Physician Council

The Physician Council represents a group of physicians committed to sharing ideas and expanding the engagement of physicians in The Beryl Institute community. The primary focus is to strategically build a network of Physicians who will work collaboratively with the Institute’s Executive Team to develop a strategy for physician leader engagement in the broader patient experience movement as well as inform the efforts of The Beryl Institute.

Council Co-Chairs

Liza DiLeo Thomas, MD, CPXP, FAAEM, FACEP

Medical Director of Patient and Provider Advocacy
Ochsner Health System

Susan Nathan, MD

Geriatrician/Hospice/Palliative Medicine/Internal Medicine
Director of My Life, My Story Program, VA Boston Healthcare System
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Alexie Puran, MD, MS FACEP, FAAP, CPXP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine,
Asst. Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Columbia University
NYC Health + Hospitals - Harlem

Council Members

Syed Ahmed, MD, MMM, MS, CPXP

Northwest Community Hospital
Endeavor Health Care System

James Castellone, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE, FACEP, CPXP

Chief Medical Officer, Senior VP for Medical Affairs
Eastern CT Health Network

Jocelyn Edathil

Co-Chief Patient Experience Officer
Temple Health System

Michael Kanter, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Science
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Mikelle Key-Solle, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist
Program Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center

Sherry Kroll, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE, CPXP

Director of Human Centered Care, Medical Group
Hartford Healthcare

Paul Lansdowne, MD, CPE, CPXP, FACOG

Medical Director for Physician Service Excellence - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Executive Medical Director for Physician Service Excellence - Methodist Health System

Winnie Lee, MD, FRCP(C), MSc, MBA, CPXP, CHE, CCPE

Chief of Staff, Chief of Diagnostic Imaging
Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Swati Mehta, MD, FACP, SFHM, CPXP

National Director of Quality & Performance, Patient Experience

Sofie Morgan, MD, MBA

Associate Chief Quality Officer for Patient Experience
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Sachin Patel, MD

Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician
UNC-REX Healthcare
Wakemed Health & Hospitals

Taylor Sewell, MD, MBA, FAAP, CPXP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC, Columbia University
Medical Director of Patient Experience, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Amit Singh, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist Attending, Physician Director, Cook Children's Experience
Cook Children's Medical Center