The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected six outstanding health professionals for the class of 2023 NAM Fellowships. The fellows were chosen based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and the relevance of their current field expertise to the work of the NAM and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The fellows will collaborate with eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country during their two-year fellowship. They will also participate in initiatives convened by the National Academies to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based guidance to national, state, and local policymakers, academic leaders, health care administrators, and the public.

The class of 2023 NAM Fellows is:

ABEM Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Cameron J. Gettel, MD, MHS, assistant professor of emergency medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

James C. Puffer, M.D./American Board of Family Medicine Fellowship
Stephanie Gold, MD, FAAFP, scholar, Eugene S. Farley Jr. Health Policy Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver
Sebastian Tong, MD, MPH, assistant professor, department of family medicine, University of Washington, Seattle

Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship
Michelle Debbink, MD, PhD, assistant professor, department of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics
Sanket Dhruva, MD, MHS, assistant professor, section of cardiology, department of medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; staff physician, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System; director, Western Surveillance Center, Veterans Affairs National Cardiac Device Surveillance Program; associate program director for research, UCSF Cardiology Fellowship; affiliate faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, San Francisco

Gilbert S. Omenn Fellowship
Ravi B. Parikh, MD, MPP, FACP, assistant professor of medicine and health policy, University of Pennsylvania; associate director, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation, Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia

“I congratulate these exceptional health professionals and welcome them into the NAM Fellowship program,” said National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau.  “NAM fellows will gain hands-on experience developing comprehensive policy solutions to address complex challenges across various disciplines in health and medicine and have the unique opportunity to build a network of mentors.”

Fellows will continue in their primary academic or research posts while engaging part time over a two-year period in the National Academies’ health and science policy work. They will also work with an expert study committee or roundtable related to their professional interests, including contributing to reports or other products. A flexible research grant will be awarded to every fellow.

The overall purpose of the NAM Fellowship program is to enable talented, early-career health science scholars to participate actively in the work of the NAM and the National Academies, and to further their careers as future leaders in the field.

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