Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACPCOURSE DIRECTOR
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Smetana is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his medical internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is an active teacher clinician with a large primary care practice. Colleagues have repeatedly recognized Dr. Smetana as one of the Best Doctors in America in a peer survey.
He founded the medical consultation service at Beth Israel Hospital and continues to be active in the field of perioperative medicine. He is the co-author of a systematic review and guideline on preoperative pulmonary evaluation for the American College of Physicians. He has written numerous book chapters and systematic reviews in the peer-reviewed literature that provide guidance to clinicians on the value of historical features in the diagnosis of common medical conditions and on evidence based approaches to perioperative risk reduction.
He is the co-editor of textbooks on perioperative medicine and evidence-based medical history taking, served as a deputy editor at JGIM, and is an editor for the Beyond the Guidelines series in the Annals of Internal Medicine. He is the recipient of the SGIM national award for scholarship in medical education In 2016, he was selected as a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP).
Dr. Smetana speaks widely at grand rounds and continuing medical education settings and has received numerous teaching awards for these contributions. He has directed continuing medical education courses for Harvard Medical International in Switzerland, and for the CDC and Beth Israel Deaconess in Vietnam. He was a course director for Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care, a series of primary care CME conferences attended by nearly 30,000 clinicians each year. He is currently the co-director of the Harvard Medical School course: Prevention in Primary Care Practice; Pearls and Pitfalls.
Other interests include evaluation of patients with headache, evidence based management of hypertension, diagnostic dilemmas in primary care, primary care management of depression, and critiques of new medications for primary care practice.
Howard Libman, MD, FACPCOURSE DIRECTOR
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Libman is a clinician educator in the Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School. He directs the HIV Program in Healthcare Associates, the hospital-based primary care practice. His previous positions have included Chief of the Education Section of the BIDMC Division of General Medicine and Ambulatory Training/Primary Care Program Director.
Dr. Libman’s career has focused on training medical residents and students in primary care and HIV medicine, caring for patients with HIV infection, and educating practitioners in this field. He has provided regional and international training through the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam, respectively. He is also co-editor of the textbook, HIV, three editions of which were published by the American College of Physicians. In addition, he is a core faculty member of the International Antiviral Society-USA.
Maura Moran Brain, DNP, ANP-CCOURSE DIRECTOR
Certified Adult & Geriatric NP
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Maura Moran Brain has been a practicing nurse practitioner at the academic teaching practice Healthcare Associates (“HCA”), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center HCA for almost 20 years. She is a certified adult and geriatric nurse practitioner. Maura received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a dual minor in Urban Studies and Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Master of Science and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Maura is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has taught coursework at both Boston College School of Nursing and Simmons School of Nursing. She is an active member of the Mass Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Maura has published articles in peer-reviewed publications on various topics including the management of patients with diabetes and counseling patients on weight loss. She has a strong clinical interest in weight loss counseling and diabetes and is a certified diabetes educator. Maura is also interested in quality improvement, technology in healthcare, team-based care, and geriatric medicine.
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FACULTY
This course will be live-streamed and includes real-time audience-response questions, live demonstrations and interactive Q&A sessions allowing you to pose specific questions to our expert faculty via online chat. All presentations and course materials will be available immediately to watch and review at your convenience.
All live-stream sessions are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ABIM MOC points, as well as other relevant CME credits.