Dr. Coleman, a board certified internist and infectious diseases specialist, is a Research Professor and Interim Director at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and an Emeritus Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. He has had a long-standing interest in basic mechanisms of macrophage function and the role of cytokines in regulating host defenses. His recent work has focused on medical professionalism in medical education and clinical practice.
Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Coleman was the John Wade Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center. Earlier in his career, he was Chief of Medical Service at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Coleman is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is the Chair of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Coleman completed his medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. He was a resident and fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident.
As of August 2023, Dr. Coleman reported no ongoing external relationships.
Jackie Judd spent decades in journalism, reporting for ABC News, CBS News, NPR and the PBS NewsHour. Throughout her career, Ms. Judd covered health care and social policy issues, politics, the Supreme Court and major international events. She has been recognized with many awards, including national Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award. Ms. Judd also spent a decade at the Kaiser Family Foundation focusing on health policy communications and training journalists in countries with emerging AIDS epidemics. Today, Ms. Judd is a communications consultant specializing in the non-profit sector. She frequently moderates events and conferences and holds public speaking and Ted Talk workshops. Ms. Judd is Immediate Past Chair of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees and often serves on advisory committees in the health policy arena.
As of September 2023, Ms. Judd reported the following external relationships:
- American Jewish World Service, consultant, with compensation
- Nova Institute for Health, advisor, with compensation
- Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, board member, with reimbursement for travel expenses
- UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s, board member, no compensation
Dr. Cerise has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Health since 2014. His previous roles include the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Vice President for Health Affairs and Medical Education of the Louisiana State University System.
Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Notre Dame and earned his Medical Degree at Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and earned a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University School of Public Health.
He is a Commissioner on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, and he serves on the boards of the Kaiser Family Foundation, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and the Nurse-Family Partnership.
As of August 2023, Dr. Cerise reported the following external relationships:
Dr. Cerise serves as a board member for the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:
- KFF, board member, with reimbursement for travel expenses
- Parkland Community Health Plan, board member, without compensation
- Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, board member, without compensation
- Parkland Foundation; board member, without compensation
- Nurse Family Partnership, board member, with reimbursement for travel expenses
- Teaching Hospitals of Texas, board member, without compensation
Richard J. Baron, MD, board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation. He was a former Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors and served on the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Baron practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics for almost 30 years at Greenhouse Internists, P.C., located in Philadelphia. Greenhouse was a pioneer in the comprehensive adoption of electronic health records in the small-practice environment. Following that, from 2011 to 2013, he served as Group Director of Seamless Care Models at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center, where he led efforts related to accountable care organizations and primary care. Until joining the federal government, Dr. Baron also served on the board of the National Quality Forum and its Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, as well as the Standards Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Dr. Baron served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Partners, a not-for-profit Medicaid HMO set up by four teaching hospitals in Philadelphia, from 1988 to 1996. He was the architect of the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies, working with the medical leadership of Medicaid health plans around the country in learning collaboratives to improve the quality of care for their members. This program reached plans serving more than half of the Medicaid managed care population in the United States. He is a member of the Aspen Institute Health Strategy Group.
Dr. Baron received a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard College and his medical degree from Yale University. He completed house staff training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center and served a three-year commitment in the National Health Service Corps in rural Tennessee.
As of October 2023, Dr. Baron reported no external relationships.
Odette Bolano, CEO West Region, Trinity Health – Idaho | Oregon | California, provides executive leadership, strategic, and operational oversight for a 996-bed, 5-hospital region, and a 40-bed acute rehabilitation Joint Venture with 87 clinics and 2 freestanding Emergency Departments, a Clinically Integrated Network across the 3 states of Idaho, Oregon, and California, and 10 other Joint Ventures. The West Region employs more than 9,000 colleagues, which includes more than 670 Primary Care and Specialty Care medical providers.
Immediately prior to this role, from August 2018-May 2023, she served as President & CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System for Idaho and Oregon, and from December 2015-2018, she served as President of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.
Odette has been in senior leadership health care positions in for-profit, non-profit, and fully integrated health systems. Prior to joining Saint Alphonsus, Odette served as Senior Vice President of Kaiser Permanente, East Bay in Oakland, California. Prior to Kaiser, Odette served in a number of senior executive positions with Ascension Health and HCA.
Odette began her career as a nurse, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University. She earned her Master's in Administration of Healthcare Services from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
An active civic and community leader, Odette serves as Chair-elect of the Idaho Hospital Association, Chair-elect of Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, and serves on Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP), Idaho Business for Education (IBE), Boise State University Foundation Board, and Boise State University College of Health Sciences Board of Ambassadors. Odette is an active member of the Carol Emmott Fellowship Board – a national organization committed to mentoring exceptional health care women leaders to achieve their highest potential and influence as leaders in health care. In 2020, Odette was appointed as a Board of Director to Idaho Power and IDACORP. Most recently, in July 2022, Odette was appointed to the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
She has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s most influential 50 Clinical Executives in Healthcare in 2020 and twice as a Top 25 Women Healthcare Executives in 2020 and 2021. In 2021 and 2022, Odette was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.
In Idaho, Odette has been honored as a TWIN (Tribute to Women & Industry) award recipient, recognized by the Idaho Business Review (IBR) as CEO of Influence, and received an ICON Award. She was one of 50 Women of the Year honorees in 2019 and Woman of the Year in 2021, and #1 in Idaho Business Review’s Power 25 List that names the region’s most influential men and women in health care in 2020.
In her free time, Odette enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.
As of August 2023, Ms. Bolano reported the following external relationships:
- Idaho Power/IDA Corporation, board member, with compensation
- Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, board member, no compensation
- Boise State University Foundation, board member, no compensation
- Idaho Hospital Association, board member, no compensation
- Carol Emmott Fellowship Foundation, board member, no compensation
- Idaho Business for Education, board member, no compensation
Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, is Executive Director of the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, a lecturer in the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an Associate in Health Policy, Harvard Medical School. The Stoeckle Center is deeply involved in leading primary care transformation across the Partners Healthcare System in New England, now known as Mass General Brigham. Prior to MGH, Susan was the founding President of the Picker Institute. A constant advocate of understanding the patient’s perspective on healthcare, she has been the co-principal investigator on the Yale/Harvard Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) study and is a member of the Lucian Leape Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She is an editor of Through the Patient’s Eyes, a book on creating and sustaining patient-centered care, The CAHPS Improvement Guide, and co-authored the Institute of Medicine 2006 report, The Future of Drug Safety: Promoting and Protecting the Health of the Public. She is a founding member of the MA Primary Care Alliance for Patients, a statewide collation working with the Massachusetts legislature to fund enhanced payments for primary care services and to support practices that are at risk because of the COVID pandemic. She also co-chairs the MassGeneralBrigham Patient Experience Leaders Committee.
Ms. Edgman-Levitan serves on several boards and national advisory committees, including the AHRQ National Advisory Council, the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Primary Care Collaborative. In 2007, she received the Leadership and Innovation Award from the Center for Information Therapy and the 2016 Inaugural Richard Nesson award from the Massachusetts Health Quality Partnership. In 2020 she received the Partners Healthcare System Nesson award for System Collaboration. Susan holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Duke University Physician Assistant program, where she received the Distinguished Alumni Award and inducted into the Duke University Medical Center Hall of Fame in 2004.
As of October 2023, Ms. Edgman-Levitan reported the following external relationships:
- Harvard Medical School, faculty honoraria
- Harvard Chan School of Public Health, faculty honoraria
- Primary Care Collaborative, board member, no compensation
- Patient Experience Policy Forum, board member, no compensation
Dr. Ejnes, a board certified internal medicine specialist, is in outpatient practice at Coastal Medical in Cranston, Rhode Island, which he co-founded in 1995. Prior to joining the Lifespan health system in 2021, Coastal Medical was Rhode Island's largest private practice. It is a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and a Medicare accountable care organization.
In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Ejnes is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is currently Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Board of Directors, which he joined in 2016, and is a member of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Ejnes is a member of the American College of Physicians' (ACP) delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates and its Medical Informatics Committee. At ACP, Dr. Ejnes served as Chair of the Board of Regents, Chair of the Board of Governors, Rhode Island Chapter Governor. He also sat on the AMA Relative Value Scale Update Committee for a term. Among his local leadership activities, he is a past President of the Rhode Island Medical Society and the Rhode Island Society of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Ejnes earned his medical degree from Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island in 1985 and did his internal medicine residency and chief medical residency at Rhode Island Hospital, also in Providence.
As of October 2023, Dr. Ejnes reported the following external relationships:
- American College of Physicians, member of executive council and delegation to the AMA House of Delegates, with compensation
- ACP Services Political Action committee, board member, with reimbursement for expenses
Margaret Flinter, APRN, PHD, FAAN, FAANP is the Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of the Moses Weitzman Health System and its Community Health Center, Inc. She has been a board-certified family nurse practitioner since 1980.
She earned her BSN from the University of Connecticut, MSN from Yale University, and PhD from the University of Connecticut.
After her initial years of practice in public health nursing, Margaret completed her MSN in community health/ family nurse practitioner track at the Yale School of Nursing. A National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholar, she joined the Community Health Center (CHCI) in 1980 as a primary care provider and its first nurse practitioner. She fully embraced its founding (1972) commitment to health care as a right, not a privilege, and its zest for innovation, growth, and collaboration. At CHCI, she has held both clinical and executive leadership roles as she co-led its growth from a single site to a statewide organization and one of the largest FQHCs in the U.S. In 2023, CHCI created the Moses-Weitzman Health System as the parent organization of CHCI as well as three other subsidiary organizations, each created by CHCI as an innovation to address specific challenges in health care (Community eConsult Network (CECN), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) and the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers (CAPP)).
She has led local, state and national initiatives focused on improving access to the highest quality primary care, particularly for underserved and key populations. In 2005, Margaret established the Weitzman Center, now known as the Weitzman Institute, as the research, innovation, and training arm of CHCI, and she currently serves as senior faculty of the Institute. One of her initial projects at the Weitzman Center was the development and launch (2007) of a model of formal postgraduate residency and fellowship training for new nurse practitioners. Now a national model, Margaret serves as the Chairperson of the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers, which accredits and advocates for NP and NP/PA postgraduate training programs. She has served as PI/co-PI on numerous funded initiatives with a current focus on clinical workforce development, improving maternity outcomes, and optimizing virtual care. Margaret is also the co-host of “Conversations on Health Care,” a radio show and podcast about health reform, innovation and policy.
Margaret was the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship from 2002-2005. In 2021, she was honored with Yale University’s Jefferson Award for public service. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
As of July 2023, Dr. Flinter reported the following external relationships:
- Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers, chairperson, no compensation
Dr. Jain is a board certified gastroenterologist who has been in private practice in Dallas, Texas since 1999. He is a partner at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants. He served as Chief of Gastroenterology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas from 2000-2020.
Dr. Jain is Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors. He served on the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Governing Board as a Clinical Councilor and Chair of the AGA Practice Management and Economics Committee. He has participated in clinical guideline development at both the AGA and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), where he served on the Standards of Practice Committee from 2008-2010. Additionally, Dr. Jain was a member of the task force that created the AGA colonoscopy bundle framework, and was co-Director of the GI Outlook 2013 Practice Management Course co-sponsored by the AGA and ASGE. Dr. Jain is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, AGA and ASGE. Dr. Jain is a member of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Jain received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
As of October 2023, Dr. Jain reported the following external relationships:
- Dallas County Medical Society, board member, no compensation
Dr. Jain also reported receiving honoraria from Janssen for giving a lecture to medical science liaisons on the economics of gastroenterology practice and travel reimbursement from Texas Digestive Disease Consultants for attending meetings.
Ali Khan, MD, MPP, FACP is the Chief Medical Officer, Value Based Care Strategy at Oak Street Health, where he leads efforts in managed care strategy and operations, clinical design and public policy. Ali joined Oak Street Health in 2019 as Executive Medical Director of the Heartland Division and continues to practice general internal medicine.
Prior to Oak Street, he served as CareMore Health's Clinical Design Officer and in leadership roles at Iora Health.
Ali serves on the clinical faculty of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and is a Director of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Internal Medicine Specialty Board and the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. Ali was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2021 and Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Executives of Color in Health Care in 2022. He is a fellow of the California Health Care Foundation and Leadership Greater Chicago.
Ali completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and VCU’s Medical College of Virginia, earning joint M.D. and M.P.P. degrees as a Harvard Public Service Fellow, and VCU’s B.S./M.D. Guaranteed Admissions Program in Medicine.
As of October 2023, Dr. Khan reported the following external relationships:
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Director, IM Specialty Board, with compensation
Dr. Leff is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he is the Director of the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Community and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
His research focuses on novel models of care delivery for older adults and issues related to multi-morbidity, risk prediction, performance measurement, and quality measurement and improvement, with an emphasis on home and community-based models of care. He has authored more than 175 peer-reviewed publications, 35 book chapters, and 2 textbooks on home-based medical care. Dr. Leff has served on multiple National Quality Forum, National Committee for Quality Assurance, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Technical Expert Panels. He is past-director of the JHOME (home-based primary care) Program at Johns Hopkins, cares for patients in the acute, ambulatory and home settings, and is an award-winning teacher and mentor.
He the past-Chair of the Geriatric Medicine Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and past-Chair of the ABIM Council. He is also past-President of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians, where he helped develop and implement the Independence at Home Demonstration (section 3024 of the Affordable Care Act). He is a past member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians and serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Leff received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, completed residency in primary care internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and served as a medical officer in the US Army.
As of August 2023, Dr. Leff reported the following external relationships:
- Honor/Home Instead, advisory board member, with compensation
- Dispatch Health, clinical advisor, with compensation
- Kenes, planning committee member, with compensation
- MedZed, advisory board member, with compensation
- Chartis Group, clinical advisor, with compensation
- Medically Home, clinical advisor, with compensation
- Patina Health, advisory board member, with compensation
- Covidien, advisory board member, with compensation
- Koko, advisory board member, with compensation
- West Health Institute, consultant, with compensation
- Pager, advisory board member, with compensation
- Ascension Health, quality and safety committee member, with compensation
- Research Institute for Home Care, board member, no compensation
Dr. Leff has received support from Humana for research focused on defining homebound populations; this grant is administered through Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Dr. Tucker-Seeley is the principal and owner of Health Equity Strategies and Solutions. He completed master and doctoral degrees in public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at HSPH and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). His research has focused on social determinants of health across the life course, such as the association between the neighborhood environment and health behavior; and on individual-level socioeconomic determinants of multi-morbidity, mortality, self-rated physical, mental, and oral health. His research has also investigated the association of financial hardship with health across the chronic disease continuum from prevention to end-of-life care.
Dr. Tucker-Seeley has a longstanding interest in the impact of health policy and social policy on racial/ethnic minorities and across socioeconomic groups. He was previously the Vice-President of Health Equity at ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer. In this role, he led the development and implementation of ZERO’s health equity strategy to reduce racial/ethnic and place-based disparities in prostate cancer. He has experience working on local and state level health disparities policy, and he has developed and taught courses focused on measuring and reporting health disparities. In 2017-2018, Dr. Tucker-Seeley was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with a placement in the United States Senate. Prior to joining ZERO, he was the inaugural holder of the Edward L. Schneider chair in gerontology and Assistant Professor in the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining USC, he was an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at DFCI and HSPH.
As of October 2023, Dr. Tucker-Seeley reported the following external relationships:
- National Patient Advocacy Foundation, board member, with reimbursement for expenses
Dr. Yun, a board certified internist and infectious disease specialist, is an active duty Colonel in the United States Air Force. She is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at UTHealth San Antonio. She currently serves as the Deputy Commander for Medical Services at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She is also the Chief of Medical Services for the San Antonio Market of the Defense Health Agency.
Her active areas of investigation target infections in vulnerable military populations, including combat casualties and basic military trainees. Her research has focused on multidrug-resistant bacteria, infection prevention and hospital epidemiology, travel- and deployment-related infections, and respiratory viral infections. She has served as Medical Director of Infection Prevention at two referral military hospitals and while deployed to Afghanistan.
Dr. Yun currently serves on the IDWeek Program Committee and previously served on the ABIM Infectious Disease Board and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Disease Society of America, and has received numerous teaching and leadership awards.
Dr. Yun earned her bachelor’s degree at Colorado College and her medical degree at Yale University. She completed residency and infectious disease fellowship training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.
As of October 2023, Dr. Yun reported the following external relationships:
- Infectious Diseases Society of America, board member, with reimbursement for expenses