The Team Care Challenge

Judges

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • Health Policy
    • Health Services Research
    • Health Policy, Primary Care
    Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS is a Health Policy Fellow at Georgetown University where she conducts health services research, provides primary care to the underserved populations in southeast DC and is a clinical preceptor/instructor. She obtained her MS in Neuroscience at Tulane University, MD at Georgetown University and a MPH from Johns Hopkins University in Health Systems and Policy. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA where she served on the Lousiana State Medical Society Board of Governors and later received the Ochsner Alumni Association Outstanding Fellow and Resident Award and the 2013 American Medical Association (AMA)’s Paul Ambrose Award for Leadership Among Resident Physicians. Currently, she serves on the American College of Physician (ACP)’s National Council of Resident and Fellow members and the ACP’s National Health and Public Policy Committee. She was appointed by the AMA to serve on the Committee on Medical Education’s Accreditation Alignment Task Force for the 2014-2015 term and she serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners. Her research interests include health disparities, primary care and behavioral health integration and the physician workforce. In her spare time she enjoys photography, traveling, movies/theater and spending times with family and friends.
    • Family Medicine
    • Associate Director at Center for Excellence in Primary Care at UCSF
    Dr. Nwando Olayiwola is a family physician, the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. Recruited for this position given her expertise, her role is to support the Center in achieving strategic objectives around primary care transformation and systems redesign regionally, nationally and internationally. Prior to this, Dr. Olayiwola served as the Chief Medical Officer of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center system in Connecticut, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI), where she developed expertise in medical administration, translational and implementation research, professional development, systems based and quality improvement and practice transformation of twelve primary care practices into Patient-Centered Medical Homes. Her work led to CHCI being one of the first organizations in the United States to receive both the NCQA Level 3 PCMH and Joint Commission PCMH Recognitions. She has been a leader in harnessing technology to increase access to care for underserved and disenfranchised populations and is an expert in the areas of health systems reform, practice transformation, health information technology and primary care redesign. Dr. Olayiwola was a Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2005. During this fellowship and leadership training, she received her master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health policy from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Presidential Scholar. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition/Pre-Medicine at the Ohio State University, Summa Cum Laude and With Distinction, and her medical degree from the Ohio State University/Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was a Chief Resident. In 2013, she was inducted into the American College of Physician Executives after completing the Certified Physician Executive program in 2012. Since 2007, Dr. Olayiwola has been named one of America’s Top Family Doctors by the Consumers Research Council of America annually. She received the Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award from the American Medical Association in March 2005 and was honored as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in October 2007. In October 2008, she was one of three physicians in the nation to receive the Emerging Leaders Award from the Family Medicine Education Consortium and the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine and in September 2009, she received the William Oxley Thompson Award for Early Career Achievement from the Ohio State University Alumni Association. In the summer of 2011, Dr. Olayiwola was named one of the Top 40 Physicians Under 40 by the National Medical Association and was also named as one of the Top 100 Buckeyes You Should Know by the Ohio State University Alumni Association. In October 2012, she received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, which is presented “to an alumnus who has made significant contributions in the community, scientific or academic achievement before the age of 40”. Dr. Olayiwola was selected as one of thirty UCSF Young Innovators for their 150th Anniversary in April 2014. She was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund in 2014 and will receive the Harvard School of Public Health’s Emerging Public Health Professional Award in October 2014. She and her husband, Paul Olayiwola, have been married since 2005 and have two children, Darius and Nissi.
    • 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
    • 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.
    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.
    • 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.
    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.
    • 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.

    • 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 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
    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.
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    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
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Catherine MacLean serves as a Research Assistant for the Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation (CIPCI) and the Research Department at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She provides support to and conducts research for CIPCI and Research Department projects, including development and implementation of study protocols, background literature analysis, and work in support of publication and presentation of research results. She is especially interested in efforts to find intersections between efficiency and patient-centricity in healthcare delivery and policy. Catherine has a bachelor’s degree in Biology and the Science in Society Program from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Her previous experience includes research and support work for several healthcare-related nonprofits, including the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Emergency Medicine Resident at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center
    Marissa Camilon MD was born and raised in San Diego, CA before attending college at the University of California Irvine majoring in Biology with a minor in History. She completed medical school at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr Camilon is currently an Emergency Medicine resident at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. She is interested in medical education, providing healthcare to the underserved population, and international medicine. As a medical student, Marissa was a columnist for blog HouseCallMD. She is involved in the Committee of Intern and Residents at her institution and is currently a WikEM section editor. In her (rare) free time, Dr Camilon loves to bake, hike, spend time with her fiancé and family, and read non-medical books.
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Anesthesiologist, Intensivist at Critical Care Medicine Fellow
    Dr. Craig Chen began blogging as a young high school student in Orange County, California. He parlayed his writing talents into a minor in creative writing at Stanford University, while also double majoring in philosophy and biology. While in college, Dr. Chen witnessed the rise of social media and saw firsthand its power to reach large audiences from every corner of the globe. When he attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), he decided to create a journal to capture the experience and transformation of becoming a physician. As readers began following and commenting on the blog, he realized what a useful tool it was for the patient, family member and layperson to understand the culture and inner-workings of medicine. Dr. Chen finished his anesthesiology residency and critical care medicine fellowship at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He is currently practicing both anesthesiology and intensive care medicine at a community hospital in the Bay Area.
  • Heather Alva is currently a third year medical student at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Stanford University in 2010 where she studied healthcare reform and creative writing. After graduating, she spent a year interning for a nonprofit in hepatitis B prevention before she joined a clinical research team in Stanford’s Department of Anesthesia and worked as coordinator for the 2011 Stanford Medicine X Summit. As a patient with type 1 diabetes of over 15 years, she is passionate about bridging gaps between patients and physicians to improve the practice of patient-centric medicine. She enjoys live music wherever she can find it, fiction prose, and spending time with her beloved retriever mix, Hector.
  • Jennifer Adaeze Anyaegbunam is currently a third year medical student at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. In 2010, Jennifer received a concentration in Film Studies and a secondary concentration in Health Policy from Harvard College. She subsequently attended Columbia University where she received a Masters of Science degree in Narrative Medicine, a field of study that allowed her to further synthesize her interests in medicine and media. Ultimately, Jennifer hopes to pursue a dual career as a physician and a medical journalist. She is also committed to increasing the diversity of the physician workforce and alleviating health disparities by empowering underrepresented and disadvantaged minorities to pursue medical careers. As a participant in the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reporting Media Fellowship Program, Jennifer further cultivated her passion for using the media as a tool to educate and inform the public about issues in healthcare. She has also interned for CNN's Medical Unit and has served as a health contributor for NBC's the Grio, The Huffington Post, Policy Mic and WTJU-FM radio. Jennifer is the founding editor of The Intima, a Journal of Narrative Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
    • 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
    Internal Medicine Resident at UCSF
    Internal Medicine Resident at UCSF
    • Resident Physician at San Francisco General Hospital
    Elaine Khoong, MD MS is in her second year of internal medicine residency at the primary care program at San Francisco General Hospital at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). After graduating from the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy, she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in business and engineering. Before entering medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Khoong taught high school science in Chicago as a Teach For America corps member. During her time as a teacher, she cemented her desire to work in under-resourced urban communities as a primary care physician. In the future, she hopes to not only practice as a clinician but also to research and implement strategies to deliver better health care to urban populations.
  • Kerri Vincenti, M.D., attended the University of Delaware as an undergraduate where she received a degree in Marketing and Management. While working in advertising after graduation, she engaged in a number of outreach and community service activities where she realized that her skills and interests would be better served in the field of medicine. After completing a post-baccalaureate program at the City College of New York, she was accepted to and subsequently graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in May 2014 as a member of the Medical Education Leadership Track. Dr. Vincenti is currently a preliminary medicine resident at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where she will also be completing her residency in radiology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Dr. Vincenti is interested in the role that healthcare technology plays in the medical school classroom to help facilitate active learning skills among trainees. She is also interested in understanding how different forms of social media can be used to effectively promote a healthcare system's brand and services to patients.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Resident Physician at Hospital
    Danielle is an Ob/Gyn resident in Texas where she lives with her husband, twin girls, and three crazy dogs. She blogs about medical training, mothering multiples, life, and everything in between at Mind On Medicine. In her free time she enjoys taking the time to breathe, shower, or even eat a full meal while seated. Danielle went to college at Texas A&M University (Gig 'Em Aggies!) and completed her medical school at Texas Tech. She is interested in fertility medicine, social media, and health technology.
    • Chief Nursing Officer at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
    Bernadette Thomas is an advanced practice nurse with 10 years of primary care practice experience, serving the poor, uninsured and underinsured in the setting of the federally qualified health center. To this primary care experience, she also offers masters level preparation in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics, and doctoral level training in the evaluation of research evidence, systematic reviews, data management, and biostatistics. Bernadette’s doctoral and masters preparation, has provided her with a broad and sound foundation in research and evaluation training and quality improvement implementation. Her doctoral work focused on improving the screening, diagnosis, and delivery of care to patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease utilizing EHR decision support and patient-level feedback (scorecards). This 12-week quality improvement project included 46 primary care providers, both physicians and nurse practitioners, in 12 federally qualified health centers, treating 3,137 people with diabetes during 6,781 patient visits. This work has been published in Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. She received both technical and financial support from the National Kidney Disease Education Program, a division of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institute of Health. Her doctoral work led to her role as a member of the Coordinating Panel of the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). Since 2009, Bernadette has worked in administrative roles at the Community Health Center (CHC) of Connecticut, first as a Medical Director, and then as its first Chief Nursing Officer. Bernadette offers a vast knowledge of the integration and workflow design in the areas of Meaningful Use and the Patient Centered Medical Home. As an electronic health record (EHR) super-user and customizer, she understands the back-end programing necessary for the measurement of clinical practice when evidence based guidelines are adopted in the clinical practice setting. In her role as the CNO, Bernadette strives to improve the quality of care through the adoption of evidence-based guidelines through the expansion of standing orders for nurses and the redesign the medical assistant role. She has written and implemented protocols and standing orders including: tobacco cessation, emergency contraception, uncomplicated vulvovaginitis, tuberculosis treatment through directly observed therapy, pupil dilation, and anticoagulation management. Each one of these orders and protocols is based upon the evaluation and synthesis of clinical practice guidelines, and include EHR customization to enable data extraction to monitor and continuously improve practice. At CHC she worked to build and expand capacity to employ the meaningful use of information technology and data-driven strategies to enhance quality and strengthen care coordination and care delivery through the development of a primary care nurse curriculum in care coordination which integrates evidence based guidelines with the principles care coordination, and patient self care. This curriculum aims to retrain and retool the primary care nurse to meaningfully and effectively coordinate care for patients with complex medical and psychosocial needs. In 2014, Bernadette moved to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, becoming its first CNO.
    • 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.
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