Evan Berg, M.D.
Dr. Berg is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Newton Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Berg received his M.D. from The George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine, including a year as Chief Resident at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Berg was an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and an Assistant Residency Director with the Boston University Emergency Medicine Residency Program. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He currently serves on the Emergency Department/Hospitalist Department collaborative committee at Newton Wellesley Hospital.
David Diamond, M.D., C.S.S., FACOEM
Dr. Diamond is the Associate Medical Director at MIT. After completing his M.D. at Brown University, he did post-graduate clinical training at Mt. Auburn Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston followed by a research and teaching fellowship in General Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Diamond is an Associate Clinical Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is on the active staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospitals.
C. Ronald Kahn, M.D.
Dr. Kahn is the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served as Research Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center for 19 years and as Joslin’s president from 2001 to 2007. Dr. Kahn is a world-recognized expert in diabetes and obesity research and has received more than 60 awards and honors—including, election to the National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine. He has authored over 600 publications and serves on the advisor boards for a number of biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
Mark Kieran, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kieran recently left his position as the Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. After completing his M.D. at the University of Calgary and his Ph.D. in Medicine (Immunology) from the University of Alberta, Dr. Kieran completed both research and clinical fellowships at the University of Calgary, Pasteur Institute, McGill University and Children’s Hospital, Boston.
Amy Kuhlik, M.D.
Dr. Kuhlik is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dean of Student Affairs at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kuhlik received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Resident in Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Nephrology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. In addition, she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and American College of Physicians.
Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, BSN, HN-BC
Pam is the founder and president of Stress Resources LLC, a firm specializing in stress management, health communication, and holistic healthcare. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and board-certified in holistic nursing. Ms. Ressler is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts/Boston College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her research interests include e-health and creating tools for increasing patient education, engagement, and empowerment in healthcare. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Integrative Medicine Alliance and is a founding member of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
Rabbi Suzanne Offit
Suzanne is an interfaith chaplain with a focus on end of life issues and palliative care. Suzanne is the Rabbi and Staff Chaplain for Hebrew SeniorLife, an 8 site institution for housing, healthcare and medical research for the elderly. Suzanne was ordained at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. Her board affiliations include Gann Academy, Hebrew College, and Hadassah Foundation.
Luis Salmun, MD
Dr Luis M Salmun is a pediatric immunologist/allergist, who trained and practiced in the specialty at Children’s Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School. He has since spent the past 20 years in various roles in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. His most recent role, prior to becoming a consultant in the industry, was at DBV Technologies where he served as the Sr Vice President, Global Medical Affairs.
Joan Vitello, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAHA, FAAN
Dr. Joan Vitello is Dean of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Previously, she was the Associate Chief Nursing Officer, and prior to that, the Executive Director of Perioperative Nursing and Clinical Services at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her clinical and management experience has been in critical care, emergency, post-anesthesia, psychiatric and outpatient services in both academic medical centers and community hospital settings. Joan has championed the value of collaboration and the need to build linkages with other disciplines outside nursing to ensure the overall excellence of patient care.