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  • Kristen L. Rising, MD

    Assistant Professor

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

    Dr. Rising is a clinician investigator with a primary research interest in improving the quality and capacity of the US acute care delivery system to best serve individual patient needs. She completed medical school at the University of California San Francisco (2008), emergency medicine residency training at Boston Medical Center (2012), and received a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania (2014). Dr. Rising is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of Acute Care Transitions in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Her work over the past few years has focused on exploring factors associated with Emergency Department revisits in an effort to identify systemic factors contributing to patient struggles in managing their health in the outpatient setting. Her current funding includes the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Emergency Medicine Foundation.
  • Judd E. Hollander

    Thomas Jefferson University

    Judd E. Hollander, MD, is Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation at TJU and Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and Professor & Vice Chair of Finance and Healthcare Enterprises in the Department of Emergency Medicine, where responsibilities include the JeffConnect Telemedicine Program and Jefferson Urgent Care. He graduated from New York University Medical School in 1986, completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Barnes Hospital in 1989, and an Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Hospital in 1992. His research interests include innovative care delivery models (including telemedicine), risk stratification of patients with potential cardiovascular disease; cocaine associated cardiovascular complications; and laceration and wound management. Dr. Hollander has published over 550 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials on these and other topics. Dr. Hollander was President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, chaired the SAEM Program Committee and Emergency Medicine Foundation Scientific Review Committee and was Deputy Editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and co-chaired the National Quality Forum (NQF) committee to create a framework to support measure development for telehealth. Dr. Hollander was the awarded the ACEP Award for Outstanding Research in 2001, the Hal Jayne SAEM Academic Excellence Award in 2003 and the SAEM Leadership Award in 2011.