AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2013, Volume 15, Number 7: 629-631.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Incentives and Motivation in Medical Care

Theme Issue Editor

Allison R. Bond, MA, is a third-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a masterís degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from New York University and a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Northwestern Universityís Medill School of Journalism. She has written about science and medicine for a variety of publications, including Scientific American, Scientific American MIND, Discover magazine, and Reuters Health. Her academic interests include rheumatology, endocrinology, and the intersection of medicine and journalism.

Contributors

Anita Arora, MD, MBA, is a resident physician in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. While attending medical and business school at Dartmouth College, she became involved in research through the Dartmouth Institute. Her interests include health care cost and quality.

David A. Asch, MD, MBA, is a professor of medicine and health care management at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a physician at the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion in Philadelphia.

Greg F. Burke, MD, is an associate in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center and medical director of Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the hospital ethics committee and has lectured and written extensively in the area of Catholic bioethics.

Kelly Caverzagie, MD, is the associate vice chair for quality and physician competence in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he is an academic hospitalist. His interests include the evaluation of learners, particularly the assessment of resident competence, and he has been a leader in the Internal Medicine Milestones Working Group, a joint project of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH, is a professor of biomedical informatics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His career has focused on patient data representation to enable clinical quality improvement, best practice discovery, and translational research. He chairs the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11) revision project on behalf of the World Health Organization.

Thomas H. Gallagher, MD, is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington in Seattle and a primary care physician in the General Internal Medicine Center at the University of Washington Medical Center-Roosevelt in Seattle. His research interests include the disclosure of adverse events and medical errors to patients, interprofessional communication, and transparency in health care.

Allan H. Goroll, MD, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the internal medicine service and a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has been president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts governor for the American College of Physicians.

Albert L. Hsu, MD, is a second-year fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. His research interests are endometriosis and infertility. He is currently one of several delegates from the American Medical Association’s resident and fellow section to its House of Delegates, and he was one of the original medical student authors of an AMA policy against retroactive medical school tuition increases.

Ali Irshad, MD, is a first-year resident in integrated vascular surgery at The Methodist Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center in Houston. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, where he was a member of the Clinical/Translational Research Pathway program and the president of the student body committee.

Matthew Janko is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He is a member of the Clinical/Translational Research Pathway program and represents his medical class in the school's student government.

Jacob M. Koshy is a second-year medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He represents his medical class in the schoolís student government and is a voting delegate of the Worcester District Medical Society.

William Martinez, MD, MS, is a fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School and in the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Martinez is a primary care physician in the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care at BWH. His principal research interests concern ethical and communication issues related to the safety and quality of patient care.

Shivan J. Mehta, MD, MBA, is an instructor of medicine in gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine and director of operations at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His interests include health system improvement and behavioral economics.

Laura A. Petersen, MD, MPH, is a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and director of the Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Petersen’s research interests focus on assessing the effects of health care policy and organization on the quality and safety of health care.

Daniel B. Shulkin is a candidate for a master of public administration degree in health policy and management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University. His research interests include pediatrics, oncology, and mental health practices with regard to health services, access to care, resources, and quality.

David J. Shulkin, MD, is a general internist and the president of Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey. His research interests include patient safety and improving quality within medical institutions.

Mark W. Shulkin, MD, is a retired psychiatrist who practiced for more than 40 years in suburban Philadelphia. His research interests include new and innovative mental health treatment practices.

Alexander H. Sommer, JD, graduated from the DePaul University School of Law in Chicago, where he was an editor of the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law. His academic interests focus on health information technology and government involvement in health care coverage.

Alicia L. True is a medical student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. She received a bachelor of science degree in management from Boston College and worked in life and health insurance prior to attending medical school. Her research interests focus on improving value in health care delivery.