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President- Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP
President-Elect - David E. Newman-Toker MD, PhD
Secretary- Ruth Ryan RN, BSN, MSW
Ruth Ryan earned a BA and MSW from the University of Michigan. She graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University with a BSN. After various clinical positions as a Registered Nurse, she worked in Quality Management and Performance Improvement roles. She was a longtime Board member of the New Orleans Association for Healthcare Quality (NOAHQ). For the past 10 years she worked for LAMMICO’s Risk Management Department, building much of the online continuing medical education program that enabled the launch of Medical Interactive. She is now a consulting medical writer and editor.
Treasurer- Edward Hoffer, MD
Edward Hoffer is Associate Professor of Medicine, part-time, at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Director of the Mass General Hospital Laboratory of Computer Science. He has a BS from MIT and MD from Harvard and did his residency and fellowship at the Mass General Hospital in Boston. He has combined clinical practice with research in computer-assisted decision support in medicine. He was a member of the team that developed DXplain and is still actively involved in its development, He is a Fellow of the American College of Medicine, the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Medical Informatics.
Director- Timothy J. Mosher, MD
Dr. Mosher is the Kenneth L. Miller Chair of Radiology and Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery at the Penn State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mosher has published over 60 manuscripts with the majority in the area of musculoskeletal imaging, quantitative cartilage imaging, and MRI technical development. Dr. Mosher is a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He served as Deputy Editor for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, and is currently an Associate Editor for the journal Radiology. He is a frequent NIH study section reviewer and served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Canadian Arthritis Network.
Director- David L Meyers, MD, FACEP
Dr. Meyers is an emergency physician and former Chair of Emergency Medicine at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He has also served as Chief of the Medical Practice Division at EmCare, Inc., a large national physician practice management company where he was responsible for the risk and claims management and professional liability insurance programs for more than 7,500 clinicians and 6 million annual ED visits. He led the development and implementation of a number of successful initiatives to reduce diagnostic errors in high risk, high frequency conditions. He is active in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) where he chaired the first Patient Safety Task Force and the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Section where he continues as a member of the leadership group.
Director- Art Papier MD
Director- Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, CPPS
Chief Executive Officer - Paul L. Epner MBA, MEd (Ex-officio)
Paul L. Epner, MBA, is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). He is also the Chair of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, a multi-organization collaboration. Paul is a Past President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) where he also created the Increasing Clinical Effectiveness (ICE) initiative. He is a member of the CDC’s “Clinical Laboratory Integration into Healthcare Collaborative,” a consultant to their Laboratory Medicine Best Practices program (an evidence-based practice initiative), and Chair of the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce’s (CCCLW) Taskforce on Measuring Testing-Related Value.