The Game-Changer: Russell Greenfield, MD

Russell H. Greenfield, M.D. serves as Sr. Director of Employee Whole Health for the Whole Health Institute. He is responsible for partnering with individual employers in the strategic development of Whole Health programming and
associated data analysis to capture and communicate impacts on employees and operating costs. Most recently, he was the medical director of Integrative Medicine for Novant Health, with headquarters in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, N.C.

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The Chief: Robert McLafferty, MD, MBA, FACS

Robert B. McLafferty, MD, MBA grew up in Maine and did his undergraduate studies in Biology at Boston College. He then attended the University of Vermont, School of Medicine and from there went to Oregon Health & Science University to complete a residency in General Surgery and fellowship in Vascular Surgery. He joined the faculty in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois where he participated in a robust academic surgery practice for 15 years and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery in 8 years. He came back to OHSU and joined the Vascular Surgery Division as Professor of Surgery 2013 and is also the Medical Director of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center. From 2013 to 2019, he served the Chief of Surgery for the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System, one of the largest in the VA system. During that time, he obtained a Healthcare MBA from the combined program of Portland State University and OHSU. Dr. McLafferty is internationally known amongst his peers in vascular surgery. He is Distinguished Fellow in the Society for Vascular Surgery and a Past-President of the American Venous Forum, the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery and the Vascular Disease Foundation. He directs a national conference entitled Modern Wound Care Management. Aside from his passion for medicine, he is an avid dad, musician, yogi, fitness geek, cook, traveler and loves all things outdoors.

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The Mentor: Lisa Herbert, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Lisa Herbert is an executive leadership coach, speaker, respected family physician and DE&I consultant who brings over 20 years’ experience of providing primary care and serving as a healthcare leader. Dr. Herbert has a unique background and extensive experience of being a physician and a healthcare leader in hospital administration, public health, academic medicine, and the health insurance industry. She has held roles as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Physician Advisor/Medical Director for a large hospital system, Medical Director for a six-center family planning agency and Medical Director at a local and national insurance company. 

As the Founder and CEO of Just The Right Balance LLC, she offers coaching, consulting, workshops and training to help physicians and healthcare providers transition into high performing leaders who will improve the healthcare landscape by building healthy communities and strong organizations. With the creation of the Physician Rising Up Leadership Program, organizations can have access to the Physicians Leadership Academy training and resources needed to support physicians in their transition from medical practice to medical leadership. Dr. Herbert also offers specialty training for women physician leaders.

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The Sage: John Chuck, MD

John Chuck, M.D., is a family physician, wellness consultant, award-winning teacher, and author. He is the former Regional Chairperson of the Physician Health & Wellness Leaders Group for The Permanente Medical Group based in Oakland, CA. In that role, he shaped the conversations, culture, and operations that drove the total performance
of 10,000 physician colleagues in Northern California. He has also done wellness work with Permanente physicians in Southern California, Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southeast and numerous external organizations including UC Davis Health, UC San Francisco, the University of Washington, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, John Muir Health, Providence St. Joseph Health, Asian Health Services, the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers, the American College of Surgeons, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, and the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.

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The Wonderer: Andrew Tisser, DO

Andrew Tisser, DO specializes in emergency medicine and is the host of the Talk2MeDoc Podcast. The podcast and Dr. Tisser’s work as a career strategist focus on the unique issues pertaining to the early-mid career physician. He works tirelessly with his clients to accelerate their goals to completion.  

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The Polymath: Lee Rogers, DPM, RCPS, FFPM (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part discussion with Dr. Rogers. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. 

Dr. Lee Rogers is a fellowship-trained podiatrist in diabetic limb salvage.  Dr. Rogers is the Chief of Podiatry and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage and policy and practice and he has delivered more than 500 lectures around the world.  

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The Polymath: Lee Rogers, DPM, RCPS, FFPM

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part discussion with Dr. Rogers. We found this discussion so relevant to today’s healthcare challenges, we decided not to leave anything behind. 

Dr. Lee Rogers is a fellowship-trained podiatrist in diabetic limb salvage.  Dr. Rogers is the Chief of Podiatry and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has authored over 150 published papers, books, and book chapters on limb salvage and policy and practice and he has delivered more than 500 lectures around the world.  

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The Innovator: Cheng Ruan, MD

Dr. Cheng Ruan, MD is a board certified internal medicine physician in Houston, TX. He is the founder of Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine and the host of the 2021 Physician Practice Automation Summit, a CME event to educate doctors on the business of private medical practices and burnout prevention. He is an advocate for developing unique business models in patient focused communication within private practice settings.

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The Self-Care Doctor: Robyn Tiger, MD

Robyn Tiger, MD, is a physician & trauma-informed self-care coach. She founded StressFreeMD, a wellness practice that provides freedom through self-care education.

Dr. Tiger utilizes her unique combination of trainings in medicine, yoga therapy, meditation and life coaching to educate others in stress management, burnout prevention and relief. Her teachings focus on complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being and resilience. Dr. Tiger’s innovative CME accredited program, Rx Inner Peace, was created at the request of several busy physicians seeking an accessible self-paced online self-care program. It contains the most effective evidence-based self-care methods compiled from several years of providing physician education. At the request of other healthcare professionals and the general public, she created the Self-Care Shop which houses 6 additional accredited self-care programs open to everyone.

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The Authority: Ivy Fisher, MD

Specialized in pediatrics and behavioral disorders, Dr. Ivy Fisher lent over three decades’ experience to Kaiser Permanente in Daly City, California. There, she had a general pediatric practice and a special interest in children affected by autism spectrum and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD). She is closely involved with organizations such as Autism Speaks, the American Society of Autism (ASA), Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT), and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD). She has also been featured on KRON-TV 4 San Francisco and Dr. Dean Edell to talk about these behavioral conditions related to children. In addition to her position with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Fisher has served as an associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco for the past 12 years, where she taught medical students. For her efforts there, she was presented with a teaching award in 2008.

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