Kierstin Cates Kennedy
MD, MSHA FACP SFHM
Kierstin Cates Kennedy, MD, MSHA, FACP, SFHM
Kierstin Cates Kennedy, MD, MSHA FACP SFHM is dual trained in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and practices as an academic hospitalist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she holds a rank of clinical associate professor of medicine and serves as Chief Medical Officer. She is fellowship trained in quality improvement in healthcare and has a specific interest in leadership and professional development of hospitalists.
Kheyandra D. Lewis
Kheyandra D. Lewis, MD, MeD
Dr. Kheyandra D. Lewis is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BS in biology at Philadelphia University, her MD from Temple University School of Medicine and Master’s in Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati. After completing pediatric residency training and a chief residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, she joined the Section of Hospital Medicine. As an Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency, she directs the professional development curriculum and is the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee. Additionally, she is a Co-Director for the Simulation Center at St. Christopher’s and co-facilitates a leadership academy for medical students at Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM). In 2019, Dr. Lewis was selected to participate in DUCOM’s inaugural Faculty Launch Leadership Program, a 9-month program designed to foster interdisciplinary mentoring and leadership training, and now serves as a faculty advisor for the program.
Eric. E Howell
Dr. Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM
Dr. Eric E. Howell, MD, MHM is the CEO of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Prior to his role as SHM CEO in July of 2020, Dr. Howell was faculty at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine for twenty years.
Dr. Howell trained for his Electrical Engineering Degree at the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992 and received his MD degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1996. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview where he spent an additional year as Chief Resident. Upon completing residency in 2000, Dr. Howell remained at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for twenty years, becoming Professor of Medicine in 2016.
MD, FACP, MHM
Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM
Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM, serves as Professor & Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare in Saint Louis, Missouri leading 120+ clinicians. A nationally recognized leader in hospital medicine, Dr. Williams was a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, one of the first two elected members of the SHM Board and was subsequently selected as President of the organization. Additionally, he served as the founding Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine and served as Principal Investigator for SHM’s Project BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions).
Dr. Williams established the first hospitalist program for a public hospital in 1998 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and built three of the largest academic hospitalist programs in the U.S. at Emory (1998–2007), Northwestern (2007–2013) and the University of Kentucky (2014-2019). A Past President of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Founding Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, he actively promotes the role of hospitalists as leaders in delivery of health care to hospitalized patients.
Brian Harte, MD, MHM
Brian Harte, MD, MHM, is president of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, which includes a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, a employed physician practice group, and other resources including visiting nurse services; and Cleveland Clinic’s Southern Region, which includes more than a dozen Cleveland Clinic healthcare facilities. He joined Akron General in September 2016 and previously served as president of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights. Prior to Hillcrest, Dr. Harte was president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital.
Amit Prachand, M.Eng
Amit Prachand is the Associate Vice President, Information and Analytics in the Office of Administration and Planning at Northwestern University. Amit leads Institutional Research efforts to collect, integrate, and analyze institutional and external data to support institutional decision-making, planning, and policy development. He is also an instructor in the MS in Higher Education Administration and Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy.
Leonard Marcus, PhD
Dr. Marcus is founding Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Marcus’ research, scholarship and applied practice examine the advancement of health care and public health negotiation, conflict resolution and leader development.
Dr. Marcus is lead author of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1995 and in its Second Edition, 2011). The book was co-recipient of the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution “Book Prize Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.” It also won the Book of the Year award from the Journal of the American Nursing Association. Lenny is co-author of Mediating Bioethical Disputes: A Practical Guide (New York: United Hospital Fund, 1994).
Dr. Marcus is also lead author of the book, You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most (New York: Public Affairs Press, In paperback, March 2021).
Jeffrey J. Glasheen
Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, MHM
Jeffrey J. Glasheen, MD, MHM is the Director of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency, the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs—Quality and Safety Education and Professor of Medicine with Tenure at the University of Colorado Scholl of Medicine. The IHQSE offers multiple distinct development programs in quality, safety and healthcare leadership having trained over 3000 participants. It is the only quality development program in the country to be associated with improvements in publicly-reported hospital quality rankings.
Russell L. Holman
Russell L. Holman, MD, MHM
Rusty is a hospitalist and founder of 1821Health, an evidence-based healthcare leadership development company with a mission of “Building Leadership Capabilities.” His passion for developing leaders and shaping organizational culture are hallmarks of his 26 years as a physician executive.