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Congratulations to February PLP Class Graduates



February-June 2017 Class

Total Participants: 23

Gender: 88% male/13% female

Average Years Post-Medical School: 20 (Median: 20)

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Sports Medicine, OB/GYN, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Plastic Surgery, Microvascular and Oncologic Reconstruction, Diagnostic Radiology, Pulmonology, Neuroradiology, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care, Rheumatology

Participating health systems (number of participants)

  1. Adventist Health (CA) (2)
  2. Aurora Healthcare (1)
  3. Christiana Care Health System (4)
  4. Cone Health (2)
  5. Duke Health (1)
  6. Intermountain Healthcare (1)
  7. Lehigh Valley Health Network (1)
  8. Montefiore Health System (2)
  9. Northwell Health (1)
  10. Ochsner Health System (2)
  11. Spectrum Health (2)
  12. Virtua Health (1)
  13. Yale New Haven Health System (3)


  • Ted Boyse, M.D., Chief, Community Division, Duke Radiology, Duke Health
  • James Burke, M.D., VPMA, Southern California Region Physician Network, Adventist Health
  • Judah Burns, M.D., Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology and Medical Director, Advanced Imaging at Gun Hill, Montefiore Health System
  • Ohm Deshpande, M.D., Director, Utilization Review and Clinical Redesign, Yale New Haven Health
  • John Dingilian, M.D., CMO, Simi Valley Hospital, Adventist Health
  • Rob Ferguson, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Vanessa Haygood, M.D., Partner, Central Carolina Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cone Health
  • Brian Johnson, M.D., North Market Director of Hospital Medicine, Aurora Healthcare Medical Group, Aurora Healthcare
  • Melinda Johnson, M.D., Division Chief, Women’s Health, Spectrum Health
  • Josh Kooistra, D.O., Department Chief of Acute Health, Spectrum Health
  • Robb Kruklitis, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Center for Connected Care and Innovation, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Nicole Lamborne, M.D., Program Director of Women’s Health, Virtua
  • Richard LeBlanc, M.D., Associate Medical Director and Section Head, Surgical Services, North Shore Region, Ochsner Health System
  • Matt Manning, M.D., Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, Cone Health
  • Robert McLean, M.D., Medical Director of Clinical Quality, Northeast Medical Group, Yale New Haven Health
  • Sajid Noor, D.O., Unit Based Medical Director Supervisor, Christiana Care Health System
  • Ryan O’Connell, M.D., Vice President for Performance Management and Risk Management at Bridgeport Hospital, Executive Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs, Yale New Haven Health
  • Matt Powell, M.D., Director of Perioperative Evaluation and Preparation Team, Christiana Care Health System
  • Matt Rubino, M.D., Chief General Surgery, Christiana Care Health System
  • Brad Sandella, D.O., Associates Lead, Musculoskeletal Service Line, Christiana Care Health System
  • Pete Silver, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Director, Northwell Health
  • David Slovut, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Chief, Cardiology, Co-Director of TAVR, Montefiore Health System
  • Chuck Whitlow, M.D., Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Health System