Temple Ratcliffe, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 35: 35-year-old woman with three weeks of fever


 

Susannah Clark, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 27: 65-year-old man with hypercalcemia


 

Sarang Kim, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 25: 75-year-old woman with altered mental status


 

Ronda Mourad, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Case: Internal Medicine 34: 55-year-old man with low back pain


 

Perekha Yedia, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 04: 67-year-old woman with shortness of breath and lower-leg swelling


 

Pamela Fall, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 23: 54-year-old woman with fatigue


 

Monica Edwards, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 13: 65-year-old woman for annual physical


 

Meenu Singh, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Case: Internal Medicine 28: 70-year-old man with shortness of breath and leg swelling


 

Martin Muntz, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 01: 49-year-old man with chest pain


 

Keith Hamilton, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 14: 18-year-old woman for pre-college physical


 

John Walker, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 36: 49-year-old man with ascites


 

Jessica Salt, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 19: 42-year-old woman with anemia


 

Flint Wang, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 04: 67-year-old woman with shortness of breath and lower-leg swelling


 

David Smith, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 09: 55-year-old woman with upper abdominal pain and vomiting


 

Eric Goren, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 07: 28-year-old woman with lightheadedness


 

Christine Osborne, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 24: 52-year-old woman with headache, vomiting, and fever


 

Ankur Segon, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

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


 

Amalia Landa-Galindez, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

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


 

Amanda Raff, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 33: 49-year-old woman with confusion


 

Alita Mishra, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Internal Medicine 11: 45-year-old man with abnormal LFTs


 

Jennifer Bierman, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

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

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

Katherine Chretien, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Co-Student Engagement Lead, Case Author

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


 

David Bamberger, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Editor

Cases Edited: Family Medicine 31: 66-year-old woman with shortness of breath


H. Douglas Walden, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 29: 55-year-old woman with fever and chills


Debra Stottlemyer, MD, MBA

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 31: 40-year-old man with knee pain


Monica Shaw, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 09: 55-year-old woman with upper abdominal pain and vomiting


Joseph Rencic, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 22: 71-year-old man with cough and fatigue


Hari Raja, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

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


Nora Porter, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 16: 45-year-old man who is overweight


Klara Papp, PhD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 05: 55-year-old man with fatigue


Carlos Palacio, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 13: 65-year-old woman for annual physical


Susan Padrino, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 05: 55-year-old man with fatigue


Kevin O’Brien, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 33: 49-year-old woman with confusion


Robert Neilson, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 03: 54-year-old woman with syncope


Nina Mingioni, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 23: 54-year-old woman with fatigue


Kevin McKown, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 32: 39-year-old woman with joint pain


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

Regina Kovach, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Authored

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 14: 18-year-old woman for pre-college physical


Jennifer Kogan, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 07: 28-year-old woman with lightheadedness, Internal Medicine 19: 42-year-old woman with anemia


Chris Knight, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

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


William Kelly, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 28: 70-year-old man with shortness of breath and leg swelling


Amy Holthouser, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 24: 52-year-old woman with headache, vomiting, and fever


Susan Hingle, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 30: 55-year-old woman with leg pain


Charin Hanlon, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 11: 45-year-old man with abnormal LFTs, Internal Medicine 36: 49-year-old man with ascites


Peter Gliatto, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 06: 45-year-old man with hypertension


Erin Fouch, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 18: 75-year-old man with memory problems


Gretchen Diemer, DM

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 18: 75-year-old man with memory problems


Deborah Dewaay, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 27: 65-year-old man with hypercalcemia


Camilla Curren, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 34: 55-year-old man with low back pain


Shannon Campbell, DO

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 17: 28-year-old man with a pigmented lesion


Cynthia Burns, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 08: 55-year-old man with chronic disease management


Lin Brown, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Case Author

Cases Authored: Internal Medicine 34: 55-year-old man with low back pain


Paul Bergl, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Jonathan Applebaum, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: Florida State University College of Medicine

Institutional Role: Chair

Ashwini Niranjan-Azadi, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: Johns Hopkins

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Melissa Osborn Jenkins, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University

Institutional Role: Associate Professor

Jennifer Readlynn, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Emily Haury, MD

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: University of Missouri Kansas City

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Chavon Onumah, MD, MPH, FACP

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: George Washington SMHS

Institutional Role: Assistant Professor

Roderick Go, DO

Course Board: Aquifer Internal Medicine

Role: Assessment Author


Institution: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Institutional Role: Associate Professor

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

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.