Troy W. Ahlstrom, M.D
Troy W. Ahlstrom, M.D. works for Hospitalists of Northwest Michigan (HNM), a hospitalist owned and managed company providing hospitalist services at small to mid-sized hospitals and focusing on rural communities. Their practices at Cadillac Mercy Hospital (Cadillac, MI) and Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, MI) helped these institutions garner numerous accolades including multiple Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals awards, the 100 Top Hospitals Everest Award , and the American Hospital Association’s McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. The practice prides itself on developing innovative partnerships with hospital administrators and medical staffs which seek to align goals and improve processes of patient care, customer service, financial efficiency, and provider satisfaction.
Dr. Ahlstrom studied Biochemistry at Western Michigan University and received his medical degree from The University of Michigan Medical School. Having completed his military service as a Flight Surgeon and Residency in Internal Medicine with the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, he entered civilian practice as a Hospitalist in Northern Michigan. He is the Chief Financial Officer for his company and also serves as the current President of its Board of Managers.
Bradley Flansbaum, DO, SFHM
Dr. Bradley Flansbaum DO, MPH, SFHM works for Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He began working as a hospitalist in 1996 at the inception of the hospital medicine movement. He is a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and served as a board member and officer. He speaks nationally in promoting hospital medicine and has presented at many statewide meetings and conferences. He is also actively involved in house staff education.
Currently, he serves on the SHM and NY ACP Public Policy Committees and has an interest in payment policy, healthcare market competition, health disparities, cost-effectiveness analysis, and pain and palliative care. He is SHM’s delegate for the AMA House of Delegates.
Dr. Flansbaum received his undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. He received his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.
He is a political junky, and loves to cook, stay fit, read non-fiction, listen to many genres of music, and is a proud resident of New York City.
Rachel Lovins, MD, FHM
Dr. Lovins studied Fine Arts at Brandeis University and worked as a teacher for eight years before returning to school to complete her MD and residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University. She is now the director of a 17 FTE hospitalist program at Waterbury Hospital where she also is the director of medical education and the assistant chief of medicine. She is a physician champion for the implementation and design of the hospital’s electronic medical record and is active on the ethics committee, quality and safety committee, and many other hospital committees and projects.
Dr. Lovins was the president of the CT chapter of SHM for three years and now serves as it’s educational consultant. She sings in a rocking band called the Inflatables and is married to a photographer named Andrew with whom she shares three excellent children and one small dog.
John Nelson, M.D. – Co-founder of the Society of Hospital Medicine
John Nelson, MD is the nation’s preeminent expert on hospital medicine practice management. A practicing hospitalist since 1988, Dr. Nelson co-founded the Society of Hospital Medicine and remains an active figure in the evolution of hospitalist practice nationally.
In addition to his work in practice management consulting through Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants (www.nelsonflores.com), Dr. Nelson continues to practice regularly at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington, and serves as his program’s medical director. He also serves on the faculty of SHM’s Practice Management Course, “Best Practices in Managing a Hospital Medicine Program,” and writes a monthly practice management column for SHM’s journal The Hospitalist.
Dr. Nelson received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Wake Forest University, and his medical degree from Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
Jack Percelay MD, MPH, FAAP, FHM
Jack Percelay MD, MPH, FAAP, FHM is the Pediatric Board Member for the Society of Hospital Medicine and former chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine. He has worked as a pediatric hospitalist for 20 years from San Francisco to New York covering the full gamut of pediatric inpatient care including the general pediatric ward, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, Emergency Room, Well Baby Nursery, and Labor and Delivery. His leadership activities include managing local pediatric hospital medicine groups, lobbying on the Hill as part of the SHM Public Policy Committee, testifying for creation of new ICD-9 codes, and helping co-author sections of the inpatient pediatric coding handbook. He lives in New York City with his wife, a colo-rectal cancer survivor, and their daughter, a 17 year old soon to be college Freshman who wonders why can’t her daddy be a real hospitalist like Dr. Gergory House.
Michael Radzienda, MD, FHM
Dr. Radzienda received his A.B. in Biology and Asian Studies from Washington University in Saint Louis. After receiving his M.D. from Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Radzienda completed his residency in primary care internal medicine and was appointed Chief Resident at Loyola University Medical Center (L.U.M.C.). As a junior faculty member, Dr. Radzienda established the hospitalist program and was the founding medical director of the inpatient medical service at L.U.M.C. Subsequently he held faculty positions at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, was the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Medical Center and Interim section Chief of Hospital Medicine at LGH. An award winning medical educator, Dr. Radzienda has developed curricula and operational models for hospital medicine in several large programs and has spoken nationally on topics related to hospital medicine, quality improvement and critical care medicine. He has served as the Chief of Hospital Medicine and director of the hospital medicine service at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Memorial Lutheran General Hospital since 2007. Under his direction, the hospital medicine service has become a top performer in the University Health-system Consortium, ranking second in overall mortality rate. His section has doubled in size to 25 providers since he assumed leadership. In 2009, Dr. Radzienda received his FHM designation from the Society of Hospital Medicine and has been an SHM member for 11 years. He has served on multiple SHM and American College of Physicians committees and task forces. Most recently he co-authored SHM’s Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infection QI Resource Room. He is the proud father of Jake, Mitch and Mike. Dr. Radzienda and his wife, Elaine, reside in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Danielle Scheurer, MD, FHM
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.