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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 economic 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 

george kerwin.jpgGeorge Kerwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bellin Health, 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 IHI's 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 crop.jpgAl Kurose, MD, MBA, 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.

Saranya_web.jpgSaranya Loehrer, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of North America Strategy and Operations for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She leads efforts to accelerate health system transformation in the United States through the development and execution of key programming, including stewardship of the IHI Leadership Alliance. Dr. Loehrer received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she served as a Zuckerman Fellow.

l gordon moore.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, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is responsible for executing on IHI’s strategy in North America to accelerate the pace of improvement in health care and innovate and partner with organizations and communities to improve health. A preventive medicine physician by training, she completed her residency at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Torres has extensive experience in clinical preventive medicine, population management, and public, community, and population health. Prior to joining IHI, Dr. Torres led population health initiatives at Genesys Health System in Flint, Michigan, guiding the organization in transforming care delivery to improve the health of its community, with particular emphasis on the underserved. During her 18-year tenure in the Flint community, 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. Dr. Torres has been involved with IHI's Triple Aim strategy since its prototyping phase, serving initially as champion for her own organization, then as Triple Aim faculty, and now as Senior Lead for Triple Aim initiatives at IHI. She is committed to leveraging this unique time in history to transform health care to improve care, reduce costs, and create partnerships across the public and social sector to improve health for all.