About the Physician’s First Watch Editorial Board
David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Fairchild has been practicing internal medicine for more than 20 years. Before coming to the University of Massachusetts healthcare system in 2011, he was the Chief Medical Officer at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Before moving to Tufts in 2003, Dr. Fairchild was the Director of Primary Care Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. After completing his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and an additional year there as Chief Resident, Dr. Fairchild spent 3 years on the Navajo Reservation as a physician in the Indian Health Service, serving as the Chief of Staff of his IHS hospital in Chinle, Arizona. He is board-certified in internal medicine, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and, in addition to his clinical and administrative duties, is a health services researcher with an interest in quality improvement in ambulatory care settings.
Susan Sadoughi, MD, Deputy Editor
Dr. Sadoughi is trained and board-certified in internal medicine. Former Chief Medical Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Sadoughi has been a staff clinician educator in the Division of General Medicine at that institution. Her academic career and administrative roles have focused on medical education. She is actively involved in training residents and medical students and has received a number of outstanding teacher awards. She is the Co-Chair of the Education Subcommittee of Harvard Medical School's Women's Health Center of Excellence.
André Sofair, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor
Dr. Sofair has practiced general internal medicine in both rural and academic settings. His research focus is on the epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases, particularly viral hepatitis, and he has lectured both nationally and internationally on these topics. He is currently principal investigator on a number of longitudinal studies investigating the epidemiology of hepatitis C in the United States.
William E. Chavey, MD, MS, Associate Editor
Dr. Chavey is board-certified in Family Medicine. He was trained at the University of Michigan, worked in a Health Professional Shortage Area in North Carolina for 2 years, and then returned to the University of Michigan, where he’s practiced for 13 years. He is currently Service Chief for the Department of Family Medicine inpatient services. Since 2007, he has worked to develop sustainable models of healthcare provision among private hospitals in Uganda, in collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Business. His areas of interest and expertise include cardiovascular medicine and hospital medicine.
Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, Associate Editor
Dr. Di Francesco is residency-trained and board-certified in internal medicine. He is the current Program Director for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Emory University. He is an accomplished teacher and has received the Society of Hospital Medicine National Teaching Award in 2003; he also has numerous housestaff teaching awards within his institution, including the Golden Apple Teaching Award and the Juha P. Kokko Teaching Award. Dr. Di Francesco lectures both regionally and nationally and has primary academic interests in community-acquired pneumonia, healthcare-associated pneumonia, acute heart failure, acute aortic dissection, acute pericarditis, pulmonary embolus, PDAs in medicine, teaching at the bedside, and physical examination skills.
Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD, Associate Editor
Dr. Hefner’s primary teaching and research interests focus on primary healthcare for women and health disparities. She has lectured extensively and has been the recipient of grant funding in the area of primary care for patients with disabilities. She is currently developing a web-based educational curriculum for health providers to learn to care for women with physical disabilities. Dr. Hefner is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician and hospitalist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as an Associate Physician and hospitalist in the Department of Medicine, Division of Women’s Health at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM, Associate Editor
Dr. Saitz is a primary care clinician, educator, and researcher who trained at the former Boston City Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. A board-certified internist, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Director of the CARE Unit at Boston Medical Center, he conducts studies of alcohol- and drug-related problems, supported by the NIH. He is Past President of the Association for Medical Education and Research on Substance Abuse and Co-Chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Substance Abuse Interest Group. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, is editor of a leading addiction medicine textbook, is certified in addiction medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Saitz wrote for Journal Watch for 13 years and was its Deputy Editor from 2001 to 2010; he is currently editor of the journal Evidence-based Medicine.
EDITORS WHO HAVE LEFT THE BOARD SINCE JANUARY 2007
Jeanne Carey, MD, Associate Editor, 2006-2008
Dr. Carey is a board-certified internist and infectious diseases specialist whose practice is hospital-based. In addition to her duties as Senior Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, the University Hospital and Manhattan Campus for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she also serves as the Site Director of the subinternship. Dr. Carey is active in teaching infectious diseases fellows as well as residents and medical students, and in the quality improvement activities of the Department. Her academic interests include HIV/AIDS and graduate medical education. She was a member of the Physician's First Watch editorial board from 2006 to 2008.
Rebecca Ann Meriwether, MD, MPH, Associate Editor, 2006-2007
Dr. Meriwether is board-certified in family medicine and has an MPH in epidemiology. She has practices in and teaches family and preventive medicine, and has 18 years’ experience in public health. Her primary interests are physical activity and health behaviors, translational research in primary care and community settings, and evidence-based medicine. Dr. Meriwether is a former RWJ Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar and has served as a peer reviewer for Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports, Journal of Family Practice, Annals of Family Medicine, and American Journal of Preventive Medicine. She was a member of the Physician's First Watch editorial board from 2006 to 2007.
Jacob Reider, MD, Associate Editor, 2006-2010
Dr. Reider is a family physician from Slingerlands, New York, where he practices in a three-physician office doing the full spectrum of family medicine: from newborn care to geriatrics, including obstetrics and outpatient gynecology. He has 15 years of experience in healthcare information technology with a special interest in user interfaces and usability. Dr. Reider is the creator of medlogs.com, an aggregator of medical weblogs, and is the author of docnotes.net, the longest-running medical weblog on the Internet. He is the creator and project coordinator of FMDRL.org (the Family Medicine Digital Resource Library) and advises the New York Academy of Family Physicians and the Medical Society of the State of New York on issues relevant to health information technology. Dr. Reider's clinical interests focus on the evidence-based management of common clinical problems in outpatient medicine such as otitis media, sinusitis, and bronchitis. He was a member of the Physician's First Watch editorial board from 2006 to 2010.
Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSc, Associate Editor, Associate Editor, 2006-2012
Dr. Scheurer is a practicing hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. She is also the physician advisor and blog author for the Society of Hospital Medicine. Her clinical interests include the prevention and treatment of nosocomial infections, and other interests include quality improvement and patient safety. She was a member of the Physician's First Watch editorial board from 2006 to 2012.
Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, FAAP, FACP, Associate Editor, 2006-2007
Dr. Stewart is board-certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics and holds a master of science degree in preventive medicine. Her major areas of interests include medical education and prevention. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and is one of the core college advisory faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She was a member of the Physician's First Watch editorial board from 2006 to 2007.