceptor for the BCBSNC Family Medicine Scholars Program. Additionally, he currently serves on the AAFP Commission on Quality and Practice and leads their workgroup on Direct Primary Care and is also Chair of the AAFP Direct Primary Care Interest Group.
    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Chief of Hospital Medicine at MGH
    Chief of Hospital Medicine at MGH

    Melissa Mattison, MD, SFHM, FACP is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency and chief medical residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at the Harvard Division on Aging and has a special interest in the care of hospitalized elders. Dr. Mattison is the Chief of Hospital Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

  • Jeffrey Gold, MD, is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and is the CEO of Gold Direct Care. Gold Direct Care will be the first direct primary care practice in Massachusetts. Dr. Gold received his MD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is currently a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
    • Internal Medicine
    General Internist at BWH
    General Internist at BWH
    • General Internist at Brigham and Women's Primary Care in Newton Corner
    Zoe Tseng, MD is a general internist at Brigham and Women's Primary Care in Newton Corner in Mass. She recently graduated from general internal medicine residency at Brown University. She served on the American College of Physician's Council of Resident and Fellow Members from 2012-2014 and was a member of the RI ACP Governor's Council. She has a strong interest in physician advocacy and helped to implement a resident-run curriculum on physician advocacy for the GIM residency at Brown. She continues to help direct and teach this curriculum.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Chief of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Medicine Network
    Chief of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Medicine Network
    Joseph Li, MD is a the Chief of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Medicine Network and Section Chief of Hospital Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School a Past President of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Quality Improvement
    • Patient Safety Programme
    Quality Improvement Director, Dept of Medicine, BIDMC
    Quality Improvement Director, Dept of Medicine, BIDMC
    Alexander Carbo, MD, SFHM, FACP is a hospitalist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. His interests include patient safety/quality improvement and medical education. He is the Quality Improvement Director and co-chair of the Medical Peer Review Committee in the Department of Medicine. He is an original member of the Core Faculty in Patient Safety and serves as a lecturer and project mentor for the Stoneman Patient Safety Rotation, an introduction to patient safety and quality improvement for junior and senior medical residents. He is an active teacher on the wards for students and residents, and serves as co-director of the BIDMC core medicine II clerkship.
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