AAMC Panel Discussion: Building a Culture of Collaboration: GME Leaders Establishing Critical Connections - October 15

Includes a Live Event on 10/15/2020 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

The challenges occurring in academic medicine presented by the global COVID crisis require leaders to break down silos and establish a culture of collaboration across the enterprise. In response, GME leaders are taking an integrated approach to sharing critical resources and expertise in this high stress, complex, and rapidly changing environment. Collaboration between institutions and across health professions has had a profound impact on healthcare provider engagement and well-being at mission-driven academic health centers in times of crisis. During this webinar, leaders in GME, in partnership with other leaders within their academic health center will share strategies for promoting cross-institutional, interprofessional and interdepartmental communication and collaborative efforts, bringing diverse groups together to lead the nation’s response to the global pandemic.  

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Woodson "Scott" Jones, MD

Vice Dean for GME and DIO, Professor of Pediatrics, UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

Woodson "Scott" Jones, M.D. is the Vice Dean for GME and DIO in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine (LLSOM), University of Texas Health, San Antonio. He is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. The Office of GME provides oversight for over 60 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs, nearly 30 non-ACGME fellowship programs, with more than 850 residents. Prior to joining the LLSOM, Dr. Jones served as the Dean, DIO and CEO of the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), also overseeing graduate-allied health training programs. 

Dr. Jones successfully completed the AAMC GME Leadership Development Course in May 2011. He is active in the AAMC as the Director for the GME Leadership Certificate Program and a liaison to the Group on Resident Affairs Steering Committee. Previous positions include: Associate Dean of GME, SAUSHEC; Pediatric Residency Program Director, SAUSHEC; Chief of Pediatrics, Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram AB, Afghanistan; Pediatric Clerkship Director, Uniformed Services University (USU), Bethesda, MD; Maternal/Child Flight Commander, 31st Medical Group, Aviano AB, Italy; and Chief of Residents, Department of Pediatrics, Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Jones completed his Pediatric Residency at WHMC in 1993. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 1990 from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and earned a BA in Biology from Baylor University in 1986.

Dr. Jones’ honors include multiple research, clinical and teaching awards, to include the William P. Clement, Jr. Award for Excellence in Education from the USU F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine Class of 2006, awarded to the uniformed faculty educator who exemplifies the principles of excellence in education by personal example and performance. In 2012, he was selected as an honorary member of the Order of Military Medical Merit for his contributions to the U.S. Army Medical Department. Dr. Jones’ has numerous published articles, book chapters, abstracts, and national/international presentations. While in the Air Force, his awards included the Legion of Merit Medal, the Joint Service and Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, two NATO medals, and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal. 


Emily Volk, MD, MBA, FCAP

Senior Vice President Clinical Services at University Health Systems

Emily E. Volk, MD, MBA, FCAP is the President-Elect of the College of American Pathologists. She practices cytopathology and surgical pathology at University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, where she is an assistant professor of pathology at the Long School of Medicine. She also serves as the Senior Vice President, Clinical Services for University Health System where she works with medical staff leaders on peer review and credentialing while leading quality initiatives, risk management, infection control, accreditation and regulatory compliance. Dr. Volk, board-certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology with subspecialty certification in cytopathology, received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1993. She completed her pathology residency training with a certification year in Surgical Pathology with an emphasis in Gastrointestinal Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio in 1998. Dr. Volk completed her fellowship in cytopathology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Dr. Volk serves on the Executive Board of the Texas Society of Pathologists and is past president of the Michigan Society of Pathologists.  

Yolanda Wimberly, MD, MSc, FAAP

Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Prof of Clinical Pediatrics, DIO

Dr. Yolanda Wimberly is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Grady Campus, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for the Graduate Medical Education Office at Morehouse School of Medicine. and Professor of Clinical Pediatric at Morehouse School of Medicine. She is double boarded in Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Wimberly practices at several Adolescent/Young Adult health centers located in the Atlanta area. She directs a teen center at Morehouse Medical Associates and is a staff doctor at Student Health Services at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College.Originally from Nashville, TN, Dr. Wimberly completed her medical training at Meharry Medical College, her residency at Northwestern Children's Memorial Hospital and an adolescent medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She is the past president of the Georgia Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Medicine and is very active in her community. She is a member of numerous professional organizations and also serves on several national advisory committees. She served as a member of the ACGME Pediatric Residency Review Committee for 2 terms (6 years) and is also an ACGME volunteer CLER site visitor. In addition, she is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Program Director Advisory Group. She is committed to medical education and the enhancement of the resident education process to produce excellent physicians who provide primary care and advocacy services to the community. She completed a comprehensive Sexually Transmitted Disease Curriculum (STIKR), with a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for implementation into medical schools nationally. She has provided quality health care to her patients and her community her entire career and was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award at Cincinnati Children's Hospital for her efforts, the prestigious Dean's Award at MSM.

Kelley Carroll, MD

Executive Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services and Chief of Ambulatory Medicine at Grady Health System

Dr. Kelley Carroll is Executive Vice President of Ambulatory Care Services/Chief of Ambulatory Medicine at Atlanta’s Grady Health System. Dr. Carroll joined the health system in 2017, after having served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care of Harris Health System in Houston, Texas, where she had responsibility for nine Harris Health clinics and 80 University of Texas Family Medicine faculty.    At Grady, Carroll directly oversees all Grady employed physicians and advanced practice professionals practicing in the ambulatory settings.  In addition, she works with the medical school partners, key health system divisions and executive leaders to ensure timely, efficient, high quality, patient centered ambulatory care.  A 2002 honors graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Carroll completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston.  From there, she then joined the Family and Community Medicine faculty as an assistant professor of family medicine, providing direct patient care and resident education at one of the Harris Health System community health centers. She was selected as an emerging leader at McGovern Medical School in 2013, providing the opportunity to attend the Harvard School of Public Health for healthcare leadership training.  She received a certificate in physician leadership from University of Texas School of Public Health in 2015. 

David Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

Associate Dean & Co-Chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP is Co-Chief Academic Officer and Vice President for Academic Diversity at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) and Professor of Medicine and Founding Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.   A graduate of Princeton University (AB), SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine (MD) and Georgian Court University (MBA), Dr. Kountz holds state and national leadership roles in medical education, including appointment by Governor Christie to the Accreditation Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey in 2016 and current Chair for the Group on Resident Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  A practicing general internist at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Dr. Kountz‘s research and educational interests include pipeline programs for students underrepresented in medicine; graduate medical education; leadership development; and hypertension and related disorders in underserved populations. Dr. Kountz has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, as well as serving as an investigator on more than 20 grants, including a current grant to assess the value of social networks to help clinicians with safe opioid prescribing. Dr. Kountz is also involved in community outreach activities, having run annual “mini-medical school” programs for high school students in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  In 2014, the New Jersey School Board Association awarded the program its School Leader Award, which recognizes creative classroom and extracurricular programs in New Jersey's public schools.  Dr. Kountz is the 2019 recipient of the Verice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award from the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation.                   

Ellen Angelo, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN

Chief Nursing Officer, Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Ellen Angelo, DNP, MSN, R.N., CCRN, of Holmdel, N.J., is chief nursing officer of Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Ellen previously served as vice president, chief nursing officer at Ocean Medical Center and has held a nursing leadership position with Hackensack Meridian Health for nine years. Prior to serving as VP, chief nursing officer, she served as senior manager, Patient Care at Ocean Medical Center and also as director of Medical Surgical Nursing at two hospitals; Monmouth Medical Center, in Long Branch, N.J., and Union Hospital, in Union, N.J.    A multiple nursing award recipient, Ellen has received the Elizabeth Kellogg Nursing Excellence Award, Monsignor Bradley Nursing Research Award, and Critical Care Nurse of the Year award, among others. She is an adjunct professor for nursing and medical programs at Georgian Court University. Ellen is a member of the Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.   She holds a Nursing Diploma from Elizabeth General Hospital School of Nursing, an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Union County College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kean University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Monmouth University, a Six Sigma Certificate for green, lean and black belt from Villanova University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Drexel University.   Located in Neptune, Jersey Shore University Medical Center is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and the only Level II Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in Monmouth and Ocean counties. It is home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. 

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