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Association announces new fellows.


THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PHYSICIAN Leadership[R] announced new fellows at the Annual Meeting April 15 in Washington, D.C. These physicians meet the newest criteria approved by the board of directors in 2015 for its leadership ranks.

They are:

NASIMUL AHSAN, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, FAAPL, FACP, FASN, is the chief of medical services of Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iron Mountain, Michigan, and adjunct professor of medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Fie leads the department and is responsible for the assessment of the health delivery system, as well as developing a plan for delivery of services to patients consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans Health Administration. Fie received his medical degree from Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

MOUNIR "MARK" BANOUB, MD, CPE, FAPPL, practices in pediatric and cardiac anesthesia at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and is director of pediatric anesthesia. Fie established a new pediatric cardiac surgery and interventional cath-lab service and served as a physician champion for EMR implementation and optimization. Banoub earned his medical degree from the University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt, and is a 2016 MBA candidate at the University of Massachusetts.

MARILU BINTZ, MD, FACS, MBA, FAAPL, is a general surgeon and senior vice president of population health and strategy for Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Bintz earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and her master's degree in business administration and health care management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

LAURA CLAPPER, MD, MPPA, CPE, FAAPL, is the regional vice president at Anthem Blue Cross in commercial clinical sales. Clapper's passion is in improving health care, both the patient experience and quality and cost effectiveness through data. She earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University and her master's in public policy analysis from Claremont Graduate University.

ALAN J. CONRAD, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL, FACHE, is executive vice president of physician alignment at Palomar Health in Escondido, California. Conrad has been a primary care internal medicine physician with North County Internists in Poway, California, since June 1987. In his current position, he serves as an important liaison between the medical staffs and administrative leadership of Palomar Health. Fie received his medical degree from New York Medical College.

DAVID L. FELDMAN, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS, is senior vice-president and chief medical officer at Hospitals Insurance Co. Feldman is responsible for risk management activities, working on innovative programs aimed at improving patient safety and quality. Fie earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University, and trained in plastic surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

NOMIE G. FINN, MD, FACP, CPE, FAAPL, is chief medical officer of the Montgomery VA Center at Chantilly Parkway, Montgomery, Alabama. She is responsible for improving quality in patient care and has coordinated care and sharing with the Department of Defense. She earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

JAMES KETTERHAGEN, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL, FACS, FACHE, leads the health care consulting practice of JK Partners LLC and is serving as interim vice-president of patient safety and clinical risk for Texas Health Resources. He has extensive experience leading patient safety and clinical quality initiatives and is driven by a passion for medical error prevention. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a master's in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.

MARLENE M. MULLEN-CLAYTON, DO, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, is northeast regional medical director at United-Healthcare Clinical Services. She supports value-based health care with medical necessity review, peer interaction, process and policy review and via educational interactions and presentations. Mullen-Clayton has extensive background as an academician, emergency medicine physician and corporate leader. She earned her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her MBA is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

YOSHINORI NAKATA, MD, MBA, PHD, CPE, FAAPL, is professor of health care management at Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health and director of Teikyo University Medical Information and System Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. Nakata earned his medical degree and PhD from the University of Tokyo in Japan, and an MBA from Yale University School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut.

LEE E. PAYNE, MD, MBA, CPE. FACP, FACEP, FAAPL. FACHE, is commander of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. A brigadier general, he oversees execution of Air Force Surgeon General policies supporting Air Force expeditionary capabilities, health care operations and national security strategies. He is responsible for leading consultative support for more than 44,000 personnel and 76 military treatment facilities with a $6.1 billion budget. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School. His MBA is from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

BURDETT ROY PORTER, MD, MMM, CPE, FAAPL, serves as vice chairman, anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Guthrie Medical Group, in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He provides expertise in health care information technology, clinical informatics and hospital medical staff leadership. In addition, Porter works for the Pennsylvania Medical Society as a member of its political action committee board of directors. He received his medical degree from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and his MMM from Carnegie Mellon University.

BRIAN D. SCHROEDER, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM, CPE, FAAPL, is the senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan, a five-hospital integrated delivery system. He oversees physician performance, medical education, trauma and the system's medical directors. Schroeder is also the lead flight surgeon with the 107th Fighter Group of the Michigan Air National Guard. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.

JOSEPH W. SPINALE, DO, CPE, FACC, FACP, FACHE, FAAPL, is chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs and quality at Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. He provides expertise, experience and oversight of quality, risk management and performance improvement; graduate medical education and physician/ medical staff leadership and accountability. Spinale also serves as examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

BEDRI YUSUF, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM, CPE, FAAPL, is a vice president and chief physician executive with Gwinnett Medical Group, a subsidiary of Gwinnett Health System in Atlanta, Georgia. He has the primary responsibility for patient care quality, safety, clinical resource utilization, provider performance management, clinical standards of care, outcomes measurement and improvement, as well as overall operational performance. He earned his medical degree from Addis Ababa University and MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Date:May 1, 2016
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