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Asher A. Tulsky, MD, Chair

Asher A. Tulsky, MDDr. Tulsky is a board certified internist. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. His career has focused on postgraduate medical education, and he is currently Director of Resident Development at Boston Medical Center.

Previously, he was Associate Program Director at the University of Pittsburgh Internal Medicine Residency program, directed their community-based residency program, established and directed the International Scholars Program for gifted and accomplished international medical graduates pursuing academic medicine careers and was the principal consultant in a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and the Teine Keijinkai Hospital in Sapporo, Japan, in establishing a U.S.-modeled internal medicine residency program.

Dr. Tulsky serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)'s Internal Medicine Board and served for eight years on the ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. He is also an active member of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Tulsky earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, completed internal medicine residency training at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago and fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

As of July 2022, Dr. Tulsky reported no ongoing external relationships.

Stefanie Brown, MD

Dr. Brown is a board certified internist and pediatrician (Med-Peds) and has spent her career as a clinician educator and lifelong learner. She practices Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in hospital and ambulatory settings for the University of Miami in Florida. She is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her career has focused on postgraduate medical education. She is currently the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System program and the Med-Peds Division Chief. As Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, she transformed the education in the residency in the move to a novel X+Y+Z block scheduling schema that accommodates several fellowship and career focused pathways allowing for early tailored career development.

Dr. Brown joined the University of Miami in 2008 as the Med-Peds Residency Program Director. She served in several leadership positions both within the university and nationally. Her past leadership roles include Assistant Dean for Diversity, Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine, member representative for the Med-Peds Program Director Association and most recently as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force for the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.

Originally from New Jersey, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in Newark and earned her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. She completed her med-peds residency, internal medicine chief residency and junior faculty years at Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School in Newark. With a burgeoning interest in clinical operations and policy, she completed her executive master’s of business administration in health management and policy at the University of Miami in 2020.

As of July 2022, Dr. Brown reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Brown serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Taskforce,  Administrators, without compensation.
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges, Central Group on Educational Affairs lecturer, without compensation.

Letitia Browne-James, Ph.D., LMHC-S, NCC

Letitia Browne-James, MADr. Browne-James is a Board -Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (FL) and owns Victorious Living Counseling & Consulting, LLC. She has over ten years of experience working with adults, children, families, and couples in many clinical settings as a counselor and administrator. Dr. Browne-James is a sought-after speaker surrounding issues in mental health, teaching, clinical and administrative supervision, multiculturalism, social justice, advocacy, ethical practices, human trafficking, and the intersections of mental and physical health issues. She serves as a member of the Internal Medicine Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Browne-James is a Counselor Educator and Supervisor serving as a Core Faculty Member at Adler Graduate School and Adjunct Faculty at Stetson University. She is also a consultant and trainer to individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Dr. Browne-James serves on Patients Like Me Ethics and Compliance Advisory Board representing the voice of patients in medical research. She previously served as a patient research advisor at Patients Like Me in 2014, where she functioned as a patient consultant, advocate and advisor to healthcare professionals and researchers wanting to provide patient-centered care. She is also a member of Tampa General Hospital’s Patient Coalition. Her passion and work in patient-centered care began with her personal medical journey as a patient with epilepsy for more than three decades. Dr. Browne-James’ personal advocacy led to her having life-changing brain surgery in 2012 that stopped her seizures.

Dr. Browne-James earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling with certificates in marriage and family therapy and play therapy from the University of Central Florida, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Bethune-Cookman University. She earned her Ph.D. from Walden University in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in counseling and social change.

As of July 2022, Dr. Browne-James reported no ongoing external relationship

Nagendra Gupta, MD

Nagendra Gupta, MD

Dr. Nagendra Gupta is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and practices Hospital Medicine in Texas.

He is the Medical Director at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington Texas where he leads a team of over 20 physicians, overseeing the care for more than 180 patients each day.

 Dr. Gupta has a strong inclination towards academic medicine and has previously served as the Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he spent a significant amount of time mentoring medical students. He continues to pursue this interest and currently serves as the Director of the CME Program at his organization. As a CME Director, he oversees and assures content development as well as proper implementation of the educational program for the physician and the nursing staff at his hospital.

In addition to his work in physician education, Dr. Gupta is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Internal Medicine Board. And is also closely associated with the Society of Hospital Medicine where he serves as the Immediate Past President for its North Central Texas Chapter.

He also has a strong interest in Risk Management and serves on the Quality Management and Peer Review Committees at his hospital. And also as a member of the Expert Panel with the Texas Medical Board.

Dr. Gupta earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Texas Tech University in Odessa in 2013. He is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is a recipient of multiple awards including the Dale Rank Physician Leadership Award for excellence in Clinical Leadership at Arlington Memorial Hospital. And an award for the Best New Program in 2018 from Apogee Physicians.

As of May 2023, Dr. Gupta reported no ongoing external relationships.

Ali Khan, MD, MPP

Ali KahnDr. Khan is a practicing general internist and Executive Medical Director at Oak Street Health, a value-based health care company focused on the delivery of transformative primary care to vulnerable Medicare and Medicare-Medicaid enrollees across the United States. At Oak Street, Dr. Khan serves as chief medical officer over Oak Street's largest division, leading the clinical and operational performance of a 30+-center, 100+-clinician and 750+- employee delivery system over three states. He also serves on the clinical faculty of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Khan is an experienced leader of mission-driven teams through periods of growth, uncertainty and high-stakes challenges. Previously, he served as CareMore Health's Clinical Design Officer, where he directed national clinical product and program design, implementation and iterative innovation for CareMore's work with high need, complex and vulnerable populations across the United States. At Iora Health, Ali served on the national clinical operations leadership team as Director of Physician Engagement and a clinical innovator, where he led the strategic design and implementation of a variety of initiatives in population health, clinical quality improvement, clinical application product development and workforce development.

A board-certified internist, Dr. Khan practices general internal medicine in both the primary care and inpatient settings, focused on the care of medically complex, highly vulnerable and high-need populations. Beyond the clinic, Ali maintains an active public leadership portfolio, including recent service on the national boards of Doctors for America, the American College of Physicians, Physicians for Human Rights, the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program and Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Khan completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he served on the clinical faculty. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and VCU's Medical College of Virginia, earning joint medical and master of public policy degrees as a Harvard Public Service Fellow.

As of May 2023, Dr. Khan reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Khan reported that he is currently Senior Vice President/Executive Medical Director at Oak Street Health.

David Pizzimenti, DO

David PizzimentDr. Pizzimenti served in the National Health Service Core from 2005 - 2009 in Holly Springs, MS. He became the founding internal medicine residency program director at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS in 2009. Dr. Pizzimenti oversaw the accreditation and maturation of an internal medicine residency program that serves one of the nation's most under-served regions. Dr. Pizzimenti is now in Tupelo, Mississippi, serving as the Associate Medical Officer of Acute Care and is the founding internal medicine residency program director at North Mississippi Medical Center. With 700 beds, North Mississippi Medical Center is the largest rural hospital in the U.S.

He was the first program director in the country to lead the transition from American Osteopathic Association (ACOI) to ACGME accreditation in the Single Accreditation System in 2015 and was awarded the ACOI national "Teacher of the Year" in 2015. He became a member of the ACGME Internal Medicine Review Committee in 2017.

Dr. Pizzimenti attended medical school at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed internal medicine residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida in 2005.

As of July 2022, Dr. Pizzimenti reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Pizzimenti serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Internal Medicine Review Committee, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Jonathan J. Roberts, MD

Dr. Roberts is a board certified internal medicine specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he is CEO of Goodwood Primary Care Clinic, LLC. Dr. Roberts offers highly specialized patient care services and treats an extensive array of acute and chronic medical conditions including obesity and addictive disorders. He also develops patient focused goals geared towards primary care and preventive medicine. Dr. Roberts is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Internal Medicine Board.

Dr. Roberts has serviced the Baton Rouge community and surrounding areas for over 20 years and is highly regarded by his peers and patient population.

Dr. Roberts earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School Of Medicine in New Orleans in 1991 and a bachelor of science in biology/pre-medicine from Southern University A&M College in 1985. Dr. Roberts interned at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and completed his residency training at Tulane University of Louisiana Hospital in 1995. Dr. Roberts holds memberships with the National Medical Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

As of July 2021, Dr. Roberts reported no external relationships.

Jacqueline C. Stocking, Ph.D, RN

Jacqueline Stocking

Dr. Stocking is a paramedic/nurse-scientist and a healthcare quality improvement expert. She has a 20+ year demonstrated track record of improving patient and provider safety through enhanced project management and increased organizational leadership capacity.

She is an assistant adjunct professor at the University of California, Davis in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, where her clinical program of research focuses on postoperative respiratory failure. She  is also the co-vice Chair for quality and safety for the Department of Internal Medicine.

In addition to lecturing and consulting nationally and internationally, she is recognized by colleagues as an expert in leadership, project management, performance improvement, high reliability, just culture, high-performance teamwork, inter professional education, and risk mitigation/medical legal consulting.

Dr. Stocking has earned her doctor of philosophy in nursing science and health care leadership, a master's in business administration, and a master of science in nursing. 

As of July 2022, Dr. Stocking reported the following external relationships:

Work as an author or editor for the following company, with compensation as listed:

  • Elsevier, receiving compensation as co-Editor for Air Medical Journal.

Dr. Stocking also received grant funding for staff and expenses, paid to the University of California, Davis, from the following nonprofit healthcare-related organizations:

  • The National Institutes of Health
  • The American College of Chest Physicians

Christopher Walsh, MD

Christopher M. Walsh, MDDr. Walsh, a board-certified internist, is the founding physician and Medical Director of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group-Primary Care Arlington. In addition, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, serving as an instructor for medical students during their outpatient medicine clerkship. He served as the Team Internist for the Washington Capitals professional hockey team from 2006 to 2014.

Dr. Walsh is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. Previously, he was a member of the ABIM Supplemental Test Writing Committee. Within Virginia Hospital Center's Physician Group, Dr. Walsh serves as the Chair of the Electronic Health Records Committee, and is an active member of the Quality Committee. He has served on the Resource Utilization, Credentials and By-Laws Committees for the hospital. Dr. Walsh is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and an active member of the Virginia and Arlington County Medical Societies, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and American Medical Association.

A graduate of Georgetown University with a major in biology, Dr. Walsh continued his studies at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Walsh completed his internal medicine training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

As of August 2022, Dr. Walsh reported no external relationships.

Richard M. Wardrop, III, MD

Richard WardropDr. Wardrop is a career clinician-educator and is the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. He serves as faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University. Previously, Dr. Wardrop was Program Director for the Combined Med-Peds Residency at University of North Carolina, founding Faculty at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and founding Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Throughout his career, he has practiced both as an Adult and Pediatric Hospitalist and was recognized by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as one of America's top 10 Hospitalists in 2018. He is board-Certified certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics since 2006.

Dr. Wardrop has served in national leadership positions within the ACP, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He recently finished his service as Chair of the Council of Early Career Physicians and as a member of the ACP Board of Regents. He continues on the ACP Education Committee.  Within AAIM, has served on the AAIM Education Committee, has served on the AAIM Graduate Medical Education Funding Task force and chaired the AAIM Faculty Development Committee from 2015-2017. Within the AAP, Richard Dr. Wardrop has been a member of the Section of Medicine and Pediatrics Executive Council from 2015-2018.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Wardrop attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, graduating in 1994 summa cum laude, in honors, in biology before graduating from the Ohio State University with a doctoral degree in molecular virology and immunology in 2000 and his medical degree cum laude in 2002. He completed combined internal medicine and pediatric residency in 2006 and in 2007 was Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As of May 2023, Dr. Wardrop reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Wardrop serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Member, Education Committee, without compensation.
  • The American College of Physicians, experience representative to the American College of Radiology, Member Education Committee, without compensation.
  • The American College of Rheumatology, Expert Member, Appropriateness Committee, without compensation.