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    Cynthia So-Armah MD MPH

    Expertise: Optimizing Medicare Wellness Visits

    Assistant Director of Quality Improvement

    Brigham and Women's Hospital & Brookside Community Health Center

    • Dr. So-Armah is a PCP and lead physician for QI at Brookside Community Health Center in Jamaica Plain, MA
    • Assistant Program director of QI for the Brigham and Women's Hospital internal medicine residency program
    • She is a graduate of UCSF Medical School and completed her residency in primary care/internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
    • Prior to pursuing medicine, co-founded a non-profit organization called Yspaniola that promotes quality education and full citizenship for Dominicans and Dominicans of Haitian descent living in bateys of the Dominican Republic

    Jane Erb MD

    Expertise: Behavioral Health Integration

    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

     

    • Dr. Erb completed residency in Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
    • Worked with BWH Population Health to build an integrated behavioral health program to care for the psychiatric needs of patients in the primary care setting
    • Helped establish the integrated behavioral health model at South Huntington Primary Care Associates and has since worked with BWH Primary Care leadership to guide the roll out of collaborative care at all BWH practices
    • Now working on integration of depression care into the daily workflow of all Partners primary care practices

    Stuart Pollack MD

    Expertise: Behavioral Health Integration

    Medical Director at South Huntington Primary Care Associates

    Region 1 Medical Director for the Brigham Primary Care Center of Excellence

    • Dr. Pollack has been a General Internist for 22 years
    • Previously, was the Chair of GIM and Regional Medical Director at the Fallon Clinic (Reliant Health) in Worcester, MA
    • Midcareer, became interested in the future of primary care and after time with Partners in Foxboro, MA became Medical Director at South Huntington Primary Care Associates
    • South Huntington is a Level 3 PCMH, and has received awards from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the Annals of Family Medicine

    Erika Pabo MD MBA

    Expertise: Integrating Medical Scribes

    Medical Director for Primary Care & Central Population Health Management 

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    • Dr. Pabo is a physician, strategist, social entrepreneur
    • Serves as Associate Medical Director for Primary Care and Medical Director for Central Population Management at Brigham and Women's Hospital
    • Sees patients as a PCP at South Huntington Primary Care Associates
    • She is Associate Faculty at Ariadne Labs and HMS and provides consulting services to healthcare delivery and health technology companies
    • Previously worked at Twine Health, the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, and the Global Health Delivery Project

    Clinic Medical Director & Associate Program Director

    Providence Portland Internal Medicine Residency Program

    • Dr. Clark attended medical school at University of California, San Francisco, where she also completed her internal medicine residency
    • She has served on the core faculty of the Providence Portland Internal Medicine Residency program in Portland, OR since 2005. She currently serves as the Clinic Medical Director and Associate Program Director
    • She has been treating patients with opioid use disorders with medication-assisted therapy for 10 years

    Medical Director, The Wellness Center, LAC+USC Medical Center

    • Dr. Morrison is the Director of Clinical and Preventive Services for the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
    • Serves as Medical Director of The Wellness Center at the Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) medical center and a physician in the LAC+USC primary care clinic
    • Dr. Morrison completed medical school at UCSF and training in internal medicine and preventive medicine at Columbia University and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    Shari Zakim-Yacouby LICSW

    Expertise: Group Visits, Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment

    Clinical Social Worker for Integrated Behavioral Health Program

    Boston Medical Center Family Medicine

    • Ms. Zakim-Yacouby is a Clinical Social Worker for the Integrated Behavioral Health Program at BMC Family Medicine
    • Graduated from the Boston University School of Social Work in 2014
    • Uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused therapy, and a myriad of other patient focused interventions. Provides individual and group therapy within the Family Medicine Clinic
    • Previously worked in substance abuse treatment in a methadone clinic setting and on the inpatient social work team at BMC

    Associate Professor of Family Medicine,

    Boston Medical Center

    • Born in Vinh-Long, South Vietnam, Dr. Tran’s interest in medicine flourished as she observed her parents, both pharmacists, help those who were sick or dying there
    • Dr. Tran graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Biology at the University of California, Irvine
    • Received her doctorate in medicine at Tufts University Medical School and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Brown University
    • Dr. Tran’s interests include teen health care, international health care and maternal/child health

    Medical Director of the Adult Primary Care HCV Program

    Boston Medical Center

    • Dr. Lee is a primary care provider at BMC and attending physician at the Boston University School of Medicine
    • Serves as medical director for the Adult Primary Care HCV Treatment Program at BMC
    • Graduated from medical school at UCSD and completed residency at both the Emory University Internal Medicine Primary Care Track Residency Program and the Tufts Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program
    • At Emory, participated in the Distinction of HIV medicine program and subsequently was certified as an HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine in 2014
    • Work focuses on improving access to HCV treatment and enhancing HIV prevention and treatment in primary care setting

    Alison Landrey MD

    Expertise: Team-Based Primary Care 

    Assistant Professor

    University of Vermont Medical Center

    • Dr. Landrey is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and a primary care doctor at Adult Primary Care, South Burlington
    • Received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate and completed her Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Colorado
    • A dedicated educator, she has taught in Doctoring and Professionalism courses, and precepts internal medicine residents
    • In her clinical innovation role, she focuses on enhancing teams in primary care and chronic disease management

    Assistant Professor

    Tufts University School of Medicine

    • Dr. Huang is a primary care physician and the Assistant Director of Quality Improvement at Tufts Primary Care - Boston.
    • Her dual interests in global health and community health have intersected in her current practice of caring for Cantonese-speaking immigrants in the Chinatown community surrounding Tufts
    • When not working, she likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors with her family

    Medical Director

    Internal Medicine Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital

    • Dr. Fosburgh is an internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
    • She is Medical Director of the Internal Medicine Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital, a resident-faculty practice, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School
    • She has deep expertise in General Internal Medicine and has published on topics such as shared decisionmaking, resident education in primary care, diabetes management, and cancer screening

    Director of Quality, Primary Care, Tufts Medical Center

    Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

    • Dr. Tishler is an internal medicine/primary care physician at Tufts Medical Center
    • She directs all quality initiatives and a multidisciplinary quality team for Tufts Primary Care, and serves as an Assistant Professor at Tufts School of Medicine
    • Prior to her role at Tufts, she worked at Dimock Health Center in Boston for many years

    Irina (Era) Kryzhanovskaya, MD

    Expertise: Substance Use Disorders, Physician Well-Being

    Assistant Professor

    UCSF School of Medicine

    • Clinician-educator within the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF
    • Graduate of the UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program
    • Former Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
    • Expertise in treatment of patients with substance use disorders
    • Chairs the Division of General Internal Medicine Controlled Substance Review Committee and chairs clinic efforts around buprenorphine prescribing.

    Scott Steiger, MD

    Expertise: Addiction, Substance Use Disorders

    Associate Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

    Deputy Medical Director of the Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program at San Francisco General Hospital

    • Directs the Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program at San Francisco General Hospital
    • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine
    • Maintains a primary care practice and attends on the inpatient medicine wards at San Francisco General Hospital
    • Academic interests focus on teaching about addiction and its treatments
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