Healthcare Executive Forums

July 9 – 10

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The year before she completed an ASHP accredited residency in pharmacy practice at the same hospital. Additional offsite rotations include a forensic toxicology laboratory, forensic anthropology course, and the Kentucky State Police Crime Laboratory. Applications are currently being accepted for two fellowship positions at the Division of Hematopathology of Indiana University School of Medicine. The cellular therapy activities at HUP and CHOP cover the entire range of standard-of-care adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant, from collection to processing to infusion. She conducted her clinical and scientific training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY, where she completed in parallel her residency training in the hospital and postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory.

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2018 Baltimore/DC Healthcare Innovation Forum

This session will discuss the initiatives and collaborative efforts that are driving action within the region, challenges encountered, and outline the critical role healthcare systems play in helping propel innovation and entrepreneurship. The Governing Board is reviewing nominated sponsors and selecting the industry-leading partners that they will be inviting to participate.

For sponsorship inquiries, please email Tony Dunham at tonyd healthcareexecutiveforums. The solution reduces the time that clinicians must wait for quantitative antimicrobial susceptibility results necessary for optimal antibiotic selection, dosing, and infusion strategies by about 40 hours.

Earlier optimal therapy can lead to reduced cost of patient care, fewer adverse incidents, lower drug resistance risk, and better clinical outcomes. Results are only effective when acted upon in a timely manner.

The team of clinical implementation specialists supports optimizing approaches to managing critically infected patients. With more than 25 years of molecular experience, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC sets the standard for molecular diagnostics through its pioneering advances in syndromic infectious disease testing. BioFire Diagnostics has produced the easiest, fastest and most comprehensive multiplex PCR system available: Simple, fast and comprehensive, the FilmArray delivers accurate results in about an hour.

The right test, the first time can impact all areas of patient care. Healthcare providers can see faster diagnoses and improved antibiotic stewardship. Labs can see improved efficiency and reduced costs and downstream testing. GE Healthcare Partners creates value for clients by leveraging the power of GE Healthcare to solve the most challenging problems in healthcare through the delivery of client problem-back solutions, long-term strategic partnerships, and advanced analytic capabilities.

We connect with our clients to define and prioritize their critical challenges, design the best strategies, and activate impactful solutions to create breakthrough, sustainable outcomes to enable them to transform and succeed.

SLD Technology designs and fabricates cutting-edge laminar airflow systems for operating room environments. This fully integrated solution brings air, lighting and ceiling-hung equipment supports into a single fixture that hangs above the patient bed.

Bringing it all together as a factory assembled system reduces schedule, coordination and site conflicts that require attention from multiple trades and vendors in field erected methods. SLD products offer a lower cost of ownership to all healthcare stakeholders by increasing contamination control while lowering maintenance and energy costs. Health Catalyst is an insight-producing data, analytics, and decision-support company committed to being a catalyst for massive, sustained improvements in healthcare outcomes.

We are the leaders in a new era of advanced predictive analytics for population health and value-based care with a suite of machine learning-driven solutions, decades of outcomes-improvement expertise, and an unparalleled ability to integrate data from across the healthcare ecosystem. Our proven data warehousing and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency, and lower costs in support of more than 85 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest healthcare systems and physician practices to commercial payers.

Digital Reasoning, a cognitive computing pioneer, builds software that understands human communication, context and meaning to create value at enterprise scale. In health care, Digital Reasoning deploys deep analytics on unstructured data to power care management software using patented Natural Language Understanding, AI and machine learning technologies.

The results from the first year of live deployment across over hospitals demonstrate a positive impact on clinical, financial and operational outcomes. Executive Director Healthcare Innovation Forums Pisters is the newly named president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he previously served in faculty and leadership positions for more than 20 years.

His appointment to the presidential post followed an international search and unanimous naming as sole finalist by The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

MD Anderson will formally welcome back Dr. Pisters on December 1, Renowned as a cancer surgeon, researcher, professor and hospital administrator, Dr. Pisters currently leads more than 14, employees and 1, physicians as president and chief executive officer of the University Health Network UHN in Toronto, Canada.

It advances studies in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine. Pisters also served as president and chief executive officer of The Michener Institute of Education and as a professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Originally arriving at MD Anderson in from a surgery instructor position at Memorial Sloan Kettering, he joined the faculty as assistant professor of Surgery.

He rose to full professor with tenure in and was repeatedly honored during his two decades at MD Anderson, earning two Fellows Outstanding Teacher awards and three Faculty Excellence awards. He specialized in helping patients with sarcomas and gastrointestinal GI cancers and remains a board-certified surgeon. Pisters is a member of more than two dozen national organizations and currently serves or has served in leadership positions on the advisory boards of numerous others, including several for the National Cancer Institute.

He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Surgery and serves as a reviewer for multiple others. His own research, focused on sarcomas, GI cancers and other malignancies, has resulted in nearly peer-reviewed and additional articles, book chapters, teaching aids and other publications.

In addition to his role as president of the Dallas hospital, Berrett also served at the system level as an executive vice president of Texas Health Resources. He oversaw strategic planning and operations for Texas Health Dallas, guiding the hospital in its mission to improve the health of the people in the community it serves. While on a two-year mission in Peru, Berrett developed a great appreciation for the role that healthcare providers can play in improving the quality of life for an entire community.

It is his concern for the quality of life in the community that makes him a passionate advocate for excellence in healthcare and a perfect fit for Texas Health Dallas. Prior to joining Texas Health Dallas, Berrett served as president and chief executive officer of Medical City, a bed hospital, since April Texas Health Dallas was recognized in as a U.

Berrett is the program director and faculty at the Jindal School of Management and is creating a new undergraduate program in health care management.

He lectures nationally and internationally on transformational leadership, organizational change and performance. She specializes in pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary critical care for liver transplant patients and is Director of Liver Transplant Critical Care. Bartolome received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine, was a chief resident, and then completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

In addition to treating patients, Dr. Bartolome researches new treatments for pulmonary hypertension, as well as better ways to use existing medications to treat the disease. Texas Monthly named Dr. Bartolome a Super Doctors Rising Star. She is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Tait Shanafelt is originally from Seattle, Washington and received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University. Glazer Award for leadership and service. He spent the first 12 years of his career at the Mayo Clinic where he served a 3 year term as the president of the Mayo Clinic Voting Staff from In addition to his leukemia research, Tait is an international thought leader and researcher in the field of physician well-being and its implications for quality of care.

His research in this area has involved physicians at all stages of their career from medical school to practice had has include several multi-center and national studies. He has helped s of organizations and their leaders work to improve issues with burnout and promote physician well-being.

Andy has personally led engagements in the US, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia and beyond focused on the design of future facilities, staffing and care model redesign and helping clients to improve their operational efficiency. His 30 years of GE experience includes over 20 years of consulting focused on helping clients to improve their performance. Raj Shekhar, PhD, is a medical technology researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur. His prior academic affiliations have been with the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

He also possesses two years of industry experience when he worked at Picker International now Philips Healthcare.

He has published over 50 scientific papers and holds 11 granted US patents. His research career is focused on improving the safety, efficiency, and quality of healthcare through the application of human factors and applied psychology. He holds a doctoral degree in human factors and was a postdoctoral fellow at the U. Ratwani has authored over fifty peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to give numerous talks in the area of human factors, innovation, and patient safety.

In addition to his research he has focused on optimizing health IT for frontline clinicians and advises on safety and technology policies. He practiced cardiology from In this position Dr. Schwartz will be responsible for quality initiatives, development of the physician enterprise, integration and enhancement of the IT structure and clinical programs growth. He completed his Internship and Residency programs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

From , he completed fellowship in Cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I chose my specialty because I had an interest in microbiology. Most of the new and challenging syndromes are connected with infectious diseases. Humor and compassion are the methods I use in my practice. I try to personalize patient care to the needs of each patient. In addition, at UC Davis, we have a vital facility that generates new knowledge and the specialists necessary to handle the most complex cases.

Cohen specializes in clinical infectious diseases and infection control in the hospital environment. He is interested in AIDS, HIV infection and treatment of immunocompromised patients and serves as primary infectious diseases consultant to transplant programs.

Cohen uses molecular biology to investigate epidemiology of resistant microorganisms. His laboratory-based studies look at susceptibility testing of HIV clinical isolates to multiple antiretroviral agents.

Additional research focuses on new antimicrobial agents and chemokine and cytokine level changes. She also manages a national academic emergency medicine benchmarking survey conducted by the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.

She and her husband, Bryce, have three children. Her clinical expertise is Emergency Medicine. Her research interests include operations, administration, quality improvement and patient safety. Peterson received her undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania. She earned her M. Cutler has also worked as a critical care pharmacist, ambulatory care pharmacist and a long-term care consultant.

He has lectured at state and national conferences to audiences of physicians, pharmacists and nurses, and was a visiting Professor at the Kobe Gakuin Pharmaceutical University in and From , he was the Director of the Sacramento Experiential Program. He has 16 peer reviewed publications, several book chapters and has developed many continuing education programs. Cutler precepts the Family Medicine Rotation and applies his academic background to expand clinical services in primary care.

Mary Beth has worked in nursing informatics for more than 18 years, both at the hospital level and corporate level. She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. In addition, Alpa has led the Design Thinking efforts and developing new services to advance leading edge and coordinated care. Prior to joining Stanford, Alpa was a healthcare strategy and operations consultant with Deloitte Consulting for over eight years.

Alpa has had the opportunity to work with academic medical centers, physician group practices, and multi-hospital health systems across the country. Her experience includes assisting provider organizations in mergers and acquisitions, financial turnarounds, performance improvement initiatives, regulatory reviews, strategic planning as well as large-scale electronic medical record implementations.

In his role, Alan is responsible for the facilitation of all patient experience strategy and operations improvements in the inpatient, ambulatory, emergency, and ancillary areas for the health system. Alan joined Cedars-Sinai in November, , with 15 years focused on healthcare patient experience improvement.

In that role, Alan was responsible for the departments of patient experience, physician engagement, special constituent and international patient programs, referral management, education and training, and leadership and talent development. Fernando Martinez is an accomplished Business Executive and Technologist who has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. Martinez is a recognized technology, security and governance leader with a history of developing innovative and transformational technology strategies for organizations of all sizes.

Martinez has held the position of Chief Information Officer for multiple multi-billion dollar Hospital Systems and provides consultative services to various industries including banking and finance. He has written numerous articles focused on management, technology strategy, IT security and governance, and is a frequent speaker at Trade Associations and IT Conferences. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Information Technology with concentrations in information security and has an earned PhD in Educational Leadership and Organization.

Awards and Professional Recognition: Virginia Bio connects and supports companies, universities, entrepreneurs, investors, students, clinicians, data scientists, service professionals and patients to accelerate the discovery, commercialization and clinical application of bioscience products and services — from biopharmaceuticals to medical devices and diagnostics, digital and mobile health, bioinformatics and big data, and innovative health care solutions on the one hand, to agricultural and industrial bioscience on the other.

He is a founding Director of Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program, which helps police officers overcome debilitating trauma suffered in the line of duty.

He holds an A. He has 25 years experience as a healthcare executive and entrepreneur as a founding member of Tympany, a medical device start-up company that was venture capital backed. Mitch is married with three children in college. She completed her doctor of Pharmacy degree in at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Simmons completed her residency in pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina.

In addition, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Simmons is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and practiced as a neonatal ICU clinical specialist for 10 years prior to becoming a Clinical Manager at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Stephanie also is the ED champion for patients with sickle cell disease and was recognized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a Distinguished Fellow for her contribution and dedication to the profession. Opelka is the founder and chair of the Surgical Quality Alliance. He serves on the PCPI board and supports their efforts in clinical registry advancement. Opelka leads a team building a new performance measure framework for surgical patients.

This project is built around patient-centric measures within the five phases of surgical care. In addition, his work promotes surgical patient reported outcomes mapped to the goals patients have in their care. Opelka serves as an academic surgeon with clinical appointments as a Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University, Professor of Surgery at George Washington University and visiting associate professor of Surgery at Harvard University.

He serves as a member of editorial boards and reviewer for five international peer reviewed journals. Opelka has edited several surgical textbooks, published and delivered over scientific manuscripts and presentations.

His areas of accountability include clinical informatics, digital health, and enterprise analytics and data management. His areas of interest include the potential use of behavioral psychology in the delivery of health care, engaging clinical providers and translating the value of analytics and informatics in the clinical and business domains. As an advisor to startups in various stages, he supports their journey to value creation and product delivery, while engaging with VCs on portfolio and investment thesis.

Badlani speaks nationally, educates and consults on topics in digital medicine, clinical informatics, analytics, and innovation. He received his medical degree from the University of Delhi in India.

After completed his internal medicine residency training Dr. Badlani served as chief resident at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. At University of Chicago his clinical practice was focused on solid organ transplant and oncology in the inpatient setting. Since that time he has testified frequently before Congress and state legislatures, published extensively and spoken to a wide range of hospital associations, hospital systems, physician groups, boards of directors, and health policy leadership forums around the country.

Len was an Innovation Advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS in , and has recently been the Principal Investigator on PCMH evaluation studies as well as in more general studies of how to use payment and delivery reform to achieve triple aim and health equity goals. Recently he has become focused on how payment models may be used to incentivize sustainable investments in social determinants of health.

Len got his B. He is the William T. Daniel is a recognized leader in driving clinical improvement in patient centered outcomes, safety and quality, as well as positive transformational changes.

Daniel earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his M. Louis, and cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern. Over the past 24 years, Mr. He currently administers 34 drug task forces and a regional intelligence center that supports more than federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland, Washington, D.

C, Virginia, and West Virginia. Carr established metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of drug control efforts in the fields of drug law enforcement, criminal intelligence, treatment, and prevention for the HIDTA Program. This strategy resulted in the creation of a public health-public safety partnership supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , and the hiring of 22 drug intelligence officers and 22 public health analysts.

The HRS has led to the interdisciplinary sharing of opioid data among law enforcement and public health agencies. Carr spearheaded the development of the ODMAP, a real-time overdose syndromic surveillance system used to identify spikes in fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

In July , Mr. Case Explorer is not only a case management system, but also an event and target deconfliction system in use nationwide by law enforcement agencies at all levels of government. Opioid overdose investigations reported in Case Explorer are recorded on ODMAP and analysts explore links to drug trafficking organizations likely responsible for spikes in overdoses.

In September , Mr. The Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement used this grant to fund 13 incubator projects concentrating on various aspects of the opioid problem. Award recipients from 10 states received funds to foster their research.

Carr is an antiterrorism instructor for the U. He is the principle author of seven anti-terrorism courses dealing with terrorist financing, intermediate and advanced intelligence, task force management, and criminal investigation that are now delivered worldwide.

Carr was a Lt. He graduated with honors from Towson University and was first in his class at the Maryland State Police Academy, class of He served as an adjunct instructor with the University of Maryland from to He believes that innovations promoting the flow of information between clinical data systems, clinicians and patients is the key in improving healthcare delivery. Krishnaj combines his role as CMO with his training in clinical informatics to fulfill this aim.

His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and has found mention in media outlets. PINC is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3, U. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N. His research interests include the molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and microbial virulence, and the development of molecular diagnostic assays for infectious diseases.

Before being named Chief of Intelligence, Mr. Prior to coming to DEA, Mr. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. In this role she directs a multidisciplinary consultation service that provides guidance on the clinical management of patients with substance use disorders and associated consequences, conducts brief behavioral interventions and counseling with patients, facilitates linkage to hospital and community-based alcohol and drug treatment programs, and educates healthcare professionals.

Scot Kaufman Cancer Center, and a multispecialty provider group. He has been with the health system since when he came on board as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer since A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Lyle is active in community health initiatives and has received multiple leadership awards during his career from different organizations.

A life-long learner, an active outdoorsman, and a resident of Harford County since , Lyle and his wife, Donna, live in Havre de Grace and have four children and six grandchildren. She is the clinical leader of a regional care transformation partnership forged between two competing Maryland hospitals the Bay Area Transformation Partnership , and currently acts as president of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians.

She provides clinical care to underserved individuals at a primary care practice she helped build within a public housing unit within Annapolis. He developed the behavioral health population health strategy for the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network. Trivedi is a national expert on behavioral health services and care delivery. Her design team leads design research, requirements gathering, and user interface design work for software projects.

Bayless is the president and chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center. She joined AAMC as vice president of clinical and support services in December and was promoted to chief operating officer in In September , Bayless was named president and chief operating officer and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in Bayless has 25 years of experience in management and leadership roles specializing in strategic planning, health system operations, performance improvement, community health and outreach, medical staff relations, physician practice management and business development.

She received her bachelor of science from Tufts University and her master of health services administration from The University of Michigan School of Public Health. She also holds a certificate in executive leadership from the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development. Bayless and her husband, Mike live in Arnold, MD. They have two children, Connor 18 and Caroline Sentara is comprised of 12 acute care hospitals, 10 nursing centers and 3 assisted living centers in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, with over 1, physicians in its four medical groups.

Sentara also operates a health plan with , covered lives in Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio. Sentara has continually ranked as one of the most integrated health care networks in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine, and is the only health care system in the nation to be named in the top 10 continuously since the survey began. Dressler is a board-certified internist and nephrologist, and the Quality and Safety Officer for Academic and Medical Affairs. In this role since , Dr.

Dressler is engaged in initiatives to advance the clinical learning environment; with the goal to improve the quality, cost and value of care through the interprofessional application of high reliability principles. Improving Community Health and Health Equity Through Medical Education; nationwide learning collaborative involving 29 teams from Kathy is also Director of Research for the Karen S.

Kathy received her B. She went on to receive her M. Wetherill came to Christiana Care in as a staff pharmacist. He was later promoted to an evening pharmacy supervisor position and then advanced to Director of Pharmacy Supply. Prior to coming to Christiana Care, he served on active duty for the US Army and worked for a retail pharmacy chain pharmacy. He is also an actively drilling reservist with the US Army and is stationed at Ft.

Wetherill has numerous interests to include refining operational workflow, leading teams and managing supply chain challenges. Barbara is Patty and Jay H. She served two terms as the Director of the Jay H. She was also Vice Dean of the Wharton Undergraduate program. Barbara is an internationally recognized scholar on retailing, variety seeking, brand loyalty, product assortment and design, and consumer and patient decision-making.

She has published more than 75 articles in leading academic journals. She co-authored Grocery Revolution: Anahi Santiago holds a B. Beth Bortz is the President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, a nonprofit established in to accelerate the adoption of value-driven health care in the Commonwealth.

She has received several awards and recognition for her work, including:. A transplanted southerner, Beth and her husband David are avid Philadelphia sports fans and active in Virginia politics. She has two daughters, Devon and Katy. FIC was created to standardize the independent medication formularies into one Health System formulary to enhance medication safety, increase cost savings and promote evidenced-based practices.

Saheed received his medical degree from Cornell University in Saheed joined the Hopkins faculty in He has published over articles and 18 book chapters with over national and international presentations. His research has focused on quality improvement and bariatric surgery and has published influential articles on patient safety, medical education, adolescent bariatric surgery, diabetes and gastric bypass, fertility and birth outcomes following weight loss surgery, probiotics, pre-operative weight loss, family effects of weight loss surgery, effect of weight loss on testosterone, obesity disparities in health care, changes in cancer screening tests following weight loss, endoscopy, and impact of gastric bypass upon alcohol metabolism and cardiac risk factors.

He serves as editor of four books: Quality in Obesity Treatment, Morbid Obesity: His research efforts have been recognized by 26 research awards from 5 different surgical societies. As a teacher, Dr.

He was selected as Co-Chair and Chair for Obesity Week and , which is the largest worldwide meeting devoted to obesity with over attendees annually.

Susan Bear, PharmD, is the director of clinical pharmacy services for Carolinas HealthCare System where she leads a team of clinical pharmacists for this hospital system with locations in North and South Carolina. She is a preceptor and mentor to pharmacy students from three North Carolina universities, and she teaches pharmacotherapy to nurse practitioner students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Through her efforts, CHS implemented an antibiotic stewardship program.

In this role, he works with providers to improve the quality and coordination of care for residents of Harford County Maryland. Together with his team, he has launched innovative strategies aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital utilization, such as telemedicine programs with Skilled Nursing homes, Community Health Worker programs, virtual visits for chronic disease management, and analytic tools that contribute to and leverage data from the state health information exchange, CRISP.

His responsibilities included provider recruitment, the development commercial and government insurance ACO agreements, care management programs, and information technology implementation within the ACO. Colin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mt. He is also a Doctoral Candidate at Johns Hopkins. The Six Sigma program is in its eleventh year with over 50 million dollars of savings to the organization.

CAMC has improved its overall patient flow capabilities, being able to reduce deferred patients by per month. Bree Bush is a principal and the leader of the Care Optimization and Throughput practice. She has been leading healthcare organizations through transformation efforts for more than ten years with GE Healthcare Partners, focusing on utilizing simulation modeling and advanced analytical tools to optimize inpatient, procedural, and clinic capacity.

This has allowed organizations to improve access for patients, streamline operations and improve financial performance, while also creating a culture of staff empowerment and continuous improvement. Currently, she has been navigating and aligning academic medical centers to apply system engineering principals to healthcare environment which includes using simulation modeling to design solution and designing and building Command Centers, a central control point to proactive actively manage capacity and patient flow.

Applying this methodology has shown success in reducing inpatient length-of-stay, improving operating room utilization, and reducing emergency room boarding time.

Bree joined GE Healthcare 10 years ago through the Edison Engineering Development Program, a highly selective program designed to grow future engineering leaders. On program, she designed next generation diagnostic imaging equipment and brought a high-end ultrasound system to market.

He is responsible for the operations of the 5 Johns Hopkins Health System Emergency Departments managing nearly , patient visits annually. Scheulen is considered to be an expert in hospital and emergency department operations.

As Chief Administrative Officer, Jim leads the Johns Hopkins Office of Capacity Management and has operationalized a one of a kind, hospital capacity optimization command center. Steve Morgan attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his family practice residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in After being in private practice for seven years, he joined Carilion Clinic in He served as a regional medical director in the department of Family and Community Medicine from until Starting in , he transitioned from full time family medicine to a more active role within information technology and was appointed to the role of Chief Medical Information Officer of Carilion Clinic in She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare environment and has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and 3 book chapters.

Her interests include improving safety for both patients and staff. She has achieved outcomes such as preventing accidents, increased productivity, lowered injury rates, and reduced worker compensation costs by implementing appropriate ergonomic interventions in industrial and hospital environments. Her recent healthcare work involves quality improvement projects to achieve efficient processes and error proofing that result in a safe environment for staff and patients.

He was an orthopedic surgeon with an office practice in Northern Virginia, was Assistant surgeon for the Washington Redskins, and the team physician for the D. United Professional soccer club. During his first term, he led the Virginia Health Reform Initiative; established the Virginia Center for Healthcare Innovation; negotiated a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice that led to the first training center closures in Virginia; oversaw the implementation of an integrated eligibility system.

Throughout this work he stressed the need to recognize that citizens do not fit into siloed programs, and he began to address the need for a culture stressing the collective impact of all of the HHR Agencies. During his second term, Dr. Hazel has become a strong advocate for evidence-informed policies relating to health, healthcare, human services and technology and has engaged with philanthropy to fund upstream initiatives with a goal of prevention.

Prior to joining TH, Dr. Captain Jolissaint left active duty to pursue a medical career. During his tour of duty with General Dynamics, Dr. Jolissaint deployed to Iraq Tikrit, Al Asad, and Baghdad , Afghanistan Bagram, Kandahar, and Kabul , and Kuwait in support of military medical units providing health care support to their respective theaters of combat operations.

Greg and Debby are the proud parents of five wonderful and very successful adult children, and the grandparents of four amazing grandchildren. Although they are both originally from Louisiana, they are now both permanent residents of Maryland.

In this role, Dr. Kurfuerst is responsible for strategy execution and the oversight of daily operations for Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals, the Middletown Emergency Department, and community-based ancillary services including imaging, laboratory, rehabilitation, pharmacy, and medical aid unit services.

Prior to assuming the Chief Operating Officer role, Dr. Before joining Christiana Care in , Dr. She began her healthcare career as a practicing occupational therapist with a specialty in neurorehabilitation.

Her over 90 publications and presentations span both clinical and health care management topics at the local, regional, and national levels. Kurfuerst earned her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA in D also at Widener in Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is also a professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University.

With his leadership, Stanford Medicine has established a strategic vision to lead the biomedical revolution in Precision Health, a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care that empowers people to lead healthy lives. Before coming to Stanford, Dr. Minor was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of The Johns Hopkins University.

Prior to his appointment as provost in , Dr. With more than published articles and chapters, Dr. Minor is an expert in balance and inner ear disorders.

In the medical community, Dr. Minor is perhaps best known for his discovery of superior canal dehiscence syndrome, a debilitating disorder characterized by sound- or pressure-induced dizziness.

He subsequently developed a surgical procedure that corrects the problem and alleviates symptoms. He serves as the deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center TIC with the goal of partnering with clinical inventors to create novel IT solutions that improves patient care. This team of designers, developers, and data scientists work with inventors to build, deploy, and evaluate digital health solutions within the Johns Hopkins Medical System.

At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Nagy serves as the program director for year-long multidisciplinary leadership development programs at Johns Hopkins Medicine in clinical informatics, analytics and creating commercial ventures.

There have been over faculty and staff that have gone through the programs since From he served as the chair of the American Board of Imaging Informatics ABII which created the certification for imaging informatics professionals which has over 1, diplomates. In , he was inducted into the college of fellows for the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

Nagy received his PhD in Medical Physics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and is the author of over papers in the fields of informatics and implementation science.

Butte was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in , and in , he was recognized by the Obama Administration as a White House Champion of Change in Open Science for promoting science through publicly available data.

Other recent awards include the E. Butte is also a founder of three investor-backed data-driven companies: Personalis, providing medical genome sequencing services, Carmenta acquired by Progenity , discovering diagnostics for pregnancy complications, and NuMedii, finding new uses for drugs through open molecular data.

Butte is a principal investigator of three major programs: Widely published in a variety of oncology general medicine journals, Dr. Meisenberg remains an active outcomes researcher in the fields of high value medicine and health services research. Hired in , his early tenure focused on solutions for identity management, security, and enterprise portal.

Despite this expanded role, Dwight maintains a keen interest in technology, and regularly engages with systems engineers and architects to develop solutions. Over the past several years, the TIC has developed many new applications and collaborated with emerging healthcare startups. In late , Dwight began efforts to develop a new big-data, precision medicine platform as part of Hopkins InHealth.

Dwight holds a B. He has responsibility for overall strategy and deployment of electronic information and technology services. Dave joined AAMC in as executive director of analytics.

In his new role, Dr. Anzilotti will focus on the optimization of care delivery at the acute care level through strategic visioning, network development, clinical technology implementation and leveraging medical informatics. Anzilotti was a practicing neuroradiologist in the radiology department for more than two years before becoming Chair and he continues to practice neuroradiology.

Before joining Christiania Care Health system, Dr. Anzilotti practiced neuroradiology at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. Anzilotti had responsibility for the physician leadership and network operations of the ACO which includes close to primary care physicians from five health systems covering almost 48, lives statewide. She was a research assistant to Dr.

Stephen Hanauer helping with clinical drug trials and epidemiologic studies, which was what got her interested in IBD. She was on faculty there for 8 years then moved to Mayo Clinic. She is currently a Professor of Medicine and has always practiced in an academic setting with fellows, residents and students rotating with her in clinic and on wards.

She also serves in editorial positions for several journals. Her areas of research interest include gender issues and medication compliance. The thought of private practice had always appealed to me and I began practice in a multi-specialty group in the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains in Hickory, North Carolina.

Three years into practice the other gastroenterologists who joined me separated from the multi-specialty group and formed our own independent practice in gastroenterology here in Hickory. The practice has thrived as we have worked through the many decision points involved in business management including contract negotiations with insurance companies, office management and the always difficult decision of when to add a new associate.

We eventually added an endoscopy ASC to our unit which is entirely owned by us as well. We currently are a practice of 8 physicians. With our sons moving on toward college and careers of their own, I have finally allowed more time to devote to my involvement in the ACG. This has included being elected North Carolina Governor. I have also been very involved with the political aspect of medicine, especially at the state and federal level and am serving on several committees by request of the North Carolina Medical Society.

Levitt completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania major: Levitt developed an interest in therapeutic endoscopy, IBD, and liver disease. Wishing to pursue a career as a clinical gastroenterologist, he joined a single specialty GI practice in San Jose, CA after fellowship, where he is delighted to practice in a stimulating and collegial environment, while providing first-rate patient-centered care. Levitt also participates in original clinical research, and has contributed multiple abstracts and published articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Raj Majithia completed his medical school and internal medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. Majithia joined the University of North Carolina — Johnston Health Care as a clinical gastroenterologist focusing on biliary and therapeutic endoscopy.

During his training, Dr. Majithia was elected to serve on the American College of Gastroenterology training committee which is responsible for responsible for coordinating activities, programs and outreach relating to training programs and trainee members of the College.

He has been actively involved in clinical research, quality improvement, and endoscopy. Majithia has published numerous articles and abstracts. His current research interests include outcomes research and pancreatobiliary research. He practices in an outpatient office and actively spends time with inpatient consults and procedures.

Majithia is actively involved in mentoring fellows, residents, and medical students in research. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree from Temple University. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Temple University, followed by a 3-year fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Virginia, where she was chief fellow.

She stayed on for an additional year of advanced endoscopy training at UVA, where she was trained in ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, deep enteroscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection, and other advanced techniques. Her research interests include GI bleeding, emerging technologies, and endoscopic innovation. She is active in clinical research, and has contributed to multiple peer-reviewed publications, as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters. She enjoys mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows in both clinical and research environments.

She received her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her internal medicine residency at New York University and her fellowship at New York University where she had advanced training in Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Her clinical interests include: GI oncology, pancreatic cysts and innovative uses of Endoscopic Ultrasound. She is in academic medicine because of her commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary care of patients, as well as the work life balance it offers. She is part of a dual physician family and has two young children. I have published over peer-reviewed articles and 19 book chapters.

My clinical expertise mirrors my academic interests. I developed a passion for research during my Bachelor of Science Degree in Anatomy where research was a heavy part of the curriculum. I find an academic career rewarding, as the working week is so varied. I have the opportunity to both care for patients and conduct research projects. Clinical interests include celiac disease, malabsorption syndromes, gender-related biases in medicine, and issues related to work-life balance, given she is in a dual-physician marriage with 3 school-aged children.

Outside of work, she loves distance running, rollerblading, reading, and spending time with family. I moved over to Northwestern in for my Residency in Internal Medicine and stayed on to complete my Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship there before joining the faculty in I am currently NIH funded to study the pathogenesis of GERD and also the development of new technologies to investigate swallowing disorders.

In addition, I have been the primary investigator on a number of Industry funded projects ranging from investigator initiated physiologic studies to clinical trials involving new medications and medical devices Phase III and IV. My current clinical practice focuses on refractory GERD and esophageal motor diseases and I also serve as Editor of the journal Diseases of the Esophagus. I have always enjoyed the variety that academic medicine allows and have a strong commitment to mentoring trainees and junior faculty.

Quillen VAMC for five years. Pop is currently employed by Carteret Healthcare in Morehead City, NC where she is tasked with the development of a Gastroenterology service line. American College of Gastroenterology: The latest transatlantic sortie to Houston took place in Clinically, I would regard myself as a general gastroenterologist with some focus on the areas of clinical research interest.

I also have a long-standing interest in Medical Education and have been particularly involved in medical student, GI fellowship and program director education, the latter through the World Gastroenterology Organization and ACG supported Train-the-Trainers program, as well as the ACG young faculty program.

I served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and maintain an active role on editorial boards and manuscript reviewing. I am happy to share my experiences and learning gained over the years in clinical research, education and medical publishing with potential mentees.

Raffals is a native of Indiana. In , she joined the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division at Mayo Clinic, where she is a member of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease interest group. Her primary research interests include ileal pouch dysfunction and the interactions of gastrointestinal dysmotility, the intestinal bacterial community, and inflammatory bowel disease.

She currently serves as the Program Director for the Gastroenterology fellowship program. Raffals enjoys spending her spare time with her husband Reeghan and two young daughters, ages 6 and 8. Her hobbies include reading, exercising, cooking, and hiking. I am a full Professor of Medicine and my research interest has been in benign and malignant pancreatic disease and endoscopic ultrasound application to the pancreas.

I have been an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology serving on the Training committee as a member for 6 years, including as serving as its chairman until My career focus has been on education of GI fellows and medical residents. I moved in the Midwest for my medical training: I am in charge of the inflammatory bowel disease clinic. While similar endeavors are usually undertaken in academic centers, the challenge of expanding advances in IBD care to the community has been rewarding.

I mostly do general gastroenterology, as well as motility work and run the motility lab at our clinic. It is a branch of the main hospital in Ohio. We do have fellows and residents here so I stay involved with education and some research, mostly clinical research. I would describe this practice as a blend of academic and clinical. This is close to where I grew up and my husband and I decided to return to Florida to be close to my parents. I have 2 children- ages 11 and 13 now and so had to do the work-life balance or dance like I sometimes call it throughout my career.

His academic interests include teaching students, residents and fellows in both geriatrics and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and curriculum development in these topics.

Brijen is interested in helping to teach and better understand shared decision making in the older population for colon cancer screening. He is the recipient of a Hartford Center of Excellence grant and a Hearst Foundation grant to train chief resident in Geriatric principles.

He has published review articles and textbook chapters on fecal incontinence, constipation, and colon cancer screening in the geriatric population. At the Liver Institute of Virginia, Dr. Shiffman and his staff care for patients with all types of liver disorders. Liver Institute has arrangements with several liver transplant programs. Patients can undergo evaluation testing, pre and post liver transplant care at the Liver Institute, which prevents the need for patients to travel long distances for transplant care.

The Liver Institute at Bon Secours Health System also offers multi-modality treatment for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma including surgical resection, chemoembolization, radioembolization, radio frequency ablation, and chemotherapy and works with several transplant programs to offer liver transplantation. Shiffman supervises a large clinical trials research program which conducts trials at both Liver Institute offices in the area of chronic HCV, chronic HBV, fatty liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis.

His writing and clinical research have focused primarily on viral hepatitis C and B where he is considered an international key opinion leader. Pooja Singhal, MD Dr. She completed her residency in from Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC where she was selected to serve as a chief resident. She then completed her Gastroenterology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital where she also served as a chief GI fellow.

She is available via email poojasinghalou gmail. She is excited to guide trainees on different career tracks, and work-life balance. Zarema Singson, MD Dr. Zarema Singson is a graduate of Rice University. Singson went on to complete her residency and fellowship training at the University of California Irvine where she also served as Chief Resident.

She is currently in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband are the proud parents of two children. She did her internal medicine residency at Tufts Medical Center and her fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical and research interests include colon cancer screening, GERD, health disparities and heritable colon cancer syndromes.

She is actively involved in the training of GI fellows, residents and medical students. She is in a dual physician marriage and has 2 young children. Szyjkowski, MD, FACG As a student, the physiology of achalasia fascinated me and sparked my interest in gastrointestinal diseases and having rotated on GI doing my first colonoscopy with one of our surgical staff at Loyola in Chicago, I was hooked.

It seemed to me that gastroenterology was a perfect fit for a Med-Peds graduate. After finishing my training in El Paso at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, I pursued fellowship training and was lucky enough to receive great training and exposure to both adult and pediatric patients and fished my fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center. After completing my 14 years of Army service, my family and I relocated to our home area of Upstate New York where I presently am lucky enough to serve as Training Director and Division Chair of gastroenterology.

He is also actively involved in mentoring fellows, residents, and medical students in both clinical and research environments. Currently, I practice in the Phoenix area, where I have worked for the past 12 years.

I perform all routine endoscopic procedures, including upper and lower endoscopy as well as ERCP. Our practice is also involved in clinical research in various areas of gastroenterology. I have been in practice since in New Haven, Connecticut. My current position also gives me the opportunity to work with GI fellows and medical students from Yale New Haven Hospital and the Yale medical school as I am also an assistant professor at Yale Medical School.

I am also assistant professor at the Netter School of Medicine and actively involved in developing their GI curriculum for incoming students. He has a diverse range of clinical leadership experiences including academic medicine and humanitarian assistance.

He loves helping fellows learn to be the best gastroenterologists they can be. As the husband of a busy practicing gynecologist and the father of two active children, he is keenly aware of the importance of work-life balance!