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McMaster Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshops

Tutors 2016

If there is one reason above all to come to McMaster it is our tutors. Leading EBM from the beginning, the workshop has succeeded in attracting the best EBHC eduators in the world. They come back year after year because of the excitement and innovation they find at the McMaster workshop.

The workshop is offered as a one-week intensive course. Participants will be learning in small groups led by clinical epidemiologists and practitioners from McMaster and other institutions.

Each small group consists of two tutors, one tutor trainee, one research librarian, and up to eight learners.

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Dr. Thomas Agoritsas

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Dr. Thomas Agoritsas

Division of General Internal Medicine
Division of Clinical Epidemiology
Senior Clinical & Research Associate at the University Hospitals of Geneva

Thomas Agoritsas, MD, PhD, is a hospital-based general internist and health research methodologist. His research focuses on real-life implementation of Evidence-Based Health Care. This involves methods for moving from evidence to recommendation, strategies to enhance clinicians’ evidence retrieval at the point of care, and using evidence for shared-decision making.

He is leading the SHARE-IT project within the MAGIC research and innovation program, which aims at creating a new generation of Decision Aids from evidence summaries and practice guidelines.

After a 4-year research fellowship with Gordon Guyatt and Brian Haynes at McMaster University, he now works as Senior Clinical & Research Associate at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland.

He joined the EBHC workshop since 2013 and is very much looking forward to this shared experience of learning and exploration.

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Dr. Eman Ansari

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Dr. Eman Ansari

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Eman Ansari is a Pediatric Pulmonologist and Critical Care Medicine physician. She is a faculty physician at Boston Children's Hospital, and in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Ansari graduated from King Abdul-Aziz University Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, and received her post graduated training at Tufts-New England Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital.

During her medical training, she earned a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.

Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine has been a passion for Dr. Ansari since she first attended the EBCP workshop in 2005. Since being a participant she was selected as a Tutor for 6 different McMaster Workshops.

Her research area of interest is childhood pneumonia.

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Dr. Jason Busse

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Dr. Jason Busse

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesia Joint Member
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University

My background is in chiropractic and clinical epidemiology. I am an Associate Professor in the departments of Anesthesia and Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University, and a member of the CLARITY group. My primary areas of interest are chronic pain, research methodology, orthopedic trauma, and insurance medicine.

I have attended the McMaster EBM Workshop as a participant and a tutor trainee, and am now participating as a tutor. I hope to help make your experience at the Workshop as informative and helpful as I have found it!

Outside of work I have 2 young children (ages 4 and 6) that keep me on my toes.

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Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer

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Dr. Denise Campbell-Scherer

Associate Professor
Family Medicine and Health Services Researcher
University of Alberta
Associate Editor, "Evidence-based Medicine"

Denise Campbell-Scherer, BEng, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.

Her research interests are in multi-morbidity in primary care. She is a co-principal investigator on the "5A Team Intervention for Improving Obesity Management in Primary Care". This study uses mixed methods to understand how to translate knowledge into clinical practice, and evaluate implementation of complex interventions in the "real-world". Denise is a co-investigator on the " Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention in Family Practice " (BETTER1 & BETTER2) projects, which focus on optimizing practice level tools and patient interventions to promote chronic disease prevention and screening, and evidence-based patient choice. BETTER2 focuses on dissemination in rural and remote areas of Canada. She is collaborating with a multidisciplinary team on research on the association between depression, anxiety and chronic medical illnesses in primary care.

Denise is clinically active in family practic and is active in teaching medical students and residents.

She is an associate editor for the Journal of Evidence-based Medicine. She has been involved in the McMaster EBCP workshop since 2002.

Grey Nuns Family Medicine Centre
2927-66 St Cedars Professional Park
Edmonton, Alberta T6K 4C1
Telephone 780-342-1470
Fax 780-490-0953
E-mail dlcampbe@ualberta.ca

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Dr. Alonso Carrasco

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Dr. Alonso Carrasco

Lecturer
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Universidad de Chile

Dr. Alonso Carrasco is a dentist with special interest in evidence-based clinical practice and clinical research related to oral and maxillofacial surgery: perioperative health care studies, cleft lip and palate, craniofacial deformities, and obstructive sleep apnea. He was part of the team that created the first unit of evidence-based dentistry in Chile, which teaches this tool to undergraduate and graduate students.

In 2010, he was awarded with two scholarships from the Chilean government to continue his academic education at McMaster University. Last April 2012, he obtained his Master degree in the Health Research Methodology program of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and he is currently a full-time PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Gordon Guyatt.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Universidad de Chile
Sergio Livingstone Pohlhammer 943
Independencia
Santiago, Chile
E-mail alonsocarrascolabra@gmail.com

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Dr. Lorena Cifuentes

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Dr. Lorena Cifuentes

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Dr. Cifuentes is a pediatrician and a clinical teacher for medical students and residents in the Ambulatory Pediatrics Unit at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC).

She is a member of the Evidence-Based Health Care Program at the PUC since 2002 and attended the EBCP workshop for the first time in 2004. In 2007, she attended 2 Postgraduate courses in health research methodology at McMaster University and was Tutor Trainee at the workshop. Since then, she has been Tutor in 2008 and 2011 for the Spanish-speaking group.

Dr. Cifuentes was the Director of the course “Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine” for faculties and pediatric residents at PUC from 2004 to 2015.

In Postgraduate level, she is a member of the Postgraduate Committee for the Pediatric Residency Program since 2000 and collaborates with the methodological assessment for the pediatric residents’ projects since 2008.

Since July 2014, Dr. Cifuentes is the assistant Director for the Master programs and member of the Graduate Committee of the School of Medicine.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Lira 44
Santiago de Chile
E-mail licifuen@uc.cl

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Dr. Mahmoud Elbarbary

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Dr. Mahmoud Elbarbary

Consultant and Associate Professor
Department of Critical Care Medicine
National & Gulf Center for Evidence based Health Practice
College of public health and health informatics -
King Saud Ben Abulaziz University for health Sciences - KSA
Part time faculty, Department of HEI - McMaster University - Canada
Member of EBM expert panel pediatric group in Joanna Biggs Institute – Australia, Chairman of EBM section in Winfocus organization - Italy
Member GRADE working group

Dr. Mahmoud Elbarbary teaches EBM for both postgraduates and undergraduates since 2004. He has conducted EBM courses including basic, advanced & training the trainers’ courses.

In this workshop he is looking forward to learn and exchange with the group some of the tips and tricks that facilitate and simplify EBCP teaching.

He has a special interest in decision analysis and in adult teaching techniques.

Dr. Mahmoud Elbarbary
P.O. Box 34016
1675 Wyandotte St West,
Windsor, ON N9B 1H8
Canada
E-mail mahmoud_barbary@yahoo.com E-mail elbarbm@mcmaster.ca

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Dr. Enas El Gouhary

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Dr. Enas El Gouhary

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology

Dr. Enas El Gouhary is a Neonatologist and a Pediatrician. She is a faculty physician at McMaster University, and in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Dr. El Gouhary graduated from Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University, and received her pediatrics Residency training at McMaster University and her Neonatal fellowship at University of Toronto.

Dr El Gouhary joined McMaster in 2013. She is currently working on Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research at the U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Dr. El Gouhary’s research interests focus on advances in neonatal resuscitation, infection control and ventilation in premature infants. Dr. El Gouhary has designed and introduced new simulation workshops for teaching aseptic technique and PICC insertion in the NICU. She received recently the McMaster Education Grant for development of the first simulation vascular access workshop at McMaster.

Dr. El Gouhary is passionate about teaching Evidence-Based Medicine and Critical Appraisal. She designed and developed the curriculum for the annual Evidence Based Medicine course for subspecialty pediatric residents at McMaster (EBM-SPR). She is currently the organizer and supervisor of the Neonatal Journal Club and Neonatal Research in Progress.

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Dr. David Feldstein

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Dr. David Feldstein

General Internist and Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

I am a General Internist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin.

I have been teaching, practicing and researching EBM for the past 16 years and it has become the major focus of my career. While I have taught EBM to all levels of learners over the years I most enjoy teaching practicing clinicians and seeing the direct change in practice.

I am also very interested in evaluating EBM training and have developed several EBM evaluation tools. More recently I have been focusing on how to improve evidence-based practice and become involved in implementation research and local guideline development.

I still remember fondly my first time at McMaster in 2001 as a learner. It opened my eyes to all of the possibilities in EBM and the hard work ahead. I look forward to going to Hamilton each time and meeting and talking with so many likeminded people. It energizes me to come back home and work harder on improving things locally.

I look forward to meeting everyone!

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Dr. Benton Hunter

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Dr. Benton Hunter

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

I have lived in the Midwest US – Indiana to be exact, my whole life. Not very exciting, but for me, it is certainly home.

I finished my residency training in emergency medicine in 2007 and have been a clinical teaching faculty since then. Shortly after becoming faculty, I was asked to “take over” our journal club, which had been struggling. While I had already been doing some EBM teaching in our medical school and had identified it as an area of interest, this opportunity is what really spurred my passion for teaching EBM.

On a personal note, I am (I think, despite a lack of high quality evidence) a pretty laid back dude. I enjoy spending time with my family (I have 2 daughters), running/fitness, fishing, camping, games of chance, or a good scotch. I have really enjoyed the chance to grow my skills in EBM and as a teacher while attending the McMaster workshop for the past few years, with this being my fifth year at the conference. It’s pretty humbling to spend the week surrounded by such amazing minds and teachers in the field, and awesome to be invited back again. I always have a great time and am repeatedly amazed by how much I learn here. Based on my experiences at McMaster so far, I fully expect to learn as much or more from you than vice versa.

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Dr. Sheri A. Keitz

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Dr. Sheri A. Keitz

Chief, General Internal Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
UMass-Memorial Medical Center
University of Mass Medical School

Dr. Keitz currently serves as the Division Chief for General Internal Medicine and the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In these roles she is an advocate for humanistic, evidence-based clinical care and is leading the department’s efforts to enhance access for the patients and populations of Central Massachusetts.

Clinically, she is an active general internist caring for patients in the ambulatory setting. In her academic roles, she runs nationally recognized teaching programs in evidence-based practice, chairs the VA’s National Committee on Education Evaluation and serves as an editor for JAMAevidence related to her work on JAMA’s series The Rational Clinical Examination. Dr. Keitz has been an advocate for equity and diversity in academic medicine throughout her career. Previously at University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, she worked to improve the processes for faculty promotion and tenure, launched an examination of salary equity for faculty members and created the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Dr. Keitz did her internal medicine training and fellowship in clinical epidemiology at Duke, has a PhD in Pharmacology and has research experience in basic science, health services research, and education innovation. She is a celebrated educator: the inaugural winner of Duke University’s Master Clinician-Teacher Award in 2004 and the 2001 winner of the Eugene Stead Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2006 she was elected to Duke’s Engel Society for dedication to medical education. In 2010 at the University of Miami, Dr. Keitz was awarded the “Montblanc” teaching award, which is given each year by the Housestaff program to the faculty member felt to be the best educator, and who consistently demonstrates excellence in medicine and medical education.

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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner

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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Dept of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Jonathan is an emergency physician at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He serves as the Director of the Indiana University School of Medicine Evidence-Based Medicine and Biostatistics course. He has participated in numerous EBM workshops, including the New York Academy of Medicine TEACH workshop and the McMaster University EBCP course.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Rutgers University and an MD at New York University. He completed post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.

He was voted clinical instructor of the year by the Indiana University Emergency Medicine residency in 2013.

Research interests include undergraduate and graduate medical education in Evidence-Based Medicine, and emergency imaging utilization.

He is a proud father and husband and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

Dept of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
E-mail jmkirsch@iupui.edu

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Dr. Luz Letelier

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Dr. Luz Letelier

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Dr. Letelier achieved her undergraduate medical education at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica (PUC) in Santiago, Chile. Luz worked for 5 years as a general practitioner in a small southern town and returned to Santiago for her residency training in Internal Medicine at the PUC.

In 1995 she took a faculty position in the Department of Internal Medicine at PUC at the clinical teaching unit of a public hospital, Sotero del Rio and worked as a general internist in the ICU and internal medicine ward.

Luz spent from 1999 to 2001 at McMaster University learning how to practice & how to teach EBHC.

Back in Chile, she has led the teaching and practice of EBCP at the PUC and other hospitals and universities in Chile as well as other Latin-Americans countries. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2002 and to Associate Professor in 2006 in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Letelier has been active in the How to Teach EBCP course at McMaster since 2004 when the initiative to have a Spanish speaking group inside the workshop first started.

She was the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director from 2004 to 2013 and is currently the Head of the Internal Medicine Department at PUC.

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Dr. Thomas McGinn

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Dr. Thomas McGinn

Senior Vice President and Executive Director
Northwell Health System Medicine Service Line
Professor and Chair
Internal Medicine for the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Dr. Thomas McGinn is senior vice president and executive director of the Northwell Health System Medicine Service Line and professor and chair of Internal Medicine for the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

His career has been focused on providing high quality primary to all communities with a focus on underserved urban communities. He is also a recognized international authority in evidence-based medicine (EBM) the goal of which is to bring the best available research in health care to all patients. Combining his interests, primary care and EBM, he is currently establishing the Northwell Health systems primary care network.

Thomas is currently overseeing an unprecedented expansion in both the scope and size of the Northwell Health systems primary care delivery system. To drive the national discussion on access to high quality care he has developed a living laboratory to study the best ways to bring the best most recent research in health care through the health system.

Thomas is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He earned his M.D. from SUNY Downstate, completed his residency in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, and holds an M.P.H. from Columbia University.

With both paternal and maternal roots in County Tyrone, Thomas is a fourth-generation Irish American in a highly medical family – his father, uncle, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew all holding prominent roles in health care and the title “Dr. McGinn.”

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Dr. Arnaud Merglen

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Dr. Arnaud Merglen

Scientist
Department of Pediatrics
University of Geneva

Dr. Arnaud Merglen is a pediatrician and epidemiologist. His research interests involve the development and practice of Evidence Based Medicine for prevalent diseases and health protective factors in children and adolescents.

Arnaud completed his Pediatric residency at the Universities of Geneva, and an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He then joined the Academic General Pediatric fellowship & Pediatric Outcome Research Team at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, to broaden his skills in pediatric research and hospital medicine. In 2015 he has a has received a career award and a new position as scientist and attending pediatrician at the Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland.

Arnaud is actively involved in teaching EBM, skills for difficult conversations with families and clinical decision making based on the best evidence at the bedside.

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Dr. Reem Mustafa

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Dr. Reem Mustafa

Assistant Professor
Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical and Health Informatics
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

Reem Mustafa directs an Evidence Based Quality Improvement and Patient Safety training for the Internal Medicine residency program at UMKC. Dr. Mustafa has a Masters degree in Public Health and a PhD degree in Health Research Methodology/Clinical Epidemiology. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She is the Chief of Nephrology at UMKC.

Dr. Mustafa's research interests focuses on the application of principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical and public health decision-making. She also studies the effect of these principles on clinical and patient-important outcomes. She has extensive experience in the development and assessment of clinical practice guidelines through her work with The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group and she serves on the GRADE Guidance Group.

Dr. Mustafa is involved with multiple guideline development groups internationally through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) among others. She is a co-founder of the U.S. GRADE network.

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Dr. Delene Nelson

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Dr. Delene Nelson

General Practitioner
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Delene Nelson is a family doctor in Thunder Bay Ontario.

Her practice includes primary care, obstetrics, inpatients and nursing home work.

Dr. Nelson teaches in the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, (NOSM) as a preceptor and as an EBCP tutor for the family medicine residents.

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Dr. Jim Nishikawa

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Dr. Jim Nishikawa

General Internal Medicine specialist
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Ottawa

Dr. Nishikawa was born in the Ottawa hospital. He received his MD and Internal Medicine training at McMaster University. His initial appointments were in the Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine at McMaster.

He was Director of the Clinical Teaching Unit at the Hamilton General Hospital from 1992-1998 and Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Hamilton Civic Hospitals from 1997 to 2000. In 1997, he won the PAIRO Excellence in clinical teaching award for McMaster.

He moved to Ottawa in 2000, joining the Division of General Internal Medicine. He currently attends on the medical clinical teaching and consultation services at the Ottawa hospital. His academic/clinical interests include teaching and practicing the principles of Evidence-based medicine, clinical skills, teaching and evaluation.

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Dr. Kameshwar Prasad

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Dr. Kameshwar Prasad

Professor, Chairman - Department of Neurology
Director – Clinical Epidemiology Unit
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

I spend my time mostly in clinical work and teaching neurology/medicine residents, but snatch time from my weekends and holidays to do research work.

I got involved in EBM in 1992 when I was pursuing Master degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University, Canada as an INCLEN fellow. I had the privilege to teach EBM at numerous workshops in India, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Canada, and Oxford.

I wrote a book “Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Medicine” that received a good review from JAMA (december 2006).

My long-held wish to see an International Society of Evidence-Based Health Care was brought to life with leadership provided by Gordon Guyatt and Paul Glasziou. I continue to serve the society as its founding secretary.

I also keep coming to Mac EBM workshop because every year learn from all including the participants about EBM as well as how to teach EBM. Again this time I hope to enjoy learning with you all.

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Dr. Ravishankar Ramaswamy

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Dr. Ravishankar Ramaswamy

Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Ravi Ramaswamy received his medical degree from B.J. Medical College, India, a Master of Science degree in Molecular Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thereafter, he completed his Family Medicine residency at Underwood-Memorial Hospital, NJ, and his fellowship training in Geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

He also serves as the Associate Director of the Geriatrics fellowship program at Mount Sinai and the Content Editor of www.POGOe.org, a geriatrics education portal for educators.

More recently, he has initiated the #GeriCases series focused on evidence-based medicine in real patient encounters on www.GeriPal.org blog.

His academic interests include EBM, quality improvement and interprofessional and patient education.

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Dr. Scott Richardson

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Dr. Scott Richardson

Professor of Medicine
Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum
Augusta University / University of Georgia
Medical Partnership

Dr. Scott Richardson is an academic general internist at the Augusta University / University of Georgia, Medical Partnership, in Athens, Georgia, where he is Professor of Medicine and Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum.

His principal scholarly interests are in clinical epidemiology, evidence-based health care and medical education. He is a contributor to the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature, 3/e, books and a co-editor/author of the Straus et al book, Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach It 4/e.

Dr. Richardson continues to work on the challenges of integrating evidence into clinical decisions, particularly in evidence-based clinical diagnosis. He is also working to incorporate evidence-based learning into the curriculum for all 4 years at his institution and in medical education at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing).

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Dr. John Stites

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Dr. John Stites

Director of Community Clinics
Palmer College of Chiropractic

Dr. John Stites is a chiropractor and the Director of Community Clinics at Palmer College of Chiropractic. He oversees intern education and patient care in a number of clinics.

In addition, he sees patients in a Community Health Center which provides medical and dental care for underserved populations.

For the past 9 years he has worked on integrating EBCP concepts throughout the curriculum of his institution. He has developed EBCP programs for chiropractic and integrative faculty and practitioners. This is his eighth trip to McMaster.

Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine
100 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803
E-mail stites_j@palmer.edu

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Dr. Nicholas Wetjen

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Dr. Nicholas Wetjen

Pediatric Neurosurgeon / Associate Professor
of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Consultant: Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Children’s Hospital
in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr Wetjen received his medical degree at the University of Iowa and completed his neurosurgery residency at the Mayo Clinic. He also completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Utah and Primary Childrens Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr Wetjen is board certified in neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr Wetjen has served as the coordinating editor and on the review panel of several peer-reviewed neurology, neurosurgery, and anatomy journals. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 14 book chapters, and presented his research at many national and international scientific meetings.

Dr Wetjen’s clinical and research interests are in pediatric skull base and craniofacial surgery, pediatric epilepsy surgery, pediatric occipitocervical junction and cervical spine surgery, congenital malformations, and fetal surgery. He is also a member of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic Neuro-engineering Laboratory and Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Laboratory.

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Dr. Mark Wilson

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Dr. Mark Wilson

Director
Graduate Medical Education
University of Iowa

Dr. Mark Wilson originally hails from the high plains of the Texas panhandle. During his chief residency it dawned on him that while he could pull articles to weave into his teaching, he knew nothing about whether he was using the best articles. This led him to pursue a three-year fellowship in general internal medicine to learn some clinical epi and get some clinical research experience.

He first attended the McMaster Workshop in 1991 and ever since he has enjoyed ongoing friendships and collaborations with others in what subsequently became the EBM Working Group. Each year that he has returned to tutor has been as energizing for him as it appears to be for participants.

Quite early in his junior academic childhood, he took over the reins as Residency Program Director at Wake Forest University in 1992, figuring that it looked like fun and would be important work in which he could try to integrate EBM throughout the program. It was a grand adventure.

A dozen years later, he moved to the University of Iowa to become the Director of Graduate Medical Education, again apparently reflective of his genetic attraction to immense opportunities/challenges to influence an educational culture.

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Dr. Fei Yutong

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Dr. Fei Yutong

Clinical epidemiologist, acupuncturist and herbalist
Associate Director
Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Yutong Fei spent most of her career in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) teaching Clinical Epidemiology and evidence-based medicine, and conducting clinical trials and systematic reviews of acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine interventions.

She also is an acupuncturist and herbalist in clinical practice. Had formal training both in integrative medicine (traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine) and clinical research methodologies (Clinical Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Medicine), which led to ongoing interest in Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, she is particularly interested in best ways to translate clinical research results to practice to both medical students and clinicians.

June 2016 will be her first time serving as a tutor in Chinese language group at McMaster Workshop. She will incorporate the Chinese and western teaching style to try to provide an integrative learning process for the participants in Chinese language group to meet their needs in both teaching and practicing Evidence-Based Medicine.