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Interviewing physician leaders to tap into their wisdom

Interviewing physician leaders to tap into their wisdom


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Interviewing physician leaders to tap into their wisdom




When Passion Fuels Curiosity with Dr. Marijane Hynes

Marijane Hynes, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University. After completing her medical school and residency at Georgetown University, Dr. Hynes became interested in trying to help her patients lose weight as a treatment for many of their medical problems. In 2009, Dr. Hynes started The Weight Loss Clinic, which focuses on behavior changes in diabetes prevention and is partnered with many groups, such as Whole Foods to promote healthy eating. Dr. Hynes' goal is...


Different Paths to a Successful Career with Dr. Yul Ejnes

Yul Ejnes MD is the Chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Chair Emeritus of the ACP Board of Regents and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown Medical School, his alma mater where he completed his medical school and residency training. Dr. Ejnes is also the founding partner of Coastal Medical, the largest physician owned and governed primary care practice in the state of Rhode Island. Dr. Ejnes has been awarded Mastership by the...


The Pies That Define our Life with Dr. Stefanie R. Brown

Stefanie R. Brown, MD is the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Section Chief for the Med-Peds and Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Dr. Brown completed her medical school from the University of Cincinnati, pursued a residency in Med-Peds from Rutgers New Jersey followed by a chief resident year. Prior to this role, Dr. Brown has been the program director of the Med-Peds Residency at the University of Miami as well as the...


Taking an Alternate Path with Dr. Peter Alperin

Peter Alperin, MD is a practicing internist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and leads the growth of the HIPAA compliant physician messaging services at Doximity as the Vice President of Product. He has been the Founding Chair and a Member of Medical Advisory Board at Doximity, Inc. since 2011. He was previously the Vice President of Medicine and Products at Archimedes, a Kaiser Permanente backed start-up where he led the product team on projects includes ARCHeS, a technology platform...


Building a Development Team with Dr. Kathleen Finn

Kathleen Finn, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Senior Associate Program Director for resident and faculty development at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Finn completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and studied at the University of Oxford as a Thouron Scholar where she obtained a Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology. She attended Harvard Medical School and did her residency training at Brigham and Women's...


Dreaming Big with Dr. Gifty Kwakye

Gifty Kwakye, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor for Surgery in the division of colorectal surgery at University of Michigan. Dr Kwakye completed her medical school from Yale University and holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She completed her general surgery residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr Kwakye joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2018. As a resident...


Putting Together a Board of Advisors with Dr. Irene Estores

Irene Estores MD is an Associate Professor of the department of medicine and department of orthopedics at UF College of Medicine. She is also the Director of the integrative medicine program at University of Florida (UF Health). Dr. Estores completed her medical school at University of the Philippines and her residency in physical medicine & rehabilitation from Sinai Hospital - Johns Hopkins Hospital inter-institutional program. She then completed her integrative medicine fellowship at the...


Three Steps to a Career Path with Dr. Andrew Tisser

Andrew Tisser DO is a board-certified emergency physician and a physician career strategist. He is the Medical Director of Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care-Batavia and also works at the United Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tisser earned his osteopathic medicine degree from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine from Upstate Medical University. Dr. Tisser hosts his own podcast show called Talk2MeDoc - which...


Passion Follows Opportunity with Dr. Eduard Vasilevskis

Eduard Vasilevskis MD is the Chief of Hospital Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Vasilevskis completed his medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University followed by a residency and chief residency at the University of California San Francisco. He then completed a health services research fellowship at the Institute for Health Policy Studies UCSF. Dr. Vasilevskis has been interested in examining delirium as a measure of ICU and...


Offering Kindness with Dr. Bethany Pellegrino

Bethany Pellegrino, MD, FACP, FASN, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Section of Nephrology at West Virginia University. Dr. Pellegrino completed her medical school, residency in internal medicine, as well as her fellowship in nephrology from West Virginia University. She is currently Medical Director of the Renal Center of Keyser (WV) and the Renal Center of Moorefield (WV). She has served as the Nephrology Program Director in the past. Dr. Pellegrino's interests...


Keeping Your Antenna Up with Dr. Santhanam Lakshminarayanan

Santhanam Lakshminarayanan MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Connecticut. He is also the program director for the rheumatology fellowship program and the director of the Rheumatology Fellow Journal Club at UConn health. Dr. Lakshminarayanan earned his medical degree from The Armed Forces Medical College in India. He then pursued a residency in Internal Medicine and rheumatology fellowship training at the UConn School...


Stick With It with Dr. Susan Quaggin

Susan Quaggin MD is the Charles Horace Mayo Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the Director of the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Chief of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Quaggin completed her Medical school, residency in internal medicine, and fellowship in nephrology from the University of Toronto and then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. Over her career, she has contributed to...


Be a 'Persister' with Dr. Elie Berbari

Elie Berbari, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Berbari graduated from St. Joseph Medical School and completed his residency in Internal medicine from the State University of New York Health Science Center before joining Mayo for a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases. His primary area of research interest is osteoarticular infections specifically prosthetic joint infections. A passionate clinician educator,...


The Power of Authenticity with Dr. Lisa Skinner

Dr Lisa Skinner is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. She completed her Medical school from Yale University School of Medicine and Residency in Internal Medicine from UCLA School of Medicine where she stayed on as a Chief Resident. She maintains an active clinical practice focusing on women’s health at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Resnick...


The Key is in the Details with Dr. Thomas Russo

Thomas Russo MD is the Professor and Chief of Infectious Diseases at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Russo completed his Medical school at McGill University and Residency in Internal Medicine from Harvard-New England Deaconess Hospital. He then pursued a Fellowship in Infectious Disease from Tufts-New England Medical Center. He has an active, nationally funded translational research program and research focuses on Gram-negative bacilli (GNB). Dr. Russo has been the...


The Path for Long Term Success with Dr. Richard Bucala

Richard Bucala, MD is the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology, Epidemiology & Public Health, and Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Bucala completed his Medical school at Weill Cornell and Residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital. He pursued a Fellowship in Rheumatology from the Hospital for Special Surgery. He studies the mechanisms by which protective immune responses lead to immunopathology and his lab is leading...


Embracing a Collaborative Mindset with Dr. Adam Atoot

Adam Atoot, MD is currently the director for the transitional year resident training program at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. Dr. Atoot earned his medical degree from the American University of Antigua and completed his residency in internal medicine from Staten Island University Hospital at Northwell Health. As one of the youngest program directors in the country, he takes pride in mentoring residents and medical students. His focus area in clinical medicine is in...


The Great Symphony of Medicine with Dr. Gailen Marshall

Gailen Marshall, MD, PhD, FACP, FACAAI, FAAAAI, is The R. Faser Triplett Sr MD Chair of Allergy and Immunology, and a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology and Population Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Marshall completed his medical school from University Of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and residency from University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. He pursued a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology from the University...


Establish Trust with Patients with Dr. Padmanabhan Premkumar

Padmanabhan Premkumar, MD, is an Associate Program Director at the University of Connecticut - Hartford Hospital. He also serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Documentation. Dr. Premkumar was born in Southern India and migrated to Canada during high school. After graduating from The University of Toronto, Dr. Premkumar earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, and completed residency and a subsequent year of chief residency at UConn Health. His passion for...


Leadership 101 with Dr. Thomas De Fer

Thomas De Fer MD is the Interim Chief of Medicine, the Associate Dean of Medical Student Education and a Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. De Fer is passionate about medical education and has published extensively on topics of curriculum development in undergraduate and graduate medical education. He is the former president of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and a recipient of numerous awards including the CDIM Service Award by AAIM. Dr De...