Dr. Douglas Drossman
UNC School of Medicine
Effective communication skills to improve physician-patient relationship
- Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at UNC School of Medicine
- Co-Director of the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders. He has had a long-standing interest in the research and evaluation of difficult to diagnose and treat GI disorders.
- Published more than 400 books, articles and abstracts relating to epidemiology, psychosocial and quality of life assessment, design of treatment trials, and outcomes of research in GI disorders.
- President of the Rome Foundation
- Editor of Rome I, II and III, "Understanding the Irritbable Gut" and the "Clinical Algorithms for Functional GI Disorders" produced by the Rome Foundation
- Member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, and Chair of the Awards Committee of the International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders (IFFGD)
- Founder and past chair of the Functional Brain Gut Research Group (FBG)
- Janssen Award for Clinical Research in Digestive Diseases
- Associate Editor of Gastroenterology, (2001-2006)
- MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1970
- Medical residency at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and New York University-Bellevue Medical Center.
- Sub-specialized in psychosocial (psychosomatic) medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. George Engel from 1975 to 1976
- Specialized in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina in from 1976 to 1978.
Dr. Nicholas F. LaRusso
Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
Learning from Failure:Lessons from the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic
- Director of the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic
- Chair of the AGA foundation
- President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
- President of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
- NIH MERIT Award
- Member of the American Association of Clinical Investigation
- Principle Investigator of two RO1’s and the NIH Mayo Center for Cell Signaling in Gastroenterology
- Distinguished Achievement Awards from both the AGA and the AASLD
- Distinguished Mentor award from the AGA
- Distinguished Investigator of the Mayo Foundation
- Charles H. Weinman Endowed Professor of Medicine
Scott Johnson, Founder, Myelin Repair Foundation
Breaking from the Past to Breakthrough to Cures-The Accelerated Collaboration Model
- President and Founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation- the world's largest non-profit research organization exclusively focused on developing the next generation multiple sclerosis treatment—myelin repair
- Featured in Fortune as a “lifesaving shakeup in the world of medical research”
- Creator of Accelerated Research Collaboration™ model (ARC™)
- His foundation’s collaboration has (1) identified over 150 novel potential targets; (2) developed 24 new research tools with broad application to all neurological disease research; (3) had two U.S. patents issued and 16 patent applications published and (4) published over 80 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Launched WhereAreTheCures.org a web site initiative designed to educate patients and their families about the shortcomings of the current system for discovering and developing new patient treatments
- Recognized as the Northern California Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® http://www.myelinrepair.org/i/sjohnson_pic-lg2.jpg
Dr. Sandeep Jauhar
North Shore LIJ; author, "Intern, A Doctor's Initiation"
- Director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Author of the book Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation, which was a national and Indian bestseller and has been optioned by NBC for a dramatic television series
- Writing about medicine and health for The New York Times for over a decade.
- Written essays for The New England Journal of Medicine, Slate, New York magazine, and The Los Angeles Times, and has appeared frequently in media venues, including CNN, ABC, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio.
- AAAS Mass Media Fellow at Time magazine
- Recipient of a South Asian Journalists Special recognition Award for outstanding stories about medicine.
- Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley.
- MD from Washington University School of Medicine.
- Internal Medicine residency at Weill Cornell
- Fellowship in Cardiology with specialization in heart failure at NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. John Moore
MIT Media Lab, New Media Medicine Group
Utilizing technology in the doctor-patient interaction to improve health outcomes and the patient experience.
- Researcher and PhD candidate in the New Media Medicine Group at the MIT Media Lab.
- Studying the effect that new technology-mediated paradigms for doctor-patient collaboration can have on education, adherence, and behavior change.
- Fulbright Scholar in Belgium, where he conducted clinical engineering studies on neurological movement disorders.
- Winner of the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology Award for his work on CollaboRhythm: Primary Care Teamwork Anywhere at Any Time.
- MD from Boston University.
Brian Forrest MD
Access Healthcare; Direct Pay Health; UNC Chapel Hill
Keeping it Simple: How to Run a Private Practice in the 21st century and Thrive
- Founded Access Healthcare and the Access Hypertension Clinic in 2002 to provide an advanced access, low overhead practice model that dramatically reduces out of pocket costs for uninsured patients and has been shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes compared to traditional practice models.
- Founder & Chief Medical Officer of DirectPay Health a consulting company that helps physicians transition their practices to a low overhead, micropractice model.
- The model is a direct pay method for providing medical care that is totally independent of any insurers, government, or other third party payers.
- Experienced author/lecturer with over 200 presentations on Cardiovascular Disease and the Access Healthcare Model and multiple publications over the last 10 years.
- Numerous appearances on television and radio, including on NPR’s “The Story with Dick Gordon.”
- Triangle Business Journals 40 under 40 Leadership Award
- the Cardiovascular Diseases Center of Excellence in 2009;
- the Presidential Award from the NCAFP in 2008
- The helping hand Mission awarded him the “Touched By an Angel Award”
- “Best Doctor in the Triangle Area” based on a newspaper readers’ poll
- Medical school at UNC Chapel Hill
- Internship and residency in Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University.
- Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health and a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetes from 1996-1998.
- Extensive post graduate continuing medical education in hypertension and cardiovascular disease
- Certified as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist by the American Society of Hypertension.
- Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the NC Academy of Family Physicians and is currently Vice President Elect on the Academy’s Board of Directors.
- Member of the NC Medical Society Legislative Cabinet.
- Served on the NC Medical Board Task Force on Board Certification
- Member of the American Society of Hypertension, the North Carolina Medical Society, the NCAFP and the AAFP.
- Black belt instructor in Hap Ki Do, keyboard composer, Sunday School Teacher, amateur magician.
Dr. Jay Parkinson
- Founder of HelloHealth “a web-based patient communication, practice management and electronic health record in one solution.”
- Co-founder of “the future well” a design and health innovation consulting firm.
- Called “The Doctor of the Future” and one of the “Top Ten Most Creative People in Healthcare” by Fast Company.
- Named 2009's “Best and Brightest: Radicals and Rebels Who Are Changing the World” issue. by esquire magazine.
- Featured in GOOD Magazine, CNN, Newsweek, and Health Affairs.
- Lead Author of several petitions to the FDA.
- Toyota Lean Training and Implementation at Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care.
- Helped Design the Obesity Management Program at Johns Hopkins.
- MD from Penn State University College of Medicine.
- Pediatrics Residency at St. Vincents.
- MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- Preventative Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins.
Harvard, Beth Israel Deaconess
- Director, Complementary Specialties and Associate Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Renowned expert in the interface between alternative and conventional medicine
- Author of “Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine” a comprehensive guide to theory and practice of Chinese medicine.
- World expert on placebo studies and has led numerous NIH-funded clinical, basic science, social science, historical, methodological and ethical investigations of placebo effects
- He has authored over 100 articles in such journals as Lancet, British Medical Journal, Journal of Neuroscience, Annals of Internal Medicine, NeuroImage, Pain, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Bulletin for the History of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and International Journal of Epidemiology.
- Expert panelist of the FDA.
- Member of the National Advisory Council of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), of the NIH.
- Oriental Doctor of Medicine degree from the Macao Institute of Chinese Medicine, in Macao, China.
Creative Director, Involution Studios
Hacking Health: Designing for and understanding your health
- Creative Director of Involution Studios a user interface and application design firm.
- Designs clinical and consumer health software for every application: from desktop to celltop to skintop.
- Leads the HIMSS Mobile Health Design Workgroup, consulted for the US Dept of Health and Human Services on the design of Medicare.gov and national health IDs, and co-designed Project Laika (the open source data interoperability service used in CCHIT’s EHR certification).
- Creative leader of three different organizations, producing work recognized by the BBC, the New York Times, Ars Electronica, Newsweek, National Pubic Radio, and Billboard Magazine.
- Worked with Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and MITRE.
- Lecturer on design and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
IBM Watson Project, Professor Clinical Medicine (in Bio-Medical Informatics) Columbia University
Your new co-pilot. Using algorithms and AI to help patients faster.
- Consultant IBM Watson Project, Professor Clinical Medicine (in Bio-Medical Informatics) Columbia University.
- Expert in medical education and bio-informatics.
- Leader in the use technology to help doctors deliver great care.
- Numerous projects including: A Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Decision Support System, Medical Record Summarization dashboard and a Pharmacovigilance tool.
- Award wining professor at Yale and Columbia.
- Established Investigator for the American Heart Association.
- Prolific author on many subjects including: physiology, medical education, clinical medicine, and bio-medical informatics.
- Published in many journal including: Nature, The American Journal of Physiology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
- Professor of Medicine and deputy Dean of Education at Yale University School of Medicine.
- Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai.
- Fellowship and post-doctoral fellowship in Nephrology at Mount Sinai.
- Post doctoral fellowship in Bio-Medical Informatics Columbia University
Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, Doximity
Social Media and health care: Empowering patients and doctors around the world, are you next?
- Entered the intersection of health care and social media (#hcsm) long before the pavement was dry , with a goal to leverage technology, the internet, his ability to communicate, and his passion to create a health care system with a level playing field.
- Recently named one of Twitter’s Top Ten Doctors, and one of the "Eleven Faces to Follow in Healthcare and Social Media".
- Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic's Social Media Network
- Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York Medical College
- Chief of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at University Orthopedics, PC and Westchester Medical Center
- Chief Medical Officer of iMedExchange.com FairCareMD.com
- Adviser to many companies including: Register Patient, Twistle, Doximity, Faultline Ventures, eMAX Health Systems, Healthcare IT Strategy, LLC, and Premier Logic
Jason Hwang, M.D. M.B.A.
Author, The Innovators Prescription, U Michigan, Harvard Business School
The Innovators Prescription: The Cure for what Ails Healthcare
- Executive Director of Healthcare at Innosight Institute, a non-profit social innovation think tank based in Mountain View, CA.
- Co-author of The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care (McGraw-Hill, January 2009), the American College of Healthcare Executives 2010 Book of the Year and recipient of the 2011 Health Service Journal Circle Prize for Inspiring Innovation.
- Chief resident and clinical instructor at the University of California, Irvine, where he received multiple recognitions for his clinical work.
- Clinician with the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California
- M.D. from the University of Michigan.
- M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
John Ratey, M.D.
Author, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, Harvard Medical School
The Spark Revolution: How exercise can make you a smarter clinician and save your patients lives.
- Research Synthesizer, Speaker, and Author, as well a Clinical Psychiatrist maintaining a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Author, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.
- Lectured and published 60 peer reviewed articles on the topics of Aggression, Autism, ADHD, and other issues in neuropsychiatry.
- Authored A User's Guide to the Brain (2000), Shadow Syndromes (1997) Driven to Distraction (1994), Answers to Distraction (1995) ,and Delivered from Distraction (2005)
- Additionally, he has edited several books including The Neuropsychiatry of Personality Disorders (1994), published by Blackwell Scientific
- Each year since 1995, Dr. Ratey has been selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America.
- Founded The Ratey Institute whose mission is to broadcast life changing science and establish the best practice policies first in our school and then other organizations to reclaim human health.
- MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
- Psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School.
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