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Physician Advisory Board Members

Nishant (Shaun) Anand, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., is an accomplished physician leader who is board -certified in Emergency Medicine and holds active ultrasound certifications. Dr. Anand is passionate about the potential of population health within value-based medicine. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health Network, one of 19 Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations and an integrated delivery system associated with one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the country. Dr. Anand attended Mayo Medical School and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Anand began working as an emergency medicine physician in 2007, and he continues to accept shifts at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today.

Adrienne Boissy, M.D., is Chief Experience Officer of Cleveland Clinic Health System and a staff neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Boissy leads the Office of Patient Experience and its initiatives to address and improve the patient’s encounter with the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Her team created a comprehensive program to strengthen physician and clinician communication skills and has trained thousands of staff physicians and clinicians to date. The experience was captured in her recent book, Communication the Cleveland Clinic Way: How to Drive a Relationship-Centered Strategy for Superior Patient Experience. Dr. Boissy attended Boston University and worked in neurobiological research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. She completed her medical school training at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and finished her neurology residency and neuroimmunology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Gorden Chen, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of ChenMed, a physician-led, integrated medical practice providing affordable care and superior experience to seniors. ChenMed is a privately owned medical, management, and technology company working to deliver concierge health care to more than 40,000 full -risk Medicare Advantage members across 6 states by operating 39 dedicated medical centers. ChenMed also provides operational and technological support to help hundreds of independent medical practices improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction levels. Dr. Chen leads clinical quality, outcomes, costs, physician talent, and culture for the innovative, patient-focused company. Prior to his CMO role, Dr. Chen was Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs, and President of ChenMed's high-performing Florida operations. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, and Echocardiography. He has an Economics degree from Brown University, and completed his medical school, residency, and fellowship training at University of Miami.

Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D., is a practicing physician and co-founder and CEO of Iora Health, a health care services firm based in Boston that is, building a new high-impact, relationship-based model of health care. He was the first Executive Director of the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, and Managing Director of the Clinical Initiatives Center at the Advisory Board Company. He serves on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital, the board of Families USA, and faculty of Harvard Medical School. He earned his AB, MD, and MPP from Harvard University.

Scott D. Hayworth, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. has been President and CEO of the Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), a 450-physician multispecialty medical group, since 1996. Dr. Hayworth is also an Associate Dean at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He serves as the Head of the Board of Directors of the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Westchester, a member of the Foundation Board of Northern Westchester Hospital, President of the Board of Directors of Bedford Physicians’ Risk Retention Group, and a consultant for Vincent Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Service, Massachusetts General Hospital. His other organizational leadership roles include being past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association, past National Treasurer and Board Member of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a Senior Advisor at Arsenal Capital Partners.

Harlan Krumholz, M.D., is a cardiologist, health care scientist, and health care improvement expert at Yale University, where he is the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine. He is the Director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale New Haven Health. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Krumholz is also a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. His efforts are focused on research and initiatives to improve the quality and outcomes of clinical decisions and health care delivery, reduce disparities, enable transparency in practice and research, and eliminate wasteful practices. Dr. Krumholz received a BS from Yale University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University School of Public Health.

Russell C. Libby, M.D., F.A.A.P., is founder and president of Virginia Pediatric Group, Ltd., a primary-care pediatric practice with three offices in Northern Virginia. He is the co-founder, Vice President, and medical director of American Pediatric Consultants, Inc., an accredited pediatric home care agency. Dr. Libby is also the President of HeathConnect IPA, a primary care Independent Practice Association. He is Chief of General Pediatrics at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, also serving as a member of the hospital's leadership committee. Dr. Libby is active in organized medicine, a former President of the Medical Society of Virginia, and in positions of leadership at the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has been widely published on various topics pertaining to health care policy and politics, home care, immunizations, and physician practice. He is a member of the Physicians Foundation Board of Directors.

Ashok Rai, M.D., is President and CEO of Prevea Health, one of the largest multi-specialty group practices in Northeast Wisconsin. Dr. Rai has a personal commitment to the wellness of this community and continues to inspire others to live healthily. His association with Prevea Health began in 2001 when he joined Prevea’s partner hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, as the Medical Director for Hospitalist Services. During the past 15 years, Dr. Rai has also served as St. Mary’s Physician Quality Director and as the Associate Medical Director of Operations, Senior Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer of Prevea Health. Dr. Rai’s passion to redesign health care has led Prevea to embrace the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care, and expand the concept bringing patient centric care beyond the clinic and directly out into the community. Prevea’s customized care educates and empowers individuals to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle, thereby improving the total well-being of the region. 

E. Albert Reece, M.D., is the Vice-President of Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland, and also serves as the Dean of the School of Medicine. He is also the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor. He is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, Dr. Reece is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Internal Medicine, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He oversees an active multi-million- dollar NIH-funded research program. His laboratory studies the biologic/molecular causes and consequences of diabetes-induced birth defects, and is currently developing experimental methods for preventing such birth defects. He has over more than 500 publications. Dr. Reece received a BS degree with honors (magna cum laude) from Long Island University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, he has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and an MBA from the Fox School of Business & Management at Temple University, Philadelphia. He was a member of the Yale faculty for almost 10 years before being recruited to serve as the Abraham Roth Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he served as Vice Chancellor and Dean of the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.

Susan A. Terry, M.D., is the Executive Medical Director of University Community Physician Group in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Terry is a board-certified internal medicine physician. She received her medical degree from Marshall University in West Virginia in 1984 and completed residency training at the University of South Florida in 1987. She remained in Florida in private practice for 10 years. Dr. Terry currently serves as Chair of the Clinical Implementation Management Office, contributing to important work such as the Epic Electronic Medical Record. She is also the Executive Medical Director of University Health Care Community Clinics and oversees all primary care providers. Dr. Terry became a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 1994. She has served two terms as the Chair of the American Medical Group Association Council of Medical Directors and Chief Medical Officers. Dr. Terry’s professional interests include women’s health and preventive medicine.

J. William Wulf, M.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of Central Ohio Primary Care in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Wulf has more than 25 years of medical and leadership experience. He was a leader among the founding physicians that helped establish Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians (COPCP), Inc. in 1996. He currently practices medicine at his private practice in Columbus and serves as the COPCP Corporate and Laboratory Medical Director. Dr. Wulf is a member of the COPCP Executive Committee and the Ohio State University Health Plan Quality Committee. He is also on the board of directors for Access Health Columbus, the Ohio Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, and the Ohio Health Information Partnership. As an internist, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he received a BS in zoology.

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