Full Name
Jed Gonzalo
University
Penn State College of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Dr. Jed Gonzalo graduated from the University of Scranton in 2002 (B.S. biology/philosophy), receiving the Frank O’Hara Gold Medal Award (awarded to the student with the highest GPA). Jed received his MD degree from the Penn State College of Medicine in 2006, being inducted into AOA Honor Society and chosen by his classmates as “Classmate you would most want as your physician.” He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, where he was Instructor at the Harvard Medical School, and awarded the Lowell McGee Award, which is given to the resident who most demonstrates the “fundamental importance of teaching and to the spirit and substance of being a physician.” Following residency, Jed completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in General Internal Medicine/Medical Education, earning a Master of Science in Medical Education/Clinical Research.

As Associate Dean for Health Systems Education, Jed’s work focuses on: 1) exploring the relationship between education and health systems, and, 2) leading the field of Health Systems Science. He has implemented 15+ programs related to health systems education, which have garnered national recognition from the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, NPR radio, and AMA newswire. Jed has a well-established track record for scholarship, and in particular, multi-institutional collaborations. He is lead author/editor of several textbooks, and has received funding from the AMA, AAMC, HRSA, CTSI, and Josiah Macy Foundation (Faculty Scholar Award). He mentors 25+ students, residents, and faculty per year.
Jed Gonzalo
Full Name
Ami DeWaters
Position
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Assistant Director of Health Systems Sciences
University
Penn State College of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Ami DeWaters is currently an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Director of Health Systems Science Education at Penn State Health. She completed her medical degree at Medical College of Georgia, her internal medicine residency at Penn State, and a general internal medicine fellowship at UT Southwestern. During her fellowship, she obtained a MSc, with a focus on medical education. She is clinically active as a hospitalist, and her education interests are focused on curriculum development in health systems science spanning across the continuum of medical education.
Ami DeWaters
Full Name
Anna Chang
Position
Director, Clinical Microsystems Clerkship
University
University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Anna Chang MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. She received her MD from St. Louis University, completed her internal medicine residency at the University of California at Davis, and her geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. Her clinical practice focuses on older adults and those near the end of life. Dr. Chang directs the Clinical Microsystems Clerkship, the clinical skills and health systems curriculum for first- and second- year medical students. She is the Associate Chief for Education in the Division of Geriatrics, Director of the Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging Program, and was awarded the Gold-Headed Cane Endowed Education Chair in Internal Medicine.
Anna Chang
Full Name
Adrienne Green
Position
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Patient Safety and Accreditation
University
University of California San Francisco Health System
Speaker Bio
Adrienne Green MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Chief Medical Officer of UCSF Health. She received her MD from Hannemann University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Green is responsible for alignment of all adult inpatient and hospital-based services with the mission and vision of UCSF Health and the academic missions of the UCSF campus. She is responsible for ensuring the highest level of quality, safety, efficiency, patient and provider experience, and for doing so in a fiscally responsible manner. As Vice President for Patient Safety and Accreditation, Dr. Green provides leadership and oversight for all accreditation activities at UCSF Health and is accountable for establishing and maintaining a culture of patient safety and leading the organization’s efforts to achieve zero harm to patients.
Adrienne Green
Full Name
Edgar Pierluissi
Position
Director, Health Systems Improvement
University
University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Edgar Pierluissi MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Director of the Acute Care for Elders Unit at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of California San Francisco, and a quality improvement fellowship through the Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Program. He was the Vice President for Quality Improvement for the County of San Mateo, and a Master Clinician at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Pierluissi has cared for vulnerable populations his entre career and is committed to health care quality improvement.
Edgar Pierluissi
Full Name
Clifford Packer
Position
Professor of Medicine, Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine
University
Case Western Reserve University
Speaker Bio
Clifford D. Packer, MD, FACP is an internist and clinician-educator at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is a long time medicine clerkship director and developed a case reporting curriculum with his students that has produced numerous published case reports and abstracts over the past ten years. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and two books, Writing Case Reports: A Practical Guide from Conception through Publication (Springer, 2017) with co-authors Gabrielle Berger and Somnath Mookherjee, and Presenting Your Case: A Concise Guide for Medical Students (Springer, 2019).
Clifford Packer
Full Name
Mamta Singh
Position
Professor of Medicine Assistant Dean, Health Systems Science
University
Case Western Reserve University
Speaker Bio
Dr. Singh is Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Health Systems Science at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System where she also serves as the Assistant Director of the National VA Quality Scholars program for the Cleveland site. Her academic interests include quality improvement and primary care redesign. As a general internist, educator, and researcher, she has spearheaded multiple innovative curricular projects that train future health care professionals to improve the health systems in which they provide care. As part of this work, she led one of seven interprofessional residency programs where learners from multiple disciplines provide care in a Patient Centered Medical Home model within the VA health system. Her academic interest in primary care redesign has led her work on systems thinking and context of care across the education continuum. In addition to the VA funding, she has successfully secured funding from Macy/Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI), RWJ foundation, HRSA and the AMA’s ACE initiative.
Mamta Singh
Full Name
Kelly Caverzagie
Position
Professor, Internal Medicine, Associate Dean for Educational Strategy, Vice-President for Education, Nebraska Medicine
University
University of Nebraska School of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Kelly J. Caverzagie, MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine and serves as the Associate Dean for Educational Strategy for the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) where he was responsible for leading the implementation of the Training the Physicians of Tomorrow curriculum which launched in August 2017. He also serves as the primary investigator for UNMC’s participation in the American Medical Association (AMA) Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ACE) consortium.

Dr. Caverzagie also serves as the Vice-President for Education for Nebraska Medicine, the clinical partner of UNMC. As Vice-President, Dr. Caverzagie reports to the health system CEO and Chief Academic Officer and has accountability for ensuring an optimal learning environment for health professions learners, faculty and staff. To accomplish this goal, he has established the Office of Health Professions Education, a department dedicated to aligning and integrating the clinical and educational missions of Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.
Kelly Caverzagie
Full Name
Luan Lawson
Position
Associate Dean, Curricular Innovation in Medical Education, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Speaker Bio
Luan E. Lawson, MD, MAEd, is the Associate Dean of Curricular Innovation in Medical Education and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Her academic interests have focused on undergraduate education, with expertise in curriculum development, assessment, and team training. As the PI of the American Medical Association Accelerating Change in Education (ACE) grant resulting in East Carolina University’s Redesigning Education and Accelerating Change in Healthcare (REACH) program, the REACH team designed and implemented 1) the Teachers of Quality Academy faculty development program, 2) the Leaders in Innovative Care Distinction Track for medical students, and 3) a longitudinal curriculum in Health Systems Science. Her work with the AMA-ACE Consortium has focused on defining and codifying the principles of Health Systems Science (HSS) and developing curricula needed to teach these competencies to medical students and health care professionals. Dr. Lawson serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Exam Task Force and is the immediate past-president of the Clerkship Directors of Emergency Medicine.
Luan Lawson
Full Name
Stephanie Starr
Position
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Speaker Bio
Dr. Starr is a general pediatrician and Quality Chair in the Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She has more than 20 years of curriculum development and leadership experience in medical education. She earned her MD degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, completed pediatric residency and served in the United States Navy before coming to Mayo Clinic in 2000. She previously served as Vice-Chair for Education in the Department Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Assistant Medical Director of the Quality Academy, and as the pediatric pre-clinical course director and Chair, Student Promotions Committee, at the medical school. She is currently responsible for leading the school’s longitudinal Science of Health Care Delivery course on the Minnesota campus.

Nationally, Dr. Starr has served on the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics Executive Committee. She is a board member of the Kern National Network (KNN) for Caring and Character in Medicine and co-PI for the school’s KNN grant. She has been active in the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Health Systems Science Interest Group since its inception. Her scholarship has primarily focused on Health Systems Science medical education (most specifically Health Systems Science education), quality improvement education and pediatric medical education.
Stephanie Starr