Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming our lives, but its burgeoning roles in clinical medicine have yet to be fully defined. In this session, the SIDM Fellows in Diagnostic Excellence will debate how artificial intelligence might influence the future of clinical diagnosis, education in diagnostic reasoning, and diagnostic safety research.
- Describe how AI might influence how diagnostic errors are identified both for research and clinical purposes;
- Discuss the implications of widespread AI for diagnostic reasoning education;
- Imagine how AI will affect the clinician-patient interface and communication around diagnosis.
Paul Bergl, MDIntensivist in Critical CareGundersen Lutheran Medical Center
La Crosse, WI
My scholarly work has focused on diagnostic error in critically ill patients, and I have prioritized (above all else) diagnostic reasoning in my various educational roles over the years. I currently serve as the director for SIDM's Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence.
Adina Kern-GoldbergerAssistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Case Western Reserve University
Adina Kern-Goldberger is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and maternal-fetal medicine clinical faculty at the Cleveland Clinic and a member of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences. In addition to clinical care of patients with high-risk pregnancies, she is a healthcare delivery scientist who focuses on clinical interventions to improve maternal pregnancy outcomes through safer, higher quality obstetric care. Her interest in diagnostic error surrounds the care of pregnant and postpartum patients in non-obstetric settings
David BursteinMedical DirectorAssociates in Internal MedicineAssistant ProfessorDivision of General Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Burstein practices adult primary care and is the Medical Director of his practice, Associates in Internal Medicine. He is an assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. In 2020, Dr. Burstein received the Founder's Grant from the Society of General Internal Medicine, which is given to early-career researchers with the potential to make impactful contributions to the field of general internal medicine. His expertise includes physician work-environments, electronic health record use, physician-patient relationships and medical-decision making, and burnout. He was selected as a Fellow in Diagnostic Excellence in 2022 for a pilot project to evaluate whether financial incentives improve clinicians' documentation of information that can improve the diagnostic process.
David KudlowitzInternistNYU Langone Medical Center
Dr. David Kudlowitz is an internist at NYU Langone Medical Center. He practices inpatient and outpatient medicine. He directs the Integrated Clinical Skills course for the 1st year medical students at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He is a SIDM fellow with an interest in the formation of problem representations in early learners.
Gabor TothPhysicianUniversity of Debrecen
Gabor Toth is a physician and physician-economist at the University of Debrecen with 10+ years of experience in academic research and seven years of experience in business in the medical education field. Currently specializing in laboratory medicine/clinical pathology, Gabor uses that experience to advance and support efficient clinical diagnostics. By focusing on efficient diagnostics, Gabor has put the MD, PhD and physician-economist degrees he earned at the University of Debrecen and Corvinus University of Budapest to good use. Over the years, Gabor's strengths at InSimu have garnered recognition by national and international startup awards in the medical and educational space. When he is not at the Clinical Center, he is an avid classical pianist who loves traveling with family.
Julie ThaiClinical Assistant Professor of MedicineStanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Julie Thai, MD, MPH is geriatric medicine specialist who is dual board certified in both geriatric medicine and family medicine. She completed her fellowship training in geriatric medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Before that, she completed her family medicine residency at McLaren-Flint/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where she also earned her medical degree. Additionally, Dr. Thai holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Thai has contributed to research in rheumatology (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis), urology (renal stone disease, clinical markers and outcomes, and testing and development of new technologies), and end of life care. She has co-authored articles on topics such as caregivers’ communication with elders living with late-life disability, palliative care practices in diverse settings, and the social consequences of forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently the 2022-2023 SIDM Age-Friendly Care Fellow. Her work focuses on developing curriculum in undergraduate and graduate medical education to help medical learners improve their diagnosis of older adult patients.
Margaret Bavis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BCAssistant ProfessorRush University College of Nursing
Margaret Perlia Bavis, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program at Rush University College of Nursing. Dr. Bavis currently maintains a clinical practice and directs a NP clinical training program at CommunityHealth, Chicago, the nation’s largest volunteer-based free clinic. In addition, Dr. Bavis coordinates the FNP simulation program focusing on students’ clinical reasoning and clinical competence. Dr. Bavis’ interests include clinical teaching, diagnostic reasoning, simulation and providing care for under resourced populations.
Mary Dahm, PhD, MAARC DECRA Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Institute for Communication in Health Care
Australian National University
Dr. Maria R. Dahm is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) at the Australian National University. She is a leader in the field of in diagnostic communication with a particular focus on diagnostic uncertainty. Dr Dahm holds a prestigious 2022 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship from the Australian Research Council where her 3-year project addresses how communication can to improve diagnosis, and patient safety. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of health communication on diagnostic excellence and quality and safety of care, and improving consumer engagement in health communication research.
Susrutha Kotwal, M.B.B.S., M.D.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Susrutha Kotwal, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He is a practicing hospitalist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is interested in health professions education and developing / researching educational curricula to improve the science of diagnosis. He has developed diagnostic reasoning curricula, a simulation-based curriculum to improve dizziness diagnosis, and has won several national grants. He was awarded the Institute for Excellence in Education’s Outstanding Educator Award for faculty < 10 years at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.