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Guido V. DeJesus, MD, Chair

Guido V. DeJesus, MD, ChairDr. DeJesus, a board certified internist and hospice and palliative medicine specialist, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine for the Louisiana State University (LSU) Internal Medicine Residency Program in Baton Rouge. His primary role is direct supervision of house staff in both inpatient and outpatient settings, the latter including LSU Clinics and the VA Outpatient Clinic in Baton Rouge. Dr. DeJesus is also involved in medical student teaching at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, including conducting sessions in diagnostic reasoning for first- and second-year classes and patient care supervision for third- and fourth-year students. Most recently, he has become actively involved in the evaluation and revision of the medical school curriculum for first- and second-year students, where various cognitive medical reasoning tools will be taught and implemented early in training. He is a recipient of the Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Award, considered the highest teaching award attainable in the LSU School of Medicine.

He has served on the American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee since 2010 and is currently its Chair.

Dr. DeJesus received a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University, and he earned his medical degree at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed residency training at the LSU Internal Medicine Residency Program in Baton Rouge, where he served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident before joining the faculty.

As of August 2019, Dr. DeJesus reported no external relationships.

Heather L. Burton, MD

Heather L. Burton, MDDr. Burton, a board certified internist, is currently the Assistant Regional District Chief of Internal Medicine at Colorado Permanente Medical Group. She has been on the clinical faculty of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center since 2005.

Currently, Dr. Burton is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Internal Medicine Board and Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. She serves on the Guidelines Committee, Education Committee and Peer Review for Colorado Permanente Medical Group. She is also the organizer of the Internal Medicine Journal Club. Dr. Burton is the moderator and question writer for the Colorado American College of Physicians (ACP) Doctors Dilemma. In addition, she serves on the Colorado ACP Governance Council. Previously, she served as Chairperson for the Colorado ACP Chapter Meeting Planning Committee.

In 2013, Dr. Burton was awarded the Laureate Award from the Colorado ACP. In 2012, she won the Colorado Permanente Medical Group's higher honor, The Permanente. In 2011, she was named one of 5280 Magazine's Top Doctor. In 2006, she was named Teacher of the Year by Colorado Permanente Medical Group.

Dr. Burton earned her medical degree at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Prior to that, she received a master's degree in physiologic psychology from Dartmouth College.

As of May 2020, Dr. Burton reported no external relationships.

Hollis Day, MD

Hollis Day, MDDr. Day, who is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She has been in this role since December 2015.

Prior to moving to Boston, Dr. Day was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She served as an Advisory Dean, Director of the Advanced Clinical Education Center, and as a member of the inpatient and outpatient teaching faculty for the internal medicine residency.

Dr. Day is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. She was a founding member of the Interprofessional Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh. She also previously served as a Council Member for the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Chair of the Board of Regional Leaders, and President of the Mid-Atlantic Region for SGIM. She has served on the Education Committee for the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Day received an English degree from Johns Hopkins University, a master's of science degree in anatomy from the University of Maryland, and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh and both general medicine and geriatrics fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania.

As of July 2019, Dr. Day reported no external relationships.

Inginia Genao, MD

Inginia Genao, MDDr. Genao is an Associate Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Education Director and Department of Medicine Associate Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Previously, Dr. Genao served as Medical Director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Adult Primary Care Center, where she spearheaded the largest teaching clinic for the Traditional Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is the recipient of the Department of Internal Medicine Yale School of Medicine Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical Care. She continues to care for patients and teach residents and medical student in both outpatient and inpatient settings. One of her clinical roles is providing consultation services at the Connecticut Mental Health Center.

Prior to her appointment at Yale, Dr. Genao was an Assistant Professor at Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital where she founded the Department of Multicultural Affairs and the International Medical Center. In addition, she was very active with resident and medical student supervision in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Genao is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Genao received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, and her medical degree and residency training from the University of Rochester in New York. In addition, she has completed faculty development fellowship training in both general medicine and health policy.

As of July 2019, Dr. Genao reported no external relationships.

Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS

Dr. Zachary Goldberger received his undergraduate degree in English and American Literature from Brown University, his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine, followed by internship and residency at the University of Washington. He completed both cardiology fellowship as well as a fellowship in health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, both at the University of Michigan. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease. He spent six years on faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center, where he was Medical Director of the lectrocardiography/Arrhythmia Monitoring Laboratory, and an Associate Program Director for the cardiology fellowship.

He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2018 where he is an Associate Professor Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Electrophysiology. His primary area of focus is noninvasive cardiac electrophysiology and electrocardiography. He has received numerous citations for both teaching and research.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Heart Rhythm Society, and the American College of Physicians. He serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. He has served on the writing committee for numerous clinical practice guidelines as part of these committees, and is a member of the ACC/AHA Task Force for Clinical Practice Guidelines. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Electrocardiology, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Circulation.

As of September 2019, Dr. Goldberger reported the following ongoing external relationships:

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

  • American College of Cardiology, Clinical Practice Guidelines Taskforce Member, Research Taskforce Member, without compensation.
  • American Heart Association, Research Taskforce Member, without compensation.

Dr. Goldberger also reported that he is a faculty lecturer in the annual Heart Rhythm & ECG Course: A Case-Based Approach, sponsored by Mayo Clinic.

William N. Hannah Jr., MD

William HannahDr. Hannah currently serves as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine for Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, and he is core faculty for the Memorial University Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency in Savannah, Georgia. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Hannah served as Director of Medical Education for the 59th Medical Wing and Associate Dean of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC). In this role, he provided direct oversight of 36 graduate medical education training programs and ensured more than 360 Air Force residents and fellows met educational training requirements. Prior to this, Dr. Hannah served as the as the Program Director for the SAUSHEC Internal Medicine residency program at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Hannah is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. He received numerous leadership and academic honors over his 20 years of active duty service in the United States Air Force. He served as the Military Consultant to the Surgeon General for Internal Medicine from 2012 until his retirement and was appointed as the 2013-2017 Governor of the Air Force chapter of the American College of Physicians. Most recently, Dr. Hannah was awarded the Order of Military Medical Merit for his many significant contributions to the Army Medical Department. He holds the Academic Grand Master Special Experience Identifier and has authored 14 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Upon graduating from Washington and Lee University, Dr. Hannah entered Emory University School of Medicine through the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, earning his doctor of medicine in 1996. Dr. Hannah completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Wright Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, in 1999.

As of May 2020, Dr. Hannah reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Hannah is employed by Healthcare Corporation of America.

Dr. Hannah also reported that he serves as a preceptor for Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah Campus, receiving consulting fees. He also receives consulting fees for lecturing for South University Physician Assistant Program.

Josune N. Iglesias, MD

Dr. Josune Natalia Iglesias is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Medicine, at Rush University Medical Center. She is a practicing internist of Adult Outpatient Medicine at Rush University Internists, in Chicago, IL for the past 13 years. Dr. Iglesias has a passion for medical education and scholarly work serving as core faculty for the IM residency program and teaching several courses at Rush Medical College. She has made her primary goal to improve adult immunizations in resident clinic and teaching Medical Spanish. She is a member of the American College of Physicians (ACP) National Immunization Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) for the past 2 years and fellow of the ACP. Dr. Iglesias has been a Quality Improvement champion award in Immunizations at the ACP national meeting and ACP quality champion for adult immunizations for several years.

Her career started at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara where she finished medical school in 1999 and residency at University of Illinois at Chicago, Internal Medicine residency program at Advocate Christ Medical Center in 2003. She then worked in a traditional Internal Medicine practice in Dixon, IL for 3 years where she learned the challenges of providing primary care in an underserved area. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and participates in MOC.

Dr. Iglesias Disclosure coming soon. external relationships:

Nina J. Karlin, MD

Dr. Karlin has been at Mayo Clinic Arizona for the past 13 years, where she is a general medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and is an active participant in the MOC program. Previously, Dr. Karlin was an internist at Weed Army Community Hospital at Ft Irwin, CA and at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Ft Campbell, KY.

Dr. Karlin currently serves on the Medical Oncology Item Writing Task Force and the Internal Medicine Exam Committee for ABIM. She has served on the Lifelong Learning Committee, Addressing Disparities in Older Adults Working Group, and Ethics Committee of ASCO. Locally, she is a member of the Mortality Committee; and has previously served on the Space and Capital Committee, Humanities in Medicine committee and the Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee. She is core faculty for the Hematology Oncology fellowship and Internal Medicine residency programs; and a member of the Internal Medicine and Hematology Oncology Program Evaluation Committees. She currently serves as Division Education Coordinator for Internal Medicine residents and fourth year medical students rotating through the Hematology Oncology Division. She has active research with the Division of Endocrinology in cancer and diabetes.

Dr. Karlin received a B.A. degree in Classics and Biology from Brown University, and her medical degree from Dartmouth. She completed her Internal Medicine training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Hematology Oncology fellowship at UCLA Olive View Medical Center.

As of July 2019, Dr. Karlin reported no ongoing external relationships.

Nina Mingioni, MD

Nina MingioniDr. Mingioni is a board-certified internal medicine physician and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a primary care physician at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Mingioni has a keen interest in medical education. She is the Director of the Core Clinical Clerkship phase of the curriculum at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and is an Associate Residency Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Mingioni teaches Internal Medicine and mentors students who are interested in Internal Medicine careers and residents who are interested in medical education. She won several awards for her efforts, both from students and the educational leadership, including the prestigious Thomas Nasca, MD Award for Distinguished Teaching and Dedication to Student Medical Education sponsored by the SKMC Provost's Office and the Senior Class Portrait Award.

Dr. Mingioni received a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Temple University and earned her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. She completed residency training and served as a chief medical resident at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

As of September 2019, Dr. Mingioni reported the following external relationships.

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

  • American College of Physicians, Council Member, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, without compensation.

Ashesh D. Patel, MD

Ashesh D. Patel, MDDr. Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been in private practice in Washington, DC, since 2000, and in solo primary care practice since 2006. In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Patel is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the George Washington (GW) University School of Medicine and has been a clinical preceptor for GW medical students since 2001. Since 2015, he has also served as a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students from Georgetown University School of Nursing.

Currently, Dr. Patel serves as a member of the Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an active Fellow in the American College of Physicians (ACP) and currently serves as Governor of the ACP's DC chapter. Previously, Dr. Patel was given the Chapter Leadership Award for the ACP DC chapter. He is an active member of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC) and previously served on MSDC's Professional Standards Committee. Dr. Patel is also active with the American Medical Association (AMA) and currently is a member of the AMA's Solo/Small Practice Physicians Think Tank Group. Dr. Patel received the Golden Apple Award from the GW's chapter of the Student National Medical Association and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Patel graduated summa cum laude with a degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and continued on to receive his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his categorical residency in internal medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

As of July 2019, Dr. Patel reported the following external relationships:

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

  • American College of Physicians, Governor of Washington, DC Chapter, without compensation.

Ritesh B. Patel, MD

Ritesh PatelDr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He is a board certified general internist within the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Patel is involved in medical education at both the student and resident level and has special interest in preventive medicine, medical education, clinical skills and clinical research. He has been involved in multiple quality improvement and education committees.

Dr. Patel serves as co-Director of the Foundation of Medical Practice curriculum at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He has been also successfully serving as a Clerkship Director for internal medicine fourth-year clerkship. As an Associate Program Director at Cooper, Dr. Patel oversees resident simulation laboratory exercises, evidence-based physical diagnosis and weekly updates on high-yield articles from journals.

He is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians and serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. Dr. Patel has won multiple teaching excellence awards in his young career.

He graduated from Gujarat University, India, and completed his internal medicine residency training at Cooper University Hospital.

As of October 2019, Dr. Patel reported no external relationships.

John Raimo, MD

John RaimoDr. Raimo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Site Director at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for the internal medicine residency program at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Raimo serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. He serves as a Physician Councilor for the New York Special Interest Group of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and has presented at their regional and national conferences. Dr. Raimo has completed the Association of American Medical College's Teaching for Quality faculty development course and serves on numerous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety committees within his health system. Dr. Raimo is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Raimo received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine (now Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine) where he also served as chief resident.

As of March 2020, Dr. Raimo reported the following external relationships:

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

  • New York Regional Association of Internal Medicine Educators, Board of Directors, without compensation.

Amy Robertson, MD

Amy Robertson, MD Dr. Robertson is an adult hospitalist at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. She is also serves as the Clinical Liaison for iNDIGO Health Partners, a multi-site physician-owned hospitalist company, where she works on quality improvement and administrative hospitalist projects.

Previously, she was the medical director for the hospitalist program at Northern Hospital of Surry County, a community hospital in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Prior to becoming a hospitalist, she spent five years as a primary care internist providing both inpatient and outpatient care to patients in rural North Carolina.

Dr. Robertson is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.

She received an English degree with honors from Duke University in 1995. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1999, where she was also inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Robertson completed her internal medicine residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2002.

As of March 2019, Dr. Robertson reported the following external relationships:

Industry-supported continuing medical education supported by the following, with honoraria:

  • Ossur Americas, for a lecture with Dr. Andrew Geeslin on the treatment of knee ligament injuries and knee osteoarthritis.

Michelle Rossi, MD

Michelle RossiDr. Rossi currently practices internal medicine at Celebrate Primary Care in Gainesville, Florida. She spent the majority of her career as a clinician educator at the University of Florida and the affiliated Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. She was proud to serve as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency program. During her 15 years in academic medicine, she received nearly as many awards for teaching and service. Additionally, she was recognized for outstanding leadership by the American Medical Women's Association and named an inspirational physician by the American Medical Association, Women's Physician Section. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Rossi is active in the American College of Physicians and has served in every leadership role for the Florida Chapter, most recently as Governor. She is chair of the Legislative Committee and the Task Force on Women in Medicine. She received the Laureate Award, a local Chapter's highest honor, in 2018. On a national level, she served as the chair of the Chapters Subcommittee and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. She is excited to join the American Board of Internal Medicine, working as part of the IM Exam committee.

As of September 2019, Dr. Rossi reported the following external relationships:

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

  • American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter, Executive Committee Member, Legislative Chair, Awards Chair, service on committees including the Governor's Advisory Council, Alachua County Medical Society, and Advisory Member of the Board of Directors, without compensation.

Rosechelle M. Ruggiero, MD

Rosechelle M. Ruggiero, MDDr. Ruggiero is originally from Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, and received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. after completing her undergraduate education at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. She then received training in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, and went on there to complete a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine during which time she completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Science. She joined faculty at UT Southwestern and brings enthusiasm for general medical education both in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care.

She is specifically committed to resident and fellow training in both the intensive care unit and in general pulmonary medicine. Additionally, her recent clinical interests have focused on the intersection between palliative care and critical care. Her research interests are in quality improvement, and ICU outcomes, specifically in county hospitals, education and training.

As of May 2020, Dr. Ruggiero reported no external relationships.

Rachel P. Simmons, MD

Rachel P. Simmons, MDDr. Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Associate Program Director for the Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Boston University. She is focused on resident evaluation and assessment and led the implementation of the milestones component of the Next Accreditation System developed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Previously, she served as Chief Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was awarded the Flora Roberts Award for Outstanding Graduating Woman at Purdue University. Dr. Simmons is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee. She is certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.

Dr. Simmons graduated with highest distinction from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and then obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her internal medicine residency training and infectious diseases fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

As of May 2020, Dr. Simmons reported the following external relationships:

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

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Continuing Medical Education Subcommittee Member, without compensation.
  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Survey Committee Member, without compensation.

Christopher M. 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 2019, Dr. Walsh reported no external relationships.