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Dr. Chris Petrilli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is responsible for implementing and evaluating innovative projects aimed at enhancing value in the health system. He runs the high value-care course, which he delivers to undergraduate and graduate medical education students - and he is the faculty lead for UofM’s site in the Dell Medicine’s Choosing Wisely STARS program. He serves as the Value Innovator for the Michigan Program for Value Enhancement and the the Co-Chair of Michigan Medicine’s Laboratory Stewardship Committee. He was also named a director of the High Value Practice Academic Alliance for Interprofessional Program Building.
He recently accepted the position as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine of Clinical Lead for Value Based Medicine for Manhattan Hospitals at NYU.
Prior to Medical School, Dr. Petrilli was a financial analyst for JPMorgan Chase Bank and a Senior Financial Analyst for Nexxar Group. He is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Dr. Petrilli received his Medical Degree from Georgetown University, and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan where he also served as Chief Medical Resident.
Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University and an attending physician at the McGill University Health Centre who is certified in General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. After fellowship he completed his Masters of Public Health at Harvard. He the Director of the McGill University Health Centre's Clinical Practice Assessment Unit which exists to facilitate research in high value healthcare. He was the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Society for Internal Medicine's New Investigator Award and currently conducts research in medication safety, quality improvement, high value healthcare, and clinical infectious diseases. An up to date list of his publications can be found here:
Dr. Lauren Demosthenes is a specialist in general Ob/Gyn and practiced general obgyn for 28 years before joining the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG) in 2012. After gaining broad experience in general ob/gyn, she left her practice in 2016 to become Medical Director of High Value Care and Innovation in her department and to play a larger role in the medical school. At the medical school she developed a high value care curriculum and is co-director for the USCSOMG’s Track of Distinction in High Value Care, Performance Improvement and Population Health. She also serves as faculty mentor for the USCSOMG’s Choosing Wisely STARS students (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) who are participating in the national program. In graduate medical education, she founded and is current editor of the American College of ObGyn’s curriculum resource, Cases in High Value Care; and has presented this work at grand rounds and national meetings. She is currently Chair Designate of the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting which will be held in Austin Texas this year and Nashville, Tennessee next year.
Dr. Hyung (Harry) Cho, MD, FHM, FACP is the Director of Quality, Safety, & Value for the Division of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai and Senior Fellow at the Lown Institute. At Mount Sinai, his work focuses on bridging high value care education with systems improvement with students, residents and faculty. Nationally, he leads the dissemination of Right Care Rounds, now implemented in over 75 residency programs. He is Chair of Society of Hospital Medicine High Value Care subcommittee, Chair of the Right Care Alliance Hospital Medicine Council and Director of QI Implementation for High Value Practice Academic Alliance. He is currently leading the development of overuse guidelines, including the next SHM Choosing Wisely recommendations. Since he became an academic hospitalist in 2011, he has received over 40 awards and recognition in value, safety, and education. These include the Choosing Wisely Award from Society of Hospital Medicine, American Medical Association Leadership Award, Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Award from Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation, Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award, and the Top Hospitalist honor from ACP Hospitalist magazine.
Dr. Rajasekaran is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and one of the winners of the 2017, Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation, Teaching Value Challenge. He is the PI of the AMA Accelerating Change in Education grant.
Dr. Rajasekaran received his MD from Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry and did his post-graduate medical education training in the field of clinical pharmacology in India. As a seasoned expert in medical education for the past 17 years, Dr. Rajasekaran has held several leadership positions in medical schools and has received multiple institutional and national awards for teaching excellence.
Prior to his arrival at EVMS, Dr. Rajasekaran served as the Director of the Center for Excellence in Medical Education at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester, MI and Dean of Basic Sciences, at St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman.
He has published many abstracts and papers on medical education and has been the recipient of med-ed grants. In addition to actively serving on many institutional and national committees, he is the Advisor for the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).
Dr. Pamela T. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety and the Radiology Residency Program Director. Her area of expertise is Body CT, and her research interests include protocol design to optimize multidetector row CT and performance improvement for vascular and oncologic imaging.
Dr. Johnson is also actively involved in advancing high value practice at Johns Hopkins as the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee. Nationally, she chairs the American College of Radiology Choosing Wisely® Working Group and is the founder and co-director of the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (www.hvpaa.org), a consortium of > 80 academic medical centers collaborating on high value care quality improvement, research and education.
Dr. Johnson graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1987 and earned her medical degree as a member of AOA from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 1991. She completed her residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was elected Chief Resident and performed a fellowship in ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic image resonance imaging (MRI) at Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Johnson joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Association of University Radiologists, the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, the Society of Abdominal Radiology and the American College of Radiology.
Dr. Dewan is a Pediatric Critical Care Physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the primary investigator for an Association of Pediatric Program Directors sponsored study looking at the development of a high value curriculum for pediatric trainees. The curriculum highlights the use of game based learning to improve engagement in value education. Dr. Dewan received her MD and MPH from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her pediatric residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Swaroop is a board certified internal medicine physician and hospitalist at the University of California, Irvine. She currently serves as the program director for the UC Irvine internal medicine residency where she participated in developing the high value care curriculum for residents. Dr. Swaroop serves on the AAIM High Value Care Workgroup and has published and presented her work on developing cost conscious projects and integration of business of medicine into residency curriculum.
Dr. Anzai is Professor of Radiology at the University of Utah and also serves as the Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer of the University of Utah Health Care. She oversees healthcare quality at the health system level to improve safety and quality of patient care and facilitate the process standardization and coordination of care by collaborating with the frontline provider teams. Dr. Anzai is leading the system-wide implement value driven-outcomes to connect the costs of delivering care with outcome measures.
Dr. Anzai has over 18 years of experience in working as a neuroradiologist in leading academic institutions with a background in health services research. She has the adjunct appointment in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. She is a longstanding member of the many radiology organizations and past President of ASHNR, AAWR, and AUR. She serves as the co-director of the comparative effectiveness research training program by Radiological Society of North America and co-chair of the evidence-based medicine committee in American Society of Neuroradiology. She is also leading the institutional efforts to develop and modify the appropriate use criteria of medical imaging.
She completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship training at the University of Michigan. At the University of Washington, she had served as the neuroradiology fellowship director and subsequently as the director of neuroradiology before relocation to the University of Utah.
Dr. Farraj is the Private Physician of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and the Director of the Private Medical Office at the Royal Hashemite Court where he advises on some national health initiatives of His Majesty. A brigadier general in the Jordanian Royal Medical Services, he works most days as a consultant internist at a tertiary care hospital called King Hussein Medical Center in Amman. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of E-Health Solutions, a non-profit company that is responsible for creating electronic medical records for all Jordanians on a single platform (Hakeem Program), the company also hosts the Electronic Library of Medicine of Jordan. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS) which promotes healthy lifestyles for people living in Jordan. In fact, he won a ABIM Cost of Care award in 2017 for the “Prevention Prescription” concept used in that society’s Healthy Community Clinic program.
A graduate of Imperial College/London University. He got his American Board of Internal Medicine in1996 after finishing his residency program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician (FRCP), a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and an examiner of the Fellowship exam of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Dr. Willis is a physician leader with a passion for healthcare innovation. His career trajectory is aligned with the movement to create value and improve patient care through health system science and the quadruple aim: population health management, improved patient experience, reduced cost of care and provider well-being. Dr. Willis is actively involved across the continuum of medical education. He leverages his expertise in medical education with his experience in quality improvement to innovate in the space of value creation.
He is the founder of Radiology-TEACHES (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation: https://www.acr.org/Clinical-Resources/Radiology-TEACHES), a simulation education resource with integrated clinical decision support. This collaborative effort is made possible through the American College of Radiology, National Decisison Support Company, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Willis received a 2016 RSNA Education Scholar Grant from the Radiology Society of North America to study integration of this technology into the medical school curriculum at BCM.
Dr. Willis has been recognized with three of Baylor College of Medicine’s Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Awards: Teaching and Evaluation, Educational Leadership, and most recently Development of Enduring Educational Materials. He was recognized as a 2017 Teaching Value Innovator in the Creating Value Challenge by Costs of Care, the ABIM Foundation, and their partners (The Leapfrog Group, AAMC, and American Hospital Association) for his work with Radiology-TEACHES. Dr. Willis led the Harris Health System pilot implementation of the RITE Program (Realizing Improvement through Team Empowerment) which was recognized as the Ben Taub and Quentin Mease Hospitals 2017 Innovation of the Year and a National Finalist for the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) 2017 Healthcare Innovation of the Year.
Dr. Willis looks forward to continuing to exploring novel ways to create value for patients by transforming the delivery of health care.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Associate Professor and is Co-Director for the Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, and cost-effective care. In his position as Director, Bed Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, known institutionally as the “Bed Czar,” Dr. Fogerty holds administrative responsibility for the allocation and utilization of the 1,541 licensed beds at Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the United States and he remains clinically active on the inpatient general medicine service. Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine and holds leadership positions in the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He was selected as a winner of the 2013 ABIM Foundation/Costs of Care Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Competition for his curriculum innovation, Interactive Cost Awareness Resident Exercise (I-CARE).
Vineet Arora MD MAPP is Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at the University Of Chicago. Through funding from AHRQ, NIH, and the ABIM Foundation, she has developed and evaluated multiple educational interventions to improve medical training while also improving quality, safety, and value of care in teaching hospitals. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and her work has received coverage by the New York Times, NPR, and the Associated Press. For her body of work, she has been recognized by HealthLeader Magazine in 2011 as “20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better” and is the past recipient of the American College of Physicians Walter J. McDonald Young Physician Award, Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Mentoring Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Excellence in Hospital Medicine Research Award.
As the Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, she oversaw the development of the Teaching Value web modules, which are easy to access free e-learning tools to promote cost conscious prescribing and reduce waste and co-chaired the Teaching Value Choosing Wisely Challenge. She is co-author of Understanding High Value Care, a textbook from McGraw Hill released in 2015. An avid user of social media, Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education, technology, and health policy at @futuredocs.
Dr. Chris Moriates is the Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. He is responsible for creating an innovative curriculum for value-based healthcare for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, as well as building a robust value improvement program that engages healthcare providers across the healthcare community in Austin.
Dr. Gupta oversees the joint Costs of Care/ABIM Foundation Learning Network which aims to support clinical innovators in scaling and sustaining best practices that improve value. She is an internal medicine physician and serves as the Medical Director for Quality and Value across the UCLA Health System and an Expert Advisor for CMS Innovation Center's Comprehensive Primary Care initiative. Previously she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received a masters in health policy and management. She speaks nationally about the costs of care and has been highlighted on national outlets such as NPR.
Mr. Harmon is the Director of Advocacy at Costs of Care and oversees the development of the blog and CoC's outreach efforts. Jordan is also Managing Director of the HSS Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Health at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), where he focuses on helping clinical teams deliver high value care. Jordan works with interdisciplinary teams at HSS to develop these new high-value care solutions for the enterprise and the broader healthcare market. Before co-leading the center, Jordan was Senior Director of Operational Excellence, where he oversaw clinical care transformation initiatives for the hospital.