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A few of her accomplishments include: Colleen grew up in Northern Virginia. Hiwot Desta, MD Dr. She has been with Loudoun Endoscopy Group since She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Mayo Clinic Hospital E.

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He has served as a consultant and on advisory boards for Hospital systems, American College of Gastroenterology and Pharmaceutical industry. He is married with two young children and enjoys time with his family. Desta is board certified in Gastroenterology. Desta has had numerous scientific publications in chemistry, surgical oncology, and cardiology.

She received her medical training from University of Virginia School of Medicine where she received an Academic Advancement Scholarship. As an undergraduate at Sweet Briar College, Dr. She also has served as an assistant Editor for multiple scientific journals. She was born and raised in Shenandoah Valley and has relocated to this area since she graduated. She has a large family all across Virginia and enjoys spending time with them often.

She enjoys the outdoors and traveling. Colleen grew up in Northern Virginia. She went on to pursue her nursing degree from Georgetown University. She is board certified by the AANP to treat patients across the lifespan.

She resides on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley where she enjoys free time with her family including 6 children and several animals. Delacourt is board certified in Anesthesiology. The fellow will also participate in resident training, gross room oversight, and interdisciplinary conferences at the UNM NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Research opportunities are also available and encouraged. For more information about how to become a part of our team, please contact Joshua Anspach Hanson, M. The WVU Cytopathology laboratory performs approximately 12, tests yearly, including approximately 8, gynecologic specimens pap tests , 2, non-gynecologic specimens, and 1, FNAs.

The fellowship provides training in diagnostic criteria, laboratory methods and techniques for gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology. Fellows are involved in cases from all body sites and become proficient at integrating morphologic findings with clinical history and ancillary studies such as immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and molecular studies.

There is emphasis on the rapid on-site evaluation of intraprocedural specimens. Fellows also participate in performing fine needle aspirations of superficial body sites in conjunction with clinicians. Fellows participate in daily cytopathology sign-outs, departmental teaching conferences, and multidisciplinary tumor boards. In addition to a strong focus on clinical cytopathology, the Program provides Fellows with exposure to scholarly clinical research.

Salary levels are commensurate with level of post-graduate training. Applications should contain the following: Please submit applications to: The Norris Cancer and Keck Hospitals provide extensive exposure to cancer cytopathology.

The candidate must have completed 3 years of Anatomic Pathology training or 4 years of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training by the beginning of the fellowship training. The candidate must have a California Medical License by July 1st of their training year. Cytopathology Fellowship Openings for , and This one-year ACGME accredited program is designed to train up to three well-rounded cytopathologists and provide advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology and the performance of Fine-Needle Aspirations FNA.

Approximately 12, patient cases are evaluated each year in our hospital-based laboratory, of which about 6, are nongynecologic specimens.

FNAs comprise approximately one-third of the nongynecologic specimens. The fellowship offers a broad diagnostic base with extensive opportunities to participate in the rapid on- site assessment of FNAs and the performance of FNAs.

Participation in interdepartmental multidisciplinary tumor conferences and teaching of pathology residents and medical students is required. The fellow is encouraged to initiate and complete a research project and attend national conferences. The fellow is also involved in cytology laboratory management including quality assurance and preparation for CAP inspection.

The program is designed to provide the successful candidate with an in-depth experience that will include liquid based, thin layer cytology techniques, molecular diagnostics, image analysis, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and health services research. Candidates must be Board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology and must have or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Kansas.

Commensurate with level of post-graduate training. This ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship program offers advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology. The Cytopathology laboratory at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center processes a total of 20, specimens annually.

Teaching is provided through conferences, didactic sessions and daily sign-out of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens. Fellows are trained in the performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies.

Laboratory management and quality improvement issues are also included in the training. Fellows will gain experience in the use of air-dried Diff-Quick stains, alcohol-fixed Papanicolaou stains, and monolayer preparations. They will have graduated levels of increasing responsibility. Teaching medical students, pathology residents and cytotechnologists, as well as participation in conferences, are required.

Located along the Connecticut River in a tranquil rural setting, just a couple hours from major cities, the region offers outdoor adventures, sports, entertainment, shopping, history and local cultural events. Medical licensure in the state of New Hampshire required. Commensurate with the number of relevant postgraduate years of training. There is a book allowance, and funding is available for presentation at a national meeting. To review application requirements and to download an application form, go to the program's website.

Application materials can be sent via email to: Applicants should have completed core-training in an AP, CP or AP-CP residency program and should be committed to excellent clinical care in an academic medical center environment with a genuine interest in the field. Application found on website , CV, Personal Statement and 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to: The fellows participate in the daily sign-out of all specimens and provide immediate on-site interpretation for superficial and deep FNAs with progressive responsibilities leading to the development of diagnostic autonomy.

There is substantial exposure to surgical pathology with emphasis on the correlation between these two disciplines, particularly as the needle core biopsies object of on-site interpretation are kept as part of the Cytopathology specimen. Approximately 16, specimens are evaluated annually, including non-gynecologic exfoliative specimens and fine needle aspiration biopsies covering the spectrum of cytopathology practice with extensive use of immunochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular and cytogenetic ancillary studies.

The program includes a 2-week rotation in our solid tumor molecular diagnostics service. The Cytopathology fellows receive training in FNA performance, actively participating in procedures under direct attending supervision with the objective of becoming proficient in both palpation and ultrasound-guided FNA.

Appropriate clinical management as applied to surgical and cytopathology diagnoses and interdisciplinary communication is stressed, including case presentation at tumor boards. Participation in the instruction of residents through lectures and slide sessions is an integral part of the program.

Over 4, glass slide study sets are available for review. Fellows will also gain practical skills in laboratory management. Translational research as well as clinical research for presentation at national level is strongly encouraged.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with level of training. Applicants should also request three letters of recommendation, one of which should come from their current program director. All documentation should be sent to the training program coordinator: The program provides intensive training in all aspects of Neuropathology NP with the aim of preparing our fellows for Board Certification and a successful career as an academic neuropathologist. Fellows gain familiarity with a wide variety of diseases of the nervous system, skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve, and eye, developing diagnostic proficiency through both morphologic examination and utilization of ancillary techniques including immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and molecular analysis.

A variety of research opportunities are available within the division and the VCU health system, with an emphasis on neuro-oncology. Preference will be given to applicants seeking a conventional two year neuropathology training commitment, though other arrangements may be available on an individual basis. Salary and benefits are commensurate with year of postgraduate training. The thyroid surgery program is very active and provides excellent case material in thyroid pathology. An active institutional program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as an oral pathology outreach program, offers a rich and uniquely diverse training experience.

A growing consultation service provides experience in addressing more diagnostically difficult and unusual specimens. The instructorship provides a period of active training during the first part of the year followed by graduated responsibility allowing for supervised sign-out of cases and intraoperative consultations.

Elective time is also available for experience in other services. Ample opportunity for research exists and is encouraged. Edgar, MD James V. Forensic Pathology Fellowship The positions are located in three of our statewide district offices.

The training program fulfills the eligibility requirements for APB board certification. Your training will include learning to gather information from death scenes to determine the extent to which further investigation is necessary. Performing autopsies on bodies in order to determine the cause and manner of death.

Understanding how to report autopsy findings in court, in consultation with families, law enforcement, and attorneys. Fellows are mentored by nine Board certified forensic pathologists. Co-location with the State Division of Forensic Science permits contemporaneous case consultation with firearm, tool marks, trace evidence, imaging, forensic biology DNA and other forensic science specialists.

VCU Health provides forensic radiology, neuropathology and surgical pathology subspecialty consultation. Fellows are given anthropology and odontology training and the opportunity to attend national meetings with forensic colleagues. Trainees attend subspecialty courses and reference a medicolegal library, Medline, Internet, and case database. Each district office participates in the teaching of students, residents and other professionals.

Fellows will work with staff to undertake a research project. The University salary and benefits are competitive and supplemented by LME activity. Jennifer Bowers MD Applications: Interested individuals should contact: Richmond, VA Telephone: Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship This is a one-year, ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship which trains pathologists and medical geneticists for a career in Molecular Genetic Pathology.

The trainee receives a thorough exposure to all aspects of molecular genetic pathology including infectious diseases, hematopathology, oncology, transplantation, and medical genetics.

The VCU Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is a state-of-the art, 6, sq ft facility that performs more than 25, tests annually. Fellows participate in laboratory test development and translational research. The fellows are responsible for interactions with clinicians and other pathologists, and test interpretation as the training progresses. Fellows rotate through the human genetics clinical services and in the biochemical genetics laboratory.

Hands-on experience is obtained with a broad range of molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction, real-time PCR, reverse transcriptase PCR, cytogenetics, FISH, SNP analysis, Affymetrix microarray technology, bone marrow engraftment chimerism studies, direct Sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing for cancer and inherited disorders panels as well as whole exome sequencing. It is aimed at those who have fulfilled a standard pathology residency and wish to specialize in hematopathology in either a community hospital or academic setting.

The fellows also evaluate surgical and cytopathology specimens with potential hematopoietic malignancy, and gain experience in the laboratory investigation of anemias, diseases of hemostasis and thrombosis, and other benign diseases of the hematopoietic system. The fellows gain experience in laboratory management through ongoing participation in quality assurance and quality control studies, instrument and procedure modifications, and projects to improve personnel utilization and patient safety.

The daily supervision of residents and medical students in the hematology laboratory is the responsibility of the fellows, and there are a variety of opportunities to participate in other teaching activities, as well as basic and clinical research studies. Surgical Pathology Fellowship This is a one-year ACGME-accredited program designed for individuals who wish to pursue intense training in Surgical Pathology in an environment that allows graduated responsibility and independent work necessary to build diagnostic confidence and maturity.

This fellowship provides the necessary training for the fellow to function upon completion as an academic pathologist with responsibilities in service, teaching, and research, or as a community-based pathologist with responsibilities primarily in service and laboratory management. Sign-out in Surgical Pathology is subspecialized, assuring trainee interaction with faculty with expertise in specific organ system pathology.

The general framework of this fellowship includes: The fellowship allows potential flexibility in the schedule, depending on the fellow's subspecialty interest e. With sufficient preparation, the fellow "mock" signs out the cases as a junior attending with the resident, handles frozen sections and consultation cases, instructs the residents in processing complex specimens. Presentations at interdisciplinary conferences provides important correlation with clinical management consequences.

Elective rotations are available in Neuropathology, Cytopathology, Molecular Pathology, or selected clinical pathology services Hematopathology, Blood Bank. The fellow is expected to participate in one of the many departmental research projects, including presentation at national meetings and peer-reviewed publication encouraged.

Surgical Pathology Fellowship - The University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine offers a comprehensive one-year fellowship in surgical pathology that provides advanced and intensive training in diagnostic surgical pathology. The non-ACGME-accredited Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the University of Florida provides fellows with the opportunity for advanced training and in-depth experience in different facets of surgical pathology with particular interest in Gastrointestinal and Liver, Genitourinary, Breast and Gynecologic pathology.

It also prepares them for a career in either academics or private practice. A large volume of surgical and consultation material provides an opportunity for the development of proficiency in the diagnosis of neoplastic and benign diseases, as well as transplant pathology.

Fellows will have the opportunity for graduated sign-out responsibilities, including intraoperative consultations. Successful fellowship candidates must be certification-eligible or certified in anatomic, or anatomic and clinical pathology, by the American Board of Pathology. Applicants are required to have passed all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. Applicant Requirements Successful fellowship candidates must be certification-eligible or certified in anatomic, or anatomic and clinical pathology, by the American Board of Pathology.

Applicants are required to have passed all three , steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination. Applications Completed application packets must be received by December 1, , and must include a: Interviews for the fellowship will be completed by March 1, Electronic submission of fellowship application materials is preferred.

Send completed packets to: David Hernandez Gonzalo, M. Box Gainesville, FL [ ]. The program is a comprehensive one designed to provide the Fellow with a balanced exposure to the evaluation of all aspects of adult and pediatric lymph node and bone marrow pathology including morphology, immunopathology, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics and molecular techniques.

Training includes clinical and laboratory evaluation of coagulation disorders as well as other aspects of Laboratory Pathology including Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Lab Management.

The Fellow is encouraged to participate with a faculty member in an investigative project in the broad field of Hematopathology during the fellowship.

The Fellow will be given progressive responsibility in signing out and participation in the teaching of medical students, residents and la boratory staff. Interested applicants, please contact Dr. Rekha Bhat, Program Director at , or email to: Please submit your application materials no later than September 15th for interview consideration. The overall goal of this one year fellowship is to prepare trainees for a successful career in molecular pathology.

At the time of completion of the fellowship, trainees will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume the directorship of a clinical molecular pathology laboratory and to continue with a pattern of lifelong learning in this field.

During the course of the program, MGP fellows will participate in the day-to-day operation of molecular genetic pathology laboratories performing and interpreting a variety of clinical tests. Fellows entering the program as pathologists will additionally gain experience with the diagnosis, management, treatment, and counseling of patients with genetic disorders during rotations through Medical Genetics clinics, while fellows entering as medical geneticists will gain exposure to surgical pathology and autopsy pathology via a rotation through the surgical pathology service.

In addition, trainees will attend didactic sessions with the supervising Medical Staff, courses in Medical Genetics, journal clubs, and laboratory and clinical conferences. Fellows are highly encouraged and expected to perform at least one research project of their own choosing with the guidance and assistance of one or more faculty members in the Department of Pathology.

Must qualify for licensure in California. Please submit the following documents to Program Director, Dr. September 15, [ ]. Please submit application materials via email no later than September 15, to include: Cellular Therapy Fellowship This appointment will be for one 1 year.

This is a training position for an aspiring pathologist in the rapidly expanding field of cellular therapy. The cellular therapy activities at HUP and CHOP cover the entire range of standard-of-care adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant, from collection to processing to infusion. The candidate will have a wide exposure of different cGMP labs all within walking distance, learn the set up and operation of cGMP facilities, in addition to the actual manufacturing processes.

Cellular therapy is a highly regulated field. There are numerous opportunities for quality improvement projects. Didactic training, either one-on-one with a faculty or part of more formal course, is also available. The candidate is encouraged to tailor the one year program to suit individual background and needs, while still gaining enough exposure to become proficient in all areas.

Ideally, a successful candidate would leave the program feeling confident to direct a cell therapy facility. Applicants must have an M. Curriculum Vitae; Personal Statement; three potential references Inquiries and materials should be sent to: The program focuses exclusively on gynecological cytology, non-gynecological cytology, and fine needle aspiration biopsy cytology. Weekly didactic and microscopic conferences, monthly lectures, as well as a monthly journal club supplement this training.

During this period, the fellow is engaged in the examination of the cytopathologic material submitted to the services under the supervision of the attending staff.

The program also includes participation in the Intraoperative Cytology Consultation Service. Hollie P Thomas Additional Faculty: The fellowship is available to individuals who have completed training in pathology in an ACGME-accredited residency program.

Step 3 is a requirement as well as eligibility for medical license in the state of Mississippi. Andy has personally led engagements in the US, Canada, UK, Singapore, Australia and beyond focused on the design of future facilities, staffing and care model redesign and helping clients to improve their operational efficiency.

His 30 years of GE experience includes over 20 years of consulting focused on helping clients to improve their performance. Raj Shekhar, PhD, is a medical technology researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur. His prior academic affiliations have been with the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He also possesses two years of industry experience when he worked at Picker International now Philips Healthcare.

He has published over 50 scientific papers and holds 11 granted US patents. His research career is focused on improving the safety, efficiency, and quality of healthcare through the application of human factors and applied psychology.

He holds a doctoral degree in human factors and was a postdoctoral fellow at the U. Ratwani has authored over fifty peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to give numerous talks in the area of human factors, innovation, and patient safety.

In addition to his research he has focused on optimizing health IT for frontline clinicians and advises on safety and technology policies.

He practiced cardiology from In this position Dr. Schwartz will be responsible for quality initiatives, development of the physician enterprise, integration and enhancement of the IT structure and clinical programs growth.

He completed his Internship and Residency programs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. From , he completed fellowship in Cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

I chose my specialty because I had an interest in microbiology. Most of the new and challenging syndromes are connected with infectious diseases. Humor and compassion are the methods I use in my practice.

I try to personalize patient care to the needs of each patient. In addition, at UC Davis, we have a vital facility that generates new knowledge and the specialists necessary to handle the most complex cases.

Cohen specializes in clinical infectious diseases and infection control in the hospital environment. He is interested in AIDS, HIV infection and treatment of immunocompromised patients and serves as primary infectious diseases consultant to transplant programs. Cohen uses molecular biology to investigate epidemiology of resistant microorganisms. His laboratory-based studies look at susceptibility testing of HIV clinical isolates to multiple antiretroviral agents. Additional research focuses on new antimicrobial agents and chemokine and cytokine level changes.

She also manages a national academic emergency medicine benchmarking survey conducted by the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine and the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.

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

He has lectured at state and national conferences to audiences of physicians, pharmacists and nurses, and was a visiting Professor at the Kobe Gakuin Pharmaceutical University in and From , he was the Director of the Sacramento Experiential Program.

He has 16 peer reviewed publications, several book chapters and has developed many continuing education programs. Cutler precepts the Family Medicine Rotation and applies his academic background to expand clinical services in primary care. Mary Beth has worked in nursing informatics for more than 18 years, both at the hospital level and corporate level.

She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. In addition, Alpa has led the Design Thinking efforts and developing new services to advance leading edge and coordinated care. Prior to joining Stanford, Alpa was a healthcare strategy and operations consultant with Deloitte Consulting for over eight years. Alpa has had the opportunity to work with academic medical centers, physician group practices, and multi-hospital health systems across the country.

Her experience includes assisting provider organizations in mergers and acquisitions, financial turnarounds, performance improvement initiatives, regulatory reviews, strategic planning as well as large-scale electronic medical record implementations. In his role, Alan is responsible for the facilitation of all patient experience strategy and operations improvements in the inpatient, ambulatory, emergency, and ancillary areas for the health system.

Alan joined Cedars-Sinai in November, , with 15 years focused on healthcare patient experience improvement. In that role, Alan was responsible for the departments of patient experience, physician engagement, special constituent and international patient programs, referral management, education and training, and leadership and talent development. Fernando Martinez is an accomplished Business Executive and Technologist who has worked with some of the largest healthcare systems in the country.

Martinez is a recognized technology, security and governance leader with a history of developing innovative and transformational technology strategies for organizations of all sizes.

Martinez has held the position of Chief Information Officer for multiple multi-billion dollar Hospital Systems and provides consultative services to various industries including banking and finance. He has written numerous articles focused on management, technology strategy, IT security and governance, and is a frequent speaker at Trade Associations and IT Conferences.

He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Information Technology with concentrations in information security and has an earned PhD in Educational Leadership and Organization. Awards and Professional Recognition: Virginia Bio connects and supports companies, universities, entrepreneurs, investors, students, clinicians, data scientists, service professionals and patients to accelerate the discovery, commercialization and clinical application of bioscience products and services — from biopharmaceuticals to medical devices and diagnostics, digital and mobile health, bioinformatics and big data, and innovative health care solutions on the one hand, to agricultural and industrial bioscience on the other.

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

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

In addition, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Simmons is board certified in pharmacotherapy, and practiced as a neonatal ICU clinical specialist for 10 years prior to becoming a Clinical Manager at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Stephanie also is the ED champion for patients with sickle cell disease and was recognized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants as a Distinguished Fellow for her contribution and dedication to the profession.

Opelka is the founder and chair of the Surgical Quality Alliance. He serves on the PCPI board and supports their efforts in clinical registry advancement. Opelka leads a team building a new performance measure framework for surgical patients. This project is built around patient-centric measures within the five phases of surgical care. In addition, his work promotes surgical patient reported outcomes mapped to the goals patients have in their care. Opelka serves as an academic surgeon with clinical appointments as a Professor of Surgery at Louisiana State University, Professor of Surgery at George Washington University and visiting associate professor of Surgery at Harvard University.

He serves as a member of editorial boards and reviewer for five international peer reviewed journals. Opelka has edited several surgical textbooks, published and delivered over scientific manuscripts and presentations. His areas of accountability include clinical informatics, digital health, and enterprise analytics and data management.

His areas of interest include the potential use of behavioral psychology in the delivery of health care, engaging clinical providers and translating the value of analytics and informatics in the clinical and business domains. As an advisor to startups in various stages, he supports their journey to value creation and product delivery, while engaging with VCs on portfolio and investment thesis. Badlani speaks nationally, educates and consults on topics in digital medicine, clinical informatics, analytics, and innovation.

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

Len was an Innovation Advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS in , and has recently been the Principal Investigator on PCMH evaluation studies as well as in more general studies of how to use payment and delivery reform to achieve triple aim and health equity goals.

Recently he has become focused on how payment models may be used to incentivize sustainable investments in social determinants of health. Len got his B. He is the William T. Daniel is a recognized leader in driving clinical improvement in patient centered outcomes, safety and quality, as well as positive transformational changes.

Daniel earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his M. Louis, and cardiology fellowship at UT Southwestern. Over the past 24 years, Mr. He currently administers 34 drug task forces and a regional intelligence center that supports more than federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland, Washington, D. C, Virginia, and West Virginia. Carr established metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of drug control efforts in the fields of drug law enforcement, criminal intelligence, treatment, and prevention for the HIDTA Program.

This strategy resulted in the creation of a public health-public safety partnership supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , and the hiring of 22 drug intelligence officers and 22 public health analysts. The HRS has led to the interdisciplinary sharing of opioid data among law enforcement and public health agencies. Carr spearheaded the development of the ODMAP, a real-time overdose syndromic surveillance system used to identify spikes in fatal and non-fatal overdoses.

In July , Mr. Case Explorer is not only a case management system, but also an event and target deconfliction system in use nationwide by law enforcement agencies at all levels of government.

Opioid overdose investigations reported in Case Explorer are recorded on ODMAP and analysts explore links to drug trafficking organizations likely responsible for spikes in overdoses. In September , Mr. The Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement used this grant to fund 13 incubator projects concentrating on various aspects of the opioid problem. Award recipients from 10 states received funds to foster their research.

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

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

Krishnaj combines his role as CMO with his training in clinical informatics to fulfill this aim. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals and has found mention in media outlets. PINC is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3, U. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

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

Before being named Chief of Intelligence, Mr. Prior to coming to DEA, Mr. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

In this role she directs a multidisciplinary consultation service that provides guidance on the clinical management of patients with substance use disorders and associated consequences, conducts brief behavioral interventions and counseling with patients, facilitates linkage to hospital and community-based alcohol and drug treatment programs, and educates healthcare professionals.

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

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

She provides clinical care to underserved individuals at a primary care practice she helped build within a public housing unit within Annapolis. He developed the behavioral health population health strategy for the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

Trivedi is a national expert on behavioral health services and care delivery. Her design team leads design research, requirements gathering, and user interface design work for software projects. Digital Reasoning, a cognitive computing pioneer, builds software that understands human communication, context and meaning to create value at enterprise scale.

In health care, Digital Reasoning deploys deep analytics on unstructured data to power care management software using patented Natural Language Understanding, AI and machine learning technologies.

The results from the first year of live deployment across over hospitals demonstrate a positive impact on clinical, financial and operational outcomes. Bayless is the president and chief executive officer of Anne Arundel Medical Center. She joined AAMC as vice president of clinical and support services in December and was promoted to chief operating officer in In September , Bayless was named president and chief operating officer and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in Bayless has 25 years of experience in management and leadership roles specializing in strategic planning, health system operations, performance improvement, community health and outreach, medical staff relations, physician practice management and business development.

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

Sentara also operates a health plan with , covered lives in Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio. Sentara has continually ranked as one of the most integrated health care networks in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine, and is the only health care system in the nation to be named in the top 10 continuously since the survey began.

Health Catalyst is an insight-producing data, analytics, and decision-support company committed to being a catalyst for massive, sustained improvements in healthcare outcomes. We are the leaders in a new era of advanced predictive analytics for population health and value-based care with a suite of machine learning-driven solutions, decades of outcomes-improvement expertise, and an unparalleled ability to integrate data from across the healthcare ecosystem.

Our proven data warehousing and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency, and lower costs in support of more than 85 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest healthcare systems and physician practices to commercial payers. Dressler is a board-certified internist and nephrologist, and the Quality and Safety Officer for Academic and Medical Affairs.

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

Kathy received her B. She went on to receive her M. Wetherill came to Christiana Care in as a staff pharmacist. He was later promoted to an evening pharmacy supervisor position and then advanced to Director of Pharmacy Supply.

Prior to coming to Christiana Care, he served on active duty for the US Army and worked for a retail pharmacy chain pharmacy. He is also an actively drilling reservist with the US Army and is stationed at Ft.

Wetherill has numerous interests to include refining operational workflow, leading teams and managing supply chain challenges. Barbara is Patty and Jay H. She served two terms as the Director of the Jay H. She was also Vice Dean of the Wharton Undergraduate program.

Barbara is an internationally recognized scholar on retailing, variety seeking, brand loyalty, product assortment and design, and consumer and patient decision-making. She has published more than 75 articles in leading academic journals. She co-authored Grocery Revolution: Anahi Santiago holds a B. Beth Bortz is the President and CEO of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, a nonprofit established in to accelerate the adoption of value-driven health care in the Commonwealth.

She has received several awards and recognition for her work, including:. A transplanted southerner, Beth and her husband David are avid Philadelphia sports fans and active in Virginia politics. She has two daughters, Devon and Katy.

FIC was created to standardize the independent medication formularies into one Health System formulary to enhance medication safety, increase cost savings and promote evidenced-based practices. Saheed received his medical degree from Cornell University in Saheed joined the Hopkins faculty in He has published over articles and 18 book chapters with over national and international presentations.

His research has focused on quality improvement and bariatric surgery and has published influential articles on patient safety, medical education, adolescent bariatric surgery, diabetes and gastric bypass, fertility and birth outcomes following weight loss surgery, probiotics, pre-operative weight loss, family effects of weight loss surgery, effect of weight loss on testosterone, obesity disparities in health care, changes in cancer screening tests following weight loss, endoscopy, and impact of gastric bypass upon alcohol metabolism and cardiac risk factors.

He serves as editor of four books: Quality in Obesity Treatment, Morbid Obesity: His research efforts have been recognized by 26 research awards from 5 different surgical societies. As a teacher, Dr. He was selected as Co-Chair and Chair for Obesity Week and , which is the largest worldwide meeting devoted to obesity with over attendees annually.

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

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

His responsibilities included provider recruitment, the development commercial and government insurance ACO agreements, care management programs, and information technology implementation within the ACO.

Colin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mt. He is also a Doctoral Candidate at Johns Hopkins. The Six Sigma program is in its eleventh year with over 50 million dollars of savings to the organization. CAMC has improved its overall patient flow capabilities, being able to reduce deferred patients by per month. Bree Bush is a principal and the leader of the Care Optimization and Throughput practice. She has been leading healthcare organizations through transformation efforts for more than ten years with GE Healthcare Partners, focusing on utilizing simulation modeling and advanced analytical tools to optimize inpatient, procedural, and clinic capacity.

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

Applying this methodology has shown success in reducing inpatient length-of-stay, improving operating room utilization, and reducing emergency room boarding time. Bree joined GE Healthcare 10 years ago through the Edison Engineering Development Program, a highly selective program designed to grow future engineering leaders.

On program, she designed next generation diagnostic imaging equipment and brought a high-end ultrasound system to market. He is responsible for the operations of the 5 Johns Hopkins Health System Emergency Departments managing nearly , patient visits annually.

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