Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP
Director and Health Officer, Detroit Health Department, City of Detroit
Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital
Bio:Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP, is the Director and Health Officer for the Detroit Health Department and a practicing emergency physician at Henry Ford Hospital. As Detroit’s chief health strategist, she executes the city’s health agenda through collaborative partnerships, evidence-based programs, and a social justice lens focused on the resilience and strength of Detroiters. Under Dr. Khaldun’s leadership, Detroit launched an 18-month community health assessment, and bridged health systems and public health in an effort to reduce infant mortality and unintended teen pregnancy. She is the driving force behind a proactive strategy to address child lead poisoning, restructuring of the city’s animal welfare services, and several collaborations to tackle the opioid epidemic and violence as a public health issue. Most recently, Dr. Khaldun was the Chief Medical Officer of the Baltimore City Health Department, where she oversaw seven clinics and focused on robust partnerships to address the opioid epidemic. She has held several other local and national leadership positions, including Director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control at George Washington University; Founder and Director of the Fellowship in Health Policy in the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine; and Fellow in the Obama administration’s Office of Health Reform, where she worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including the National Prevention Strategy. Dr. Khaldun obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Michigan, her MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and MPH in health policy from George Washington University.
Dr. Michael J. Englesbe, MD
Cyrenus G. Darling, Sr., MD, and Cyrenus G. Darling, Jr., MD, Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan
Bio:Dr. Englesbe received his undergraduate degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1993. He went on to obtain his medical degree in 1997 from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Health System in 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Englesbe did a surgical research postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Englesbe completed a 2-year fellowship in multi-organ transplantation surgery at the University of Michigan in June of 2006. He now serves as the Cyrenus G. Darling, Sr. & Cyrenus G. Darling, Jr. Professor of Surgery. Dr. Englesbe does both kidney and liver transplantation. His primary clinical focus is pediatric liver transplantation. He started the multidisciplinary pediatric portal hypertension clinic and has significant expertise in the management of portal hypertension and portal vein thrombosis in children and adults. He also does surgery for living kidney donation and dialysis access. Dr. Englesbe is very involved medical student education. He is Director of the 3rd- and 4th-year medical school curriculum at Michigan. He runs several research programs for students and mentors many students and residents. Dr. Englesbe has an active research group. The focus is improving the value of surgical care. Key topics of interest include frailty, prehabilitation, opioid use, patient regret, patient-reported outcomes, and surgical appropriateness. He has funding for his work from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.
John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP
Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine and Director
Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan
Bio:John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, which includes over 500 faculty members from 14 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan, where he is also the Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Professor of Public Policy, and a practicing general internist. He previously served as Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ayanian has led influential studies of access to care, quality of care, and health disparities related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and insurance coverage. He currently leads a team of 15 faculty members conducting the federally-authorized 5-year evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan, which has expanded Medicaid coverage to more than 650,000 adults in Michigan. From 2014 through 2016 he served as an Associate Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, and in 2016 he was elected to the AcademyHealth Board of Directors. Dr. Ayanian is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has received the John Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research from the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth. He received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Duke University, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and his master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He completed residency and fellowship training in primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research at the Harvard School of Public Health.