Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society

Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D., M.A.C.P., deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, is responsible for directing the Society’s Cancer Control Science department. This group of internationally recognized experts focuses on the prevention and early detection of cancer, as well as emerging science and trends in cancer. The department is responsible for producing the Society’s … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. William Stead, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. William Stead is Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He received his B.A., M.D., and residency training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology from Duke University. He went on to help develop The Medical Record (TMR), one of the first practical electronic medical record systems … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. William Stead, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center”

Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Victoria Niederhauser, Dean of University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing

Dr. Niederhauser is currently Dean and Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing. Prior to her current position, Dr. Niederhauser has held various leadership roles at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene. She has also held academic appointments at George Mason University and George Washington University. … Continue reading “Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Victoria Niederhauser, Dean of University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Benjamin Chu, Group President at Kaiser Permanente

Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, was named group president for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California and Georgia regions in October 2014. He directs health plan and hospital operations for 14 hospitals and 237 medical offices to serve more than 4 million members in both locations. Dr. Chu joined Kaiser Permanente as its regional president of … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Benjamin Chu, Group President at Kaiser Permanente”

Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Carolyn Yucha, Dean of UNLV's School of Nursing

Dr. Carolyn Yucha serves as Dean of the UNLV nursing program. Under her guidance, the School of Nursing offers educational programs for the basic BSN degree, MSN degrees with Nurse Practitioner and Education tracks, a Ph.D. in Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing practice degree. Her research focuses on physiological stress reactions. She has expertise … Continue reading “Leaders in Nursing Education: Dr. Carolyn Yucha, Dean of UNLV's School of Nursing”

Leaders in Medical Education: Peter Wei & Alexander Chamessian, Authors of Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide

Alexander is an MD-PhD student at Duke University School of Medicine. He is currently in his 5th year. Peter Wei (Duke Med Class of 2014) is in his first year of residency in radiology. They have worked together on the book Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide, which talks about various learning techniques that can be … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Peter Wei & Alexander Chamessian, Authors of Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Faiq Shaikh, CEO of Crunchtimr Medical Solutions

Dr. Faiq Shaikh is the CEO and President of Crunctimr, a medical software production company focused on developing innovative media e-learning, organizational, and workflow optimization tools. He received his Bachelors in Medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. He completely a residency in nuclear medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Faiq Shaikh, CEO of Crunchtimr Medical Solutions”

Leaders in Education Theory: Dr. Robert Bjork, Learning Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles

Robert A. Bjork (PhD, Psychology, Stanford; BA, Mathematics, Minnesota) is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and training.  He has served as Editor of Memory & Cognition … Continue reading “Leaders in Education Theory: Dr. Robert Bjork, Learning Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. David Spiro, Co-Founder of ReelDX

We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. David Spiro, the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ReelDx (meded.reeldx.com), about his background and vision for incorporating real-life patient videos into the medical education and healthcare systems. Dr. Spiro received his BA from University of Virginia and his MD degree from University of california at San Francisco. … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. David Spiro, Co-Founder of ReelDX”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Michael Salzhauer, Snapchat Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Salzhauer is a cosmetic and plastic surgeon based out of Florida. He received his Medical Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He is known for leveraging social media to educate and give people a first-hand view of plastic surgery. You can follow his operations on Snapchat and Instagram @therealdrmiami. He has also made many … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Michael Salzhauer, Snapchat Plastic Surgeon”