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Virtual Open House - August 28, 2021

Virtual Open House - August 28, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Regional Welcome

Calvin Wheeler, MD

Medical Director, Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education

About the presenter

Dr. Wheeler is the Medical Director of Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education and serves on the Regional Governance and Contributions Committees for KFH/HP Community Benefit as well as the Regional and National Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Councils. He served as the Physician-in-Chief of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Fremont and the Greater Southern Alameda area for 18 years and was a member of the Board of Directors and the Operations Management Group of The Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Wheeler joined Kaiser Permanente in 1984 as a staff pediatrician and neurologist in Hayward and Walnut Creek.

Dr. Wheeler graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Following medical school, he did a 6-month American Hepatic Foundation Fellowship at the Kings College Hospital on the liver failure unit in London, England. He then did residency training in Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. His residency was followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at Boston City Hospital & the Boston University Combined Neurology Program, where he also served as a clinical instructor. He then completed a fellowship in Epilepsy/EEG and the Houston Merritt Fellowship in Cerebral Palsy at the Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School, where he also served as a clinical instructor. After moving to the Bay Area, Dr. Wheeler became a clinical instructor at UCSF in the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Neurology. His research interests have been in the area of anti-epileptic medications and alternative epilepsy treatments.

A founding member of the Kaiser Permanente African American Professionals Association (KPAAPA) in Northern California, Dr. Wheeler twice served as president. He completed the KP Advanced Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1997. He completed the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Fellowship between 2003-2005.

Theresa Azevedo-Rousso, MPA

Director & Designated Institutional Official, Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education

About the presenter

Theresa Azevedo-Rousso is the Director and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of Northern California Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education. She joined Kaiser Permanente in 2006 with 16 years of previous experience in GME, strategic program development, with expertise in developing all phases of nonprofit business. At KPNC, Theresa develops new programs that align with KP’s workforce development goals, facilitates faculty and resident development and oversees accreditation, financial planning and marketing of KPNC’s residency and fellowship programs which serves 1,400+ unique residents and over 700 medical students who learn in KP Northern California’s twenty-one medical centers. Before joining KPNC, Theresa was concurrently the president of an academic research institute and the executive director of a GME consortium. Theresa received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California and received her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of San Francisco.

Theresa’s new scholarly interests are workforce development and diversity, integrating quality and performance improvement across the educational continuum, faculty development and educational research, the effects of healthcare policy on graduate medical education, and aligning community health needs assessments with resident education and care in underserved communities.

A native of California, Theresa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys its many hiking and cycling areas. Theresa is an active volunteer, teaching healthy eating and cooking practices in a variety of settings.

9:15 a.m.

Culturally Responsive Care

Carla Wicks, MD

Regional Director Culturally Responsive Care & Inclusion

About the presenter

Dr. Carla Victoria Wicks is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with The Permanente Medical Group in the East Bay. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Wicks completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Howard University in Washington, DC and then moved to the west coast and completed training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

Dr. Wicks joined The Permanente Medical Group after residency and has been in practice at the Richmond facility since 2006. Dr. Wicks held several leadership roles including Site Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Richmond, Assistant Chief of Service for East Bay Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assistant Physician-In-Chief (APIC) of Care Experience and Diversity in Kaiser Permanente, East Bay, and a host of other roles.

Dr. Wicks is currently serving as the TPMG Medical Director of Culturally Responsive Care and Inclusion for NCAL. In this new role for TPMG, her vision is to cultivate a culturally responsive and inclusive care climate by aligning the intentions, practices, and actions to meet the needs of the people, patients and communities we serve in Northern California.

Dr. Wicks’ clinical practice embodies general Obstetrics and Gynecology in which she is dedicated to serving a diverse and underserved community. She recently co-led the first TPMG Centering in Pregnancy group for African American women and families. Dr. Wicks is also a collaborator in the TPMG Health Equity for Women Advisory Group, a lead in the work around SB464 legislation for implicit bias training in the perinatal space, a faculty leader in the ACGME Obgyn Residency Health Equity Collaborative, as well as a host of other important initiatives and projects aimed at reducing disparities for black women and other vulnerable populations in the maternity space.

Dr. Wicks is a member of numerous professional medical societies, social organizations, and is very involved in several volunteer organizations in the community. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her loving husband and three adorable children.

9:45 a.m.

Virtual Simulation

Nur-Ain Nadir, MD

About the presenter

Dr. Nadir graduated from an emergency medicine residency at State University of New York downstate/Kings County Hospital in 2012 and proceeded to complete a fellowship in Simulation in Healthcare from the Institute of Medical Simulation and Advance Learning/SUNY downstate in 2013, while also completing a Masters in Education in Health Professions Education (MEHP) from Johns Hopkins.  She then joined the residency team at UIC Peoria as simulation faculty and launched the first ever simulation fellowship there. She has lectured extensively on simulation and is the president of the simulation academy at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, as well as the founding residency director for Kaiser Permanente Central Valley Emergency Medicine residency in Modesto.

11:15 a.m.


11:20 a.m.

Residency Program Breakouts:

11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. (See specialties for program presentation start times)

Napa Solano Join this session Program Director: Ted O’Connell, MD
Sacramento Join this session Program Director: Thomas Balsbaugh, MD
San Jose Join this session Program Director: Francis Chu, MD
Santa Rosa Join this session Program Director: Rachel Friedman, MD
Oakland Join this session Program Director: Thomas Baudendistel, MD
San Francisco Join this session Program Director: Jinwoo Kim, MD
Santa Clara Join this session Program Director: Danny Sam, MD
Oakland Join this session Program Director: Laura Minikel, MD
San Francisco Join this session Program Director: Gavin Jacobson, MD
Santa Clara Join this session Program Director: Anh Nguyen, MD
Oakland Join this session Program Director: Nami Jhaveri, MD
Santa Clara Join this session Program Director: Cristian Neagu, DPM
Vallejo Join this session Program Director: Gray Williams, DPM
Oakland Join this session Program Director: Christy King, DPM
Oakland Join this session Program Director: Lucas Van Dyke, MD
San Jose Join this session Program Director: Rochelle Woods, MD

12:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Calvin Wheeler, MD

Medical Director, Undergraduate & Graduate Medical Education

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