Khiet Ngo, DO, MS

Course Board: Aquifer Sciences

Role: Science Leadership- Clinical Lead, Script Author


Institution: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor, Medical Education

Haritha Pavuluri

Course Board: Aquifer High Value Care

Role: Student Board Member


Institution: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Anticipated Graduation Date: 2022

Bio: Haritha is currently a medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and is the first student to become a member of an Aquifer course board.  As an M1, she was selected to participate in the Choosing Wisely STARS program (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) to promote and add to the medial curriculum/education to include a high value care approach. This along with other opportunities that she has had to learn about high value care practices has furthered her growth as a clinician-in-training and driven her passion to further medical education in this area.

Jennifer Bierman, MD

Roles: Co-Student Engagement Lead, Case Author, Case Editor (former)

Past Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 15: 50-year-old man with cough and nasal congestion


Institution: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Medicine; Clerkship Director

Betsy (Katherine) Murray, MD, MPH

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor (former)


Institution: University of Minnesota

Institutional Role: Director, Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education; Assistant Professor

Bio: Dr. Murray is an Assistant Professor and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at the University of Minnesota and the Director of Pediatric Undergraduate Medical Education. She is board-certified in General and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) and provides outpatient care to children and families at the Voyager Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. She directs the pediatrics clerkship and the DBP residency rotation at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Alicia Freedy, MD, FAAP

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics, Aquifer Culture in Health, Aquifer Medical Home

Role: Culture in Health and Medical Home Lead, Case Editor, Student Engagement


Institution: Inova Health System/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus

Institutional Role: Regional Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Pediatric Hospitalist

Katherine Chretien, MD

Role: Co-Student Engagement Lead, Case Author

Former Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 26: 58-year-old man with altered mental status and experiencing homelessness


Institution: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Institutional Role: Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Professor of Medicine

Melissa Manzer, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Radiology

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor (former)


Institution: Nebraska Medical Center

Institutional Role: Associate Professor; Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director, Medical Student Education Coordinator

Bio: Melissa Manzer, MD is an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has been an active member of the Aquifer community since 2016, first serving as a Case Reviewer and now serving as an Associate Editor. At UNMC, Dr. Manzer has served as the coordinator for the Diagnostic Radiology elective and acted as the Associate Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director since 2011.

Augustine Sohn, MD, MPH

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Associate Editor, Case Author, Case Editor (former)

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 16: 68-year-old man with skin lesion


Institution: Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, UIC

Institutional Role: Faculty; Associate Professor, Clinical Family Medicine

Bio: Graduated from College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea in 1978 completed residency at the Seoul National University Hospital in 1983, Served Korean military as a military surgeon from 1983-1986, worked for 6 months as an attending surgeon at the Red Cross Hospital, Seoul Korea. Moved to the U.S in 1986. Completed Residency training in Family Medicine in 1991. Earned an MPH degree from the school of Public Health in 1995. Has been working as a Faculty at UIC Family Medicine.

Stephen Scott, MD, MPH

Academic Director for Engagement

Dr. Scott first became involved with Aquifer (formerly MedU) in 2007, when he joined the fmCASES (now Aquifer Family Medicine) development group. He’s been an active member of the Aquifer Family Medicine Course Board (where he continues to serve) since the launch of the course, in addition to leading workgroups to support student and educator Aquifer users.

Dr. Stephen Scott recently became the Senior Associate Dean of Educational Affairs and Accreditation at the newly formed Texas Christian University and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. He served a short term as the TCU and UNTHSC Chair of the Department of Medical Education and Director for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship prior to earning a promotion. Previously, he served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar. For more than 20 years, he has worked with medical students, residents, and faculty in the classroom and in clinical settings, including directing courses in patient-physician communication, clinical skills, public health, and other disciplines. Dr. Scott is the recipient of multiple grants and awards for educational leadership and innovation. He and his wife Melissa have two daughters. Steve enjoys playing the piano, the arts, reading, and exploring the world with family and friends.


Discipline: Family Medicine

Current Roles: Academic Director of User Engagement, Case Author

Former Roles: Associate Editor and Teaching and Learning (Aquifer Family Medicine)

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 14: 35-year-old woman with missed period


Institution: TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

Valerie Lang, MD, MHPE

Academic Director for Assessment

Dr. Valerie J. Lang is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Hospital Medicine Division at the University of Rochester. Dr. Lang directed the Internal Medicine Clerkship for 13 years and the Medicine Sub-Internship for 15 years. She currently directs the Hospital Medicine Faculty Development Program and is the inaugural director of the Meliora in Medicine course and thread through all 4 years of the medical school curriculum.

Her current and past national committee work includes: Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) Council; CDIM President (2014-2015); Board of Directors, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM); and Co-Chair, High Value Care Working Group (AAIM); and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine’s Diagnostic Error Competencies development group. She is the recipient of the 2019 Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD, Service Award, presented by CDIM for outstanding service to the organization. 

As the Aquifer Academic Director for Assessment, Dr. Lang provides strategic guidance to inform Aquifer’s non-profit mission of advancing health professions education. She is currently leading the development of innovative new formative assessments for a range of disciplines and led a multi- institution validation study of Aquifer Internal Medicine’s Clinical Decision-Making Exam (formerly the Key Features Exam) that was recently published in Academic Medicine. She is also a past Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Aquifer Internal Medicine course.

Dr. Lang earned her MD from SUNY Syracuse College of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Rochester. She graduated with a Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Val and her husband, a medical oncologist, have a son who is an avid online learner. She enjoys 4-season biking (even in the Rochester winter), gardening, and traveling


Discipline: Internal Medicine

Current Roles: Academic Director for Assessment, Case Author, Assessment Author, Case Editor, Sciences Contributor

Former Role: Editor-in-Chief (Aquifer Internal Medicine)

Cases Authored: High Value Care 01: 45-year-old man – The importance of clinical reasoning, Internal Medicine 12: 55-year-old man with lower abdominal pain, Internal Medicine 25: 75-year-old woman with altered mental status

Aquifer Courses Authored: Aquifer Excellence courses on writing clinical decision cases and MCQs.

Other Aquifer Contributions: development of Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence cases,


Institution: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Institutional Role: Director, Meliora in Medicine; Director of Faculty Development, Hospital Medicine Division; Senior Assoc. Division Chief, Hospital Medicine

Robin English, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Sciences, Aquifer Pediatrics (former)

Role: Clinical Lead (Sciences), Pilot School Clinical Lead (Sciences), Case Author (Pediatrics), Associate Editor (Pediatrics- former)

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 02: Infant female well-child visits (2, 6, and 9 months)


Alexander Chessman, MD

Academic Director for Curriculum

Alec Chessman, MD has been engaged in medical education since 1988. He has directed courses in all years of medical school, and has precepted residents in the inpatient and outpatient settings for over 25 years. He introduced Evidence Based Medicine into the preclinical curriculum in the early 1990’s. Through HRSA grant funding, he introduced such innovations as providing laptop computers for students on clerkship rotation at away sites during the 1990’s, prior to a required laptop requirement.

He has received several honors from his professional academic organization, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, including STFM President’s Awards for his participation in: the Predoctoral Directors’ Development Institute (faculty development fellowship), a faculty development newsletter called Teaching Physician (newsletter) for which he served as one of the Founding Editors for over a decade, the fmCASES Project Development Group, and the STFM Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Task Force that defined a national set of core objectives. He was part of the teams that won STFM Innovative Program Awards: for fmCASES in 2015, and for CERA in 2016. He received South Carolina AHEC’s James G. Halford, Jr. Award for the outstanding family medicine educator of the year in 2012, and STFM’s Excellence in Education Award in 2016.

He was part of the original team that developed fmCASES, now Aquifer Family Medicine. He authored one of the cases, and served as Co-Editor-in-Chief, and then Co-Senior Director until 2016. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Trauma Informed Care, a set of virtual patient cases developed under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services’s Office of Women’s Health, designed for primary care practitioners, these cases seek to improve care for patients adversely affected by traumatic life events.


Discipline: Family Medicine

Current Roles: Academic Director of Curriculum, Case Author

Former Roles: Editor-in-Chief (Aquifer Family Medicine and Trauma-informed Care) 

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 28: 58-year-old man with shortness of breath

Kathleen Lane, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor


Institution: University of Minnesota Medical School, Division of General Internal Medicine

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Bio: Dr. Kathleen Lane, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. She is the UMMC Site Director for Inpatient Process of Care Clerkship and is the co-PI for the LOOP Project, a nationwide study to improve trainee diagnostic reasoning through rapid, systematic peer feedback.

Andrew Olson, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence

Role: Senior Director, Case Author

Cases Authored: DX Mini-Case 01A: Pediatrics, DX Mini-Case 05A: Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Excellence 01: Two women with iron-deficiency anemia


Institution: University of Minnesota Medical School

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Bio: Dr. Andrew Olson is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and practices hospital medicine and pediatrics. He serves as the Director of Medical Educator Development and Scholarship at the Medical School, and is the Director of the Medical School’s, Becoming a Doctor course. His areas of interest and study are the development of expertise in decision-making, methods to improve diagnostic reasoning education, and competency-based medical education.

David Harris, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Sciences

Role: Science Lead


Institution: University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Institutional Role: Associate Professor, Module Director for Year One

Bio: David Harris is an Associate Professor of Physiology and directs the Structure and Function module at UCF. His main areas of teaching are cardiovascular and respiratory physiology. He has been active in educational research with his main interests in active learning pedagogies and the use of high fidelity patient simulation with first-year medical students. He has won the national teaching awards with IAMSE and the American Physiological Society.

Tracy Fulton, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Sciences

Role: Science Lead, Case Author


Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Institutional Role: Professor; Professional School Director, Biochemistry; Course Director

Bio: Tracy B. Fulton is a professor of Biochemistry, holder of an Academy of Medical Educators Endowed Chair, and teaches in all professional schools at UCSF. She directs the SOM REGulatioN block, is past chair of SOM F1 Operations and was a leader in the implementation of the Bridges assessment program. Tracy is active in IAMSE, the Association of Biochemistry Educators, co-chairs the NBME Test Material Development Committee for pharmacology and biochemistry, and was a member of the AAMC Core EPA panel.

Amy Wilson-Delfosse, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Sciences

Role: Senior Director


Institution: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Dean for Curriculum

Bio: Dr. Wilson-Delfosse has served as Senior Director of Aquifer Sciences since 2016. She has served internationally as the president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (2011-2015). The Association of American Medical Colleges recognized Dr. Wilson-Delfosse’s accomplishments in medical education with the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012.

James Nixon, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Sciences

Role: Co-Senior Director- Aquifer Sciences, Case Author, Senior Director (former)- Aquifer Internal Medicine

Cases Authored: High Value Care 02: 25-year-old woman – Making diagnostic testing count, Internal Medicine 01: 49-year-old man with chest pain


Institution: University of Minnesota

Judy Gadde, DO, MBA

Course Board: Aquifer Radiology

Role: Teaching & Learning Lead


Institution: Emory University

Pauline Germaine, DO

Course Board: Aquifer Radiology

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: Rowan University

Jeffery Hogg, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Radiology

Role: Assessment Lead, Case Author, Senior Director (former)

Cases Authored: Radiology 18: Professionalism in Radiology


Institution: West Virginia University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Professor of Radiology, Director of Medical Student Education in Radiology

Bio: Dr. Hogg is Professor of Radiology and Director of Medical Student Education in Radiology at WVU. He maintains an interest in Assessment. He has served as an Oral Boards Examiner for the American Board of Radiology, as a question writer for the American Academy of Neurology, for RadExam, and is Assessment Lead for Aquifer Radiology. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was named Mentor of the Year by medical students at WVU with whom he has written numerous peer-reviewed publications.

Carl Fuhrman, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Radiology

Role: Editor-in-Chief, Case Editor, Case Author

Cases Authored: Radiology 04: 65-year-old woman Chest – Vascular and COPD, Radiology 17: 65-year-old man – Cardiac and Cardiovascular


Institution: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Institutional Role: Professor. Director of Medical Student Education

Stephen Tinguely, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor, Case Author

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 01: Newborn male infant evaluation and care


Institution: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Institutional Role: Assistant Dean for Medical Accreditation; Professor of Pediatrics

Bio: General Pediatrician Fargo ND since 1981. UND Medical School graduate in 1978. Mayo Pediatrics Residency. Former ND Chapter AAP President. ABP certified and current MOC. Former Pediatrics Clerkship Director and Chair at UNDSMHS. Current Assistant Dean for Medical Accreditation at UNDSMHS.

Jamie Sutherell, MD, MEd

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor (former)


Institution: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Division of Cardiology

Bio: Dr. Sutherell served as case editor for CLIPP case 18 from 2011 through 2016, following which he moved on to become an associate editor, currently assigned to seven cases (now Aquifer cases).

Molly Rideout, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Glen Medellin, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Current Role: Assessment Lead

Former Roles: Case Editor, Associate Editor, Teaching and Learning Lead


Institution: The University of Texas Health Science Center

Institutional Role: Teaching Faculty

Bio: Glen Medellin, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM currently serves as Professor of Pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio. He holds the Greehey Distinguished Chair in Palliative Care for Children. He is Medical Director of Pediatric Palliative Care at University Health System and is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare. He is responsible for overseeing the medical care and treatment of pediatric palliative patients in their homes, hospitals and health clinics in San Antonio, Texas.

Melissa Held, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Michael Dell, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics, Aquifer Sciences

Role: Senior Director- Aquifer Pediatrics, Case Author, Clinical Lead- Aquifer Sciences

Cases Authored: Oral Presentation Skills 01: Introduction and Primer, Oral Presentation Skills 03: Assessment and Plan Exercise, Oral Presentation Skills 04: 4-month-old male with trouble breathing, Pediatrics 04: 8-year-old male well-child check


Institution: Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital / Case Western Reserve Univ. SOM

Institutional Role: Vice Chair for Education / Professor, Pediatrics

Bio: Michael Dell M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at CWRU School of Medicine and the Vice-Chair for Education at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Harvard Medical School, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrics residency. He is Division Chief for General Pediatrics and the founding Director of the Academy of Scholar Educators. He has been a member of COMSEP since 1999, serving terms on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer.

Jenny Wright, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Current Roles: Curriculum Lead, Case Author

Former Roles: Associate Editor, Case Editor

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 06: 45-year-old man with hypertension, Internal Medicine 10: 48-year-old woman with diarrhea and dizziness (Assistant Author)


Institution: University of Washington

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Medicine

Bio: As an Associate Professor it the Clinician-Educator track at the University of Washington I serve in several roles. At the General Internal Medicine Center I provide patient care while supervising medical students and residents. As an Associate Director of the Medicine Required Clerkship, I serve as a career advisor, participate in the development and maintenance of local and regional teaching sites, and offer direct oversight of medical student teaching within my clinic.

Kendell Novoa-Takara, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Associate Editor, Case Author, Case Editor (former)

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 21: 78-year-old man with fever, lethargy, and anorexia


Institution: University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Institutional Role: Clinical Associate Professor; Core Subintern Selectives Director

Bio: Dr. Novoa-Takara went to St. Louis University for medical school and Harbor UCLA for internal medicine residency. She has been working with students and residents since graduating from residency and has been involved with the teaching programs at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Lisa Calvo, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: University of Nevada, Reno

Institutional Role:Associate Professor of Medicine, Physician; Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, Course Director for Practice of Medicine (clinical skills course for first-year students)

Amy E. Blatt, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 10: 48-year-old woman with diarrhea and dizziness


Institution: University of Rochester Medical Center

Irene Alexandraki, MD, MPH, FACP

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Associate Editor, Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 20: 48-year-old woman with HIV


Institution: Florida State University College of Medicine

Shobhina Chheda, MD, MPH

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Teaching & Learning Lead, Case Editor (former)


Institution: University of Wisconsin

Joseph Wayne, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Current Roles: Assessment Lead, Case Author

Former Roles: Associate Editor, Case Editor

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 21: 78-year-old man with fever, lethargy, and anorexia


Institution: Albany Medical College

Institutional Role: Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; Clerkship director Internal Medicine; Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program

Bio: Dr. Wayne received his MD from SUNY Buffalo and completed his Medicine-Pediatrics residency at St. Louis University. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. As a Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, he serves as the Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine and Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine at Albany Medical College. He has been a case author and associate editor for Aquifer and currently serves as an Assessment Lead for Aquifer.

Kirk Bronander, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Current Role: Senior Director, Case Author

Former Roles: Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 02: 60-year-old woman with chest pain


Institution: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Professor; Curriculum Director of Years 3-4

Bio: Dr. Kirk Bronander is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine where he is the Director of Academic Hospitalists, Director of Simulation and Year 3-4 Curriculum. He also leads a course called Clinical Reasoning in Medicine and is the Senior Director / Editor-in-Chief of Aquifer Internal Medicine Cases. His academic interests include simulation education, hospital medicine, and clinical reasoning.

Amit Pahwa, MD

Course Board: Aquifer High Value Care

Role: Teaching & Learning Lead, Case Author

Cases Authored: High Value Care 09: 66-year-old woman – Redefining value at end of life


Institution: John Hopkins University

Jimmy Beck, MD

Course Board: Aquifer High Value Care

Role: Curriculum Lead, Associate Editor


Institution: Seattle Children’s

Institutional Role: Pediatric Hospitalist

Heather Harrell, MD

Course Board: Aquifer High Value Care

Role: Senior Director, Case Author

Cases Authored: High Value Care 03: 65-year-old woman – Adult preventive care and value, High Value Care 12: 17-year-old female – Paying for value: Insurance Part 2


Institution: University of Florida

Quratulain Syed, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: Emory University

Institutional Role: Clinician Educator, Assistant Professor

Bio: http://medicine.emory.edu/geriatrics-gerontology/emory-first-faculty-directory/profile.html?f=QSYED

Amit Shah, MD, FACP

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Case Author, Associate Editor

Cases Authored: Geriatrics 04: 85-year-old woman with dementia, Geriatrics 12: 78-year-old woman and falls, Geriatrics 15: 75-year-old man with abdominal pain, Geriatrics 17: 86-year-old woman with pneumonia


Institution: Mayo Clinic, Phoenix

Becky Powers, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Bio: Becky Powers, MD, is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She is a Geriatrician and Clinician Educator in the South Texas Veterans Health Care System‚ Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. In addition to her educational roles, she is an investigator in several clinical trials. She has a clinical interest in age-related hearing loss.

Lauren Gleason, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: University of Chicago

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor of Medicine

Bio: Dr. Gleason is a geriatrician with an interest in multidisciplinary education & the study of novel models of geriatric care across acute settings including the emergency department, surgery, & hospital medicine. She is an expert in geriatric syndromes including falls, delirium, frailty & polypharmacy. She is an AGS member, serves on the AGS Public Education Committee, and is Associate Editor for Aquifer Geriatrics, the AGS National Online Curriculum for medical and health professions students.

Mandi Sehgal, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Teaching & Learning Lead, Case Author

Cases Authored: Geriatrics 16: 87-year-old man with low back pain


Institution: Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Bio: Dr. Mandi Sehgal is an Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine where she serves as the Director of the Geriatrics and Healthy Aging curriculum and the Geriatrics/Palliative Care clerkship. Dr. Sehgal is the chair of the American Geriatrics Society Teachers’ Section and the Editor for the Education and Training Section of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Ravishankar Ramaswamy, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Assessment Lead, Case Author

Cases Authored: Geriatrics 22: 74-year-old man and hazards of hospitalization: geriatric patient safety in the acute care setting


Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Institutional Role: Clerkship Director, Associate Professor

Bio: Dr. Ravi Ramaswamy received his medical degree from B.J. Medical College, India. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Underwood-Memorial Hospital, NJ, and his fellowship training in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai, NY. He serves as the co-director of the Ambulatory Care-Geriatrics clerkship for 3rd-year medical students at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His academic interests include evidence-based medicine, competency-based medical education and falls prevention in older adults.

Kathryn Callahan, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Editor-in-Chief, Case Author

Cases Authored: Geriatrics 12: 78-year-old woman and falls, Geriatrics 13: 75-year-old man and 80-year-old woman, prognosis and screening for older adults, Geriatrics 17: 86-year-old woman with pneumonia


Institution: Wake Forest School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Associate Professor, Internal Medicine: Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Bio: Dr. Callahan is a board-certified geriatrician and clinician-scientist focused on reducing the knowledge-to-practice gap in care of vulnerable older adults. Her scholarly focus is on implementing frailty metrics into clinical practice and testing care models for frail older adults.

Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Geriatrics

Role: Senior Director


Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jordan White, MD, MPH

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Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Associate Editor, Case Editor (former)


Institution: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Institutional Role: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

John Waits, MD, FAAFP

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Associate Editor, Case Author

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 12: 16-year-old female with vaginal bleeding and UCG


Institution: University of Alabama

Tomoko Sairenji, MD, MS

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Associate Editor


Institution: University of Washington

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Bio: Dr. Sairenji graduated from Okayama University Medical School, trained at Aso-Iizuka Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan, and then came to the US where she completed her Family Medicine residency at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA, where she also served as Chief Resident. She is currently an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington.

Martha Seagrave, PA-C

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Associate Editor, Case Author

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 20: 28-year-old woman with abdominal pain


Institution: University of Vermont

Elizabeth Brown, MD, MPH, IBCLC

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Teaching & Learning Lead, Case Author, Case Editor

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 21: 12-year-old female with fever


Institution: University of Rochester

Institution Role: Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine, Director of Medical Student Education Department of FM, Global Health Pathway director University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Bio: Elizabeth Brown MD MPH is an associate professor at the University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine and practices full-spectrum family medicine care for underserved populations including refugees. She is involved in teaching medical students in the clinical setting for family medicine as well as directing the Global Health Pathway at the University of Rochester.

Jason Chao, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Assessment Lead, Case Author

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 02: 55-year-old man wellness visit


Institution: Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Institutional Role: Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health

Bio: I am a full-time Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Case Western Reserve University, and attending physician at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. I am interested in medical student and resident education. I currently serve as the Family Medicine Clerkship Director at UH, and actively teach in the UH Family Medicine Residency Program. I have focused my professional career to teaching, and bring the perspective of a long-time active Aquifer member.

Katie Margo, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Curriculum Lead, Case Author, Associate Editor (former)

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 05: 30-year-old woman with palpitations


Institution: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Institutional Role: Associate Professor Emeritus

David Anthony, MD, M.Sc.

Course Board: Aquifer Family Medicine

Role: Senior Director, Case Author

Cases Authored: Family Medicine 26: 55-year-old man with fatigue, Family Medicine 29: 72-year-old man with dementia


Institution: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Institutional Role: Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Bio: David Anthony is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. There, he has served as Director of Medical Student Education and the Family Medicine Clerkship Director since 2010. He also teaches an introductory biostatistics and epidemiology course at Brown. Nationally, Dr. Anthony serves as the Senior Director/Editor-in-Chief for Aquifer Family Medicine and as the Director of the Medical Student Educators Development Institute.

Robert Drucker, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Pediatrics

Role: Teaching & Learning Lead, Case Author, Associate Editor (former)

Cases Authored: Pediatrics 11: 4-year-old male with fever and adenopathy


Institution: Duke University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Dean, Medical Education; Advisory Dean in Student Affairs

Bio: Dr. Robert P. Drucker works closely with students as they progress through their medical school careers. Since 1994 he has been the director of pediatric student education, coordinating the pediatric clerkship for all second-year medical students and the acting internships for fourth-year students who choose to take that elective. After graduating cum laude with a degree in applied mathematics from Harvard, he earned his medical degree from Duke. He was a resident in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also spent a year in pediatric nephrology. He joined the pediatrics faculty at Duke in 1987 and is currently an Associate Dean for Medical Education. Dr. Drucker’s clinical interests are in general pediatrics and in pediatric infectious diseases, and he serves as an inpatient attending in both roles. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society and has received multiple teaching awards.