AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. March 2011, Volume 13, Number 3: PPRANGE.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Health Information Technology and Clinical Practice

Theme Issue Editor

Anthony C. Rudine, MD, MBA, is a third-year resident in the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. After residency, he plans to complete a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine and pursue a career as a clinical bioethicist.

Contributors

Jim Atherton, MD, is a third-year pediatric resident at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He is pursuing fellowship training in pediatric nephrology.

James E. Bailey, MD, MPH, is a professor of medicine and director of the Healthy Memphis Data Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he practices internal medicine and educates physicians in training. His research investigates how health system organization and information technology can improve quality and outcomes of care.

Howard Burde, JD, provides general counsel and health law advice to health information technology and health care organizations, payors, and associations such as the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the bipartisan Pennsylvania Joint Legislative Committee on Health Reform, and the National Governors’ Association e-Health Alliance. He serves on the editorial boards of health law publications, including the BNA Health Law Reporter and the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law, and has written four books.

Nabeel Farooqui, MD, is an instructor and serves as director of medical informatics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Timothy Hotze is a senior research assistant in the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association in Chicago. His research interests include reducing health care disparities, ensuring equal access to care, and how technological change affects medical ethics.

James B. Lewis Jr., MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and associate chief of staff for education at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. His interests are consultative medicine and medical education.

Alastair MacGregor, MB ChB, MRCGP, is senior vice president and chief medical information officer at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stephen T. Miller, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and senior vice president of medical education and research at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. Formerly, he was program director for an internal medicine residency program.

Alon B. Neidich is a second-year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He graduated from the University of Chicago with honors and a bachelor’s degree in law, letters and society. During the summer of 2010, he served as an intern in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Deborah D. Nelson, MD, is an associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Her principal research interest is resident education.

Rexann G. Pickering, PhD, CIP, RN, is the administrator for human protection and administrative director of the institutional review board (IRB) at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a member of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center IRB.

Kenneth Robertson, MD, MBA, is associate chief medical officer and pediatric physician informaticist at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He entered hospital administration in 2006, after a 13-year stint in private practice as a pediatrician and practice manager. Dr. Robertson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatricians and represents LeBonheur in the Child Health Corporation of America’s chief information officer forum.

Jennifer P. Rudine, PharmD, is a pediatric clinical pharmacist in the emergency department at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She completed a one-year clinical residency in pediatric pharmacy through the University of Tennessee.

Kathryn Ryder, MD, MS, is an associate professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and assistant chief of the medical service at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Her interests are quality improvement and preventive medicine.

Angeline Wang is a second-year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and a member of the AMA Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) Committee on Bioethics and Humanities.