Judges

    • Business Development
    • Health Policy
    Wash U. MS2, President of Wash. U's AMA Chapter, Health Policy Advocate, Entrepreneur
    Wash U. MS2, President of Wash. U's AMA Chapter, Health Policy Advocate, Entrepreneur
    Ramin Lalezari is currently a second year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Mr. Lalezari grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California – Los Angeles, majoring in business economics. His senior thesis investigated the workers’ compensation overhaul of the 1980s. He has a strong interest in health policy and often advocates in Jefferson City (Mo.) and Washington, D.C. He is currently the president of his medical school’s chapter of the American Medical Association, and served as a voting delegate to the Medical Student Section’s annual meeting. Mr. Lalezari is passionate about incorporating issues of health economics into medical education and helped construct a case-based elective course for his medical school’s fourth year class called “The Business of Medicine.” As a project manager for Washington University’s homegrown incubator, IDEA Labs, he led a group constructing a device to quantify blood pressure noninvasively and continuously. He is currently a Writing Fellow at The American Resident Project. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and listening to music.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    Primary Care Internist at Harvard Vanguard, Faculty at HMS
    Primary Care Internist at Harvard Vanguard, Faculty at HMS
    Bryan C. Bordeaux, DO, MPH is a primary care internist working in downtown Boston for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He has a strong interest in using health information technology to improve the delivery of healthcare. Prior to coming to Boston, he was a general internal medicine fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Health information technology
    • General medicine
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Strategy Consulting
    • Clinical Medicine, Medical Writing/Editing, MedTech Startups, Medical Devices, Aministration
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Digital health
    • Neurosciences
    • MedTech
    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Medical Technology
    • mobile health
    • mobile apps
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    • Health and Medicine Consultant at Khan Academy

    Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D. is a Harvard Medical School based physician, trained in both medicine and behavioral health. He is committed to addressing the world's most pressing healthcare needs through medical innovation, in particular the challenges faced by individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. He is a "40 under 40" healthcare innovator according to MedTechBoston. Dr. Vahabzadeh is the Director of Digital Health at Brain Power. Brain Power is a company that builds neuroscience-based software and hardware that transform current wearable computers into neuro-assistive and educational devices for autism. He is the former Chairman of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association and a consultant to Khan Academy, Neurolaunch, and Anthem. He is also a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Dr. Vahabzadeh is widely published in clinical neuroscience, digital health, and medical communication. He has written numerous media editorials and leads a federally funded program to provide autism educational outreach. He has received over 20 national and international awards from organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

    • 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
    • Public Health
    • Nocturnist
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Director of BWH Nocturnist Services/Hospital Medicine Unit
    Director of BWH Nocturnist Services/Hospital Medicine Unit
    Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, is a member of the Brigham and Women’s and Faulkner Academic Hospitalist Service in the Department of Medicine). Dr. Barkoudah is the Director of the Nocturnist Services/ Hospital Medicine Unit in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Barkoudah’s research interest lies in clinical research outcomes as well as clinical trials of therapeutic interventions through his role in the Clinical Endpoint Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His work focuses on quality improvement and clinical innovation. He currently serves on several clinical innovations committees, at Brigham and Women’s and Falkner Hospitals After serving as a post-doctoral research fellow in physiology, Dr. Barkoudah completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He served as an assistant in medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then joined the General Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Associate Physician, and Harvard Medical School as Instructor in Medicine. He has also earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
    • Family Medicine
    Chief Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola Family Medicine Residency Program
    Chief Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola Family Medicine Residency Program
    • Chief Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola
    Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S. is a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and the 2013-2014 Chief Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola Family Medicine Residency Program. He received his Bachelor of Science in pre-medicine with minors in biology and Jewish studies from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005, his Master of Science in medical science and Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2007 and 2011. Dr. Bernstein is heavily involved in leadership at the local, state, and national level. He most recently served as the resident member on the Board of the Trustees of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Family Physicians and previously served on the AAFP Board of Directors as its student member. In 2010, Dr. Bernstein was accepted into the United States Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program. Other awards include the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Award for Performance and Leadership in Family Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Young Leaders Award nomination, and membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Bernstein began his involvement with the social media community in 2010 as co-founder of the Future of Family Medicine Blog, Family Medicine's most popular resident and medical student blog. He is also actively involved on a variety of social media platforms and named as one of the 20 family doctors to follow on twitter by Medical Economics in 2013. Dr. Bernstein has had a wide array of publications in a number of prominent medical journals and blogs dedicated to Navy/military medicine, family medicine, and primary care. In recognition of this work, the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians awarded Dr. Bernstein the 2012 President’s Award for outstanding service to uniformed services family physicians by promoting the specialty of Family Medicine to residents and medical students through the use of social media.
    • Public Health
    • Health Policy
    Chief Executive Officer of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
    Chief Executive Officer of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
    Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, joined the PCPCC as Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Prior to the PCPCC, Dr. Nielsen served as Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Nielsen was appointed by then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius as first Board Chair and Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA), the single state agency managing Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the State Employee Health Plan, health information technology and health policy. She worked as a legislative assistant to US Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska), and later served as the health lobbyist and assistant director of legislation for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). She is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Family Medicine and the Center for Health Policy Development/National Academy for State Health Policy, and is a former Board member of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, TransforMED LLC and the Mid-America Coalition on Health Care. She was a committee member for the Institute of Medicine’s Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020 and Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action. Early in her career she served as a Peace Corps volunteer working for Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and served for six years in the US Army Reserves. Dr. Nielsen holds an MPH from the George Washington University and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
    • Family Medicine
    • Family and Community Medicine
    Assistant Prof of Family Medicine & Community Medicine at U. of Maryland, Board Member of MAFP
    Assistant Prof of Family Medicine & Community Medicine at U. of Maryland, Board Member of MAFP
    Mozella Williams, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine and having had an early interest in primary care she chose a career in family medicine, completing her residency at the University of Maryland where she was honored to serve as one of the Chief Residents during her final year. Her academic interests include creating and preserving a pipeline for early medical students interested in primary care careers, particularly in underserved areas of Maryland. Her clinical area of expertise is in low-risk obstetrical care and woman’s health, though full-scope family medicine remains her true passion. She resides in Baltimore, MD.
    • 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
    • Health Policy
    Dancing Doctor, Informatics, Public Health, Predictive Analytics, Positive Deviance, Innovation
    Dancing Doctor, Informatics, Public Health, Predictive Analytics, Positive Deviance, Innovation

    Dr. Bhatt serves as Chief Medical Officer at American Hospital Association. Dr. Jay Bhatt served as Chief Health Officer at the Illinois Hospital Association. He most recently served as Managing Deputy Commissioner/Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). In this role he oversees policy, planning, public relations, quality improvement as well as innovation. His visions is to bring together health systems, community based organizations, the private sector and CDPH to advance population health using big data, predictive analytics and tech innovation. Dr. Jay Bhatt is a National Health Service Corps Scholar and a Geriatrician from University of Michigan. He completed an internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School where he was a clinical fellow. In 2012. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1999 with a degree in Economics. In 2008, Dr. Bhatt received both his medical degree from the PCOM, and his Master in Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. In 2012 he received his Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as a Zuckerman and Commonwealth Fund Minority Health Policy Fellow at Harvard Medical School.

    • Family Medicine
    Family Physician and CEO at Qliance
    Family Physician and CEO at Qliance
    • Chief Executive Officer at Qliance Medical Management
    Erika Bliss, MD, is the President and CEO of Seattle-based Qliance, a direct primary care services company that delivers comprehensive, relationship-centered care for a low monthly fee. Dr. Bliss, a family physician trained at University of California, San Diego and Swedish Hospital in Seattle, helped found and develop Qliance, and continues to see patients part-time. Qliance works with individual subscribers, employer groups, union healthcare trusts, and Medicaid, and became part of the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange in 2014. Qliance has 6 locations in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, and serves over 40,000 patients.
    • Family Medicine
    Medical Director of Family Health Center in Baltimore, MDAFP Board Member
    Medical Director of Family Health Center in Baltimore, MDAFP Board Member
    • Medical Director, Family Health Center at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
    Nancy Beth Barr, MD, is the Medical Director of the Family Health Center at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and is a Board Member of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians. She has won the Faculty Teacher of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2012, from the Franklin Square Family Medicine Residency. Prior to this, Dr. Barr was Assistant Clinical Professor of the UCLA Family Practice Residency, where she also won Faculty Teacher of the Year and the Excellence in Teach Award twice from the UCLA Family Practice Residency. She is well published and passionate about Women's Health and Medical Education. In the last year, her presentation topics have been the following: Procedure Training Series, Pregnancy and Occupation, The Well Woman Exam, Didactics 2.0, and Cost-Effective Procedure Models.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Physician & Social Entrepreneur, Executive Director of Costs of Care
    Physician & Social Entrepreneur, Executive Director of Costs of Care
    • Faculty Investigator at Ariadne Labs
    Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP is the Founder and Executive Director of Costs of Care, a nationally recognized nonprofit that helps caregivers deflate medical bills. He has been listed among the "40 smartest people in health care" by the Becker's Hospital Review, and profiled in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other outlets for his efforts to expose how low value care can cause financial harm to patients. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a faculty investigator at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation, where he studies the impact of system complexity on discretionary clinical decisions. As an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Shah cares for patients from childbirth through menopause and practices both primary care and surgery. Dr. Shah completed residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital and received degrees in medicine and public policy from Brown Medical School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a co-author of the textbook, Understanding Value-Based Care expected from McGraw-Hill in early 2015.
    • Family Medicine
    • medical writing
    Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician, the most widely read journal in primary care
    Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician, the most widely read journal in primary care
    Kenny Lin, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is Associate Deputy Editor of American Family Physician, the most widely read journal in primary care. Dr. Lin holds adjunct faculty appointments in preventive medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and maintains an active clinical practice in Washington, DC. Dr. Lin obtained his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. He completed a Family Medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital (PA) and medical editing and faculty development fellowship at Georgetown University. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Lin served as a Medical Officer for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force program at the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), where he was the recipient of AHRQ’s “Article of the Year” Award for his review of the benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer. Dr. Lin is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on the Health of the Public and Science, serves on the Editorial Board of Family Practice Management, and is a peer reviewer for Annals of Family Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He posts regularly to his personal blog, Common Sense Family Doctor, and previously authored U.S. News and World Report’s consumer health blog Healthcare Headaches. Dr. Lin’s posts have been featured in KevinMD.com, The Health Care Blog, and HealthNewsReview, as well as on the websites of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. Dr. Lin is a nationally recognized expert speaker on the benefits and harms of cancer screening, medical writing and publication, and the uses of social media in health care and policy.
    • 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.
    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
    • Director of Health Policy 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.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • General medicine
    • General Internal Medicine
    • Medical Educaiton
    • Medical Education; Faculty Development; High Value Care Education; Practice Redesign
    Vice President, Clinical Programs at the American College of Physicians
    Vice President, Clinical Programs at the American College of Physicians

    Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD is the Vice President, Clinical Programs at the American College of Physicians and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. She received an M.D. degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is board certified in internal medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. After completing an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, she joined the medical staff of MGH and the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She relocated to the Philadelphia area and worked as the internal medicine program director at Lankenau Medical Center where she founded and managed an academic hospitalist program. In addition to her role as program director, she served on the APDIM (Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine) program planning committee and the APDIM Council. She was an active member of the milestones writing group convened by the ABIM and ACGME and co-authored the Internal Medicine Milestones. Shortly after joining the ACP, she led a group of educators in the development of the AAIM-ACP High Value Care Curriculum for internal medicine residents which has been downloaded over 46,000 times since its launch in 2012. Her current responsibilities at the ACP include leading the High Value Care Initiative, leading the work of the ACP's Support and Alignment Network in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, supervising the work of the Center for Patient Partnership and the Center for Quality, providing clinical oversight for the Waxman Clinical Skills Center, and supporting the physician Wellness and Burnout initiative. She continues to see outpatients and teach medical residents at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Associate Director of the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI)
    Associate Director of the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI)
    • DIO and Co-Director, Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
    Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D., a family therapist, is Director of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Assistant Dean for Education at Saint Francis for the University of Connecticut, and Co-Director of the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI). For more than thirty years, she taught physicians and behavioral health clinicians within the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she was Professor and Vice-Chair. After completing the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship, Dr. Hepworth also served as Director of Faculty Development for the School of Medicine, and developed special interests in Mentoring and Leadership Development. She is a Past-President of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and served as Chair for the Council for Academic Family Medicine (CAFM). Dr. Hepworth’s scholarly activity has focused on families and health, integration of behavioral health into primary care, leadership and team development. Among her publications, she is co-author of 4 books: Medical Family Therapy, The Shared Experience of Illness, Family Oriented Primary Care, and Medical Family Therapy and Integrated care.
    • Primary Care
    Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, is Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to coming to MGH, she was the founding President of the Picker Institute. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate in Health Policy, Harvard Medical School. A constant advocate of understanding the patient's perspective on healthcare, Susan has been the co-principal investigator on the Harvard Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (CAHPS) study from 1995 to the present and she is the IHI Fellow for Patient and Family-Centered Care. She is an editor of Through the Patient's Eyes, a book on creating and sustaining patient centered care, The CAHPS Improvement Guide, and has authored many papers and other publications on patient-centered care. She is a co-author of the Institute of Medicine 2006 report, The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public. Ms. Edgman-Levitan serves on several boards and national advisory committees, including the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the National Health Services Corps Advisory Council, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, and is a member of the Lucian Leape Institute. Ms. Edgman-Levitan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Duke University Physician Assistant program where she received the Distinguished Alumni award from the Duke Physician Assistant Program and was inducted into the Duke University Medical Center Hall of Fame in 2004. Ms. Edgman-Levitan was awarded the 2007 Leadership and Innovation award from the Center for Information Therapy.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Founder of Turntable Health and ZDoggMD.com
    Founder of Turntable Health and ZDoggMD.com
    • Founder and CEO, Turntable Health at Turntable Health
    Zubin Damania, MD, is and internist and director of healthcare development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. During his 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Dr. Damania received clinical teaching awards while simultaneously maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide. His videos, created under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, have gone epidemically viral, educating patients and providers while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system. In Las Vegas, Dr. Damania is making the leap from satire to actionable change by implementing an innovative model of healthcare delivery that promotes wellness at both the individual and community level. Turntable Health, a membership model primary care clinic formed in partnership with Cambridge, Massachusetts startup Iora Health, is a ground-up effort to get health care right…for patients and providers.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Health information technology
    • Population health analytics
    • Health Policy
    • Social Media in Healthcare
    Sr. Medical Director at Verscend Technologies, Internal Medicine Physician and Faculty at Harvard Medical School
    Sr. Medical Director at Verscend Technologies, Internal Medicine Physician and Faculty at Harvard Medical School

    Dr. James Colbert is Senior Medical Director for Population Health at Verscend Technologies. He is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and he practices general internal medicine as a hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition, he is the Web Editor for JAMA Internal Medicine.

    His academic interests focus on innovation in medical education and health delivery, especially with regards to use of novel technologies in health care. Dr. Colbert has been a featured speaker at multiple conferences including the National ACO Summit, the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum, the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, and the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. His scholarly work has been published in numerous journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Accountable Care.

    Dr. Colbert received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Verisk Health, Dr. Colbert served as an editorial fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine and as a workgroup leader and clinical expert for the Brookings Institution’s ACO Learning Network. 

    • Family Medicine
    Family Physician & Social Media Advocate
    Family Physician & Social Media Advocate
    • Family Physician at Family Practice Center of Salem
    Mike Sevilla, MD, is a Family Physician and Social Media Physician pioneer for almost the past decade in the areas of blogging, podcasting, social media advocacy, and primary care advocacy. Dr. Sevilla has been a national speaker in the area of social media and technology in medicine, including presentations at the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Conference, Aligning Forces for Quality annual meeting, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association annual meeting, and American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly. Dr Sevilla has also been featured in publications like Medical Economics for his work. Dr. Sevilla's leadership credentials include Chief of Staff of Salem Regional Medical Center, Conference Chair of the National Conference of Constituency Leaders of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and President of the Columbiana County Medical Society. Dr. Sevilla is in full-time private practice in Salem, Ohio and holds an academic appointment of Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Northeast Ohio Medical University.
    • 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.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hematology and Oncology
    Chair, ACP Council of Resident and Fellow Members
    Chair, ACP Council of Resident and Fellow Members
    Morganna Freeman, DO, is the former Chair of the Florida Council of Associates of The American College of Physicians (ACP) and is the 2015 Chair of the ACP Council of Resident and Fellow Members. She is a senior hematology-oncology fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center at the University of South Florida.
    • Family Medicine
    Prof and Chair of Family Medicine at UMMC
    Prof and Chair of Family Medicine at UMMC
    Diane K. Beebe, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine At the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) since 2007. She earned her MD at the UMMC where she also completed her family medicine residency. She joined the faculty in 1987 after having served as chief resident her senior year. Dr. Beebe is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. She is past chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine, was a member of the Future of Family Medicine Task Force on Education, the Academic Council for the National Institute for Program Directors Fellowship and the Board of the Annals of Family Medicine She serves as a board member and Immediate Past Chair of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). She is a member of the ACGME Milestones Committee for Family Medicine, Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi’s (MACM) Risk Management Committee, the Board of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, and the Executive Committee of both the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program and the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce, for which she served as Interim Director in its first year. An author of many publications, including chapters in Taylor's Family Medicine and Rakel's Manual of Medical Practice, she has presented nationally and internationally. Named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2002, Dr. Beebe has also been recognized by her residents with the Golden Stethoscope Award for clinical teaching on several occasions over the years and as Outstanding Faculty of the Year for 2005-06. She received the Gold Level Program Director Recognition Award for dedication to family medicine in 2006. Prior to serving as chair, Dr. Beebe served as Vice Chairman of the department since 1996 and program director for twelve years. Institutionally, she serves on the Executive Faculty, Medical Executive and Ambulatory Board Committees as well as on numerous other committees.
    • Internal Medicine
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    Regional Medical Director for Boston & Southwest at Iora Health
    • Vice President, Clinical & Product Development at Iora Health
    Andrew Schutzbank, MD, MPH has a passion for revolutionizing health care that began as a medical student at Tulane in pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans, continuing during his Internal Medicine & Primary Care residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Dr. Schutzbank was one of the founding members of Primary Care Progress, and is now the Medical Director of Iora Health where he has been involved with clinical information software development, refinement of the clinical model including direct patient care, new market practice launch and ongoing practice operations. In addition to his roles across Iora Health, Dr. Schutzbank is on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and writes professionally and at the Schutzblog.com. He and his wife Whitney travel often with their son Max, and cannot wait until next winter when they can get him on skis.
    • Family Medicine
    Family Medicine Resident at Madigan Army Medical Center
    Family Medicine Resident at Madigan Army Medical Center
    • Family Medicine Resident at Madigan Army Medical Center
    Mike Moore, DO is an US Army Physician and Family Medicine Resident in the Pacific Northwest. He made the transition to being a physician after working as a PA for 12 years, publishing in Medical Informatics & Telemedicine as well as working as a PA in Surgery, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Primary Care. After being mobilized to active duty for combat deployment, he decided to return to school in order to continue to make an impact in patient centered care, patient empowerment, and access to care. This led to his continued work in writing about medical education and technology issues for The Lancet and for the Association of American Medical Colleges, in addition to work with several public education and social entrepreneurship programs. He has presented at the national and international level on Health Information Technology and Healthcare Social Media issues. He is a committed “#FMRevolution-ary” and believes in using his unique experience and voice to focus on the creative disruption of healthcare. Besides the research, quality improvement, and service activities of a Family Medicine residency; he loves the outdoors, children, and marathons.
    • Family Medicine
    Family Physician, Pediatric Obesity Prevention Expert
    Family Physician, Pediatric Obesity Prevention Expert
    • Family Physician at Family Practice Group, PC
    Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP graduated from Brandeis University and then attended Medical School at the University of Mass. He completed his residency at UMASS/Hahnemann Family Health Center in 1997. Dr. Altman began his academic career as Family Medicine Clerkship Director at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1998. Under his leadership, the Family Medicine Clerkship grew from a 4-week elective to a 6-week third-year required clerkship and has been the top-ranked third-year clerkship at Tufts for a decade. Dr. Altman is an award winning community faculty person for the Tufts Family Medicine Residency and has helped train residents there since 2000. In 2001, Dr. Altman joined Family Practice Group, The Sagov Center for Family Medicine. Dr. Altman has received 20 awards and honors in the last decade, recognizing his excellence in clinical work and medical education. Notably, in 2012, he received the prestigious Dr. Jack Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has been recognized for the last four years as one of “Boston’s Top Docs” in the Boston Magazine. In 2008, he received the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians Preceptor of the Year. Dr. Altman has been very involved in the community, particularly in the areas of promoting wellness and preventing pediatric obesity. He has served on the Wellness Committees of both the Wakefield and Woburn Public School Systems. He also collaborated with the Massachusetts Elementary Schools Principals Association as Medical Director on their three year grant program, ADE (Attitude, Diet, Exercise), in Marlborough, MA.
    • Family Medicine
    • Public Health
    Family Physician | Educator | Health Policy Advocate
    Family Physician | Educator | Health Policy Advocate
    • Communications Co-Chair, Executive Board, Houston chapter at New Leaders Council
    Bich-May Nguyen cares for patients at a community health center and teaches medical students, residents, and faculty development fellows. Dr. Nguyen received a M.D. in the Underserved Track from Baylor College of Medicine and a M.P.H. with a concentration in health policy from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Nguyen is involved with the National Physicians Alliance, contributes to Policy Prescriptions®, and serves on the Executive Board of the New Leaders Council Houston. You can follow her at @bicmay.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Health Policy Evidence Based Public Health
    • Health Policy
    • Health Services Research
    • Global Health
    • Health Economics
    VA Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Fellow
    VA Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Fellow
    • VA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania at Veterans Health Administration
    Krisda Chaiyachati, MD is VA RWJ Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Chaiyachati is a general internist interested in primary care delivery models and increasing access to essential care, health outcomes research, implementing primary care in resource limited settings, and improving patient engagement through innovations for alleviating poverty. He is a native of Georgia where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. He matriculated from the University of Michigan of Medical School and received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow. His internal medicine residency was through the Yale Primary Care Program where he stayed on as a Chief Resident for the Yale Primary Care Program. Additionally, he spends his time as a Coach for the National Primary Care Progress Organization, working with health professionals as they develop organizational and leadership strategies for growing a primary care movement at their local institution. Currently, Dr. Chaiyachati lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his growing family.
    • 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
    • Primary Care
    Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
    Rose Kakoza, MD, is an Instructor in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is passionate about primary care, with a recent publication called “Enhancing quality of primary care using an ambulatory ICU to achieve a patient-centered medical home.” Additionally, she is a 201-2015 Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Innovation Fellow for “Developing an Advanced, Centralized, Multidisciplinary High-Risk Care Management Team in an Academic Primary Care Practice.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Clinical Informatics
    • Urgent Care
    • SAS statistical programming
    • R statistical programming
    • Git source code management
    • Perl programming language
    • LaTeX document markup language
    • Linux/UNIX shell
    • Data mining / machine learning / predictive modeling
    • Epidemiology / biostatistics
    Clinical informatician at VA Boston
    Clinical informatician at VA Boston
    • Clinical informatician at VA Boston Healthcare System
    Andrew J. Zimolzak, MD is a clinical informatician at the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center. He works mainly on a project to implement cancer precision medicine in the VA in New England, and on a comparative trial of two diuretics for hypertension. Dr. Zimolzak is also a part-time urgent care physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Zimolzak is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Massachusetts American College of Physicians Early Career Physician Council and of the American Medical Informatics Association. He is a Michigan native, holds an MD from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at Saint Louis University.
    • Family Medicine
    • Direct Primary Care
    CEO, Physician at AtlasMD
    CEO, Physician at AtlasMD
    • Owner, Physician at AtlasMD
    Born and raised in Alma, Kansas, Josh Umbehr, MD, majored in human nutritional sciences with a minor in biology, and completed extensive research on the effects of vitamin A on lung cancer. He graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center. After completing his training to become a Board Certified Family Physician, he opened Atlas MD. His cash-only clinic embodies his ideal medical practice, one where he shrugs off the burdens and restrictions of government regulation daily. That way he can focus solely on his patients.
    • Internal Medicine
    Lead Provider at Iora Health / Collective Primary Care Brooklyn
    Lead Provider at Iora Health / Collective Primary Care Brooklyn
    • Lead Provider (Collective Primary Care--Brooklyn) at Iora Health
    David is Lead Provider at Collective Primary Care, Iora Health's Brooklyn practice serving freelancers. He sees patients and co-leads a multidisciplinary team of providers, health coaches, admins, a nurse and a social worker. He joined Iora Health in 2013 after completing his residency in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. David co-founded Primary Care Progress, a national grassroots network of innovators, educators and students advocating for primary care and the transformation of care delivery.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    Primary Care Physician at Cambridge Health Alliance & Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School
    Primary Care Physician at Cambridge Health Alliance & Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School
    Arshiya Seth, MD, is a primary care physician at Cambridge Health Alliance and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Social Media
    • Journalism
    • leadership
    • Spanish language
    • Photoshop
    • QuarkXpress
    • editorial process
    • health advocacy and policy
    • web design
    • publishing
    Internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Aspiring hematologist-oncologist and physician-publisher passionate about narrative medicine.
    Internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Aspiring hematologist-oncologist and...

    My name is Ajay Major, a Class of 2016 graduate of Albany Medical College and an internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

    My journey into medical journalism and publishing began in April 2012 when I founded in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, and served as editor-in-chief for four years. I also founded in-House, the online magazine for residents and fellows, and The Palate, an online magazine for medical students at the intersection of nutrition and public health.

    To support these publications, I founded Pager Publications, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit literary corporation that curates and supports peer-edited publications for the medical education community. In May 2016, Pager Publications, Inc. published its first print book: in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow's Physicians, a print compendium of over 100 articles written and edited by medical students on humanism, our real-life patients, and the challenges of being a physician-in-training

    I am also a lover of all things science fiction and fantasy (Star Trek: Voyager is my favorite -- apologies to all you Picard fans), and I play classical piano and clarinet.

    • Family Medicine
    CEO of MedLion, President of MedWand
    CEO of MedLion, President of MedWand
    • Founder & CEO at MedLion Direct Primary Care
    Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Samir Qamar is considered an international expert in the fields of membership practices, VIP medicine, and Direct Primary Care. His pioneering work in creating MedLion, one of the nation's first Direct Primary Care companies, has been highlighted domestically and internationally as the company continues to grow rapidly under Dr. Qamar's leadership, without outside investors. As CEO, Dr. Qamar has expanded MedLion to practices in 16 states in little over four years. MedLion's Direct Primary Care programs contract directly with employers to provide healthcare solutions that are compatible with new healthcare laws. Prior to MedLion, Dr. Qamar began the first concierge medical practice in central California, where for many years he also served as the official house doctor for the famed Pebble Beach Resorts. As Co-Founder and President of MedWand Solutions, in 2014 Dr. Qamar invented The MedWand, a revolutionary medical device that allows providers to examine patients remotely via secure Internet connections on smartphones and computers. Portable, compact, and affordable, MedWand is taking the telemedicine industry to the next level by enabling providers to remotely obtain real-time vitals, auscultate heart and lungs, look into ears and throats, obtain a 3-lead EKGs and pulse oximetry, and much more. Dr. Qamar completed his medical training at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, one of the most respected family medicine programs in the country. His visions on the future of primary care have been referenced in many national publications, including Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, Forbes, and Time. He speaks six languages, has studied health care systems all over the world, and makes his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, MedLion's and MedWand's headquarters.
    Medical Student at Albany Medical College; Founder and EIC in-Training magazine
    Medical Student at Albany Medical College; Founder and EIC in-Training magazine
    Aleena Paul, co-founder and editor-in-chief of in-Training, is pursuing an M.D. with a Distinction in Health Systems Analysis at Albany Medical College. Her interests include the medical humanities, improving medical education, women’s health and addressing the medical needs of our underserved communities. Aleena is an active member of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), serving as the National Chair of the Publications Committee and the 2013-2014 Student Division Regional Director of NY & NJ. Aleena was awarded the 2014 Anne C. Carter Leadership Award, AMWA’s highest student leadership award. Aleena graduated from Union College in 2012 as part of the Leadership in Medicine program, majoring in biology and sociology. She subsequently obtained an MBA in Healthcare Management from Union Graduate College in 2013.
    • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Hospice and Palliative Care
    Internist with a focus on Hospice, Palliative Care, EBM, quality, and innovative technology
    Internist with a focus on Hospice, Palliative Care, EBM, quality, and innovative technology

    Larissa Lucas, MD, is Medical Director of Quality and Education at Care Dimensions and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter Governor’s Council American College of Physicians. Dr. Lucas is a strategic health care change management leader whose expertise in metrics-based quality and performance improvement, as well as workflow design and organizational management, has driven growth of a commercial online point-of-care research provider and improved care quality and efficiency at community-based medical group practices.

    • Family Medicine
    Physician/Chief Medical Officer at AtlasMD
    Physician/Chief Medical Officer at AtlasMD
    • Physician at AtlasMD
    The son of a hospital administrator, Doug Nunamaker, MD, attended Pittsburg State University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in chemistry and physics. He then graduated from KU Med and completed residency in Wichita, KS at Wesley Family Medicine. Afterwards, he joined Mid-Kansas Inpatient Physicians as a hospitalist before teaming up with Dr. Josh at Atlas MD. With Atlas MD, he was finally able to provide the medical care he’d dreamed of as a youth.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    Core Faculty Lead for Transformation Strategy and Design for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
    Core Faculty Lead for Transformation Strategy and Design for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
    Asaf Bitton MD, MPH is the Core Faculty Lead for Transformation Strategy and Design for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, the Associate Program Director of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative at Ariadne Labs, Senior Advisor of Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Assistant Medical Director at Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bitton is a practicing primary care physician, and his research centers on primary care delivery, measurement, and improvement. He has a particular focus on the implementation and evaluation of team-based models of primary care such as the patient-centered medical home.
    • Family Medicine
    Faculty at Rush University
    Faculty at Rush University
    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
    • 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.
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