William A. Abdu, MD
William is the medical director of The Spine Center, a member of the Clinical Practice Committee, and a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Board of Governors. His areas of research interests include the study of the association of the burden of illness and the impact illness has on patient-reported outcomes in spine patients. He has also been active in safety and quality initiatives, resident education, shared decision making, and informatics. As a believer in the notion that good information leads to good decisions by patients, William has fully integrated the practice of SDM into all aspects of spine care at DHMC. William completed his medical degree at Tufts University, completed his orthopedic training at DHMC. This was followed by a fellowship in spine surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio.
Janet L. Abrahm, MD
Janet is an associate physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an active staff member in the psychosocial oncology and palliative care unit at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also a member of the certifying examination committee, a sub-specialty of hospice and palliative medicine of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest include palliative care in oncology patients, starting from cancer diagnosis through the last days, and palliative care programs in academic medical centers. She has had the opportunity to participate in numerous funded projects relating to these areas and has a specific career interest in building academic palliative medicine programs. Janet holds an MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Peter C. Albertsen, MD
Peter is associate dean for clinical research planning & administration, division chief and residency program director and professor, all at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Division of Urology. Peter is also on the National Blue Cross Blue Shield Technology Assessment Panel and chairman of the Cause of Death Committee for the National Cancer Institute PLCO Screening Trial. He serves on a number of editorial boards, has participated in various research projects and has published articles in a diverse selection of medical journals, mainly pertaining to his area of clinical expertise: urology. Peter holds an MD from Columbia University and completed his residency at New England Deaconess Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Robert M. Anderson, Ed.D.
Robert is professor and senior research scientist in the department of medical education at the University of Michigan. He is also the director of the Behavioral, Clinical and Health Systems Research Core of the MDRTC. His area of clinical interest includes diabetes care and education, and behavioral medicine. Robert has conducted numerous NIH-funded research in these areas.
Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD
Gunnar is a professor at Rush University Medical Center in the area of orthopedic surgery. His expertise is in degenerative disc disease, spinal disorders and nonsurgical care, and spine surgery. His clinical interests are in intervertebral disc biology, biomechanics, and epidemiology of back pain. Gunnar has authored and/or contributed to over 47 articles in the last 5 years. He received his MD at the University of Gothernburg Sahlgren Hospital in Sweden, did his residency in orthopedic surgery at Sahlgren Hospital, and completed his fellowship in orthopedic surgery at The London Hospital.
Paul M. Arnstein, PhD
Paul is an associate professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, clinical nurse specialist for pain relief and director of the MGH Cares about Pain Relief project. His area of clinical expertise is pain management. Paul has been involved with a number of research grant initiatives and has written a number of published articles on pain management. He is also a peer reviewer for a selection of nursing journals and belongs to professional societies related to his clinical interest. Paul is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the recipient of the Yvonne L. Munn Nurse Scientist. He holds a PhD from Boston College.
Joseph F. Audette, MA, MD
Joseph is currently the director of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals’ Outpatient Pain Services in Medford and is the course director of the Harvard CME course on Structural Acupuncture for Physicians. He has lectured extensively on topics including myofascial pain, pain rehabilitation, and acupuncture. His clinical and research interests include myofascial pain, repetitive strain syndrome, chronic pain and acupuncture. Joseph earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP
David is a professor of psychology and psychiatry, and the founder and director emeritus of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. His expertise and interest is in anxiety and mood disorders, and more recently how anxiety issues can be manifested into sexual dysfunction. He has published over 500 articles and chapters and over 60 books, mostly in the area of the nature and treatment of emotional disorder. David is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Award for Applications of Psychology from the APA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont.
George Blackburn, MD
George serves as the S. Daniel Abraham Associate Professor of nutrition and associate director of the division of nutrition at Harvard Medical School. He is also the chief of the Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, and director of the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine. He recently published the critically acclaimed weight loss book, "Break Through Your Set Point", with Julie Corliss. George has published widely on various aspects of nutrition, medicine, and metabolism, with over 400 publications to date. He has been recognized for his contributions to the field of nutrition by being awarded the Grace Goldsmith Award by the American College of Nutrition, and the Joseph Goldberger award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Medical Association. George received his medical degree from the University of Kansas. He completed his internship and residency at Boston City Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and later he obtained his doctorate in nutritional biochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Richard R. Bootzin, PhD
Richard is a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, and the president of the board of directors of the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System. His research focuses on how sleep affects all aspects of our life including cognition, emotion regulation, and health. In particular, he is interested in the causes and treatment of insomnia and other sleep disturbances. In 2008, he received the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award from the Sleep Research Society. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. Richard received his PhD in Psychology from Purdue University and did his fellowship at Flinders University of South Australia.
Reginald Bruskewitz, MD
Reginald is professor of surgery at the University of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include surgical and pharmacological therapies for benign prostatic hyperplasia. He holds an MD from the University of Wisconsin Medical School, completed an internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and completed a fellowship in urodynamics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ira Byock, MD
Ira is a professor at the Dartmouth Medical School, director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and associate director for patient and family-centered care at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Ira is the past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is hospice and palliative medicine, both of which he has written about in numerous books, articles and other publications. Ira has received many awards including the National Hospice Organization's Person of the Year award in 1995, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's Community Leadership Award and the Distinguished Service Award. He holds an MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his residency in family practice at the University of California, San Francisco.
David Casarett, MD, MA
David is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and is the director of Hospice and Palliative Care of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. His major research interest is in understanding and improving the way that health systems care for patients near the end of life. His work has included studies of hospice and hospice alternatives, as well as a randomized controlled trial of a decision aid to improve end of life care. David is the Principal Investigator for CHOICE (Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness), a national research network whose goal is to define safe and effective hospice care. He received his BA in anthropology at Swarthmore College, his MA in Anthropology and his MD at Case Western Reserve University.
Roger Chou, MD
Roger is an associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and a staff physician in the internal medicine clinic at OHSU. He has been the director of the American Pain Society (APS) Clinical Practice Guidelines Development Program since 2004. As Director of the APS Clinical Guidelines Program, Roger led the development of clinical guidelines for the management of low back pain and the use of opioids for non-cancer pain, and is currently working on other practice guidelines for APS. His research interests are systematic review methodology, meta-analysis, screening and preventive services, guideline development, and drug effectiveness. Roger is on several journal editorial boards and is an author on numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He received his MD at Northwestern University, did his residency at OHSU, and completed his fellowship in general internal medicine at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
E. Dale Collins, MD
Dale is a professor of surgery at Dartmouth Medical School, the chief of plastic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the director of the Center for Informed Choice at the Dartmouth Institute. Her expertise is in breast cancer, plastic surgery, breast reconstruction, shared decision making, informed patient choice, relational coordination, and patient reported outcomes. Dale was awarded “America’s Top Doctors” from 2002-2012, and is estimated by Castle Connolly to be among the top 1% in the nation in her specialty. She received her BS from Eckerd College, her MD from Emory University School of Medicine, and her MS from Dartmouth Medical School.
Michael S. Conte, MD
Michael is chief of vascular surgery at the University of California San Francisco Heart and Vascular Center. He specializes in diseases of the aorta and its major branches, aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease (PAD). He also treats diabetic vascular disease and complex revascularization to prevent limb amputation. Michael led the largest multi-center clinical trial to date examining outcomes of leg bypass surgery in patients with severe PAD and is studying angioplasty and bypass surgery failure and approaches to identify patients at risk. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council. Michael earned a medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed a surgical residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, including a two-year research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He completed vascular surgery training as a John Homans Fellow at BWH and Harvard Medical School.
Karen Costenbader, MD, MPH
Karen is the associate director at the Lupus Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Her specialties are in antophospholipid antibody syndrome, arthritis, collagen vascular disease, rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus. She has been published numerous times throughout her career. Karen received her MD from Harvard Medical School, did her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and completed fellowships at both Harvard University and MGH.
Carolyn Crandall, MD, MS
Carolyn is currently a professor of medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and practices at the UCLA Health Systems Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center. Her research interests focus on menopause and osteoporosis. Two of her major projects currently involve identifying the determinants of mammographic breast density (a strong risk factor for breast cancer) and studying the interrelations between breast cancer, breast cancer therapy, and osteoporosis. Carolyn received her MD from UCLA School of Medicine, and did her internship and residency at UCLA School of Medicine, Internal Medicine.
Mark. A Creager, MD
Mark is the director of the Vascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a professor at Harvard Medical School. His specialty is cardiovascular medicine and his clinical interests are atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular medicine. Mark got his MD from Temple University School of Medicine, did his residency at University Hospital, and completed two fellowships at University Hospital and Boston City Hospitals.
Sue Cummings, MS, RD, LDN
Harold J. DeMonaco, MS
Harold is director of the Innovation Support Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the editorial board for Harvard Health Publications at Harvard Medical School. He is also a member of various medical committees and has prior teaching experience at Massachusetts General Hospital. His area of clinical expertise is intravenous drug delivery systems and has many published articles regarding these systems. He currently reviews editorials from a variety of journals and is a reviewer for HealthNewsReview.org. Harold holds an MS in therapeutics from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.
Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH
Darren is associate professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians and the Society of General Internal Medicine, as well as a number of other health committees. His areas of clinical expertise include heart failure and diabetes. Darren was awarded the Pfizer Visiting Professor for Health Literacy and Clear Health Communication in 2010 and 2006, the Outstanding Reviewer for Annals of Internal Medicine in 2008 and the Distinguished Reviewer for the Journal of General Internal Medicine in 2005, among others. He has also written numerous book chapters, journal articles, letters and editorials. He holds an MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and an MPH from UNC- Chapel Hill School of Public Health, where he completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics, and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program fellowship.
Curt Diehm, MD
Curt is a professor and the medical director of the Department of Internal and Vascular Medicine at the Karlsbad Clinic, Academic Hospital University of Heidelberg, in Germany. His expertise is in epidemiology and peripheral arterial disease. He has been the president of the German Society of Vascular Medicine several times, and for 20 years he has been the president of the German League for Vascular Diseases, a non profit organization for the interest of patients. He is the head of the German getABI study, the study in Europe that showed the importance of PAD as a marker for a high morbidity and mortality in patients. Curt studied medicine in Heidelberg, Geneva and Paris. He did his residency and fellowship at the University Hospital in Heidelberg.
Catherine E. DuBeau, MD
Catherine is currently the clinical chief in the division of geriatric medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center, and a professor of medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her specialties are in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. She received her MD from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, did her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and did her fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
Martin Englund, MD, PhD
Martin is currently working full time as a clinical arthritis investigator at Boston University. He was born and raised in Sweden and completed his medical training at Lund University. He started his research on arthritis as a medical student, and completed his PhD degree in orthopedics with the thesis entitled “Meniscal Tear – a Feature of Osteoarthritis.” In Boston, Mark has extended his scientific training by gaining an MS degree in epidemiology.
Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA
Laura is professor of surgery and radiology at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and associate director of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Laura is a member of several professional and national medical committees, as well as advisory and review boards. Her area of clinical expertise consists of oncology--breast cancer in particular--and radiology. She has given numerous lectures, taken part in investigator-initiated studies and written published materials relating to her interests. Laura holds an MD from Stanford University's School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency, and an MBA from Stanford University's School of Business.
Kathleen Fairfield, MD, MPH, DrPH
Kathleen is associate chief of medicine at Maine Medical Center, assistant professor of medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine and faculty physician at the Internal Medical Clinic within Maine Medical Center. She is president of the New England Region Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and holds a number of other positions at the Maine Medical Center. Kathleen’s work focuses on ovarian cancer epidemiology and nutrition, both of which she has written about in numerous published articles. She holds an MD from Boston University School of Medicine, and earned MPH and DrPH degrees from Harvard School of Public Health.
Todd Farchione, PhD
Todd is currently an assistant professor of psychology at Boston University and directs the Intensive Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD). While at CARD, he has achieved the prestigious title of Master Clinician, which is awarded only to those with years of clinical experience and superior supervisory skills. His research focuses on understanding emotion regulation processes, identifying mechanisms of change in treatment, and on developing new preventative measures and improved treatments for emotional disorders. Todd teaches, guest lectures, and conducts professional training workshops on the nature and treatment of emotional disorders and has been recognized for his dedication to improving training of clinicians and dissemination of empirically supported treatments. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Catherine Finn, MSW, LCSW Senior Research Associate
Catherine carefully evaluates and translates medical research to support the development and maintenance of Shared Decision- Making® programs in mental health, oncology and palliative care. Before joining the Foundation, Catherine was a researcher in the Child Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Harvard School of Public Health. She conducted her clinical training at Healthcare Associates, a multidisciplinary primary care practice within Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Catherine holds a BA in literature and psychology, a BS in mass communications from Boston University and an MSW from Simmons College.
David R. Flum, MD, MPH
David is a gastrointestinal surgeon and outcomes researcher at the University of Washington. He holds the rank of professor in the schools of medicine, public health, and pharmacy, and serves as the director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) and associate chair for research in the department of surgery. His areas of clinical expertise include surgical management of gastrointestinal disorders, advanced laparoscopy, biliary tract disorders, complex abdominal wall hernias, and bariatric surgery for the treatment of diabetes. He has published numerous research articles in addition to being featured in the media as a medical expert. David received his BS and MD from University of Miami and his MPH from University of Washington. He did his residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and completed fellowships at Cooper Hospital and University of Washington.
Robert Foster, MD
Robert is currently an associate professor in the department of surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and currently holds the position as chief of plastic surgery service at Mount Zion Hospital and the UCSF Breast Reconstructive Service. His research interests include outcome studies to evaluate and optimize breast reconstruction techniques and developing improved methods to help patients through their decision making process at the time of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. He has also been recognized nationally and internationally for his basic science research in the area of transplantation tolerance and molecular biology. He is the author of more than 75 publications and a guest reviewer for seven scientific journals. Robert was named to the list of U.S. News "Top Doctors," which denotes the top 10% of physicians within a region practicing a given specialty. He received his MD from Suny Health Science Center, did residencies at New York Medical College and UCSF, and completed several fellowships at UCSF.
Professor F.G.R. Fowkes, MBChB, PhD
Gerry is emeritus professor of epidemiology in the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has a long-standing interest in the epidemiology of peripheral vascular diseases including leg artery diseases, varicose veins and aortic aneurysm. He set up the Wolfson Unit for the Prevention of Peripheral Vascular Diseases which has conducted many community based studies such as the Edinburgh Artery Study, Edinburgh Vein Study and Aspirin for Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis trial. He was coordinating editor of the Cochrane Collaboration Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group which has carried out systematic reviews of treatments in the field and Gerry was a strong advocate of the involvement of patients and the public in the review process. He is also interested in the translation of research findings into clinical practice and, as such, has been a member of many international guideline groups concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular diseases. He graduated in medicine from the Edinburgh Medical School and undertook training in epidemiology and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE
Martha is an associate research scientist in the department of medical education at University of Michigan Medical School, an adjunct lecturer at the School of Nursing, and the co-director of the Behavioral, Clinical and Health Systems Research of the MDRTC. Her research interests are patient empowerment, diabetes self-management educations and support, chronic care, and patient-centered care. Martha has been the author of over 150 publications and has made more than 200 national and international presentations. She served as editor for AADE's Core Curriculum in Diabetes Education, 3rd edition, as chair of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Task Force to develop the National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education, as chair of the Task Force to develop educational standards for the International Diabetes Federation, and is the author of the “Life with Diabetes” education program curriculum published by the ADA. She received her BS from Lenoir Rhyne University and her MS from University of Michigan.
Patricia Ganz, MD
Patricia is a professor of health policy and management in the Fielding School of Public Health, a professor of medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and director of the Division of Cancer Prevention & Control Research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. She has devoted the past 25 years to the study of quality-of-life outcomes in cancer and other chronic diseases. Her current research focuses on the late effects of cancer treatment, and improving the quality of care for cancer survivors. Patricia received her M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine, and completed post-doctoral training in internal medicine and medical oncology at the UCLA Medical Center.
David A. Ganz, MD, PhD
David is a staff physician at the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center in the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and an assistant professor in residence at UCLA. His research focuses on measuring and improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of ambulatory care for frail older adults. He received a joint M.D./M.P.H. degree from Harvard's Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and completed internal medicine residency, geriatrics fellowship and a Ph.D. in Health Services at UCLA.
Russell Glasgow, PhD
Russell is the deputy director for Implementation Science, in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute. He is a behavioral scientist specializing in the design and evaluation of practical and generalizable behavior change interventions, especially using interactive technologies, for use in health care, worksite, and community settings. Russell has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles and received the Society of Behavioral Medicine award for "Outstanding Scientist" in 2000. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon, Eugene.
Steve Goldstein, MD
Steve is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at New York University School of Medicine and director of Gynecologic Ultrasound at New York University Medical Center. He also maintains a half time private practice as a generalist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. His pioneering work in menopausal and perimenopausal ultrasound led him into design of uterine safety studies for several Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators. His clinical interests have evolved into issues of menopausal and perimenopausal medicine with particular interest in ultrasound applications both for adnexal masses and abnormal bleeding. He has authored several books including, Endovaginal Ultrasound, Ultrasound in Gynecology, Imaging in the Infertile Couple, and Textbook of Perimenopausal Gynecology. He has authored more than 60 chapters in textbooks as well as over 80 original research articles. Steve is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Colgate University with a BS. He graduated from the New York University School of Medicine with his MD and did an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He did a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York University Affiliated Hospitals/ Bellevue Hospital Center.
Heather L. Gornik, MD
Heather is medical director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory and Staff Physician within the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She specializes in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. She received her MD from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, did her residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Margaret C. Gourlay, MD, MPH
Margaret is an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her current research is on osteoporosis and bone density. She has written several papers and articles, in addition to publishing 2 books. Margaret received her MD from Rush Medical College, did her residency at University of California San Diego, and did fellowships at Georgetown University and UNC.
John Greden, MD
John is the Rachel Upjohn Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, executive director at the University of Michigan Depression Center and research professor at the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute. He is the past president of both the Psychiatric Research Society the Society of Biological Psychiatry. John has led many unique training initiatives for young investigators. His area of clinical expertise includes the study of the course of depression and links between stress hormones and depression. John holds an MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his internship at the UCLA Harbor General Hospital and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Donna Greenberg, MD
Donna is a practicing psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital; specifically working with cancer-related psychiatry and consultation psychiatry. Her specialties are in psychiatric oncology and behavioral sciences and neuro-oncology. She received her MD from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and did residencies at Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Jay R. Harris, MD
Jay is chair of the department of radiation oncology for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and residency program director of the Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program. He is also a member of the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Task Force. His area of clinical expertise is radiation oncology and radiation therapy, specifically related to the management of breast cancer. Jay has collaborated on a large collection of articles related to breast cancer, and is the recipient of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Gold Medal award, and the Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer award, among others. Jay holds an MD from Stanford University and completed a clinical fellowship at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy.
Katherine E. Hartmann, MD, PhD
Katherine is associate dean for clinical translational research career development at Vanderbilt University, deputy director of the Institute for Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she also serves as director of the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center and director of Women's Health Research. Katherine's work focuses on topics such as sub-clinical hypothyroidism and cardiovascular disease, and miscarriage and preterm birth risk factors. She also has an interest in the evaluation of diagnostic tests, for example, measuring how patients and physicians use data for decision making. Another interest of Katherine’s is large-scale clinical-translational studies of etiology and natural history of disease. Katherine holds an MD from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from the University of North Carolina (UNC). She completed her residency and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship at UNC.
Rowland G. Hazard, MD
Rowland is a professor of orthopedics and of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and is the director of the Functional Restoration Program. He specializes in orthopedics and chronic, disabling back and neck pain. Rowland received his MD at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, did his residency at University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital in internal medicine, and completed his fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in orthopedics.
Mark T. Hegel, PhD
Mark is associate professor of psychiatry, and community and family medicine, and co-director of the Adult Outpatient Services and Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is also a member of a variety of committees at medical centers throughout the New England area. His areas of clinical expertise are depression, psychotherapy and behavioral medicine. Mark has been involved in a number of funded research studies along the lines of his interests. He received the Bailey M. Wade Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Research in Psychology from the department of psychology at Georgia State University. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology from Georgia State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine in the Dartmouth Medical School's department of psychiatry.
Norman Hertzer, MD
Norman obtained his undergraduate and medical education at Indiana University before training in surgery and vascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he was appointed to the Clinic staff in 1976 and later became the chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery. He is the author of over 200 publications, including several articles regarding the nearly 5,000 aortic aneurysm, carotid, and lower extremity procedures that he performed before retiring in 2005. He was on the editorial board of the Journal of Vascular Surgery for many years and twice was an associate editor. Norman has been the secretary and president of the national Society for Vascular Surgery as well as the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Surgical Association, and an honorary member of the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, and the vascular section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He received the Master Clinician (2001) and the Distinguished Alumnus Awards (2003) at the Cleveland Clinic and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Indiana University in 2000.
William Hiatt, MD
William is currently a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, as well as the president of the Colorado Prevention Center. His career has focused on the clinical, educational, and research issues in peripheral artery disease and cardiovascular medicine. This includes studies of the diagnosis and epidemiology of PAD, the pathophysiology of claudication, the mechanisms of response to supervise exercise for claudication, and numerous clinical trials to develop new therapies for claudication and critical limb ischemia and secondary prevention in PAD. William has authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications. In 2008 he received the Robert W. Schrier Award of Excellence from the Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and he received the Julius H. Jacobson II, MD Physician Excellence Award from the Vascular Disease Foundation. He has received two outstanding medical student teacher awards and has been elected thrice as Best Doctors in America (most recent 2012). William received his MD from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, did residencies at Boston University Medical Center and at the University of Colorado, and completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Colorado.
Adolph M. Hutter Jr., MD
Adolph is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, director of the cardiac performance center at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a physician at the hospital. He is also the team cardiologist for the Boston Bruins, the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution. His area of clinical expertise is cardiology and he is a member of various committees and societies related to this area. He serves as a reviewer for multiple medical journals and his research has been published in a number of journals as well. Adolph has received numerous awards such as Doctor of the Year from Dr. "I" Fund and the Outstanding Physician Award from the Italian American Civic League. He holds an MD from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.
Keith Isaacson, MD
Keith is currently the medical director of the minimally invasive gynecological surgery unit at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School, and continues to serve as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston IVF. His specialties are in assisted reproductive technologies/in vitro fertilization and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Keith received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. After an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Oschsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
Robert Jamison, PhD
Robert is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in the departments of anesthesia, psychiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as the chief psychologist at the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Over the past few years, the focus of Robert’s clinical research efforts have been directed toward the development and implementation of computer and information technology in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain patients; assessment of addiction risk potential among patients prescribed opioids for pain; and examination of psychopathology and personality differences as predictors of treatment outcome among chronic pain patients. He has received numerous grants from the NIH and has authored 2 books, a CD- ROM, and over 180 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in the area of behavioral medicine and chronic pain. Robert received his PhD in clinical psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. He completed internships in clinical psychology at Bexley Hospital and at Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
Susan R. Johnson, MD
Susan is a professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. She is also the UIHC Women's Health Project Director and belongs to a number of professional medical associations. Susan’s area of clinical expertise is obstetrics and gynecology, both of which she has researched in depth through research grants. Her work has been published in a variety of medical journals and she has also given a number of presentations in relation to her areas of interest. Susan is the recipient of the American Medical Women's Association Gender Equity award, the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow and the Jew Y Jew Women's Rights Award. She holds an MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Iowa Hospitals.
Wayne Katon, MD
Wayne is a professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington Medical School, where he is also vice-chair and director of Health Services Research and Psychiatric Services. His area of clinical expertise is in psychiatry and neurology/behavioral sciences. Wayne has received numerous awards including, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Thomas Hackett Memorial Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He has taken part in many pending and published research projects revolving around his areas of interest. He holds an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical School.
Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MS
Jeffrey is a professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, and professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition, he is director of the Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research in the department of orthopedic surgery and division of rheumatology, immunology and allergy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is principal investigator of the Brigham Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center. Jeffrey is acting deputy editor of methodology for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and of Spine. Jeffrey has focused his research on the evaluation and outcomes of musculoskeletal disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis and lower extremity joint replacement. He holds an MD from Yale Medical School and an MS from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a medical internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Robert B. Keller, MD
Robert is a staff member of Maine Spine and Rehabilitation, member of the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council and senior consultant at Maine Medical Assessment Foundation. Robert has held professor titles at Harvard Medical School, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is orthopedic surgery. He is a member of several orthopedic professional societies, has published numerous research on a variety of medical topics, and has been principal investigator in small area variation and clinical outcomes studies. Robert holds an MD from Cornell University College of Medicine and completed residencies at a number of hospitals in Massachusetts.
Simon P. Kelly, FRCOphth, FRCSEd, FEBO
Simon is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Bolton, UK. He is a member of various committees at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London, a reviewer for a number of medical journals and has his own private practice at Beaumont Hospital. His area of clinical expertise includes both cataract surgery and medical retinal care. His research on ophthalmology has been published in many journals. Simon received his medical degree from the University College Galway, Ireland and completed a fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Melina Kibbe, MD, RVT
Melina is an associate professor of surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the division of vascular surgery, as well as staff physician and director of the Vascular Laboratory at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Her clinical efforts focus on open and endovascular surgery, with a particular interest on carotid and peripheral arterial endovascular interventions. Her research interests focus on nitric oxide vascular biology with the hope of having a positive effect on patency rates of both vein and prosthetic bypass conduits, thereby effecting millions of patients that undergo coronary artery or peripheral artery bypass procedures. She received her MD from the University of Chicago, completed her general surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern University.
Ronette L. Kolotikin, PhD
Ronette is a consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine. In addition, she is an associate professor in the department of health studies at Sogn og Fjordane University college in Norway, the department of surgery at Førde Central Hospital in Norway and the Morbid Obesity Centre at the Vestfold Hospital Trust in Norway.
Marvin Konstam, MD, FACC
Marvin is director of the cardiovascular center at Tufts New England Medical Center and professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He holds an MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. His areas of clinical expertise include heart failure and cardiac transplant. He has researched heart failure therapeutics, cardiac remodeling in response in injury and disease management of heart failure. Marvin was named one of “Americas Top Doctors” and one the the “Best Doctors in America” in the past ten years. Marvin completed an internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a cardiology fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Robert Kushner, MD
Robert is professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, clinical director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity, and medical director for the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago. He is currently the first president of the new American Board of Obesity Medicine and a board member of the Obesity Action Coalition. In 2002, Robert was the recipient of the distinguished Dannon Institute Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education presented by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition. He has authored more than 160 original articles, reviews, books, and book chapters covering medical nutrition, medical nutrition education, and obesity. He is author of Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet, Fitness Unleashed, and Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Tool Kit. Robert received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. After finishing a residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University, he went on to complete a post-graduate fellowship in clinical nutrition and earned a masters degree in clinical nutrition and nutritional biology from the University of Chicago.
Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD
Lee is the Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and chair in the division of general obstetrics and gynecology at Indiana University. He is an expert in the use of hysterectomy and alternative treatments for noncancerous uterine conditions, the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain, and the assessment of clinical competencies in graduate medical education. In 2004, Lee received a Roy M. Pitkin award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for most outstanding original research. In 2008, he received the Established Investigator Award from the American Educational Research Association for his work exploring methods for assessing reflective practice in OB/GYN residents. Lee received a BS from UCLA, a PhD from Harvard University, and an MD from Harvard Medical School.
Paul P. Lee, JD, MD
Paul is a professor of ophthalmology at Duke University, and senior advisor to the chancellor and director of applied health systems research at Duke University Health System, among many other roles within these organizations. Paul’s area of clinical expertise is ophthalmology, with a research focus on quality of care, patient centered care, health care utilization, and policy and glaucoma surgery. His work has provided him with the opportunity to present his work internationally through lectures, presentations and publications. Paul belongs to various professional and medical societies and is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, as well as the Alcon Research Institute Award. He holds a JD from Columbia University, an MD from the University of Michigan and completed his residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
David Lieberman, MD
David is professor of medicine and chief of the division of gastroenterology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). His area of clinical expertise includes esophageal diseases, colon cancer screening and endoscopy outcomes. He has directed several clinical studies related to his clinical interests and is a member of numerous professional societies. David holds an MD from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at OHSU.
Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, PhD, MSc
Hilary is a professor in the department of community and family medicine, director of the Academic Area in Health Care Decision Making and Research Director and director of the Center for Shared Decision Making at Dartmouth Medical Center. Hilary’s areas of clinical interest include decision making roles in different health situations, health care policy and decision support interventions. She holds a BS and MSc from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
John D. Loeser, MD
John is professor of neurological surgery and anesthesiology at the University of Washington. He has been active in research, teaching and patient care in the field of pain management for over 30 years. His current clinical interests focus upon health care for low back pain and the management of pains related to injuries of the nervous system. He is particularly interested in multidisciplinary pain management and the development of rational strategies for the treatment of patients with chronic pain. John is author of more than 100 original papers, contributor to nearly 100 book chapters, and author and/or editor of five books on pain and the human nervous system. John is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Medicine. He interned in surgery at the University of California, San Francisco and completed a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Washington.
Stefan Lohmander, MD, PhD
Stefan is senior professor in orthopedic surgery at the department of clinical sciences at Lund University, Sweden. He also serves as professor at the research unit for musculoskeletal function and physiotherapy and the department of orthopedics and traumatology and the University of Southern Denmark. His interests are in risk factors and disease mechanisms of osteoarthritis (OA) on gene, molecule and patient level, monitoring outcome of OA by biomarkers, imaging and patient-relevant outcome measures
, evidence-based treatment of OA, and examining old and new interventions for OA in clinical trials. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, and is the editor-in-chief of the journal ‘Osteoarthritis and Cartilage’. Stefan has received the OARSI Award, the Orthopedic Research Society USA Arthur Steindler Award, the Marshall Schiff Award from the American College of Rheumatology, and the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Award. He received his training and degrees at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
Jon D. Lurie, MD, MS
Jon is an associate professor of medicine and of community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and practices hospital and general internal medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is also physician investigator on the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial and a member of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care Working Group. Jon’s major areas of interest include understanding how the clinical, radiological, and genetic features of patients with lumbar spine problems can affect treatment outcomes, evaluating outcome instruments, modeling the physician workforce, and teaching evidence-based medicine. He received his MD from Stanford University and his MS in evaluative clinical sciences from Dartmouth. He did his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and completed his fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Vermont.
Melinda Maggard, MD, MSHS
Melinda is an associate professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and practices general surgery at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. She helped found the Center for Surgical Outcomes and Quality at UCLA and currently serves as the deputy director. Her main research interests focus on studying and improving the quality of care for surgical disorders – specifically bariatric surgery. She has an adjunct appointment at RAND Health and has worked on several projects with the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center. Melinda received her BS in bioengineering from the University of Washington and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After completing her general surgery residency at UCLA, she was then accepted in the VA/Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship Program and obtained a Master of Science in health services at UCLA.
Samuel Masket, MD
Samuel is an ophthalmic surgeon and section head of lens disorders at Advanced Vision Care, as well as clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Center for Health Sciences. Samuel, past president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, is a member of numerous professional societies and editorial boards related to his area of clinical expertise, ophthalmology. His experience and extensive research, which has been published in many honorable medical journals, has lead Samuel to be an award-winning lecturer worldwide. He holds an MD from the New York Medical College, and completed his residency and fellowship at Metropolitan Hospital Center and the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, respectively. In addition, he was a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Mary P. McGowan, MD
Mary is the executive director of Phase 1-4 Clinical Trials at MEDPACE in Cincinnati. The clinical trials are related to lipids, diabetes and hypertension. She also runs a lipid clinic at the Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center (MARC). Mary’s area of clinical interest is cholesterol management and she holds leadership positions with various professional societies related to this interest, such as, president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation and a member of the board of trustees for the MED-PED and the Inherited High Cholesterol Foundation. She is the recipient of the American Heart Association's Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Community Service. She has published many articles on cholesterol, lipids and other health topics, and is currently acting as primary investigator in numerous research studies. She holds an MD from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.
Ann McNamara, RN
Ann is the dean and professor of nursing at Grand Canyon University College of Nursing. In the past, she held important quality positions in the Maricopa Health System. She is active in a number of professional groups, having served as American Nurses Association treasurer and, most recently, on the American Nurses Credentialing Center board. She was recently recognized as Nursing Advocate of the Year at the fifth annual Healthcare Leadership Awards sponsored by Arizona Business Magazine.
Kathleen McTigue, MD, MPH
Kathleen is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the director of the Clinical Scientists Track and the associate director of the International Scholars Program. Her research interests are in the prevention of chronic disease in women, with a focus on obesity. She has considered both evidence-based clinical medicine and public health approaches to escalating U.S. weight trends. Kathleen received her MS at the University of Wisconsin followed by her MD and MPH from the University of Connecticut. She did residencies at the University of Colorado and the University of North Carolina, followed by the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina.
Jeanne Miranda, PhD
Jeanne is a professor of bio-behavioral sciences and psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, a staff member at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and committee member of the South Institutional Review Board. Her area of clinical interest includes psychiatry, psychology and behavioral sciences. She is a member of numerous professional associations related to her interests and provides editorial services to top psychology and medical journals. Jeanne has also been part of the investigative team for various research studies. She is the recipient of the Emily Mumford Award for Contributions to Social Medicine from Columbia University and has been honored at congressional briefings in Washington, DC, throughout her career. Dr. Miranda holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Kansas and completed her fellowships in psychology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Monica Morrow, MD
Monica is professor of surgery at Cornell University's Weill Medical College, Anne Burnett Windfohr chair of clinical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and chief of breast services in the department of surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. She is a member of numerous medical and scientific societies including the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Her area of clinical expertise is oncology, particularly breast cancer. Monica has received many awards during her career, such as the Outstanding Science Alumni Award from Pennsylvania State University and the Inaugural Women in Surgery Lectureship from the University of Vermont's College of Medicine. She holds an MD from Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency in surgery at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and her fellowship in general surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD
Cynthia is senior deputy editor of annals of internal medicine and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has been program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars Program and director of the San Antonio Cochrane Collaboration Center and the San Antonio Evidence-based Practice Center. She was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 1997, served as a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 1998-2002, honored as a Master of the ACP in 2005, and elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2008. Cynthia’s academic work focused on systematic reviews, practice guidelines, research methodology and chronic medical conditions. She contributes to groups who set standards for reporting research: PRISMA (systematic reviews and meta-analyses), STROBE (observational studies) and CONSORT (clinical trials).
Malcolm G. Munro, MD
Malcolm is a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and director of gynecologic services at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center. His clinical and research interests are oriented to minimally invasive approaches to gynecological disorders with particular interests in surgical education and training as well as the problem of abnormal uterine bleeding including investigation, medical and procedural interventions, and the development of nomenclature and classification systems to facilitate the design and interpretation of related clinical trials. He has published more than 90 papers, 26 chapters, and four books including Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (2010. He has served the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) as a member of the Board of Trustees, and is the inaugural chair of the AAGL Practice Committee, charged with the development of evidence based practice guidelines related to minimally invasive approaches to gynecology. Malcolm received his MD from the University of Western Ontario, did a residency at the University of Western Ontario, followed by another residency and fellowship at the University of British Columbia.
Robert Neuwirth, MD
Robert is currently the faculty-attending gynecologist at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. He was chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt from 1974 until 1991, and from 1977-2000 was the first Babcock Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University. He served as an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1982-1998. Robert introduced laparoscopy in the US in 1968, with research articles on laparoscopic sterilization and ovarian biopsies. In 1992, he authored the first report on long-term outcome of menstrual function following hysteroscopic endometrial ablation, a treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding. At this time, he is doing a follow-up study in ablation patients to determine the subsequent incidence of carcinoma, as well as investigating other methods of nonhysteroscopic endometrial ablation to avoid hysterectomy. Robert received his BS Magna Cum Laude from Yale University, his MD from Yale School of Medicine, and did his residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Lars Norgren, MD, PhD, FRCS
Lars is emeritus professor of surgery at Örebro University, Sweden. He has previously served as chair of the department of surgery at Örebro University and later director of research at the University Hospital. He is co-chair of the Transatlantic Inter-Society Consensus on the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease project, former president of the European Society of Vascular Surgery and of Societas Phlebologica Scandinavica and former vice president of International Union of Angiology. His publication list consists of more than 500 citations. His continuing research focus is on inflammatory response to vascular disease and to vascular procedures. He is also involved in various processes to disseminate information globally on risks and prevention of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Lars received his medical degree from Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden and his PhD from Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Lars did his fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons, London, the American Heart Association, The Royal Physiographic Society, Lund, and the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and he has been promoted doctor honoris causa at the University of Bydgoszcz
William C. Nugent, MD
William is professor of surgery at Dartmouth Medical School and section chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His area of clinical interest is surgical oncology and cardiothoracic surgery. He holds an MD from Albany Medical College, completed a residency in general surgery and a residency in thoracic surgery at Beth Israel Hospital and the University of Michigan, respectively. William also completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery research at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Jason Ong, PhD, CBSM
Jason is an assistant professor in the behavioral sciences department at Rush Medical College. His interests are in interventions to reduce metabolic syndrome and sleep disturbances in chronic pain conditions. He is currently researching non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia and other sleep disorders. He has published many articles relating to his research on sleep disorders. Jason received his BS from Tulane University, and his MS and PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University
William Parker, MD
William is a clinical professor of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the UCLA School of Medicine, and the director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the UCLA Medical Center. He was the former president of an international minimally invasive gynecological organization and former chair of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department of St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. His clinical interests are abdominal myomectomy for large or numerous fibroids, fibroids, hysterectomy, and laparoscopic surgeries. William received his MD from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California at San Diego.
Kathleen Pritchard, MD
Kathleen is a senior scientist of medical oncology at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and professor in the departments of medicine and public health sciences at the University of Toronto. She also holds a number of other university and hospital appointments related to oncology. She is on the board of directors of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Division and serves on the editorial board of various health journals and magazines. Her area of clinical expertise is oncology, particularly research related to breast cancer. Kathleen was awarded the O. Harold Warwick Prize for Cancer Control in Canada in 2005 and the Cosbie Lecturer in 2008. She has led or assisted with numerous research grants relating to her area of clinical interest and written over 200 articles for publication in medical journals. Kathleen holds an MD from Queen's University and completed her residencies at Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital--all affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Timothy Quill, MD
Timothy is a professor of medicine, psychiatry, and medical humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also the director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care, and a board certified palliative care consultant in Rochester, New York. His specialties are in hospice care and palliative medicine. Timothy earned his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, and his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He did his residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital.
James Rainville, MD
James is the chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the New England Baptist Hospital, and an assistant clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Harvard Medical School. He specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation of the back, neck, and spine. James received his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and did residencies at Tufts Medical Center and the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.
Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Barbara is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute and a Fulbright Specialist Candidate. Barbara is also a visiting professor at both the Linköping University in Sweden and Seattle University. Her area of clinical expertise is cardiovascular surgery. Among Barbara's honors are the UCLA School of Nursing--Top 60 Distinguished Alumni award, the Family and Community Health Division Gold Stars award and the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing--Top 10 Scientists in Cardiovascular Nursing award. She has been lead or co-collaborator on numerous funded research grants related to the cardiovascular system. She has published her work in a variety of nursing and cardiology journals, given national presentations on her interests and belongs to many professional organizations. Barbara holds a DNSc from the University of California.
Thomas Riles, MD
Thomas is the Frank C. Spencer Professor of Surgery at NYU, the associate dean for Medical Education and Technology at NYU Medical Center and the executive director of the NY Simulation Center for the Health Sciences. His specialty is in vascular surgery, with expertise in aneurysm repair, aneurysmal disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, and carotid endarterecectomy. He has authored over 260 articles and chapters on the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease. He is considered one of the world's experts on the treatment of carotid artery disease for stroke prevention and is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally. Thomas received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine, and did both his residency and fellowship at NYU Medical Center.
Claus G. Roehrborn, MD
Claus is chairman of the department of urology and professor of urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Claus is a member of a variety of medical societies and committees, a number of them relating to his areas of clinical expertise, benign and malignant prostate diseases. He has collaborated on more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, more than 30 book chapters and contributed to a textbook on the topic of benign prostatic hyperplasia. He is a recipient of the Watson Award, the Castle Connolly Top Doctor award and the Patient's Choice Award for Best Doctor, among many others. Claus holds an MD from the Justus-Liebig-University Medical School in Giessen, West Germany. He completed his residency in urology at the West German Army Hospital in Giessen and the University of Texas' Southwestern Medical Center.
Julia H. Rowland, PhD
Julia is the director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute. She is a member of several advisory boards, including that of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Her research has focused on both pediatric and adult cancer survivorship. She has published extensively on women’s reactions to breast cancer, as well as on the roles of coping, social support, and developmental stage in a patient’s adaptation to cancer. She coedited the groundbreaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer (1989), and is the author of more than 75 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters. Julia is also a frequent speaker to both lay and professional audiences on issues related to quality of life and health after cancer. She received her PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University and was one of the first two post-doctoral fellows at MSKCC to receive NIH-supported training in the then newly-emergent field of psychosocial oncology.
Michael J. Sateia, MD
Michael is a professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and a practicing psychiatrist at the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. He specializes in disorders of excessive sleepiness hypersomnia, insomnia, and other sleep disorders. Michael received his MD from Duke University.
Daniel Schauer, MD
Daniel is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Cincinnati and is a practicing internal medicine doctor at the University Hospital. His clinical interests are in obesity and the development of patient-specific decision support tools to optimize the use of specific therapies. He has many peer-reviewed publications in relation to his clinical interests. Daniel received his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed a residency and fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as well. He received a masters degree in public health from Harvard University.
Issac Schiff, MD
Issac is chief of the Vincent Memorial Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Joe Vincent Meigs Professor of Gynecology at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Issac is also editor-in-chief of Menopause, a member of the consulting staff within the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Auburn Hospital and a trustee of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of various professional organizations relating to his areas of clinical expertise, obstetrics and gynecology. He has published a large amount of research on these areas. Issac holds an MD from McGill University.
Paul C. Schroy III, MD, MPH
Paul is a professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and director of clinical research for the section of gastroenterology at Boston Medical Center. He is the recipient of a number of grants, which support his ongoing research in the area of community-based colorectal cancer control. Current research interests focus on the role of shared decision-making as a strategy for increasing patient participation in colorectal cancer screening, risk stratification for colorectal neoplasia, the feasibility and validity of emerging colorectal cancer screening strategies and quality issues related to colorectal cancer screening. Paul is a graduate of Haverford College, Jefferson Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the North Shore University Hospital (Cornell University) and fellowship in gastroenterology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Jan L. Shifren, MD
Jan is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School, and a reproductive endocrinologist and director of the menopause program in the obstetrics and gynecology department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include caring for women with infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, premature ovarian insufficiency, and concerns regarding menopause. She has published numerous articles, abstracts, and book chapters and has delivered national and international presentations on menopause, hormone therapy, androgens for women, and female sexual function. Jan attended Yale College and Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at University of California San Francisco.
William Sieber, PhD
William is on the faculty at the University of California, San Diego in the department of family and preventive medicine as well as the department of psychiatry. He also serves as research director for the division of family medicine, and helps coordinate the Collaborative Care program, delivering clinical services and supervising that of others for the benefit of primary care patients often struggling with chronic illness. His research interests and publications have focused on assessment of quality of life, impact of behavioral medicine interventions on patients’ mood and health, and performance enhancement of health care providers. William earned his doctorate in clinical health psychology from Yale University and completed his clinical training at the Palo Alto VA and the Stanford School of Medicine.
Scott Spear, MD
Scott is the chairman and a professor of the department of plastic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He specializes in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery of the face and body. He is a recognized expert in surgical reconstruction of the breast after mastectomy. Scott has been chosen several times for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America and Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctors.” He has published extensively on various aspects of plastic surgery, including the textbook Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art, and has lectured for many years before national and international medical audiences. Scott completed his medical school training at the University of Chicago, his general surgery residency at Harvard Medical School, and his plastic surgery residency at the University of Miami.
Kurt Spindler, MD
Kurt is the head team physician at Vanderbilt University, the Kenneth D. Schermerhorn Professor and vice chair of the department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and the medical director of the Sports Medicine Center and Orthopedic Patient Care Center. His clinic interests are in sports medicine, diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy, and all types of injuries and dysfunctions of the knee and shoulder. Kurt received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, did his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
Scott M. Sporer, MD
Scott is an orthopedic surgeon with Midwest Orthopedics at the Rush University Medical Center, where he is also assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. He has hospital privileges at Central Dupage Hospital and Oak Park Hospital, in addition to Rush. His area of clinical expertise is orthopedics and he is a member of a number of professional societies relating to his interest. He has received the Edward D. Henderson Physician in Training Award, the AAHKS Clinical Research Award, among many others. Scott’s work has been published in journal articles, books and referenced in presentations. He holds an MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Elizabeth A. Stewart, MD
Elizabeth is a reproductive endocrinologist who works and researches at the Mayo Clinic, and is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Her specialties are in assisted embryo implantation, laparoscopic myomectomy, and leiomyoma smooth muscle tumor. Currently she is conducting research on uterine fibroids, with a long-term goal of developing prevention strategies for fibroids. From 2005-2008 she was the president of the Fibroid Foundation. Elizabeth received her MD from Harvard Medical School, and did residencies and fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Jennifer L. Strauss, PhD
Jennifer is assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Duke University Medical Center. Jennifer’s areas of clinical interest include women's mental health/gender differences, emotional trauma and anxiety disorders, illness self-management, and treatment development. She has published widely and has participated in numerous research studies in these areas. She has been honored with awards such as the Research Career Development Award from the Department of Veteran Affairs and the President's Award from the North Carolina Psychology Association. She sits on a number of national work groups and review panels related to her areas of subject matter expertise. She holds a PhD in adult clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed her internship and fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
Ronald C. Strickler
Ronald is the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan. He specializes in reproductive endocrinology, with focuses on hormonal aspects of fertility and reproduction, menstrual disorders, sexual dysfunction, and menopause. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, textbook chapter, and other scientific writing and a name-draw as a lecturer on topics related to hormones and women. He has 30 years experience as a clinician providing advice and therapy to women during both their reproductive and menopausal years. Ronald is a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School where he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He then embarked on further training in reproductive endocrinology at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
James A. Talcott, MD
James is Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine (pending), an attending physician at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and director of the Center for Health Care Quality and Outcomes Research at Continuum Cancer Centers of New York. James holds an MD from the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his clinical fellowship in medical oncology and his residency in internal medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Washington Medical Center, respectively.
Dan Taylor, PhD
Dan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of North Texas in the Clinical Health Psychology Program. He is the director of the first graduate level Behavioral Sleep Medicine training site, and was one of the founders of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. His research focuses primarily on the epidemiology and treatment of insomnia comorbid with other disorders. Dan is a principle investigator or co-investigator on federal research grants investigating insomnia as a risk factor for the development of comorbid disorders (e.g., infection, PTSD, cardiovascular disease) as well as the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia in patients with comorbid disorders (e.g., depression, fibromyalgia, PTSD). He received his PhD from the University of Memphis and did his internship at Brown University Medical School.
Debasish Tripathy, MD
Debasish is professor of clinical medicine and co-leader of the Women’s Cancer Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. He also holds the Priscilla and Art Chair in Women’s Cancer. His area of clinical expertise is medical oncology evaluation and treatment of breast cancer. Dabasish is part of a multi-disciplinary team of breast cancer specialists interested in providing patient-centered approaches to care. He is also working to develop new diagnostic and treatment approaches to breast cancer. He earned his MD and completed his internal medicine residency at the Duke University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship and subspecialty training in hematology/oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Stanley Tuhrim, MD
Stanley is a professor of neurology and geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a practicing neurologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a neurologist, his clinical focuses are arteriovenous malformations, carotid artery stenosis, cavernous malformations, intracerebral hemorrhage, stoke, transient, ischemic attack, and vascular dementia. He has over 30 years of experience in his field, with many published peer-reviewed articles. Stanleyreceived his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, did residencies at the Hospital of The University of Penn and at Mount Sinai Hospital, and he completed his fellowship at the University of Maryland.
Christi Ulmer, PhD
Christi is a clinical research psychologist in health services research and development in primary care at the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center and an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. Her research activities are focused on increasing veteran access to behavioral sleep medicine, developing interventions to address trauma-related sleep disturbance, and evaluating and treating the adverse health consequences of sleep disturbance in veterans. Christi received her MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville.
Jürgen Unützer, MD, MA, MPH
Jürgen is professor and vice-chair in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington and chief of psychiatric services at the UW Medical Center. He also holds appointments as adjunct professor of health services at the UW School of Public Health and affiliate investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. His work focuses on innovative models that integrate mental health and general medical services and on translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice. He has over 200 scientific publications and is the recipient of numerous federal and foundation grants and awards for his research to improve the health and mental health of populations through patient-centered integrated mental health services. Jürgen received his MA from the University of Chicago, he MD from Vanderbilt University, and his MPH from the University of Washington. He completed fellowships in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA and in primary care psychiatry / health services research at the University of Washington.
Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH
Judith is a professor of clinical medicine and epidemiology, and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, a UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center member and a primary care physician at the UCSF Women's Health Primary Care Practice. Judith's area of clinical expertise is disease prevention and health promotion, and she has offered her service to a diverse selection of professional organizations, governmental groups and public service committees. Judith has received recognition for research articles by "the Best of JGIM" and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She holds an MD and MPH in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her residency in internal medicine at UCSF, and a fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF.
Sandra Walters, RN
Sandra is currently the RN educator at the Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Previously, she led the development of three hospital based breast health/cancer programs while also filling the role of the Breast Health Educator/Navigator. She has dedicated the past 14 years to developing herself as an accomplished program development and systems solutions expert. She received the prestigious Yoplait Champion Award in 2007, and the following year she was recognized by Nursing Spectrum Magazine, just one of six to receive national recognition. Additionally, Sandra has been active in the clinical review of national breast cancer patient education materials, the development of the National Consortium of Breast Centers breast patient navigator certification exam and in identifying nursing core competencies in the areas of breast health and cancer care. She became a RN in 1994 and has received her certification as a breast care nurse from the Oncology Nursing Society and as a breast patient navigator from the National Consortium of Breast Cancers.
Karol Watson, MD
Karol is an associate professor at the David Geffen School Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a physician at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her expertise is in cardiovascular diseases, specifically angina, atherosclerosis, cardiac rehabilitation, cholesterol, coronary artery disease, general cardiology, hypertension, and ischemia. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School, and did both her residency and fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Mary E. Wechter, MD
Mary is a practicing gynecologist with the North Florida OB/GYN association at the Baptist Medical Center. Her clinical interests are in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and robotics, fibroid care, vulvar diseases, and research in surgical outcomes, fibroids, and operating room safety. She received her MD from Mayo Medical School, and did her residency at the University of Michigan. Later she completed her MPH in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health.
James N. Weinstein, DO
James is president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, the Peggy Y. Thompson Professor (chair) in the evaluative clinical sciences department and co-leader, along with President Jim Kim, at the Center for Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth College. He is also chair of the board of governors at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and professor of orthopedics at the Dartmouth Medical School. James’ area of clinical expertise is orthopedics and he is involved with a large selection of professional societies, and national and community organizations related to his interest and medicine in general. He has collaborated with fellow scholars on over 300 research articles and book chapters. James holds a DO from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
Christy Whitney, RN, MSN
Christy is the president and CEO of the Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado and currently services as an active board member for the National Hospice Work Group, the Western Healthcare Alliance, and the Caring for Colorado Foundation. Under her leadership, Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado has grown to become one of the most innovative hospice and palliative care organizations in the country. She received her nursing degree from the University of Colorado School of Nursing.
Edwin Wilkins, MD
Edwin is associate professor of plastic surgery at the University of Michigan. His area of clinical interest is breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Edwin is a member of many professional societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Society. He holds an MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and a fellowship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH
Timothy is professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and director of the University of Minnesota/VAMC General Internal Medicine/Ambulatory Care Fellowship Program. His area of clinical expertise is chronic disease epidemiology, management and treatment. Timothy holds an MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Eric P. Winer, MD
Eric is the chief of adult ambulatory services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition to his role at Dana-Farber, he is the co-chair of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) breast committee and is the chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Health Services Committee. Eric is widely published in the oncology and breast cancer world. His own research interests focus on the development of new treatments, reducing toxicity of existing treatments, and improving quality of life for breast cancer survivors. He graduated from Yale College in 1978, with a degree in History and Russian/East European Studies. He subsequently obtained his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine in 1983, followed by training in internal medicine at Yale. He moved to Duke University Medical Center in 1987 and completed a fellowship in medical oncology in 1989.
William C. Wood, MD
William is currently the Distinguished Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor of Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, president of the Southern Surgical Association and chair of the (Neo) ALTTO Independent Data Monitoring Committee. Throughout his career, he has held many other notable positions, both in medical practice and committee appointments. William's area of clinical expertise is oncology, primarily on the immunology of autoantibodies to tumor-associated antigens, and also in clinical trials of multimodality treatment of breast cancer. He is also editor-in-chief of Oncology, associate editor of Annals of Surgical Oncology and has written over 260 full-length scientific articles, over 35 book chapters and has edited or co-edited seven books, including a three volume Oxford Textbook of Surgery, 2nd ed. He is the recipient of the 2005 James Ewing Award of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Director's Service Award from the National Cancer Institute in 2010 and the Distinguished Medical Achievement Award from the Emory University School of Medicine Alumni Association in 2004. William holds an MD from Harvard Medical School, where he completed a clinical fellowship in surgery.
Claudia Zayfert, PhD
Claudia is the director at the Anxiety Disorders Service and an associate professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her interests are in posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, social phobia, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She received her MA and PhD from West Virginia University, and did her fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School in behavioral medicine.
Anthony L. Zietman, MD
Anthony is professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, associate chair of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Scientific Program Committee, a member of the American Society for Clinical Oncology Radiation Oncology Taskforce and co-chair of the National Patterns of Care in Radiation Oncology GU Committee. His area of clinical expertise is Genitourinary (GU) cancer. Anthony has authored more than 100 articles and reviews on GU cancer and has also studied various treatments of prostate cancer. Anthony holds an MD from London University’s Middlesex Hospital and completed residencies in both internal medicine and clinical oncology. He then moved to Boston for a radiation biology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.