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The High Value Practice Academic Alliance was created in June 2016 by Pamela T. Johnson, MD, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety in Radiology and Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care lead, and Roy Ziegelstein, MD, Vice Dean for Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, to serve as a national forum for academic institutions to come together, advance successful value-based quality improvement and engage their trainees in this important work. They direct the alliance with two of Johns Hopkins high value champions, hospitalists Leonard Feldman, MD and Amit Pahwa, MD.

The organization’s charter was ratified in January 2017. After a very successful 1st year of operations, the HVPAA directors recognized the need for leadership expansion to effectively advance the various initiatives that the organization had undertaken. In December 2017, 8 new directorship roles were created to lead different arms of the alliance, and applications were solicited from all HVPAA faculty members. Twenty faculty leaders from 15 academic medical centers were appointed as Committee Directors.

Executive Directors

Pamela T. Johnson, MD
High Value Practice Academic Alliance Co‐Founder
Physician Lead, Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee
Vice Chair of Quality & Safety and Director of Appropriate Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology
Roy Ziegelstein, MD
High Value Practice Academic Alliance Co‐Founder
Vice Dean for Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank Coulson Jr., Professor of Medicine
Mary Wallace Stanton, Professor of Education
Lenny Feldman, MD
Physician Lead, Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee
Program Director, Urban Health Medicine and Pediatric Residency
Director, Department of Medicine, High Value Care Committee
Associate Program Director,Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Amit Pahwa, MD
Physician Lead, Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee
Co-Director, Department of Medicine, High Value Care Committee
Director, Subinternship in Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Cross‐institutional Quality Improvement Implementation Directors

Hyung (Harry) J Cho, MD
Director of Quality, Safety, & Value, Division of Hospital Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Matt Nielsen, MD
Physician Lead, Urology Inpatient Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Program
Associate Professor of Urology, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Christine Soong, MD
Medical Lead, Urgent and Critical Care Centre of Excellence, Sinai Health System
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Toronto
Sinai Health System, University of Toronto

Implementation Guide Directors

Nicole Adler, MD
Clinical Lead, Value Based Management, NYU Langone Health
Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine
Ari Hoffman, MD
Director of Value Improvement, UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Research Directors

Pamela T. Johnson, MD
HVPAA Founder and Director
Physician Lead, Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee
Associate Professor of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine
Clare Rock, MBBCh
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins Hosp
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sara C. Keller, MD, MPH, MSPH
Co‐chair, High Value Care Committee, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Benchmark/Appropriate Use Criteria Directors

Pamela T. Johnson, MD
HVPAA Founder and Director
Physician Lead, Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee
Associate Professor of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine
Amy Lu, MD
High Value Lead, Stanford Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Martin Makary, MD, MPH
High Value Lead, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Professor of Surgery & Professor of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine & Publick Health

Informatics Directors

Brandyn Lau, MPH
Director of Radiology Value Informatics, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
L. Scott Sussman, MD
Co-Chair, Decision Support Committee, Yale­‐New Haven Health System
Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine

Continuing Education Directors

Andrew Parsons, MD, MPH
High Value Care Curriculum Development, Internal Medicine Clerkship, UVA School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Jeff Trost, MD
Founder, Providers for Responsible Ordering
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Director of Interprofessional Program Building

Christopher Petrilli, MD
Co‐Chair of the Laboratory Stewardship Committee, Michigan Medicine
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Cost Effectiveness Director

Deepak Agrawal, MD, MBA
Director of Endoscopy, Parkland Hospital
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

High Value Future Leaders Program Directors

Venkata (Giri) Andukuri, MD
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Lead for Graduate Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine
Robert Fogerty, MD
Co‐Director, Internal Medicine Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction
Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Kencee Graves, MD
Associate Program Director for Quality & Patient Safety, Internal Medicine Residency
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
Christopher King, MD
Hospitalized Adult Care Block Director and Hospital Medicine Sub­‐Internship Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Remus Popa, MD
Core Faculty RCH/UCR IM Residency Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California Riverside
Kshitij Thakur, MD
Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Crozer-­Chester Medical Center

 

HVPAA Lead Project Manger 

Steve Park, BA
Project Manager, Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee