Baystate Women in Medicine and Science (BWIMS) Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting - September 24th, 2020
On the evening of September 24th, BWIMS held its annual meeting and awards celebration virtually via WebEx. The event honored Sarah Haessler, MD, MS (above left) and Mihaela Stefan, MD, PhD (above right), recipients of the inaugural Women in Medicine and Science Impact Award. Andrew W. Artenstein, Chief Physician Executive at Baystate Health, offered remarks of congratulations and commended the award winners on their myriad achievements.
Research Faculty Development Program (RFDP) scholars present final projects – June 18, 2020
Launched in 2018, the RFDP is a collaborative initiative between UMMS-Baystate’s Offices of Faculty Affairs and Research to train our faculty in effective grant writing, study design, and research operations in order to broaden our institution’s external funding and investigative capabilities. RFDP scholars are selected based on nomination, written application, and in-person interviews. Each program consists of twelve 2.5-hour sessions. The curriculum combines didactic lectures, workshops, small group discussions, and a mentored pilot grant proposal.
This year’s group presented their pilot grant proposals in a session broadcasted via WebEx on June 18th.
Ashley Deutsch, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Presentation: Validity of Computer Interpreted “Normal ECG” and “Otherwise Normal ECG” in Adult ED Triage Patients
Mentor: Robert Goldberg, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Lucy Modahl, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Presentation: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection (NTM) Pulmonary Disease in Women
Mentor: Laura Gibson, MD, Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Medicine-Pediatrics, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, UMMS
Kelly Tyler, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery
Presentation: A Pilot Study Assessing Implementation of Post-operative Telemedicine Visits in Colorectal Surgery
Mentor: Catarina Kiefe, PhD, MD, Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, Inaugural Melvin S. and Sandra L. Cutler Chair in Biomedical Research, Founding Chair Emerita, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Gregory Valania, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Presentation: Use of Qualitative Interviews to Understand Factors Influencing Utilization of Palliative Inotrope in Advanced Heart Failure
Mentor: David McManus, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine, Chief, Center for Connected Cardiovascular Health, UMMS
Congratulations to our scholars! To learn more about the RFDP, click here.
Division Chief Leadership Bootcamp held – February 25-26, 2020
On February 25th, the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) launched the Division Chief Leadership Bootcamp, a two-day professional development program to enhance skills in Conflict Management, Delegation, Change Management, Healthcare Finance, and Talent Management. The OFA developed this program in recognition of the key role Division Chiefs play in our health system’s leadership. These individuals preside over the clinical output of their divisions; manage as stewards of their departments and Baystate Health (i.e., budget, recruit, and communicate & operationalize enterprise strategies); direct and develop our human resource, and advance our institution’s academic mission. The intention is to offer the program every other year.
The inaugural class is comprised of the following individuals who were nominated by their Department Chairs and Service Line Leaders:
- Lester Chua, MD, Division of Obstetric Anesthesiology
- Frederick Conlin, MD, Division of Cardiovascular and Vascular Anesthesia
- Diane Dietzen, MD, Division of Palliative Care
- Narayana Lebaka, MD, Division of Hospital Medicine (Noble)
- Angela Martagon-Villamil, MD, Division of Hospital Medicine (Franklin)
- Sivakumar Natanasabapathy, MD, Division of Hospital Medicine
- Paul Pirraglia, MD, Division of General Medicine & Community Health
- Fadi Bsat, MD, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Paula Braverman, MD, Division of Adolescent Medicine
- Wael Sayej, MD, Division of Gastroenterology
- Nico Vehse, MD, Division of Pulmonology
- George Hartnell, MD, Division of Interventional Radiology
- Michael Yunes, MD, Division of Radiation Oncology
- Edward Kelly, MD, Division of Trauma & SICU
- Holly Mason, MD, Division of Surgical Oncology/Breast Surgery
- Thomas Schwann, MD, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Physician Leadership Academy (PLA) Quarterly Luncheon – December 18, 2019
On the afternoon of December 18th, the Office of Faculty Affairs held its year-end quarterly PLA Alumni Luncheon. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Mark Keroack, President & CEO of Baystate Health, and Kevin Hamel, CISM, Chief Information Security Officer & Director of Cybersecurity at Baystate Health. Topics included Dr. Keroack’s organizational updates and Baystate’s cybersecurity strategy, respectively.
Above, from left to right: Dr. Mark Keroack, President & CEO of Baystate Health, speaks to the PLA alumni; Kevin Hamel, CISM, Chief Information Security Officer & Director of Cybersecurity at Baystate Health, speaks with the group about cybersecurity in healthcare.
Baystate Women in Medicine and Science (BWIMS) Annual Dinner – September 17, 2019
On the evening of September 17th, BWIMS held its annual dinner at Baystate Medical Center. Ann Errichetti, MD, former COO & CAO, Presence Health and former CEO, St. Peter's Hospital, presented “Women in Health Care Leadership: Past, Present, and Future Directions” to a packed room of Baystate clinicians, administrators, and senior leadership.
Physician Leadership Academy (PLA) Quarterly Luncheon – September 17, 2019
On the afternoon of September 17th, the Office of Faculty Affairs held its quarterly PLA Alumni Luncheon. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with BMC President and Baystate Health S.V.P. of Operations Nancy Shendell-Falik, RN, MA, as well as Marion A. McGowan, PhD, the newly appointed President and CEO of Health New England and Senior Vice President of Payer Innovation, Baystate Health. Topics of discussion were the Physician Role as Leader in Patient Experience and the Baystate Health Leadership Platform and the challenges facing Health New England and Baystate Health, respectively.
Above, from left to right: Marion A. McGowan, PhD, President & CEO of Health New England and Senior Vice President of Payer Innovation, Baystate Health, speaks to the PLA alumni; Nancy Shendell-Falik, RN, MA, President, Baystate Medical Center and Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations, Baystate Health, speaks with the group about the Physician Role as Leader in Patient Experience; Drs. Daniel Engelman and Moriarty listen to the speakers during the luncheon.
Sponsorship in Academic Medicine: Harnessing the Talent of a Diverse Workforce (BWIMS) - August 7, 2019
On the evening of August 7th, Dr. Amy S. Gottlieb, Chief Faculty Development Officer, Baystate Health,
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Professor of Medicine and Ob Gyn at UMMS-Baystate, presented Sponsorship in Academic Medicine - Harnessing the Talent of a Diverse Workforce. The talk was offered through Baystate Women in Medicine and Science (BWIMS), formerly known as WAAM. BWIMS members are women physicians and mid-level providers at Baystate Health.
Toast the Professors event honors senior faculty - July 31, 2019
“Like it or not, we are living through a revolution of how health care is delivered. The communities we serve expect us to advance safety and quality, while improving convenience and lowering cost. It is not an easy assignment, but I am pleased that so many of you have chosen to link the trajectory of your academic careers to designing and evaluating new approaches to care. Your work on learning and improvement is at the center of what makes Baystate Health a leader in innovation and clinical excellence. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do.” - Mark A. Keroack, MD, MPH, President & CEO of Baystate Health, Professor of Medicine at UMMS-Baystate
On the evening of July 31st, Dr. Andrew Artenstein and UMMS-Baystate’s Office of Faculty Affairs hosted the inaugural Toast the Professors celebration at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. The event recognized individuals who are full professors. Academic ranks, in order of demonstrated achievement, are Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Professor designation requires at least a national reputation in one’s field.
The program included featured remarks by Drs. Mark Keroack, Andrew Artenstein, and Amy Gottlieb. Dr. Keroack congratulated the group and reflected on the importance of senior leaders to the success of the health system. Dr. Artenstein discussed the importance of academic advancement, especially as our regional campus in western Massachusetts continues to grow. Dr. Gottlieb thanked the Professors for inspiring, mentoring, and guiding our healthcare workforce daily. Each of the 45 Professors was awarded a gold pin to wear on his or her Baystate badge to symbolize their senior faculty rank.
In addition to the Professors and their special guests, members of the President’s Cabinet, Physician Leadership Team (PLT), and Department Chairs and Service Line Leaders joined the festivities. The Office of Faculty Affairs intends to host this event annually. A listing of our Professors is below:
1. Richard B. Alexander, M.D.
2. Andrew W. Artenstein, M.D.
3. Charlotte M. Boney, M.D.
4. Gregory L. Braden, M.D.
5. Paula K. Braverman, M.D.
6. Maura J. Brennan, M.D.
7. Martin I. Broder, M.D.
8. Richard B. Brown, M.D.
9. Lewis M. Cohen, M.D.
10. Neil R. Connelly, M.D.
11. Steven M. Dunn, M.D.
12. Richard M. Engelman, M.D.
13. Edward Feldmann, M.D.
14. Peter D. Friedmann, M.D., M.P.H.
15. David L. Gang, M.D.
16. Michael J. Germain, M.D.
17. Amy S. Gottlieb, M.D.
18. George Hartnell, M.D.
19. Kevin T. Hinchey, M.D.
20. Nicolas Jabbour, M.D.
21. Bertrand Janne d'Othee, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
22. Mark A. Keroack, M.D., M.P.H.
23. Ashraf Khan, M.D.
24. Aaron D. Kugelmass, M.D.
25. Peter K. Lindenauer, M.D., M.Sc.
26. Timothy J. Mader, M.D.
27. Grace Makari-Judson, M.D.
28. Wilson C. Mertens, M.D., M.S.B.A.
29. Kevin P. Moriarty, M.D.
30. Christopher N. Otis, M.D.
31. Niels K. Rathlev, M.D.
32. Edward O. Reiter, M.D.
33. John R. Romanelli, M.D.
34. Heather Z. Sankey, M.D., M.Ed.
35. Barry D. Sarvet, M.D.
36. Alan Schneyer, Ph.D.
37. Thomas Schwann, M.D., M.B.A.
38. Marc J. Schweiger, M.D.
39. Neal E. Seymour, M.D.
40. Cynthia K. Sites, M.D.
41. Daniel J. Skiest, M.D.
42. Jay S. Steingrub, M.D.
43. Abraham Thomas, M.D., M.P.H.
44. Paul F. Visintainer, Ph.D.
45. Stephen M. Wittenberg, M.D.
Celebratory reception held for Heart & Vascular Service Line’s Physician Onboarding Mentorship Program Pilot (OMPP) - July 29, 2019
On July 29th, a reception was held to congratulate Mentors and Mentees who participated in the inaugural year of the Heart & Vascular Service Line's Physician Onboarding Mentorship Program. In addition to Mentors and Mentees of the program, leaders from the Heart & Vascular Service Line, Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA), and Physician Recruiting Department were in attendance.
A collaboration between the OFA and the Heart & Vascular Service Line, the OMPP introduces physician-hires to the Cardiovascular Service Line and Baystate Health during their first year in the organization by pairing each individual with an experienced member of the Service Line or related departments. Onboarding Mentors help new physicians become oriented and connected so they can succeed in their roles. Mentors and Mentees meet quarterly over the course of one year.
Research Faculty Development Program (RFDP) Alumni Dinner - June 27, 2019
Launched in 2018, the RFDP is a collaborative initiative between UMMS-Baystate’s Offices of Faculty Affairs and Research to train our faculty in effective research design and grant-writing. RFDP Scholars are selected based on nomination, written application, and in-person interviews. RFDP Alumni Dinners are recurring events for past scholars to reconnect, discuss their research, and obtain feedback on current projects. The June 27th dinner included a Career Development presentation by Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, MS, as well as a Research in Progress presentation by Ruben Vaidya, MD, FAAP. To learn more about the RFDP, click here.
Physician Leadership Academy graduates honored - June 7, 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 PLA Graduates! On June 7th, Department Chairs, Service Line Leaders, and members of the President’s Cabinet gathered to celebrate this professional development milestone. Offered every other year by the Office of Faculty Affairs, the PLA consists of one full-day session every other week for 5 months and includes lectures, workshops, and small group discussions on topics such as Challenging Conversations, Process Improvement, and Healthcare Finance. With coaching from senior organizational leaders, participants also complete individual projects that allow them to experience, navigate, and learn how to implement initiatives in a large, diversified health system. This year’s Coaches were Betty LaRue, RN, MN, Chief Operating Officer of Baystate Medical Practices; Deb Provost, BSN, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, and Doug Salvador, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer of Baystate Health.
This year’s graduating class included:
- David Deaton, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
- Tala Elia, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Rose B. Ganim, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
- Meghan Hickey, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
- John Hunt, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
- Keisha Jones, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- J. Michael Klatte, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
- Ziad Kutayli, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
- Tashanna Myers, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Armando Paez, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
- Pranay M. Parikh, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
- Stephanie D. Silverman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
- Nathan P. Somers, MD
- Shadi Zaghloul, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Visiting Professor Carolyn C. Meltzer - March 6, 2019
Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR, William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Executive Associate Dean, Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership & Inclusion, and Associate Dean for Research at Emory University School of Medicine spoke to the Physician Leadership Team (PLT) as part of the Office of Faculty Affairs' inaugural Visiting Professorship. Her talk was entitled "Leadership in Times of Change: Investing in a Talent Workforce". Dr. Meltzer is a nationally recognized expert in leadership development and mentorship.
Above, from left to right: Amy S. Gottlieb, MD, FACP, Chief Faculty Development Officer, Baystate Health, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, UMMS-Baystate; Richard Hicks, MD, FACR, Chair of the Department of Radiology; and visiting professor Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR.