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Rajeev Jain, MD, FACP, FASGE, AGAF, Chair
Dr. Jain is a board certified gastroenterologist who has been in private practice in Dallas, Texas since 1999. He is a partner at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants. He served as Chief of Gastroenterology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas from 2000-2020.
Dr. Jain is Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. He served on the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Governing Board as a Clinical Councilor and Chair of the AGA Practice Management and Economics Committee. He has participated in clinical guideline development at both the AGA and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), where he served on the Standards of Practice Committee from 2008-2010. Additionally, Dr. Jain was a member of the task force that created the AGA colonoscopy bundle framework, and was co-Director of the GI Outlook 2013 Practice Management Course co-sponsored by the AGA and ASGE. Dr. Jain is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, AGA and ASGE.
Dr. Jain received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
As of October 2022, Dr. Jain reported the following external relationships:
Funding for clinical trial expenses, salary support and staff, paid to Texas Digestive Disease Consultants, from the following companies:
- AbbVie, for a trial on induction and maintenance therapy for moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis, and for two trials on Crohn’s Disease.
- Eli Lilly & Company, for a trial on ulcerative colitis.
- Gilead, for trials on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
- Janssen, for a trial on induction and maintenance therapy for moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.
- Pfizer, for a trial on ulcerative colitis.
- Roche, for trials on Crohn’s Disease and on ulcerative colitis.
- Takeda, for trials on Crohn’s Disease and on ulcerative colitis.
Dr. Jain also reported receiving honoraria from Janssen for giving a lecture to medical science liaisons on the economics of gastroenterology practice and travel reimbursement from Texas Digestive Disease Consultants for attending meetings.
Robert O. Roswell, MD, Chair-Elect
Dr. Robert Roswell is Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York where he also serves as Associate Professor of Science Education & Cardiology. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, he is co-Director of the Cardiac ICU and the Associate Cardiology Fellowship Director at Northwell Health's Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Roswell serves as Secretary of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors.
A champion of promoting equity in medicine, Dr. Roswell is a graduate of the American Association of Medical College's Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate program and has worked to integrate the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and cultural humility into the medical education curriculum. He has been awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from the Student National Medical Association and an Outstanding Mentorship Award from Internal Medicine Residents for his role in medical education.
Dr. Roswell's academic focus is at the nexus of acute cardiac care and health care disparities. Earlier in his career, he was honored by the American Heart Association and was a recipient of the Young Heart Award for outstanding care to patients. He is on the Steering Committee for the Critical Care Cardiology Trials Network and is active in the leadership of the American College of Cardiology as a New York Councilor and chair of the New York Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce. He is also a member of the Association of Black Cardiologists and is a strong advocate for health equity by providing high-quality, evidence-based care delivered with cultural humility to all patients.
Throughout his career, Dr. Roswell has given numerous talks and authored several publications on acute cardiac care, cardiogenic shock, and health care disparities.
His medical degree was conferred with honors from New York University School of Medicine where he completed residency and chief residency. He went on to fellowship at Georgetown University School of Medicine/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
As of May 2023, Dr. Roswell reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Roswell serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- American College of Cardiology, Board of Trustees, Equality Taskforce, without compensation.
Erica N. Johnson, MD, Secretary and Council Director
Dr. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Medical Education for the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
In 2014, Dr. Johnson completed an 11-year career in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, where she served as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship Programs in the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. She also served as a clinical investigator with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program.
Dr. Johnson is the Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Infectious Disease Board and ABIM Council member. She is active in the Academic Alliance of Internal Medicine and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She is also a member of the Accreditation Council Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine. Dr. Johnson has been recognized with numerous research, teaching and community service awards, including the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education Teaching Award for Faculty, the Johns Hopkins Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service, the Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Conference Technology Rising Star Award, and the C. Lockard Conley Award for Teaching Excellence from the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Johnson received her bachelor’s degree in classics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and her medical degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in infectious disease at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
As of May 2023, Dr. Johnson reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Johnson serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member of Education Committee, without compensation
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Internal Medicine, Member, without compensation
C. Seth Landefeld, MD, Treasurer
Dr. Landefeld, board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, is Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He serves on the Boards of Directors of the UAB Health System and the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.
Previously, Dr. Landefeld served as Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Associate Chair for Strategic Planning in the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also served as Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care, San Francisco VA Medical Center. He was previously Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Care Research in the Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Landefeld practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics in his previous positions; his practice is currently limited to hospital medicine.
Dr. Landefeld has developed novel approaches to improve outcomes of seriously ill older people. He and his colleagues invented Acute Care for Elders Units and demonstrated their beneficial effects for patients, families, physicians and nurses as well as on costs of care. Currently, Dr. Landefeld is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. Previously, he served as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine and on the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society. He is the 2016 Laureate, Alabama Chapter, American College of Physicians and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
Dr. Landefeld received a bachelor’s degree in history and science from Harvard College and his medical degree from Yale University. He also received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He completed house staff training at University of California San Francisco, where he served as chief medical resident, and fellowship training in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
As of June 2023, Dr. Landefeld reported the following external relationships:
Work as an author or editor for the following company, with compensation as listed:
- McGraw-Hill, receiving compensation as an author for a chapter in Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Geriatrics, 2nd edition
Dr. Landefeld also serves on the Boards of Directors of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Health System and of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.
Richard J. Baron, MD, President & CEO
Dr. Baron, board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the ABIM Foundation. Dr. Baron was a former Chair of the ABIM's Board of Directors and served on the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
Previously, Dr. Baron served as Group Director of Seamless Care Models at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, where he led efforts related to accountable care organizations and primary care. Prior to his CMS appointment, Dr. Baron practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics for almost 30 years at Greenhouse Internists, P.C., located in Philadelphia. Greenhouse was a pioneer in the comprehensive adoption of electronic health records in the small-practice environment. Until joining the federal government, Dr. Baron also served on the board of the National Quality Forum and its Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, as well as the Standards Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Dr. Baron served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Partners, a not-for-profit Medicaid HMO set up by four teaching hospitals in Philadelphia, from 1988 to 1996. He was the architect of the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies, working with medical leadership of Medicaid health plans around the country in learning collaboratives to improve the quality of care for their members. This program reached plans serving more than half of the Medicaid managed care population in the United States.
Dr. Baron received an English degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from Yale University. He completed house staff training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center and served a three-year obligation in the National Health Service Corps in rural Tennessee.
As of December 2022, Dr. Baron reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Baron reported no external relationships.
Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP, FACHE
Dr. Agrawal is the Chief Medical Officer at Humboldt Park Health in Chicago, a mission-driven hospital with the goal of advancing health equity, and an international leader in health care and health technology. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. She has a robust and impactful leadership record in both private and public health care settings as well as in the health information technology (IT) sector. Her executive leadership focus includes turnaround and transformation of failing hospitals, leading them to clinical and financial excellence as model community hospitals. Previously, she served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Kings County Hospital Center (NYC Health + Hospitals), a 627-bed academic teaching center in New York City, and as teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Agrawal is the founder of two startups: a health IT company in New York (2006) and A4 clinics in India (2017), a positive social impact venture aimed at reducing the burden of unnecessary disability through advanced robotic- and technology-enabled rehabilitation made affordable to the average citizen. She serves on various boards, including the Board of Trustees of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Advisory Board of Even, a health care technology company based in India.
Dr. Agrawal received a degree in medical informatics from Yale University School of Medicine. She was a 2011 Fulbright Scholar, and has edited several books on patient safety and health information technology. Her numerous accolades include:
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity Leadership Award (2023) from the Chicago Health Executives Forum
- Top 20 Global Women of Excellence Award, Chicago (2019), from the U.S. Congress
- "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" (2013, 2014 and 2015) by Becker's Hospital Review
As of February 2023, Dr. Agrawal reported the following external relationships:
Work as an author or editor for the following companies, with compensation as listed:
- Springer, compensation as an author for EndNote 1-2-3 Easy!: Reference Management for the Professional and editor for Patient Safety and Safety of Health IT.
Dr. Agrawal serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- The American College of Medical Quality, Board, Member, without compensation
- The Illinois Hospital Association, Medical Executives Forum, Member, without compensation
Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
Dr. Arora, a board certified internist, is an academic hospitalist and Dean for Medical Education of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division in Illinois. In the latter role, she bridges educational and hospital leadership to integrate residents and fellows into the quality, safety and value missions of the institution. Through the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, National Institutes of Health and ABIM Foundation funding, she has developed and evaluated novel interventions that combine systems change with adult learning theory to improve care and learning in teaching hospitals. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, with coverage in The New York Times, National Public Radio and the Associated Press.
As the Director of Educational Initiatives at Costs of Care, she co-Chaired the Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely® Challenge and co-authored Understanding Value-Based Healthcare. For her work, she has received the American College of Physicians Walter J. McDonald Young Physician Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine's Excellence in Hospital Medicine Research Award and the Society of General Internal Medicine's Frederick L. Brancati Leadership and Mentorship Award. In 2011, she was named to 20 People Who Make American Healthcare Better by HealthLeaders Magazine. She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education, technology and health policy at @futuredocs.
Dr. Arora earned her medical degree at the Washington University in St. Louis and completed her residency, chief residency and master's degree in public policy at the University of Chicago.
As of May 2023, Dr. Arora reported the following external relationships:
Worked as an author with royalties or other compensation from the following companies:
- McGraw Hill
Dr. Arora serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- Costs of Care, serving as Board Member, without compensation.
- The Joint Commission, serving as Board Member, receiving honoraria and reimbursement for travel expenses.
- Society of Hospital Medicine, serving as Deputy Social Media Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine, receiving honoraria.
Dr. Arora receives funding from the following nonprofit healthcare-related organizations:
- The American Medical Association, receiving funding to promote curricular change in value, improvement, safety, team training and advocacy for Pritzker School of Medicine.
- The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/Walder Foundation/Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, receiving salary support.
M. Safwan Badr, MD
Dr. Badr is Professor and Chair of the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine. He is also a Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, and a staff physician at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. Dr. Badr is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine.
Previously, Dr. Badr served as Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at WSU School of Medicine (1998-2017), Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine (2004-2008), Chief Medical Officer of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) (2008-2010), Board of Directors, DMC’ s Michigan Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (2013-2017) and Chief Medical Officer of the WSU Physician Group (2016-2017).
He has also served on multiple national and international medical societies. Dr. Badr is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of the American Thoracic Society
Dr. Badr is an internationally known sleep disorders researcher and research mentor. He has mentored numerous trainees and junior faculty members who have launched successful academic careers.
Dr. Badr is invested in outstanding medical education. He was the founding Director of the WSU Sleep Medicine Fellowship program, and he teaches and mentors students, residents and fellows in multiple departments across the medical school.
A graduate of Damascus University Medical School in Syria, Dr. Badr completed a residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, followed by clinical and research fellowships in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition, he completed a master of business administration degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
As of July 2022, Dr. Badr reported the following external relationships:
Work as an author or editor for the following company, with compensation as listed:
- UpToDate®, receiving compensation for authorship relating to sleep medicine topics.
Dr. Badr also reported serving on two editorial boards.
Roger W. Bush, MD
Dr. Bush, a board certified internist, practices primary care medicine at the Neighborcare Health Pike Market Medical Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Seattle. As part of the HRSA-funded Rural Residency Teaching Health Centers Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center, he helps develop the care and learning model for general internists in rural and underserved communities. He was founding Program Director of the Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency in Montana, the first of its kind in this vast, rural, underserved area, and he assisted in launching the Everett Internal Medicine Residency— the first Graduate Medical Education (GME) program for Washington State University Elton S. Floyd Collage of Medicine. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (Society of Hospital Medicine). His core professional interest is the design and implementation of waste-free, highly reliable clinical microsystems around the needs and preferences of patients, with clinical education and quality improvement integrated in the daily work.
He served as the Program Director for the internal medicine residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington from 1996-2007. He practiced primary care internal medicine for many years at Virginia Mason Medical Center, after entering primary care practice in Newport, Oregon. As founding Program Director of the Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency, Dr. Bush guided its mission to bring general internists to the region within 600 miles of Billings (Eastern Montana, Western North Dakota and Northern Wyoming).
In 2011, Dr. Bush accepted ACP's appointment to the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission, where he chaired the Achieving High Reliability in Healthcare Strategic Interest Workgroup, and also served on the Accreditation, Performance Measurement and Governance Committees. From January 2002 to June 2009, he served on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (RRC-IM), appointed by the ACP. He chaired the Educational Innovation Project Subcommittee of RRC-IM, a multiyear effort to change from process-based to outcomes-based accreditation and collaboratively align educational and quality of care outcomes. Dr. Bush is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors and also serves as a Director for the American Board of Family Medicine.
He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed internal medicine residency in 1983 at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle.
As of July 2022, Dr. Bush reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Bush serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- The American Board of Family Medicine, Examination and Communications Committee Director, receiving honoraria and reimbursement for travel expenses.
- The American College of Physicians, faculty for annual session, with honoraria donated to the American College of Physicians Educational Programs.
Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, FACP
Dr. Krisda Chaiyachati is the Senior Medical Director for Care Delivery at Verily, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. He leads research and care programs that drive Verily towards its mission to bring the promise of precision health to everyone, every day. In this role, he is a co-lead for Verily’s Health Equity Center of Excellence, the Medical Director for Onduo and the principal investigator for longitudinal disease registries.
Previously, Dr. Chaiyachati held leadership roles at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, notably as the founding Medical Director for Penn Medicine OnDemand Virtual Care and PennOpen Pass, and the inaugural Director for the Leonard Davis Institute-Penn Medicine Research Laboratory. Through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute funding, Dr. Chaiyachati developed and evaluated technology-facilitated interventions to improve equitable access to care and automate care delivery processes.
He is a national thought leader on how to design, implement, and evaluate strategies that improve equity, efficiency and access to care through transformative digital health initiatives. His peer-reviewed research has been covered in The New York Times and Washington Post, and he has articles of the year awards from AcademyHealth, Telemedicine and e-Health and the Annals of Internal Medicine. For his work, he has been awarded Penn’s Division of General Internal Medicine Excellence in Innovation in Clinical Practice Award and the Society of General Internal Medicine Quality & Practice Innovation Award.
Dr. Chaiyachati earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed residency and chief residency through the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine program. He has a Master of Public Health from The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Zuckerman Fellow. He has a Master of Science in Health Policy from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors, a member of Intend Health Strategies Board of Directors, and a board-certified, practicing general internist at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
As of February 2023, Dr. Chaiyachati reported the following external relationships:
Work as an author or editor for the following company, with compensation as listed:
- Springer, will receive compensation as an author for Seemed Like a Good Idea: Alchemy versus Evidence-Based Approaches to Healthcare Management Innovation.
Dr. Chaiyachati serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- The American Telemedicine Association, CEO Advisory Committee for Eliminating Health Disparities, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
- Intend Health Strategies, without compensation.
Dr. Chaiyachati works full-time at Verily Inc. He also receives consulting fees for service as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Scholars for Action mentor and for work with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Study Section.
Carladenise Edwards, Ph.D
Dr. Edwards has thirty years of professional experience ranging from Assistant Dean at the University of Pennsylvania to government official at the state and federal level. She is an accomplished health care executive who most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Henry Ford Health in Detroit where she was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, innovation, government relations, planning, technology transfer and system transformation. Prior to that, she led strategy for Providence St. Joseph Health in Seattle where she also served as Chief Contracting Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Population Health.
Dr. Edwards has proven success in achieving revenue growth and helping health care companies achieve operational efficiency on the provider and plan sides of the business, not to mention her successful career as a fundraiser. Her academic background and professional experience in the fields of medical sociology, epidemiology, marketing and business development, health information technology and health care financing make her a highly sought-after advisor, speaker and director.
In 2022, she was recognized by Modern Healthcare and Becker's as one of the top Women Leaders in Healthcare; she was also named one of the 50 Women of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle and elected president of the cohort by her peers. She serves on the board of Clover Health, CancerIQ, Mae. and Sound Physicians. She is also a strategic advisor to Parsley Health, 4L Data Intelligence and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.
Dr. Edwards and her husband, Herman Edwards, have endowed two scholarships: one at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing and the other at Johnson C. Smith University in support of African American students seeking higher education. She is most proud of her service to the community, including serving on Heluna Health’s Board of Directors, where she currently serves on the Finance Committee and previously chaired the Advancement Committee. She is also a director for the American Board of Internal Medicine—where she serves on the Finance Committee—and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Dr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania; she earned a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Florida. She is enrolled in Harvard University’s Adaptive Leadership Initiative as a fellow. Dr. Edwards is currently devoting her time to community and corporate board service. When she is not working, you can find her reading and spending time with family.
As of February 2023, Dr. Edwards reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Edwards serves on the governing board or as a consultant for the following for-profit healthcare-related organizations, receiving reimbursement for compensation as listed:
- Parsley Health, strategic advisor, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses and stocks/cash options.
- Clover Health, board member, stocks/cash options once vested,
- Alpha Insights, consultant, receiving honoraria.
- Sound Physicians, board member, stocks.
- CancerIQ, board member, receiving honoraria and reimbursement for travel expenses.
Dr. Edwards serves in significant roles with the following organizations receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- HelunaHealth, board member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
- Healthcare Financial Management Association, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
- Rand Health, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, without compensation.
Yul Ejnes, MD
Dr. Ejnes, a board certified internal medicine specialist, is in outpatient practice at Coastal Medical in Cranston, Rhode Island, which he co-founded in 1995. Prior to joining the Lifespan Health System in 2021, Coastal Medical was Rhode Island's largest private practice. It is a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and a Medicare Accountable Care Organization.
In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Ejnes is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the immediate past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Board of Directors, which he joined in 2016, and is a member of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Ejnes is a member of the American College of Physicians' (ACP) delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates and its Medical Informatics Committee. At ACP, Dr. Ejnes served as Chair of the Board of Regents, Chair of the Board of Governors, Rhode Island Chapter Governor. He also sat on the AMA Relative Value Scale Update Committee for a term. Among his local leadership activities, he is a past President of the Rhode Island Medical Society and the Rhode Island Society of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Ejnes earned his medical degree from Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island in 1985 and did his internal medicine residency and chief medical residency at Rhode Island Hospital, also in Providence.
As of July 2022, Dr. Ejnes reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Ejnes serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- American College of Physicians, Medical Informatics Subcommittee.
- American Medical Association House of Delegates, Rhode Island Chapter, Executive Council and Wellness Committee, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
Alicia Fernandez, MD
Dr. Alicia Fernandez is Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a board-certified internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where she practices primary care medicine and attends on the medical wards. Her research is in health and health care disparities, with a focus on diabetes, Latino health, immigrant health, and language barriers.
A member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, she received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship for Humanism in Medicine (2009-2013). Since 2014, Dr. Fernandez has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Academy of Science Roundtable on Health Literacy. She is co-Editor of the Lange textbook (Second Edition, 2016), Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients.
Dr. Fernandez received her bachelor degree at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut, her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed her residency, chief residency and fellowship at UCSF.
As of June 2023, Dr. Fernandez reported the following external relationships:
Work as an author or editor for the following company, with compensation as listed:
- Lange, receiving compensation for work as an editor
Dr. Fernandez serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Board of Governors, receiving honoraria and reimbursement for travel expenses
Grant funding for salary support, paid to the University of California, San Francisco, from the following nonprofit healthcare-related organizations:
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- The National Institutes of Health
Dr. Fernandez has also received philanthropic awards from Bay Area philanthropies to support COVID-19 education work, including salary support, paid to the institution.
Megan M. Koepke, MHA
Ms. Koepke serves as the Vice President for Aurrera Health Group. In this role, she is responsible for leading health policy and strategy consulting for the Sacramento-based, mission-focused firm dedicated to improving access to care, equity, quality, and affordability for all served by government programs.
Ms. Koepke is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health with a masters in healthcare administration. Throughout her career she has served as a connector – bridging spaces between patients and families, their healthcare delivery teams, payers, and public policy.
Ms. Koepke served as the Deputy Group Director at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI, also known as the CMS Innovation Center) for the Seamless Care Model Group. During her time with the CMS Innovation Center, she played a critical role in the development and evolution of advanced alternative payment model policy and the implementation of numerous tests of change to engage physicians and care systems to improve health and reduce cost.
Previously, Ms. Koepke served as the Senior Director in Population Health and Value-Based Care for Park Nicollet Health Services in Minnesota, working to successfully launch participation in value-based payment models across payers (Medicare, commercial, and Medicaid). With more than 24 years of healthcare policy and management experience, Ms. Koepke is regarded as a leader in the healthcare field. Her on-the-ground experience in healthcare transformation and health policy is continuously bolstered by a deep passion for improvement. Personal experiences losing her brother to cancer at the age of 32 and surviving mental illness help to ground her leadership in the human core of healthcare.
As of May 2023, Ms. Koepke reported no external relationships.
Robert D. Siegel, MD
Dr. Siegel, a board certified internist, hematologist and medical oncologist, is the Oncology Program Director for the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to his appointment to program leadership at St. Francis, Dr. Siegel had been a community-based oncologist with particular interest in quality improvement initiatives and cancer care delivery research.
Dr. Siegel has served the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) as a member of the Medical Oncology Exam Writing Committee and is Chair of its Medical Oncology Board. In July 2015, he was elected to serve on the ABIM Board of Directors. He has previously served as the co-Chair of the Quality of Care Subcommittee for the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program and is currently on the Executive Committee for Southeast Consortium for Oncology Research.
Dr. Siegel earned his medical degree at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and did his internal medicine training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.
As of April 2023, Dr. Siegel reported the following external relationships:
Funding for clinical trial expenses and staff, paid to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, from the following companies:
- Altor Bioscience
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Halera Therapeutics
- Razor Genomics
- Seattle Genetics
Dr. Siegel serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- The American Society for Clinical Oncology, Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Oversight Committee, Past Chair; Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Steering Group, Chair-Elect; Quality Care Committee, Member; International Quality Task Force, Member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
- Guardian Research Network, Board of Directors, without compensation.