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TEDxCollegeHill - Jeffrey Borkan - Fixing the Healthcare System

Jeffrey M. Borkan, MD, PhD is a family physician educator, researcher, clinician, and advocate whose career has bridged two fields (family medicine and medical anthropology), both in the US and abroad. He joined the Department of Family Medicine at Brown University as Professor and Chair in 2001, after having been the ViceChair of Behavioral Science at Tel Aviv University, and the coordinator of a national Family Medicine Practice Based Research Network. Dr. Borkan received his BA from the University of Michigan and his MD and PhD at Case Western Reserve University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington and was a fellow in Social Medicine at Harvard. At Brown, Dr. Borkan has worked with a broad coalition to spearhead the growth and development of the Department of Family Medicine, the sole family medicine department in the State (and the site of training for two thirds of the family physicians). He has been active in Rhode Island and national healthcare policy, including chairing the Rhode Island Primary Care Physician Advisory Board, serving as a board member of the national Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Association (AFMAA) and the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), president and chair of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, and, currently, the chair of the Council of Academic Family Medicine (the national coordinating body for all academic Family Medicine). Dr. Borkan has taken several leadership roles in medical education innovation and currently chairs the Brown MD Curriculum Committee during a period of curriculum redesign. Dr. Borkan's association with the principles of the patient centered medical home (PCMH) is long standing, based in experiences in a variety of urban and rural settings as a family physician, administrator, and researcher. He is the Principle Investigator on a Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative (AAU Grant, HRSA, 2010 to 2015) and is on the Executive Committee of the CSI Rhode Island multipayer PCMH initiative.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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