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Marianne M. Green, MD, Chair
Dr. Green, board certified in Internal Medicine, is Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Raymond H. Curry MD Professor of Medical Education.
Over the course of her career, she has led several education initiatives, most recently as Administrative Leader for the Competency-Based Education Initiative at Feinberg School of Medicine. Her academic interest is in the use of portfolios and narrative for competency assessment. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Harvard Macy Fellowship for Assessment in Medical Education and the George H. Joost Outstanding Teacher Award. Dr. Green is also an inaugural member of the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators. In addition to her academic roles, Dr. Green directs patient care at the outpatient General Internal Medicine Clinic.
Dr. Green serves as Chair of American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Board of Directors. She previously served as Council Director on the ABIM Council. She is also a former Chair of the ABIM Internal Medicine Board.
She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Medicine and went on to complete her internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
As of April 2019, Dr. Green reported no external relationships.
Yul Ejnes, MD, Chair-Elect
Dr. Ejnes, a board certified internal medicine specialist, is in private practice at Coastal Medical, Inc. in Cranston, Rhode Island, which he co-founded in 1995. Coastal Medical is Rhode Island's largest private practice, a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, and a Medicare accountable care organization.
In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Ejnes is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, the state's designated regional health information organization. He is also a member of the American College of Physicians' (ACP) delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates.
At ACP, Dr. Ejnes has served as Chair of the Board of Regents, Chair of the Board of Governors, Rhode Island Chapter Governor, and as member or Chair of numerous committees and task forces. He recently completed a term on the AMA Relative Value Scale Update Committee. He serves as Chair-elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Board of Directors, and is also a member of ABIM's Internal Medicine Specialty Board. He was also 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 April 2019, 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 Program Committee, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
Debra L. Ness, MS, Secretary
Debra Ness is President of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Before assuming her current role in 2004, she served as Executive Vice President for 13 years. Ms. Ness has played a leading role in positioning the organization as a powerful and effective advocate for today's women and families.
Ms. Ness is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Consumer Advisory Council of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. She was recently elected to serve as the first public member on the American College of Cardiology Board of Trustees and sits on the Management Board of the National Cardiovascular Data Registries. She is also one of the first public members of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. Ms. Ness co-chairs the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance, a group of leading consumer, employer and labor organizations working to promote the use of performance measurement in health care to inform consumer choice, value-based purchasing and payment. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, and recently completed service on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum.
In addition, Ms. Ness serves on the Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and co-chairs its Health Care Task Force. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Policy Institute.
Ms. Ness graduated summa cum laude from Drew University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology. After completing graduate work in social welfare and public health policy, she received her master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work.
As of April 2019, Ms. Ness reported the following external relationships:
Ms. Ness serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- American College of Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Data Registry Management, serving as a Board Member without compensation.
- Commonwealth Fund, serving as a Member of the Task Force on the Future of Payment and Delivery System Reform, without compensation.
- Core Quality Measures Collaborative, serving on the Steering Committee without compensation.
- Friends of the National Quality Forum, serving as Co-Chair, without compensation.
- Health Care Payment Learning Action Network, serving on the Steering Committee, without compensation.
- Heath Care Transformation Task Force, serving on the Steering Committee without compensation.
- National Committee for Quality Assurance, Board of Directors and Chair of Consumer Advisory Council, serving without compensation.
Sonia A. Madison, MS, Treasurer
Ms. Madison served as Senior Vice President for Public Policy for AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies (AMFC). In this role, she was responsible for establishing the AMFC public policy agenda. Ms. Madison and her team monitored and evaluated health policy developments and trends, helping to establish AMFC's strategic direction and advocating for policies and programs that would benefit members.
Ms. Madison previously served as AMFC's interim Chief Executive Officer for LaCare, the Louisiana expansion plan. She played a critical role in working with policy makers, state government and the provider community and stakeholders to successfully implement the Louisiana line of business.
Ms. Madison served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she had responsibility and authority to represent Secretary Leavitt in the redesign and rebuild of the Louisiana health care system with primary focus on the greater New Orleans area. Prior to this role, she served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for AmeriChoice, a UnitedHealth Group company. Preceding that, she was Chief Executive Officer for AmeriChoice of Pennsylvania, Inc. Prior to her role with AmeriChoice, Ms. Madison served as the Regional Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Philadelphia regional office, where she was responsible for oversight of regional office operations, as well as guiding and coordinating policies for the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs. Before that, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Partners, a managed care organization serving the Medicare and Medicaid population in Philadelphia.
With more than 30 years of health care and management experience to her credit, Ms. Madison is regarded as a leader in the health care field. Her knowledge of federal and state health care programs and policy is coupled with a keen focus on quality of care, access to services for underserved populations, outreach and education to the provider community. She is currently a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors.
Ms. Madison received a bachelor's degree in human services from Antioch University and a master's degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
As of April 2019, Ms. Madison reported no external relationships.
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 and the ABIM Foundation. Dr. Baron was a former Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine'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 their 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 April 2019, Dr. Baron reported no external relationships.
Vineet Arora, MD
Dr. Arora, a board certified internist, is an academic hospitalist, Assistant Dean of Scholarship & Discovery, and Director of Graduate Medical Education Clinical Learning Environment and Innovation at University of Chicago. 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 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. Dr. Arora regularly tweets about medical education, technology and health policy at @futuredocs.
As of April 2019, Dr. Arora reported the following external relationships:
Work as an author with royalties or other compensation from the following company.
Dr. Arora serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- Society of Hospital Medicine, serving as Deputy Social Media Editor, Journal of Hospital Medicine, receiving honoraria.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), receiving honoraria for service as an advisory board member for AHRQ's Patient Safety Network (PSNet) and Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web.
Dr. Arora receives funding from the following:
- ABIM Foundation, receiving funding from the Costs of Care, paid to the University of Chicago.
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, receiving funding through the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments Initiative to transform graduate medical education to promote exemplary clinical learning environments.
- American Medical Association, receiving funding to promote curricular change in value, improvement, safety, team training and advocacy for Pritzker School of Medicine.
Dr. Arora also reported a contract with the Food and Drug Administration along with stakeholders at the American College of Physicians and the American Association for Nurse Practitioners to identify how to promote generic prescribing to primary care clinicians.
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 (2008-2010), Board of Directors, DMC’ s Michigan Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (2013-2017) and Chief Medical Officer of the Wayne State University 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 Boards of Directors of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). He was the president of the AASM from 2013-2014.
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, 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.
As of April 2019, Dr. Badr reported no external relationships.
Roger W. Bush, MD
Dr. Bush, a board certified internist, is the Founding Program Director of the Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency, the first of its kind in this vast, rural, underserved area. 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. As Founding Program Director of the Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency, Dr. Bush guides its mission to bring general internists to the region within 600 miles of Billings, Montana (Eastern Montana, Western North Dakota and Northern Wyoming).
He served as the Program Director for the internal medicine residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center from 1996-2007. He practiced primary care internal medicine for many years at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, after entering primary care practice in Newport, Oregon.
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 serves 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 serves on the ABIM Internal Medicine Board.
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 April 2019, Dr. Bush reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Bush serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- American College of Physicians, Political Action Committee Board Member, without compensation.
- The Joint Commission, serving on the Board of Commissioners, and as a committee Chair and committee member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
- American Board of Medical Specialties, serving as a Director of the Portfolio Board, without compensation.
- American Board of Family Medicine, serving as Director and examination and communications committee member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
Rajeev Jain, MD
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 and serves as Chief of Gastroenterology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He also is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Jain is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. He currently serves on the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Governing Board as a Clinical Councilor. Prior to his current role, he served as 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 to 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. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.
As of April 2019, 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.
- Roche, for a trials on Crohn’s Disease and on ulcerative colitis.
- Takeda, for a trials on Crohn’s Disease and on ulcerative colitis.
Dr. Jain also reported receiving reimbursement from Texas Health-Dallas for coordinating lectures for residents and staff as Chief of Gastroenterology. He reported that he serves on the clinical governing board of his practice.
C. Seth Landefeld, MD
Dr. Landefeld 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 and is a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.
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 at 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 April 2019, 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 Board of Directors of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Health System and of the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.
Dr. Landefeld serves on the US Preventive Services Task Force, which is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria for attending meetings.
Robert O. Roswell, MD
Dr. Robert Roswell is Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell 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 a member 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 NY Councilor and chair of the NY 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.
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. Throughout his career, Dr. Roswell has given numerous talks and authored several publications on acute cardiac care, cardiogenic shock, and health care disparities.
As of October 2018, 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, Chair of New York Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce, New York Councilor, without compensation.
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 currently 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 and did his internal medicine training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his fellowship training in medical oncology and hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard University.
As of April 2019, 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
- Bristol-Myers Squibb, for a lung cancer clinical trial, kidney cancer clinical trial, and for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma clinical trial.
- Cancer Insight, for a melanoma clinical trial.
- Non-Hodgin's lymphomas.
- Merck, for clinical trials for head and neck carcinoma, breast carcinoma, lymphoma, and stomach cancer clinical trials.
- Mirati Therapeutics, for a clinical trial for solid tumors.
- Biodesix, for an observational study assessing the clinical effectiveness of validating immunotherapy tests in subjects with non-small cell lung cancer.
- CerRX Inc., for a Phase II trial of intravenous fenretinide emulsion for patients with relapsed/refractory peripheral T-cell lymphomas.
- Boston Biomedical, for a Phase II trial of metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
- GRAIL, Inc., for a trial of use deep sequencing of circulating cell-free nucleic acids to develop assays to detect cancer early in blood.
Dr. Siegel serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- American Society for Clinical Oncology, Chair of Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Certification Oversight Committee, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
- Guardian Research Network, Board of Directors, without compensation.
Amy W. Williams, MD
Dr. Williams is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and serves as Chair of the Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and faculty in the Division of Hypertension and Nephrology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. She recently stepped down from being the Medical Director of Hospital Operations for Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester and Chair of the Hospital Practice Committee. Additionally, Dr. Williams is a member of the Midwest Executive Operations Team, responsible for oversight of Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic in the Midwest and accountable to the Mayo Clinic President/CEO and the Mayo Clinic staff. She is also the Medical Director of the Eisenberg Dialysis Unit, the Mayo Clinic Dialysis Services Home Dialysis Program and is the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Executive Committee.
Dr. Williams serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. Due to her knowledge of public policy, quality, safety and service metrics and models of efficiencies of care as they relate to end-stage renal (ESRD), she has been called to serve on numerous American Society of Nephrology (ASN) taskforces and boards, including the ASN Accountable Care Organization Task Force, ASN Quality Metrics Task Force and ASN Public Policy Board. As Chair of the ASN Quality and Patient Safety Task Force, Dr. Williams oversaw the process to identify and develop the five ASN Choosing Wisely recommendations. Her service to ASN also includes being selected to serve on the ASN Recertification Task Force, and the Blue Ribbon Task Force to address the workforce issues in nephrology and enhance career development, particularly for diverse individuals. Additionally, she chaired a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Technical Expert Panel outlining metrics of ESRD care in emergency departments.
Recently, Dr. Williams was awarded the Doctor’s Mayo Society Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to improving the care of patients, enhancing the practice and championing the career development of all physician staff.
Dr. Williams received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society and received the Schultz Award in Cardiology. She completed both residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at Mayo Clinic. Her main areas of interest are in chronic and acute renal failure, critical care nephrology and innovative renal replacement therapies.
As of April 2019, Dr. Williams reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Williams serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- American Society of Nephrology, Choosing Wisely Campaign Member, without compensation.
- Women in Nephrology, Member; Past Chair of Mentoring Taskforce, Treasurer and President; without compensation.