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David E. Newman-Toker MD, PhDPresident
Dr. Newman-Toker is Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, & Otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Division of Neuro-Visual & Vestibular Disorders in the Department of Neurology and Director of the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence. His training is in Neurology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-otology, and Clinical Investigation. Dr. Newman-Toker’s clinical interest is in diagnosis of acute disorders affecting the brainstem and cranial nerves, including stroke. His research mission is to achieve better outcomes through better diagnosis. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and given more than 170 invited lectures, most on diagnosis of dizziness and diagnostic errors. He co-chaired the Diagnostic Error Conferences in 2010, 2011 and 2012, served as the inaugural chairman of the SIDM Research Committee, and currently serves as the chairman of the SIDM Policy Committee.
Timothy J. Mosher, MDSecretary
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 has served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Canadian Arthritis Network.
Edward Hoffer, MDTreasurer
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.
Jen Campisano, JD
Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
Tom S. Lee, PhD, MBADirector
Tom Lee is CEO and Founder of SA Ignite, a cloud-based technology company whose mission is to help healthcare providers successfully navigate the transition to value-based care. He is a serial entrepreneur and leading expert in healthcare value-based programs such as MIPS and APMs. The company's platform serves 14,000+ clinicians and was awarded the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Leadership Award. His interest in diagnostic error stems from personal and family experiences and a belief that reducing such errors are vital to improving patient outcomes and the financial sustainability of healthcare. Tom is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and earned a PhD in Physics from U.C. Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow, and an MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
David L. Meyers, MD, FACEPDirector
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.