2023 APCCMPD Annual Conference 

 

SPEAKER BIOS

March 8-10, 2023
Portland, OR


    
Kelli Alderman
University of Washington
Kelli Alderman is a Program Administrator at the University of Washington with 6+ years of experience working in graduate medical education. She currently serves as Chair of the APCCMPD Program Coordinator Committee. Kelli graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Healthcare Policy and Administration. She is originally from Chicago and moved to the Pacific Northwest to get a taste of the great outdoors and continue advancing her career in health care.
   
Asha Anandaiah, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Asha Anandaiah, MD is an attending physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She serves as the Program Director of the combined Massachusetts General Hospital/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. She is a graduate of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education and the Harvard Academy Fellowship in Medical Education Research, and her academic interests lie in optimizing how we approach and teach communication and collaboration in the intensive care unit.
   
Rendell Ashton, MD
Cleveland Clinic
 

Rendell W. Ashton, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University, and has been a pulmonary and critical care physician in the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic since July, 2008. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine, followed by fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He came to Cleveland after three years in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY.

He has directed the pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic since 2010 and helped launch the critical care medicine fellowship in 2010 as well, which he directed until July 2013. He was the President of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors in 2017-18. He has served as the Associate Designated Institutional Official and Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for the Cleveland Clinic since 2019. His clinical and scholarly interests include many areas of critical care and pulmonary medicine, but particularly respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation and sepsis. He is also interested in educational scholarship, including medical simulation as a learning tool.

   
Alicia Brewster, MPA
New York University
Alicia Brewster, MPA has been a Fellowship Coordinator for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at New York University for almost two years. Alicia has been in the Fellowship coordinator role for eight years. She started her GME career at Columbia University in the Rheumatology Division. Alicia is currently on the APCCMPD Program Coordinator Committee. Alicia is passionate about fellow wellness, efficiency, and time management for program coordinators.
   
Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MSc
Columbia University Medical Center

Kristin M Burkart, MD, MSc is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship since July 2011. Dr. Burkart earned her medical degree at Albany Medical College, where she was named to Alpha Omega Alpha; she completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she was honored to be selected as chief medical resident for an additional year. Dr. Burkart completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine during which time she also earned her Master of Science in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Burkart is respected nationally as a leader in fellowship training and education. She is the APCCMPD’s current Secretary-Treasurer and a Past President. As the Chair of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Training Committee Dr. Burkart is actively involved in trainee education at the national level. This committee provides strategic guidance for ATS on issues related to clinical and research training in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Burkart is dedicated to providing an educational and research environment for her fellows that fosters their development into compassionate and exceptional physicians, clinician-educators, and physician-investigator.

   
Joel Burnett, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Joel Burnett, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, where he practices general internal medicine. As Co-Director of the Advocacy Curriculum for the OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, he oversees advocacy education for internal medicine residents at OHSU. He serves as Chair of the Health & Public Policy Committee for the Oregon Chapter of American College of Physicians. In this role he’s worked to develop and organize advocacy engagement and education for internists across the state of Oregon. He is a member of the OHSU-PSU Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Initiative Advisory Board and has focused much of his advocacy work on reducing firearm injury and death in Oregon. Nationally, he’s served on the Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Education Committee for the American College of Physicians. In 2022, he was selected for the Gene A. Copello Health Advocacy Fellowship through Doctors for America, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the health of patients and communities across the US. Dr. Burnett received his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
   
Dru Claar, MD
University of Michigan
Dru Claar, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Claar is the Associate Program Director for the University of Michigan Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program and the Medical ICU Director at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
   
Başak Çoruh, MD
University of Washington
Başak Çoruh, MD is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program at the University of Washington. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Çoruh serves on the Education Committees of the American Thoracic Society and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors and is active in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education both locally and nationally. Her interests in medical education include curriculum development, coaching, and leadership.
   
Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MD, MS
Yale University School of Medicine
Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MD, MS is the Vice Chief for Fellowship Training in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to coming back to Yale, she was the Program Director for the Harvard-Brigham and Women’s Hospital Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has been awarded Best Teacher from both medical students and residents during her years on Faculty and received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the Pulmonary Division at Tufts Medical Center prior to her departure from there. Most recently she was awarded the Pillar Award for Educational Program Leadership, the top award for Program Directors throughout the Mass General Brigham institutions. She has consistently been named one of Boston’s Best Doctors for the past several years. Nationally, she has received numerous Distinguished CHEST Educator awards from the American College of Chest Physicians and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the CHEST Foundation. In addition to teaching and clinical work, Dr. D’Ambrosio has conducted research on Sleep and Menopause, Sleep and Breathing in Infants, and participated as the sleep medicine expert in two systemic reviews on home sleep apnea testing and fixed versus auto-titrating CPAP. She recently co-authored a book "Comfort the Kid!" on infant sleep and parent bonding.
   
Asil Daoud, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Asil Daoud, MD is currently in training at the Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship program. She was chosen to be the Clinical Education fellow during her third year of fellowship given her outstanding academic performance and interest in medical education. The Clinician Educator track is dedicated to focus on the development and implementation of educational curricula in preparation for a career in medical education. Prior to her training in pulmonary and critical care, Dr. Daoud completed her sleep medicine fellowship. Her research interests include medical education, pulmonary and sleep physiology, as well as non-invasive ventilation.
   
Kathleen Doo, MD, MHPE
Kaiser Perrmanente
Kathleen Doo, MD, MHPE specializes in adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine with a focus on medical education and advocacy. She serves as the Assistant Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland. She’s obtained a Master’s in Health Professions Education at New York University. She is active in organized medicine and currently serves as a Delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates and California Medical Association House of Delegates.
   
Jenn Duke, MD
Mayo Clinic
Jenn Duke, MD received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford University. During her transitional year, she taught high school biology and chemistry in Georgetown, Texas. She then earned her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School with a concentration in medical humanities. She completed residency training in internal medicine at UT Houston and served as a Chief Medicine Resident where she received the Cheves M. and Isabella C. Smythe Endowment Award for Excellence in Resident Education. Currently, she is completing her final year as a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her clinical interests include medical education and interventional pulmonology.
   
Emilia N. Faraj
University of Miami
Emilia N. Faraj is the Fellowship Coordinator for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (UM/JMH). She also serves on the GME Wellness Committee at UM/JMH to promote wellness initiatives among all residents and fellows.

Prior to accepting the Fellowship Coordinator position, she was a research coordinator for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at UM/JMH where she led Pulmonary Hypertension and COVID-19 clinical trials. She is also the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship Coordinator, and is currently finishing her Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami.
   
Henry Fessler, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Henry Fessler, MD has been at Johns Hopkins since 1985. His interests are focused largely on medical education, from medical school to continuing medical education. He directs the Organ Systems Foundations of Medicine course, the largest course in the School of Medicine with over 350 faculty and 1000 classroom hours. He developed and led the required 4th-year Advanced Clerkship in Critical Care and was the Assistant Dean for Curriculum from 2014-18. For 16 years he was the Director of the fellowship program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, whose graduates now serve as clinicians, researchers, and educators at schools of medicine throughout the country. Dr. Fessler has published over 100 research papers, reviews, editorials and book chapters. He chaired the American Thoracic Society Section on Medical Education and is a Past President of the APCCMPD. He is currently an Associate Editor of ATS Scholar and was formerly an Associate Editor of the Annals of the ATS, on the editorial board of the AJRCCM, and the editor of Practical Reviews in Critical Care, a journal digest.

   
Christopher Ghiathi, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Ghiathi, MD is a pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his medical doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Washington. His interests include critical care, interventional pulmonary, procedural education, and curricular development. When outside of work he enjoys hiking, gaming, playing guitar, and spending time with his fiancé and dog.
   
Allison Greco, MD
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Allison Greco, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at NYU-Grossman School of Medicine. She completed her medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident for Quality Improvement before completing fellowship at NYU Grossman School of medicine and joining the faculty in 2020. She currently serves as an Assistant Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program and Assistant Content Director of the NYU-Grossman School of Medicine Pulmonary Pathophysiology Course. Her clinical time is spent as an attending physician in the intensive care unit at Bellevue Hospital Center. Her interests include medical education with a focus on digital and visual learning, ICU quality improvement and patient safety, and cardiopulmonary arrest and resuscitation.
   
Nicolia A. Grierson
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Nicolia A. Grierson is Program Manager in The Dr. Henry J. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She practices management theories in communication, leadership, persuasion, conflict resolution, and group dynamics within her job responsibilities. Teamwork has been an important cornerstone of her success. Her 18-years of experience has provided her with a solid foundation for her career as a Program Manager and has made her a stronger and better leader.
   
Margaret (Molly) Hayes, MD, ATSF
Massachusetts General Hospital / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Margaret (Molly) Hayes, MD, ATSF is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She obtained her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and then completed Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care training at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She also served as Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident) for one year at Johns Hopkins. During that year she realized her passion for medical education and since then has taught in numerous CME courses and is the co-director of this CME course, and one of Harvard’s highest rated CME courses, Principles of Critical Care Medicine for the Non-Intensivist. She is also an active member of the American Thoracic Society, where she serves as Vice Chair of Education Committee, Chair of the Core Curriculum and chair of the Subcommittee on Education in Critical Care for the Critical Care Assembly’s Programming Committee. Dr. Hayes enjoys teaching learners of all levels and has won numerous local and national educator awards. Dr. Hayes has advanced training in medical education research and is passionate about humanizing the ICU, critical thinking, adult learning theory, and high stakes communication. She is also interested in international education as the Director for External Education at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research and has travelled extensively teaching medical education.

   
Ashley G. Henderson
University of North Carolina

Ashley G. Henderson, MD is the Fellowship Program Director at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Medicine, in addition to her clinical duties in the ICU, Pulmonary Consults, and her Specialty Clinics in ANCA Vasculitis and COPD. Education has always been her long-term interest, but along the way she has done both basic and translational research in cystic fibrosis and COPD. While enjoying a rewarding academic life, she is now primarily working in education. The APCCMPD Annual Conference is one of her yearly highlights.

   
Laura Hinkle, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Laura Hinkle, MD received her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine. She stayed at Indiana University for her pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, serving as chief fellow during her final year of training before accepting a faculty position on completion of her fellowship. She has been actively involved in medical education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels since her time as chief resident and currently holds institutional leadership roles in this area including Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Key Clinical Educator for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Director of Clinical Transitions Curriculum. She is actively engaged in medical education research and curriculum development and has won awards in these areas. She is an active member of the American Thoracic Society and has held several education-focused leadership positions in this organization. 

Clinically, Dr. Hinkle has a special interest in sarcoidosis and interstitial lung disease. She quickly recognized the need for a more comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to care of these patients and founded a sarcoidosis clinic at IU Health, which is the only World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases clinic in the state of Indiana.

   
Benjamin Hoffman, MD, CPST-I
Oregon Health & Science University

Benjamin Hoffman, MD, CPST-I is a semi-native of New Mexico. He majored in Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, and attended Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training, and a year as Chief Resident, at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Following training, he and his wife, Jane, also a pediatrician, spent 4 years on the Navajo Nation with the Indian Health Service, where he worked with the community to develop a child passenger safety program. From 2000-2011, he was at the University of New Mexico, where he was director of the pediatric residency program.                 

Ben is a nationally recognized expert in child passenger safety, and leader in the field of community health and advocacy training for pediatric residents. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health and Science University. There, he is the Vice-Chair for Community Health and Advocacy, Director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, and Medical Director of the Tom Sargent Safety Center. He is currently the director of the American Academy of Pediatrics Community Pediatrics Training Initiative and the immediate past-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention. He was recently elected to be the President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He remains very active in child health policy and community advocacy

Ben and Jane are most proud of their 3 hilarious kids, although technically, all of them are adults.

   
Susanti R. Ie, MD, MPH
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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Tristan Huie, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine
Tristan Huie, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health. He has directed the Fellowship Program at the University of Colorado since 2017. He specializes in the care of patients with interstitial lung disease and was the Clinical Director for ILD at National Jewish Health from 2013-17. He still enjoys attending in the ICU and is passionate about medical education.

Dr Huie graduated from Gonzaga University, attended Georgetown University for medical school and residency, and completed his fellowship training in Denver.
   
Aanchal Kapoor, MD, MEd
Cleveland Clinic
Aanchal Kapoor, MD, MEd is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director of Critical Care Medicine fellowship and Medical Director of Medical Intensive Liver Unit (MILU). She completed her Internal Medicine residency from University of Cincinnati, Critical Care fellowship from Cleveland Clinic in 2012 and joined as Associate Program Director of Critical Care Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2014 she completed a Medical Education fellowship to continue her path as an educator. She has designed the Critical Care Education Track for Critical Care fellowship and has completed Master of Education in Health Professions Education (MEHPE)in August 2021.
   
Viren Kaul, MD
Mayo Clinic
Viren Kaul, MD is the Division Chief for Pulmonary Medicine at Crouse Health and one of the Associate Program Directors for the PCCM Fellowship at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He researches the evolution of education and learner needs to better apply innovations to various learners and learning environments.
   
Diana Kelm, MD
Mayo Clinic

Diana Kelm, MD is a core faculty physician and clinician-educator in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester and Assistant Professor of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She is the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program. She is also a medical education researcher with a focus on procedural training/supervision and interprofessional education.

   
May M. Lee, MD
University of Southern California

May M. Lee, MD is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. She is the Fellowship Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program since July 2018 and is also the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit as well as the Service Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep services at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining the faculty at USC, she was the Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Lee earned her medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and Post-Doctoral Research program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lee’s clinical interests are in critical care medicine as well as medical education.

Dr. Lee has long been active as an educator both in and out of medicine; from teaching at an outdoor adventure-based program for “at-risk” youth, to developing new curriculum for 6th-graders, to her roles as both Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Program Director. She is active in Pulmonary and Critical Care society committees, working on curriculum building and educational programming on local, regional, and national levels.

   
Cheryl Loudd
University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine
Cheryl Loudd is currently the Business Services Program Manager in the CU Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. Prior to this role, she was the fellowship coordinator for the CU PCCM program from 2017-2021. She brings 17 years of experience in graduate medical education and program coordination. Her professional passions are education, DEI, and workplace wellness­–she is very fortunate to be able to integrate all of these areas into her current role to create a more inclusive work and training environment for the CU PCCM Division.
   
Kelsi Manley, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Kelsi Manley, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and teaches within the Department of Hospital Medicine. She graduated from University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is the Co-Director of OHSU's Internal Medicine Residency Advocacy Curriculum, and also Co-Chairs the Social Medicine rotation for residents.
   
Matthew C. Miles, MD, MEd, FCCP
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Matthew C. Miles, MD, MEd, FCCP is Associate Professor of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC where he maintains an active clinical practice in general pulmonology and critical care medicine. He holds a Master’s in Education and Curriculum Development from the University of Cincinnati and is director of the Wake Forest Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program. In addition, he directs the pulmonary block for preclinical medical students and is chair of the advisory committee for the Brooks Scholarship in Academic Medicine. Dr. Miles is the 2021 recipient of the Early Career Clinician Educator award from the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), and has served as chair of the Training and Transitions committee and is a current member of the Education committee. He has also served on the scientific program committee for several CHEST annual meetings and as a member of the Education and Clinical Practice editorial board for the journal CHEST. He is the Editor-in-chief of CHEST Pulmonary, a gold open-access journal launching in 2023. Dr. Miles’s scholarly interests include implementation and effectiveness of educational curricula, clinical quality improvement through education, and creating resources for educators in pulmonary and critical care medicine. His clinical interests are in general pulmonary and critical care medicine, advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy, and interstitial lung disease. His passion is to help people with lung disease breathe better through excellent patient-centered and evidence-based clinical care.
   
E. Mirna Mohanraj, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
E. Mirna Mohanraj, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education and the Associate Program Director for the Mount Sinai Morningside-West Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Mohanraj graduated from The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at the University of Chicago Hospital and the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. She completed her Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Mohanraj is a leader and clinician-educator at the Icahn School of Medicine. She has received awards for teaching excellence, leadership, and innovative curricula design.

Dr. Mohanraj's academic interests focus on curriculum development, physician trainee well-being, program remediation, and bioethics improvement and education. Her longstanding Humanism in Medicine Series received a 2017 American Thoracic Society Innovation in Fellowship Education Award. Her novel study aimed at humanizing the ICU experience was awarded a 2019 ACGME Back to the Bedside (B2B) grant and the first-ever ACGME B2B Multi-site dissemination grant. Dr. Mohanraj is founder and director of the MSHS Teaching Scholars Curriculum for Subspecialty Fellows. She leads initiatives to ensure equitable fellowship recruitment and to develop local partnerships that bridge the gap between hospital and community. Dr. Mohanraj serves as an Ombudsman and as Co-Chair of the Mount Sinai Morningside-West Hospitals Bioethics Committee. She is proud to serve on the APCCMPD Education Committee.
   
Darlene Nelson, MD, MHPE
Mayo Clinic
Darlene Nelson, MD, MHPE is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care, Critical Care Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. She joined Mayo Clinic in 2012 after completing her pulmoanry and critical care medicine fellowship at Mayo Rochester. Dr. Nelson's main clinical and research interests include interventional pulmonlogy, procedural education and assessment. She recieved the Teacher of the Year award from the Mayo Fellows association in 2019 and is also the director of the annual Midwest Bronchoscopy and Pleural Procedures Course.
   
Anna Neumeier, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine
Anna Neumeier, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado. She is the Associate Program Director for Education for the Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and the Course Director for the Trek Basecamps in the School of Medicine. Her academic interests involve medical education with a focus on curriculum design and pedagogical approaches to promote sustainable practice and advancement across the continuum of learning. 
   
Melissa New, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine
Melissa New, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado, where she serves as the Associate Program Director for Evaluation and Feedback for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. Her clinical and academic focus has been on lung cancer, including lung nodule management, lung cancer screening, bronchoscopy simulation and procedural education, including the development of novel educational tools for procedural education.
   
Emily Olson, MD
Northwestern University
Emily Olson, MD is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellow at Northwestern University. She completed Internal Medicine residency and Chief residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she received awards for Attitude, Commitment and Excellence and the Donald J Feist Primary Care Clinic Award for Clinical Excellence. In addition to being passionate about gender equity in medicine, her interests revolve around medical education. She led curricular changes within the Mayo Clinic IM residency for quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and "Upstander Training." 
   
Camille Petri, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Camille Petri, MD is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is also the Associate Program Director for the Harvard Combined MGH/BIDMC Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, and an Instructor for Interprofessional Education at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research. Her primary research interest is in understanding ways to enhance teamwork and collaboration in the intensive care unit, particularly using education as a vehicle.
   
Rachel Potter, LCSW
Mount Sinai Health System
Rachel Potter, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the Developer and Facilitator of wellness groups with PCCM fellows and other medical trainees within the Mount Sinai Health System. Rachel is the dedicated and Lead clinical social worker at the Mount Sinai National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Rachel’s interests include psychosocial impacts of chronic illness and faculty and trainee wellness.
   
Deepak Pradhan, MD, MHPE
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Deepak Pradhan, MD, MHPE is the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship Program at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Associate Medical Director of the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM), Co-Director for VV-ECMO at Bellevue Hospital, and former Associate Section Chief of Pulmonary/Critical Care at NYU Langone Health (NYULH). He attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at NYULH Tisch Hospital and Bellevue Hospital. His interests include point-of-care ultrasound, simulation, procedural competency, faculty development, and all things related to medical education.
   
Jessica Ratcliffe, MBA, C-TAGME
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Jessica Ratcliffe, MBA, C-TAGME is Senior Residency Program Manager with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She has been employed with Carilion Clinic in a Graduate Medical Education role for 11+ years. She has been with Pulmonary/Critical Care for 10 years and recently assisted in opening a Critical Care Fellowship at her institution. She currently serves as an Associate Blog Editor of the APCCMPD Voices in #MedEd Blog. She is also Membership Chair for Women in Healthcare.
   
Clara J. Schroedl, MD, MS
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

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Nitin Seam, MD
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Nitin Seam, MD is the Associate Chief and Fellowship Director of the Clinical Center's Critical Care Medicine Department. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree with double major in Biology and Psychology from the Johns Hopkins University and subsequently received his medical degree from George Washington University. After completing residency training in Internal Medicine at George Washington University, he served as a chief medical resident at GW. He then completed fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at the NIH along with Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine fellowship training at George Washington.

Dr. Seam has research and educational interests in mechanical ventilation and ARDS as well as the appropriate use of innovative technologies in medical education, such as asynchronous learning and high-fidelity simulation.

He is the Editor-In-Chief of ATS Scholar and was the former digital media editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He was past website editor for the American Thoracic Society.

He also serves on the Executive Committee of a multi-center VA trial studying low-dose corticosteroids in severe pneumonia and conducts translational research studying the inflammatory response in sepsis and ARDS.
   
Trevor Steinbach, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine
Trevor Steinbach, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Sleep, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He serves as the Associate Program Director for Ambulator Education in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program as well as the Director for Fellows clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital. His academic interests are in medical education at all levels from undergraduate to graduate with a focus on curriculum design, implementation and assessment. Outside of work he can be found either on a pair of skis or a bicycle, depending on the time of year.
   
James K. Stoller, MD, MS
Cleveland Clinic

James Stoller, MD, MS is the Chair of the Education Institute and holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship in Emphysema Research at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and the Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair. He is an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and Honorary Visiting Professor of the Bayes Business School, City University, London, UK.  From 2001 to 2005, he served as Associate Chief of Staff and served as Vice Chairman of Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic through 2007. Dr. Stoller is a Diplomate in internal medicine and pulmonary disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Stoller received a BA in biochemistry and English (magna cum laude) from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. He earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1979 and completed his internship and residency in medicine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. After completing fellowships in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at both Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Yale University School of Medicine, he pursued a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine/Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Stoller also earned a Master's in Organizational Development and Analysis from the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University in 2001. 

His clinical and research focus regards alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency abd his organizational scholarship regards leadership development and organizatonal high-performance. Dr. Stoller has authored/co-authored more than 370 peer-reviewed papers, 85 chapters, and 15 books, including "Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance" and "Better Humans, Better Performance."

   
Maximiliano Tamae Kakazu, MD
Michigan State University
Maximiliano Tamae Kakazu, MD is board-certified in pulmonary, critical care and internal medicine. After earning his medical degree from National University of Rosario in Argentina, Dr. Tamae Kakazu completed his internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship at John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. He also completed a fellowship in sleep medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Tamae Kakazu is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His clinical interests are COPD/asthma, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, sleep disorders and narcolepsy. Dr. Tamae Kakazu is fluent in Spanish.
   
Geneva Tatem, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Geneva Tatem, MD is the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her education interests include using behavioral-based interviews in fellowship recruitment, and curriculum development.
   
Keriann Van Nostrand, MD
University of South Florida Morsani
Keriann Van Nostrand, MD completed her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2008 at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and her Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She then completed an Advanced Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology at Emory University, and she remained as a faculty member at Emory from 2015 to 2021. She joined the University of South Florida in 2021, where she assumed the role of Fellowship Program Director. She was drawn to USF by the collegiality among the faculty, and by the educational mission and to be closer to family.  When she’s not at work, she likes hanging out with her giant schnoodle, Lilly. With time permitting she loves baking and attempting recipes from the Great British Baking Show.
Suzanne Ventura, MSW
University of Maryland
Suzanne Ventura, MSW is a Program Manager in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.