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Priya Batra, M.D.

Priya Batra, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Priya Batra has accepted a position at the University of California, Riverside as an Assistant Professor in Residence with a joint appointment in the Departments of Social Medicine and Population Health, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She will conduct community partnered research that continues her work in improving maternal and child health outcomes as part of the School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities. She will also practice clinically in Riverside County as a general Obstetrician-Gynecologist, providing care across a variety of university-affiliated sites.

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Elena Byhoff, M.D.

Elena Byhoff, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of Michigan

Elena will complete the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan in June, 2016. She will join the faculty at Tufts Medical Center as a clinician-investigator in the Department of Internal Medicine. With this appointment, Elena will also be appointed as an assistant professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Whitney Cabney

Whitney Cabey, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of Pennsylvania

Whitney Cabey will be staying on for a 3rd year as a VA Advanced Fellow

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Alicia Cohen, M.D.

Alicia Cohen, M.D.
University of Michigan

Alicia will complete the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Michigan in June, 2016.  She has been accepted into a one-year VA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research, which will start on July 1, 2016.  Alicia plans to apply for clinician-investigator faculty positions to start at the completion of her fellowship.  Alicia hopes to build a career in the study and application of clinical-community collaboration to effectively screen for and address food insecurity and other social determinants of health, and to promote health equity through public policy.

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Suratha Elango, M.D.

Suratha Elango, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania


Suratha Elango, M.D. will be continuing her clinical work in primary care 
at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia while pursuing roles in 
cross-sector community efforts to address the social determinants of health 
at a system and policy level.

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William Fleischman, M.D.

William Fleischman, M.D.
Yale University

William Fleischman, MD has accepted a position as Medical Officer at the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where he will be assisting in overseeing the Center’s efforts to prevent fraud and abuse within the Medicare and Medicaid programs. He will also hold an appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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Reshma Gupta, M.D.

Reshma Gupta, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Reshma Gutpa (VA) is pursuing a VA RWJF 3rd Year appointment to expand upon her current work in health system innovation, implementation, redesign, and education. She will continue a multi-site study that aims to understand provider and institution-level drivers of value-based decision making across university, community, county, and VA-based medical centers in order to develop future interventions promoting value. She will continue on-going internships with the Innovations Center at CMS, Costs of Care/ ABIM Foundation, and UCLA Health. She will seek a leadership position in the academic or public sectors that would allow her to continue working in value and population health management.

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John Harris, M.D.

John Harris, M.D.
University of Michigan

John will be starting as Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. 

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Nir Harish, M.D., M.B.A.

Nir Harish, M.D., M.B.A.
Yale University

Nir Harish, MD will be joining MaineHealth, based at one of their community hospitals, Pen Bay Medical Center, as an emergency physician and with the goal of developing their delivery system innovations, including telemedicine and community paramedicine, among others.

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Jeffrey Hom, M.D.

Jeffrey Hom, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of Pennsylvania

Jeff Hom will be staying on for a 3rd year as a VA Advanced Fellow.

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Brian Jenssen, M.D.

Brian Jenssen, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Brian Jenssen has accepted a position as Instructor at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania, and he will also be a Fellow within CHOP’s Entrepreneurial Science Program

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Laura Johnson, M.D.

Laura Johnson Faherty, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania


Laura Johnson Faherty has accepted a position as an Associate Natural Scientist at RAND Corporation in the Boston office, and is seeking a clinical appointment at a Boston-area teaching hospital.

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Ippolytos Kalofonos, M.D.

Ippolytos Kalofonos, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Ippolytos Kalofonos (VA) is currently deciding between clinical research positions in both the academic and public sector that would allow him to continue his research in early psychosis and severe mental illness. He is interested in developing a research career that brings social science approaches to health services with the goal of improving the services offered in the public sector.

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Kristin Kan, M.D.

Kristin Kan, M.D.
University of Michigan

Kristin will complete the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Michigan in June, 2016.  She will join the faculty at Northwestern University, as a clinician-investigator with a primary appointment in Division of General Academic Pediatrics. With this position, Kristin will also be appointed as a clinical instructor of medicine at the Northwestern University. Kristin hopes to continue building a career in the study of factors that shape access to high-quality health care for children with chronic diseases and understanding and implementing delivery system improvements for these children in light of policy changes from the Affordable Care Act.

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Pooja Lagisetty, M.D.

Pooja Aggarwal Lagisetty, M.D.
University of Michigan

Pooja will complete the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Michigan in June, 2016.  She will join the faculty at, as a clinician-investigator with a primary appointment in General Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan.  With this position, Pooja will also be appointed as a Clinical Lecturer of medicine at the University of Michigan.    Pooja hopes to build a career in the study of how to best tailor behavioral health interventions in primary care settings with a focus on addictions and chronic diseases. 

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Lucinda Leung, M.D.

Lucinda Leung, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Lucinda Leung (VA) obtained the VA National Quality Scholars and UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) fellowships for a third year in order to expand upon her current work on primary care mental health integration. She is also currently pursuing a PhD in Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. After she graduates from the Program, Dr. Leung plans to pursue a career in academic general internal medicine with a focus on primary care-related health services research, particularly ambulatory practice redesign, integration of mental health and primary care, and implementation science.

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Laura Medford-Davis, M.D.

Laura Medford-Davis, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Laura Medford-Davis will be returning to her hometown of Houston, TX where she will be sharing her time between working clinically and continuing research as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and working as a health care management consultant with McKinsey&Co.

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Leonard Moore, M.D.

Leonard Moore, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Leonard Moore has accepted a position as Associate Medical Director of the Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP) for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. In this role, he will continue to expand access to behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention tools by primarily overseeing a $3 million agreement between DHSP and contracted organizations to provide as needed PrEP and other HIV prevention services to populations at highest risk. Dr. Moore will also work closely with community stakeholders to develop innovative strategies to address the rising STD rates in communities of color in Los Angeles County. He will continue to provide clinical care through the county STD clinic system.

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Chithra Perumalaswami, M.D.

Chithra Perumalswami, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of Michigan

Chithra has been accepted for a third year as a Veterans Affairs advanced research fellow after completion of the two-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/VA Clinical Scholars program at the University of Michigan at the end of June 2016.  She plans to join a faculty group at a major academic medical center as a clinician-investigator with a primary appointment in Internal Medicine.  Her intent is to pursue independent funding for an eventual career development award through the NIH, VA, or a foundation such as the American Cancer Society. Chithra hopes to build a career investigating factors that facilitate and impede the use of palliative and end-of-life care for persons with serious illness, in order to create a better evidence base to inform healthcare policy and more effective, innovative, high quality palliative care interventions nationally.

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Anita Ravi, M.D.

Anita Ravi, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of Pennsylvania

Anita Ravi will be staying on for a 3rd year as a VA Advanced Fellow.

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Amy Salerno, M.D.

Amy Salerno, M.D. (VA Scholar)
Yale University

Amy Salerno, MD (VA Scholar) will stay on at Yale as an Instructor in the Section of General Internal Medicine where she will lead the development of a hospital-wide mortality measure at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). She will also serve as the Associate Director for Population Health at Yale Medical Group, implementing a plan for population health for the Yale Health Plan.

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Adam Schickedanz, M.D.

Adam Schickedanz, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Adam will be continuing his fellowship next year through the UCLA NRSA Fellowship in Primary Care & Health Services Research in order to expand upon his current work. He will also continue to pursue his PhD in Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He plans to pursue a career in academic pediatrics with a focus on developing evidence to drive health delivery system redesign that delivers higher value by addressing the upstream determinants of health over the lifecourse.

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Wagahta Semere, MD

Wagahta Semere, MD (VA Scholar)
Yale University

Wagahta Semere, MD (VA Scholar) will be staying on for a third year in the Program as a VA Advanced Fellow.

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Michael Seyffert, M.D. (VA Scholar)

Michael Seyffert, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of Michigan


Michael will complete the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Michigan in June, 2016.  He will continue research as part of the VA’s Advanced Fellowships Program focusing on integrated and tailored sleep and neuropsychiatric interventions to improve mental health outcomes and reduce health disparities among his fellow veterans. 

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Lee Squitieri, M.D.

Lee Squitieri, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Lee Squitieri is pursuing a VA RWJF 3rd Year appointment to expand upon her current work regarding quality of care and surgical treatment for pressure ulcers.  She is also currently pursuing a PhD in Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.  After she graduates from the Clinical Scholars Program, Dr. Squitieri will return to residency to complete her training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Upon graduation from residency, she plans to pursue a career in academic surgery with a focus on health services research and quality improvement, particularly in the field of pressure ulcer reconstruction.

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Jesus Ulloa, M.D.

Jesus Ulloa, M.D. (VA Scholar)
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Jesus Ulloa (VA) will return to residency at UCSF to complete his training in General Surgery. Dr. Ulloa plans to pursue an academic career in vascular surgery with a focus on access to surgical care for immigrant and low income communities, diversity of our surgery workforce, and drivers of disparities in surgical outcomes.

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