Leaders in Medical Innovation: Dr. Ted Kaptchuk, Director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies

Ted J. Kaptchuk is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounter (PiPS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  As a leading figure in placebo studies, a scholar of East Asian medicine, … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Innovation: Dr. Ted Kaptchuk, Director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies”

Leaders in Medical Innovation: Dr. Uzma Samadani, Neurosurgeon and Founder of Oculogica

  Dr. Uzma Samadani is a neurosurgeon and founder of Oculogica, a company focused on developing an eye-tracking technology that could help detect concussions and other brain injuries accurately and with detail. In 2010, Dr. Samadani was researching whether vagus nerve stimulation could improve the outcomes of severe traumatic brain injuries. During this process, she … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Innovation: Dr. Uzma Samadani, Neurosurgeon and Founder of Oculogica”

Leaders in Medical Innovation: Dr. Nir Barzilai, Current Ingeborg and Ira leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research

Dr. Nir Barzilai is the current Ingeborg and Ira leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research, the Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Director of NIH’s Nathan Shock and the Glenn Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. Dr. Barzilai is currently focused on … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Innovation: Dr. Nir Barzilai, Current Ingeborg and Ira leon Rennert Chair in Aging Research”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Ronnie Martin, Dean of the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Martin served his fellow citizens and country during his 23-year association with the U.S. Army, the Army Reserves and the National Guard of Oklahoma, beginning in 1968 and ending after 1992 Desert Storm campaign. During that time he served both as a NCO and an officer, as well as, a physician. After obtaining his foundational education in chemistry … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Ronnie Martin, Dean of the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Jonas de Jong, Founder and Chair of CardioNetworks

Dr. Jonas de Jong is a cardiologist and electrophysiologist based in the Netherlands. Dr. de Jong received his medical degree from the Universiteit van Amsterdam and completed both his cardiology residency and electrophysiology fellowship at the AMC. Dr. de Jong is also the founder and Chair of CardioNetworks, a non-profit organization founded in 2007 and based in The Netherlands. … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Jonas de Jong, Founder and Chair of CardioNetworks”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Robert Alpern, Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Robert Alpern was appointed Dean of Yale School of Medicine in June 2004, continuing a career that has combined his interests in research, clinical practice and teaching.  As Dean, he oversees one of the world’s leading institutions for biomedical research and advanced medical care. Dr. Alpern attended college at Northwestern University, where he majored … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Robert Alpern, Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Kayse Shrum, Dean at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Kayse Shrum is a native Oklahoman who earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She joined the college’s faculty as a pediatrician in 2002.  In 2013, she was promoted to her current position as president of OSU Center for Health Sciences and dean of OSU College of … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Kayse Shrum, Dean at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, Dean of University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine

Dr. Schwenk received his B.S. in chemical engineering and M.D. from the University of Michigan. He trained in family medicine at the University of Utah, including a Robert Wood Johnson research fellowship, following which he practiced in Park City, Utah.  He served on the faculty of the University of Utah Department of Family and Community … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, Dean of University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Gordon Bernard, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Gordon R. Bernard, MD is the Chief Research Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). He received his B.S. from University of Louisiana (Lafayette) and his medical degree from Louisiana State University.  Dr. Bernard undertook residency training at the University of Kentucky (Lexington) in Internal Medicine and subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. Gordon Bernard, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine”

Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, Dean of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

After graduating from Fairfield University, completing a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin and a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dorsey became one of the founding faculty members of the SIU School of Medicine. Two years later he decided to change careers and obtained an MD degree from SIU. … Continue reading “Leaders in Medical Education: Dr. J. Kevin Dorsey, Dean of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine”