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Dr. Vimal Mishra serves as the Director of Digital Health at the American Medical Association (AMA) and a Medical Director, Associate Professor of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He provides clinical, strategic, research and informatics leadership to AMA digital health and VCU Health programs focused on developing, implementing, optimizing, innovating, and adopting EHR, Telehealth Augmented Intelligence (AI), Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools, and other evidence-based digital health solutions. He has many publications, research funding and invention disclosures in the digital health space.
Senior Practice Solutions Specialist, Massachusetts Medical Society
Kimberly Horvath, JD is a senior legislative attorney in the Advocacy Resource Center at the American Medical Association where she leads multifaceted advocacy campaigns across the 50 states on top level healthcare issues, including telehealth, scope of practice, physician-led team based care, physician licensure, workforce, and truth in advertising. Kim works in strong collaboration with the 50 state medical associations and national medical specialty associations across the country to help shape and inform state laws, regulations and policies in support of patients and physicians. Kim has advocated before national policy making organizations, state legislatures and state regulators.
Dr. Kirley serves as lead clinician on American Medical Association's diabetes prevention initiatives. Prior to joining AMA she was a practicing Family Physician and health services researcher at NorthShore University Health System, and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University Chicago. Dr. Kirley also served as assistant director of NorthShore’s Quality and Patient Safety Fellowship and as assistant director of the Ambulatory Primary Care Innovations Group, a practice-based research network.
Sandy Marks is Senior Assistant Director of Federal Affairs in the American Medical Association’s Washington office. She is part of the AMA team advocating for needed federal policy changes to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sandy is also responsible for advocating AMA positions on Medicare physician payment policy, with a on alternative payment models, and played a key role in the AMA’s successful campaign to eliminate the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. She contributed to the AMA’s joint paper with the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, “A Guide to Physician-Focused Alternative Payment Models,” and organized AMA workshops for physicians on alternative payment models. She also handles federal advocacy on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and other public policy issues, as well as liaison with federal agencies. Sandy has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and began her professional career as a health policy research analyst at Northwestern.
Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH, is driven by a passion for transforming health care delivery to patients and communities. She brings her background and expertise as a clinician and an entrepreneur to her role as Chief Innovation Officer for Atlantic Health System. Firmly believing that a patient-centered focus is vital to health care innovation, Dr. Romm works with Atlantic Health System’s team members and physicians to find new ways to improve access to high-quality, affordable care. She also forges relationships with local and national innovation partners and works to expand our organization’s research profile. Dr. Romm is an avid author and speaker in the areas of health care, technology and health information technology (IT) policy. She has written articles for various publications, including NEJM Catalyst, Forbes, KevinMD, and the Huffington Post, and was named one of FierceHealthCare’s 8 Influential Women Reshaping Health IT and Becker’s Women in Health IT to Watch in 2020. A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Romm has served in a variety of clinical leadership roles throughout her residency and as a hospitalist. Before joining Atlantic Health System, she was Vice President of Clinical Transformation for American Well, the largest video-based telemedicine company in the United States. In addition, she was the founder of Sonder Health (formerly MilkOnTap), the nation’s first telehealth company focused on the needs of nursing mothers and lactation support. Dr. Romm earned her Master of Public Health in Global Health from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She holds a medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Russell Libby, MD, board member of the Physicians Foundation, is the founder and president of Virginia Pediatric Group, a primary care pediatric practice in Northern Virginia, and co-founder of American Pediatric Consultants, a pediatric home care company. He is a delegate to the AMA representing the Integrated Physician Practice Section. He is a founder of Health Connect IPA, a primary care Independent Practice Association. He is chief of general pediatrics at Inova Children’s Hospital. Dr. Libby has served as president of the Medical Society of Virginia and the Medical Society of Northern Virginia (MSNVA). His work at the American Academy of Pediatrics includes their textbook, “Guidelines for Pediatric Home Health Care,” and participating in policy development through his terms on various committees and sections. Dr. Libby has extensive legislative experience representing organized medicine, especially on issues pertaining to malpractice liability reform, the business of physician practice, and the patient-physician relationship. He was a founding member of the Aetna Physician Advisory Board where he represented plaintiff physicians from the class action settlement which also created the Physicians Foundation where he is actively involved, leading their efforts on physician well-being and telemedicine. Dr. Libby earned his medical degree from George Washington University.
Dr. Findling did his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University and went to medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Findling then completed training in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry as part of the “Triple Board” joint training program at Mt. Sinai in New York. He subsequently earned his Masters of Business Administration degree at a joint program run by the London School of Economics, NYU Stern, and École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris.
In January 2020, Dr. Findling returned to his medical school alma mater and became the chair of the VCU School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry as well as a C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical & Translational Research.
I am a Senior Advisor and former partner at BDC Advisors, LLC. We are a boutique health care strategy consulting firm serving health systems, large medical groups, health plans and specialty providers. Primary areas of focus in my work include health system strategy, physician network development and health system/health plan contracting strategy and product development.
Dana Lichtenberg is Assistant Director, Congressional Affairs for the AMA, where her primary assignments include the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Medicare, public health and digital health. She joined the AMA in 2011. Prior to moving to the AMA, she was Legislative Director for former Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN). She staffed the congressman on his assignments on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health, Communications & Technology, and Consumer Protection & Commerce. Dana has a B.A. from University of California at San Diego in Communications and the Government.