Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc, FACP

Director

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Dr. Liao is an Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services, and the Associate Medical Director of Contracting and Value-Based Care at UW Medicine. He completed medical school at Baylor College of medicine and trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was also a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and completed a Medical Leadership Track focused on value-based care delivery. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his health services and policy training. Dr. Liao’s scholarly work focuses on how payment reform, delivery redesign, and behavioral interventions can improve the value of care.

 

Ashok Reddy MD, MSc

Primary Care Transformation

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Dr. Reddy is an Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine and a primary care physician in the VA Puget Sound Health System. He is core investigator in the VA’s National Primary Care Analytics and Evaluation Unit and VA’s HSR&D Center for Innovation. He previously served as senior advisor at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – a multi-payer effort to match payment reform to sustainable primary care transformation. Dr. Reddy completed his internal medicine training at the University of Washington and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reddy’s expertise and research focus includes topics such as behavioral economics, improving chronic disease management, team-based care, care coordination, and access in primary care.  

 

Leah Marcotte, MD, FACP

Population Health

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Dr. Marcotte is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, the Associate Medical Director of Population Health at UW Medicine, and primary care physician in the UW General Internal Medicine Clinic. She completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Washington. In 2010-2011, she worked in health policy at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Following residency, Dr. Marcotte joined Iora Health, an innovative primary care organization focused on team-based care and population health within a value-based payment model. At Iora, she served as a Clinical Innovator and Associate Practice Medical Director. Her interests include population health, high-value care, and quality improvement.

 

Christopher P. Chen, MD, MBA

Value Management

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Dr. Chen is the Medical Director of Value Management and Associate Medical Director of Hospital Medicine at Valley Medical Center (VMC). In his work, Dr. Chen helps VMC navigate healthcare's shift from volume to value by developing care pathways to spread evidence based care; strengthening post-acute relationships in partnership with the UW Post-Acute Care Network; guiding participation in BPCI-Advanced; and connecting with community partners. Prior to his work at VMC, Dr. Chen worked as a hospitalist at the University of Washington Medical Center and a consultant at McKinsey.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his business degree from The Wharton School. Dr. Chen completed his residency in Internal Medicine – Primary Care at the University of Washington.

 

Anders Chen, MD, MHS

Policy Concepts

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Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine, the Assistant Program Director for Health Systems for the UW Internal Medicine Residency Program and Director of Population Health for primary care services at the VA Puget Sound Health System. He completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and internal medicine residency training at the University of Washington. Dr. Chen obtained his health services training at Johns Hopkins University, including a general internal medicine research fellowship, quality and safety fellowship and Master of Health Sciences degree in health economics. He completed the Leadership in Health Policy scholars program through the Society of General Internal Medicine. His interests include health systems education and primary care payment and delivery redesign.

 

Linnaea Schuttner, MD, MSHS

Primary Care Quality Improvement 

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Dr. Schuttner is an Instructor in the Department of Medicine at UW and an Investigator and primary care physician in the VA Puget Sound Health System, where she is part of the VA’s National Primary Care Analytics and Evaluation Unit. She attended medical school at the UW School of Medicine and internal medicine-pediatrics residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her fellowship in General Internal Medicine at UW and Health Services Research & Development at the VA, including training in quality improvement and a MS in health services through the UW School of Public Health. Her research focuses on primary care health systems, quality improvement, low value care, and care delivery for patients with multiple chronic conditions.

 

Sophie Miller, MD, MPH

Policy & Care Delivery Immersive (2019-2020)

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Dr. Miller is a resident physician at the University of Washington. She earned her M.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she graduated with honors and was a junior inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Miller attended the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health where she earned a Masters in health policy and management. As a physician, Dr. Miller focuses on inpatient clinical work at Harborview, UWMC and the VA Puget Sound. She also has a primary care panel at Harborview's Adult Medicine Clinic. Her policy work has centered around implementing the Affordable Care Act and she has worked directly for the federal government’s Office of Health Reform drafting rules and regulations, as well as for a large governmental contract firm implementing the federal health insurance exchanges. Dr. Miller’s interests include policies to promote access and high-quality care to vulnerable populations as well as the impact of technology and artificial intelligence on medicine.

 

Catherine S. Hwang, MD, MSPH

VSSL Fellow

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Dr. Hwang is an internal medicine resident at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Prior to her medical training, she pursued public health training at Johns Hopkins University, with a focus in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. She served as an Epi Scholar at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and subsequently pursued a fellowship in the Division of Epidemiology at the United States Food and Drug Administration, where she engaged in various initiatives surrounding opioid regulation and policy. Dr. Hwang obtained her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her current work examines strategies to optimize the quality, value, and delivery of health care.

 

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