Saurabha Bhatnagar, MD, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School; Deputy, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health in Quality, Safety and Value, US Department of Veterans Affairs
Assistant Course Director—see sidebar for biographical details
Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Chief Medical Officer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Marcela G. del Carmen is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and Chief Medical Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). In that role, she leads over 3,200 MGPO physician members. She graduated from medical school and completed her residency training in gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Hospital and fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. del Carmen holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. She has served on the Ovarian Cancer Committee for the Gynecologic Oncology Group, is a member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology PROLOG task force, and serves as oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for both general gynecology and gynecologic oncology. Dr. del Carmen has authored over 160 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored a textbook. Dr. del Carmen is the recipient of numerous teaching and service awards including the National Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Award, the Howard Ulfelder Teaching Award, the CINE Golden Eagle Award, CBS Cares, and the McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence. Dr. del Carmen’s research focuses on disparities in gynecologic cancer outcomes in underserved minorities and rare gynecologic malignancies.
Jessica C. Dudley, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization; Vice President, Care Redesign, Brigham and Women's HealthCare
Jessica Dudley, Chief Medical Officer for the Brigham and Women’s Physician’s Organization (BWPO), is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of physician-led efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical care. Dr. Dudley oversees the BWPO’s performance in risk contracts across commercial payers and as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization with Medicare. As Vice President for Care Redesign for Brigham and Women’s HealthCare, Dr. Dudley is responsible for coordinating institutional and physician-led efforts to develop population health management and care redesign programs that support the delivery of high-value patient care with a focus on reducing overall medical trend and improving quality performance.
Dr. Dudley received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, where she was a practicing primary care physician for 10 years. Dr. Dudley is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Elizabeth P. Frates, MD, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, part-time, Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth P. Frates is trained as a physiatrist and a health and wellness coach. Her expertise is in lifestyle medicine, and she works to empower patients to reach their optimal level of wellness by adopting healthy habits. Recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Frates is helping to shape the scope of this new specialty. She is an award-winning teacher at Harvard Medical School and developed and taught a college lifestyle medicine curriculum at the Harvard Extension School, which is one of the most popular courses offered at the school. As the Director of Wellness Programming at the Stroke Institute for Research and Recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Frates has created and implemented a twelve-month wellness program for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Co Author of the book, Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke, and co-author of three chapters on behavior change in different medical textbooks, Dr. Frates is currently writing her next book. She is passionate about developing programs focused on lifestyle medicine and wellness.
Kerry Reynolds, MD, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director of Inpatient Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kerry Reynolds is a physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She currently serves as the Medical Director for the inpatient cancer services at Mass General Cancer Center in addition to being an executive member of the Department of Medicine inpatient clinical counsel and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Reynolds specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. Under her leadership, the Mass General Cancer Center’s inpatient program evaluates and treats over 5,000 patients each year and serves as a core training experience for Harvard Medical School students, Mass General residents, and Dana-Farber/Partners fellows each year.
After completing her own residency and chief residency at Mass General and fellowship training in Oncology at Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care Hematology/Oncology, she joined the Mass General and Harvard Medical School faculty in 2014, where she provides clinical care, supervises and educates trainees, participates in administrative affairs, heads the inpatient quality committee, and conducts research on severe toxicities associated with immunotherapy. Her short-term academic and primary research focus is to understand the patients at highest risk for adverse events associated with immunotherapy and how to appropriately treat patients in those circumstances to improve both the quality and safety of care.
Julie SIlver, MD, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair of Strategic Initiatives, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Course Director—see sidebar for biographical details
Chloe Slocum, MD, Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellow in Minority Health Policy, Harvard Medical School; MPH Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Staff Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Chloe Slocum is a Staff Physician specializing in spinal cord injury rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2016, she was selected from a highly competitive national applicant pool to serve as a Commonwealth Mongan Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School. In her fellowship, she has focused on health systems delivery and improving health equity, access to care, and value in post-acute settings and health promotion for adults and children with disabilities. She is currently completing her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. She completed clinical fellowship training in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine with Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and VA Boston Healthcare System and previously served as Chief Resident for the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program. Her work centers on spinal cord injury rehabilitation and neuro-urologic disorders, as well as improving access to high-value care for people with disabilities through systems design and policy initiatives. Dr. Slocum has served as a member of the Harvard Medical School Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, a peer reviewer and health policy committee member for multiple national professional societies, and as a technical expert for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on quality and access to care for people with disabilities.
Nevena Zubcevik, DO, MSPT, Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Nevena Zubcevik is an Instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the Harvard Medical School and a rehabilitation specialist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) Boston and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. She is the Co-Director of the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at SRH. During her residency, Dr. Zubcevik observed a lack of knowledge about Lyme disease in the medical community, and that patients who suffer chronically did not have any options for long-term, comprehensive rehabilitation care. She immersed herself in the Lyme disease scientific and medical community by networking and organizing conferences. This activity led her to developing an idea for a new center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. In late 2014, she assembled a team, and established the Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness. The Dean Center is currently in its second year of operations, which include a clinic, research studies, innovative programming, and ongoing training and education.
She is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of California at San Francisco. She did an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Petersburg General Hospital in Florida. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital residency program. Over her time as a resident physician, Dr. Zubcevik co-coordinated yearly conferences at Massachusetts General Hospital on the topic of Tick Borne Illness as well as patient support groups and physician education courses.