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Session Faculty

Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any econ​omic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.


Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​


Expert Faculty

Ackerly.jpgD. Clay Ackerly II, MD, M.Sc, is a primary care physician with a special interest in the needs of older adults. Born and raised in Washington, DC, he graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Health Policy and earned his medical degree in 2009 as a Nanaline Duke Scholar at the Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. He also holds a Masters degree in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics. Dr. Ackerly completed his Internal Medicine training at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and has spent over four years with Dr. Kenneth Minaker and his team at MGH Senior Health. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ackerly is the Associate Medical Director for Population Health and Continuing Care at Partners Healthcare, and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Non-Acute Services at the Massachusetts General Hospital   
Dr. Ackerly recently served as an Innovation Advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and was named a Practice Change Leader by the John A, Hartford Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Kerwin.jpgGeorge Kerwin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin. George Kerwin has served in his present capacity since 1992. Bellin is an integrated health system serving a population of 600,000 people in Northeastern Wisconsin. Bellin was an original member of the Quality Management Network, and is currently active in IHI’s Triple Aim initiative. Mr. Kerwin is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a board member of the Green Bay Packers. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Collaborative on Healthcare Quality.

Kurose.jpgAl Kurose, MD, FACP, President and CEO, Coastal Medical, has served in this leadership role for the primary-care-driven accountable care organization since 2008. In May 2012, he presented to the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, addressing Coastal’s efforts to improve the health care of the population it serves. He is an active physician leader in the Rhode Island health care community, having completed his 20th year of adult primary care practice in 2011, and has since been engaged in full-time administrative leadership at Coastal. Dr. Kurose is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University. He is a member of the Executive Committee of CSI-RI, the state’s all-payer patient-centered medical home demonstration project, and he serves as a member of the Health Insurance Advisory Council of the Health Insurance Commissioner. A graduate of The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, he completed the Brown University Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Rhode Island Hospital in 1991. He is a member of the Class of 2014 of the Yale MBA for Executives: Leadership in Healthcare program.

 Moore Picture.jpgL. Gordon Moore, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Treo Solutions (a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M), helps governments, insurers, and health care delivery systems structure environments and programs in pursuit of the Triple Aim: population health outcomes, patient experience of care, and their impact on total cost of care. Dr. Moore is a national leader in improving health care in primary care and medical office practices. His work is based on understanding health care as a system built upon a solid foundation of effective primary care, and is informed by his prototyping groundbreaking primary care models as well as his extensive teaching and interaction with health care systems, large and small, from across the United States. ​

Torres_Trissa_thumb.jpgTrissa Torres, MD, MSPH, FACPM, is a Senior Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Her responsibilities encompass work in several strategic areas, including the pursuit of the IHI Triple Aim, the transformation of primary care, the creation of systems to ensure reliable care transitions, and engaging community partners to improve the health of populations and communities. Dr. Torres is a Preventive Medicine physician by training. Prior to joining IHI, Dr. Torres served for 18 years as Medical Director of Genesys HealthWorks at Genesys Health System in Michigan. There she led population health initiatives to transform care delivery to improve the health of the community. During her tenure at Genesys, Dr. Torres designed, implemented, evaluated, and evolved a novel care model anchored by “Health Navigators,” individuals who serve as extensions of primary care practice teams to engage patients in healthy behaviors and their own self-management, leveraging community resources to overcome barriers to better health. She has been actively involved with IHI’s Triple Aim since its initial prototyping phase, serving initially as champion for her participating organization and more recently as Triple Aim faculty.

2010 Forum Weissberg1.jpgJed Weissberg, MD, Senior Fellow, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, joins the IHI faculty after a 30-year career at Kaiser Permanente where he served as clinician, physician executive, and health plan/hospital executive, focusing on quality improvement, safety, clinical risk management, service improvement, and technology assessment. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his residency at Boston City Hospital (BU) for Internal Medicine. Dr. Weissberg went to Stanford and the Palo Alto VA for a GI/Liver and a Alcoholism and Substance Abuse post-doctoral fellowship before joining Kaiser Permanente.​​