Kimberly Bates, MD
Dr. Bates is the Medical Director of FACES (a family-centered HIV program) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH and academic internist and pediatrician at OSU Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Grandview. She obtained her medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and her residency in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, DE.
Dr. Bates is also a faculty member of the departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine and is active in medical student and residency education. Her professional interests include the care of young adults with chronic medical conditions, health care transitions, HIV and family centered health care delivery.
Sophia Jan, MD
Dr. Jan is a general internist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a pediatric hospitalist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She obtained her medical degree at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and completed residency training in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
She is a member of the 2010-2012 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include transitions of care for emerging adults with chronic medical conditions and disabilities, care variations between pediatric and adult health facilities, and patient safety.
Manuel “Manny” Jimenez, MD
Dr. Jimenez is a board certified pediatrician and a developmental and behavioral pediatrics fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Most recently, Dr. Jimenez was a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation Public Policy fellow in the office of US Senator Jeanne Shaheen where he worked on health and disability issues during the health reform debate.
Dr. Jimenez is a member of the 2010-2012 cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. His professional interests include shared decision making in health care, improving coordination of care for individuals with chronic medical conditions and disabilities, and improving communication among health care providers.
George Sawicki, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Children’s Hospital Boston; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Peter A. Sim, MD
Dr. Sim is the Medical Director of Victory Junction, a year-round NASCAR-themed camp in central North Carolina that serves children with CMCD free of charge. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and a board-certified Emergency Physician with 28 years full-time ED experience before joining Victory Junction in spring 2005. He has an extensive background working with Emergency Medical Services in Virginia as an Operational Medical Director for multiple jurisdictions. Research interests include transition, and the lasting value of the therapeutic camp experience.
Paul Strumph, MD
Dr. Strumph is one of the few people who achieved certification in four board specialties: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Adult Endocrinology, and Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Strumph served as Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has seven years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry from first-in-human to post-approval phase IV studies, most recently with Bristol-Myers Squibb & Co., at Merck KGaA, and at GlaxoSmithKline. He has extensive experience in clinical research and the development of programs that resulted in the successful advancement of drug candidates in Diabetes and Metabolism from basic research into clinical settings, then on to the marketplace. He provided Adult and Pediatric Endocrine Care for six years in Asheville NC. He founded and served as Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Diabetes Program, Ruth and Billy Graham Children’s Health Ctr. He co-founded and served as Medical Director of an overnight camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes. He is the author of more than a dozen articles in scientific journals and magazines, including Nature, Clinical Pediatrics, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Diabetes Care.