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Where Are They Now? Recent Graduate Placements
(Class of 2012)

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Jed Barash

Dr. Jed Barash (Yale CSP 10-12 – VA Scholar) accepted a position as a cognitive disorders neurologist at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts and will also hold an appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Neurology at Tufts Medical School.

Oni Blackstock

Dr. Oni Blackstock (Yale CSP 10-12 – VA Scholar) accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson

Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson (UCLA CSP 09-12 – VA Scholar) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Residence in Medicine/Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she will have the opportunity to teach, do clinical work, and continue her research projects initiated during fellowship.

Dr. James Burke

Dr. James Burke (Michigan CSP 10-12 – VA Scholar) was awarded 3rd Year funding at the VA as a VA Special Research Fellow

Dr. Alejandra Casillas

Dr. Deepa Camenga (Yale CSP 09-12) accepted a position as Instructor in the Section of Adolescent Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Alejandra Casillas

Dr. Alejandra Casillas (UCLA CSP 09-12) moved to Geneva, Switzerland where she will work with the Department of Primary Care and Community Medicine at the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve and with the ambulatory university clinic in Lausanne (CHUV) on projects for Spanish-speaking immigrant patients, cultural competency and social medicine curriculum for students and residents, as well as pursuing primary care clinical work. Dr. Casillas has also developed a project with the research and policy group at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine in Lausanne, where her work will focus on integration of the standards of diabetic care for patients in the Vaud canton.

Rosette Chakkalakal

Dr. Rosette Chakkalakal (Yale CSP 10-12) accepted a position as a Physician-Scientist in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Robin Clarke

Dr. Robin Clarke (UCLA CSP 10-12) is exploring a position that balances health services research and delivery system innovation at either UCLA, RAND, LA County Department of Health Services, or Wellpoint.

Dr. Rebecca Dudovitz

Dr. Rebecca Dudovitz (UCLA CSP 09-12) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she will continue to be a researcher, clinician, and teacher. She would also like to continue to work closely with community partners to improve the health outcomes of children in Los Angeles. Dr. Dudovitz's research interests remain focused on improving academic performance in school age children and she is interested in better understanding the relationship between health and education and on finding ways to improve educational outcomes for students in high-risk populations.

Jennifer Edelman

Dr. Jennifer Edelman (Yale CSP 09-12 – VA Scholar) accepted a position as Instructor in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

Clara Filice

Dr. Clara Filice (Yale CSP 10-12) accepted a position with the American Academy of Pediatrics where she will be a Pediatric Environmental Health and Food Policy Fellow.

Justin Fox

Dr. Justin Fox (Yale CSP 10-12) will be returning to Wright State University/Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio to complete surgical residency training.

Gregg Furie

Dr. Gregg Furie (Yale CSP 10-12 – VA Scholar) accepted a third year of funding from the VA to support a collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency's Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program in Washington, DC.

Eugenia Garvin

Dr. Eugenia Garvin (Penn CSP 10-12) will return to residency training in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Gina will continue her violence prevention work during residency. She plans to pursue a job in academic emergency medicine following the completion of residency.

Dr. Zachary Goldberger

Dr. Zachary Goldberger (Michigan CSP 10-12) will be an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine. His clinical responsibilities will center upon general cardiology, the coronary care unit, and echocardiography. He will continue to conduct health services research with current mentors, as well as with physician-scientists and health services researchers at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Eugenia Garvin

Mana Golzari (Penn CSP 10-12) has accepted a pediatrics position at Delaware Valley Community Health, a Philadelphia-based federally qualified health center serving the underinsured and uninsured. In addition, she will join the faculty of the Policy Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. There she will continue her research and advocacy work on behalf of children involved with the juvenile justice system. In conjunction with this role, she will serve as the senior physician researcher for the Girls Health Screen at the National Girls Health and Justice Institute.

Stephen Henry, M.D.

Dr. Adrianne Haggins (Michigan CSP 10-12) accepted a junior faculty position at the University of Michigan’s Department of Emergency Medicine as a clinical lecturer. She plans to continue to pursue policy-relevant research work related to: health disparities related to access to non-ED outpatient services, trends in ED and non-ED utilization to inform interventions to optimize available ambulatory care services, and patient decision-making in selecting where to seek acute care services.

Stephen Henry, M.D.

Dr. Stephen Henry (Michigan CSP 09-12 – VA Scholar) accepted a position as an assistant professor in the division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Bioethics at the University of California Davis Medical School in Sacramento, California. He will continue to conduct research focused on understanding and improving clinician-patient communication in ways that promote patient-centered outcomes.

Dr. Michael Hochman

Dr. Michael Hochman (UCLA CSP 10-12) has accepted a position as Medical Director for Innovation at AltaMed, which has 43 primary care sites throughout Southern California. He will devote 50% of his time to clinical work and the other 50% in testing new programs. The focus of his work there will include the AltaMed Accountable Care Orgranization demonstration, a patient centered medical home program. Additionally, Dr. Hochman will serve as Chair of the Patient Experience Committee.

Eric Hodgson

Dr. Eric Hodgson (Yale CSP 10-12) accepted a position as a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) with Women’s Health Connecticut. He will be helping to develop their MFM division, working to improve quality of care through the creation of practice guidelines for over 180 general OB/GYN members.

Sophia Jan

Dr. Sophia Jan (Penn CSP 09-12) will be taking a position as an Instructor in both the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She will also be joining the PolicyLab of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Sophia will continue to pursue research and policy activities around quality of care of children and young adults with chronic disease or who are medically fragile, particularly as they transition from pediatric to adult-centered healthcare.

Manny Jimenez

Dr. Manny Jimenez (Penn CSP 10-12) will continue fellowship training in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He will complete his fellowship in June of 2014. He will continue his work aimed at understanding the barriers families face when accessing early intervention for infants and toddlers with developmental concerns and promoting shared decision making in developmental surveillance and screening.

Shreya Kangovi

Dr. Shreya Kangovi (Penn CSP 10-12) will be an Advanced Fellow in the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC) and will study the impact of community health workers (CHWs) on health outcomes for low-income patients. She will complete a randomized-controlled trial of the efficacy of The Patient-Centered Transition (PaCT) Project and begin an implementation science evaluation of the effectiveness of this intervention. She will also work to develop an infrastructure of CHWs in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and will lead a clinical trial to evaluate this model. In addition, Dr. Kangovi continues to study other topics relating to health care delivery for low-income patients including the rising use of observation care and psychosocial drivers of emergency room utilization among low-income patients.

Dr. Lorraine Kelley-Quon

Upon completion of the Clinical Scholars Program, Dr. Lorraine Kelley-Quon (UCLA CSP 10-12) will return to residency training in general surgery at UCLA. Following residency, she plans on completing a clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery. Her ultimate career goal is to be a faculty member in an academic institution where her research will focus on developing and evaluating measurements of quality of care for children requiring surgery.

Jeff Kullgren

Dr. Jeff Kullgren (Penn CSP 09-12 – VA Scholar) will be an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and a Research Scientist in the Center for Clinical Management Research at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System. In these roles, he will continue to conduct research that aims to improve patient decisions about preventive behaviors and utilization of health care services.

Dr. Elise Lawson

Upon completion of the program, Dr. Elise Lawson (UCLA CSP 09-12 – VA Scholar) will return to residency training in general surgery. Following residency, she plans to pursue a clinical fellowship in colorectal surgery. Dr. Lawson's career objectives include becoming a skilled surgeon while continuing to conduct health services research with the dual aims of impacting policy decisions nationally and improving the quality of surgical care locally.

Dr. Christoph Lee

Dr. Christoph Lee (UCLA CSP 10-12) has accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Washington beginning July 1, 2012. He will be an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the section of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine with a joint appointment as Assistant Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an adjunct appointment as Assistant Professor of Health Services, University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Lee is also the 2012-2014 recipient of the prestigious GE-AUR Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), which is awarded to the top 3-4 academic radiologists at the assistant professor rank. This career development award will allow for at least 50% protected research time and salary support over two years. His proposed research project for the award is entitled “Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Breast Tomosynthesis as an Adjunct Screening Tool for Women with Dense Breasts.”

Dr. Lenard Lesser

Dr. Lenard Lesser (UCLA CSP 09-12) has accepted a position at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Research Institute with Dr. Hal Luft. He will be implementing and evaluating obesity prevention and treatment programs. Clinically, he will be providing care for patients at PAMF's obesity centers and urgent care clinics. He also plans to teach family medicine residents at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Demetria Malloy

Dr. Demetria Malloy (UCLA CSP 09-12 – VA Scholar) is conducting a job search to pursue her interest in program development, implementation, and evaluation. Her research focus continues to include physician-patient communication, medical adherence, health disparities and social/environmental determinants of health. She is exploring options that allow for overlap among academic, public and private sectors, focusing on health services outcomes.

Dawn Mautner

Dr. Dawn Mautner (Penn CSP 10-12) has accepted a position as a research fellow in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. She plans to continue her clinical, research and teaching endeavors during that time, after which she hopes to join the faculty. She will continue her mixed-methods work with Dr. Jeff Brenner and the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers on care management for vulnerable high utilizer populations, as well as develop her work in the area of healthcare workforce issues.

Kalpana Narayan

Dr. Kalpana Narayan (Penn CSP 10-12) will join the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center as an assistant professor. In conjunction with this role, she will also perform policy-relevant research examining delivery of care to the elderly with a focus on ways to keep elderly patients healthy in the community and out of long-term care facilities. In this capacity, she will continue her work in the following areas: impact of caregivers on elderly care, coordinating care between the inpatient and outpatient setting and understanding the determinants of effective and patient-centered care for the elderly while in the community.

Dr. Stephen Patrick

Dr. Stephen Patrick (Michigan CSP 10-12) will continue fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan. He will continue his work focused financing of state Medicaid programs, drug withdrawal syndromes in newborns and prevention of central-line associated bloodstream infections in newborns.

Dr. Lauren Patty

Dr. Lauren Patty (UCLA CSP 10-12 – VA Scholar) has accepted a position at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as Director of the LA County Safety Net Eye Health Program, which is in accordance with her career goal of working at an academic institution or governmental/non-governmental organization on policy and technological interventions to increase access to ophthalmic care for underserved/safety net populations. In this position she will also practice comprehensive ophthalmology and lead teleophthalmology initiatives for the Los Angeles County Ambulatory Care Network. She is exploring an adjunct affiliation with USC to continue teaching residents in the clinic and operating room.

Dr. Raymond Perry

Dr. Raymond Perry (UCLA CSP 09-12) has accepted a position as Medical Director of the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court Health Services, where he will oversee healthcare services provided to youth in one of the largest juvenile correctional systems, as well as facilitate quality improvement, system change, and clinical outcomes research within the system.

Dr. Erin Saleeby

Dr. Erin Saleeby (UCLA CSP 10-12) has accepted a position with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services as the Director of Women’s Health Programs and Innovation. This position also has an academic affiliation with UCLA and allows the opportunity to teach, practice full-scope general OBGYN, collaborate with communities and the departments of public health to implement innovative and evidence-based programs, and collaborate to evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of such programs.

Erika Sears

Dr. Erika Sears (Michigan CSP 10-12 – VA Scholar) will return to complete her last two years of residency training in plastic surgery. She will then pursue a position in academic plastic and reconstructive surgery. She plans to continue to conduct health services research with the aim of improving informed decision-making in the care of surgical patients in order to influence policy decisions and improve patient outcomes.

Nishant Sekaran

Dr. Nishant Sekaran (Michigan CSP 10-12) will be joining the Clinical Faculty of the Division of General Internal medicine at the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital. He will continue practicing hospital medicine and doing research that focuses on patient perceptions of clinical risk.

Dr. Luwam Semere

Dr. Luwam Semere (UCLA CSP 10-12) is conducting a job search in Northern California. Her goal is to obtain an academic position which allows her to pursue research in the area of immigrant women’s reproductive health with a focus on refugee women, practice and develop Obstetrics & Gynecology clinical and surgical skills, and serve as a teacher and mentor to Obstetrics & Gynecology residents, medical students, and women’s health researchers.

Anand Shah

Dr. Anand Shah (Penn CSP 10-12 – VA Scholar) will join the faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern as an assistant professor. In conjunction with this role, he will also continue research on the impact of health information technology adoption and engage in QI projects with the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation which uses methods in information technology, statistics, applied mathematics, epidemiology, and clinical quality improvement to improve outcomes for patients within the Parkland Health and Hospital System.

Amy Tsou

Dr. Amy Tsou (Penn CSP 09-12 – VA Scholar) is still in the process of negotiating a faculty research position. She hopes to pursue research on preferences and decision-making to improve care delivery for patients with incurable chronic degenerative disease.

Jennifer Walter

Dr. Jennifer Walter (Michigan CSP 10-12) accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and will continue her research on improving communication between the medical team and families of children with chronic illness. She will also be teaching in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Karen Wang

Dr. Karen Wang (Yale CSP 10-12) will begin an advanced fellowship in Medical Informatics at the West Haven VA and will also be a Research Associate in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

 


 

 
 
 
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