Speakers

Jack Cohen, Deanna Cross, Kellie Flood-Shaffer, Lesca Hadley, Jamie Huff, David Nilasena, Christopher Peabody, Kim Pham, Kim Pham, Myla Quiben, Robert Richard, Michael Shaffer, Jon Sivoravong, Justin Smith, Austen Watkins, Richard Winn, Richard Young, Wei Yuet, Albert Yurvati

Jack Cohen, DO

Private Practice, Dermatology
Keller, Texas

Jack B. Cohen, D.O. is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and has practiced as a dermatologist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 30 years. He taught and practiced full-time as an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center from 1998 to 2010. Dr. Cohen continues part time as a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center teaching the residents at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

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Deanna Cross, PhD

Assistant Professor
UNT Health Science Center,
Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics

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Kellie Flood-Shaffer, MD, FACOG

Associate Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Kellie Flood-Shaffer graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She completed her Internship and Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.

Specializing in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Flood-Shaffer is prepared to provide comprehensive care for the reproductive system in women. Obstetrics is the term for women's care during the prenatal and pregnant states, while gynecology covers care for general women's health in a non-pregnant state.

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Lesca Hadley, MD

Director of Geriatrics, JPS Health Network Family Medicine Fellowship Program, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas

After graduating with a Biology degree from Abilene Christian University, Lesca Hadley attended Texas Tech University for medical school. Dr. Hadley completed Family Medicine Residency training, and then a Geriatric Fellowship at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 2005, Dr. Hadley has served as the Geriatric Fellowship Program Director at JPS. She continues to practice full-scope Family Medicine by taking call with Maternal-Child Health faculty along with seeing patients in the outpatient, inpatient, home, and long-term care settings. In addition to Geriatrics, Dr. Hadley has a passion for Refugee and Global Health.

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Jamie Huff, DO

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

BS in Biology, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
DO, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

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David Nilasena, MD, MSPH, MS

Chief Medical Officer
US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Dallas Regional Office

Dr. Nilasena is the Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Dallas Regional Office. He has been with the agency since 1995. He is the regional lead for the agency’s Value-Based Purchasing initiatives, including quality reporting and pay for performance programs in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and ambulatory care settings. He is also a lead contact for the HITECH EHR Incentive Programs and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and is also part of the regional team implementing the Health Insurance Marketplace. Dr. Nilasena has been the CMS lead for national quality improvement efforts in acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke. He has served as a clinical and technical consultant to Quality Improvement Organizations and End Stage Renal Disease Networks in CMS Region 6.

Dr. Nilasena received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Following an internship in internal medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Science Center, he completed a two-year research fellowship in immunology at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. He completed residency training in general preventive medicine and public health and a fellowship in general internal medicine and medical informatics at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Nilasena has masters of science degrees in both public health and medical informatics from the University of Utah. He is board certified in general preventive medicine/public health.

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Christopher Peabody, MD, MPH

Emergency Physician & Clinical Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Peabody is a practicing Emergency Physician in California and Clinical Instructor at the University of California, San Francisco. He has a strong commitment to public service and healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations. Dr. Peabody completed his residency at one of the busiest safety-net hospitals in the country, Los Angeles County Hospital and was the Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed an MPH at Harvard University on a Zuckerman Fellowship. Dr. Peabody's current interests lie in quality improvement and patient safety, especially related to underserved populations. He has extensive experience in emergency care and disaster response internationally having served in Haiti and China.

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Kim Pham, DO

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Kim Pham, DO, received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from LMU - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee. She completed her family medicine residency from Broward Health Medical Center/NSU-COM in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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Kim Pham

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

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Myla Quiben, Pt, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS, CEEAA

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
UNT Health Science Center, fort Worth, Texas

Myles Quiben, is a board clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) in Neurologic and Geriatric Physical Therapy. She is an Associate Professor at the UNTHSC Department of Physical Therapy, with teaching areas in cardiopulmonary, geriatric, neurologic, and clinical medicine. Her clinical experience has spanned varied settings from acute care to cardiac rehab. She is nationally active, serving on the Board of Directors of the ABPTS and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, serving as an APTA CI Trainer and as an Advanced Item Writer for the FSBPT, National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE).

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Robert Richard, DO

Chairman of Community Medicine, UNT Health Science Center and JPS Health Network, Tarrant County, Texas

Dr. Richard graduated from the University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Residency in Family Medicine at JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas. Dr.Richard practices as the Polytechnic Health Center and is Chairman of Community Medicine at JPS Health Network.

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Michael Shaffer, DO

Associate Professor, Family and Sports Medicine, UNT Health Science Center

Dr. Shaffer is board certified in Family Practice, with an added qualification certificate in Primary Care Sports Medicine. In addition to family health care, he focuses on acute injuries, injury prevention, conditions related to the female athlete, and general preventative medicine. As a Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Shaffer also actively practices osteopathic manipulative medicine.

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Jon Sivoravong, DO

Associate Professor, Family Medicine
UNT Health Science Center

Jon C. Sivoravong, DO, has over 20 years of clinical practice experience and 20 years of medical education experience teaching medical students and residents at UNTHSC. He is board certified in family medicine by both the AOBFP and ABFM. His leadership position at the UNTHSC includes Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the department of Family Medicine, Program director for the UNTHSC/TCOM-Plaza Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program, Medical Director of the UNT Health Seminary Drive family medicine center, Board director and a Medical Director of TIOPA, an IPA that has over 600 active physicians in North Texas. Dr. Sivoravong believes that affordable quality health care should be available for all patients and a is strong advocate for the specialty of Family medicine and osteopathic medicine for the comprehensive approach to patient care. Dr. Sivoravong is active in local, state and national organizations that support Family medicine training. These organizations include AOA, AAFP, ACOFP, STFM and Texas Association of program directors. Dr. Sivoravong's research interest includes Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, Coronary artery disease prevention and quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

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Justin Smith, MD

Pediatrician, Digital Innovator
Cook Children's Physician Network
Fort Worth, Texas

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Austen Watkins, DO

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Watkins is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and did his Residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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Richard Winn, MD

Medical Director & Division Chief
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas

Dr. Richard Winn received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency at David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base. He completed his fellowship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.

Currently Dr. Winn is the Chairman, Infection Control, Lubbock Heart Hospital; Division Chief, Infectious Diseases and Medical Director of Employee Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Richard Young, MD

Director of Research,
JPS Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Richard Young received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After completing an Internship and Residency in Family Medicine, Dr. Young completed a Fellowship in Faculty Development at the Faculty Development Center in Waco, Texas. Dr. Young is ABFM certified. Dr. Young's publications include numerous peer-reviewed articles, a blog on healthcare economics, and a book titled "American Health$care".
In addition to his appointment as Director of Research and Co-Associate Program Director at the JPS Health Network Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Young is also Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Young recently participated in the CMS Innovation Advisor Program and is currently a member of the CMS Contractor Advisory Committee.

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Wei Yuet, PharmD BCACP

Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr Yuet earned her PharmD at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and joined the faculty at UNT Health Science Center in July of 2015Dr Yuet is an active member of professional organizations including American College of Cardiology ACC American College of Clinical Pharmacy ACCP and American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists ASHP She currently serves on various committees for the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network and review curricula vitae for the ASHP Curriculum Vitae Review Program

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Albert Yurvati, DO, FACOS, FICS, FAHA

Chairman and Professor
Department of Surgery
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

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