Andrew Wilner, MD graduated from Yale University and Brown University School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and neurology. He completed a fellowship in electroencephalography at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada. He was medical director of the Carolinas Epilepsy Center, Charlotte, NC, and then Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI. Currently, he is a practicing neurologist and neurohospitalist, medical journalist,â€¨and medical advisor for Accordant Health Services Epilepsy Disease Management Program, Greensboro, NC. Dr. Wilner and colleagues from Accordant have published papers in Epilepsy and Behavior detailing the excess cost burden of epilepsy compared to controls and highlighted the problem of comorbidities (Wilner et al. 2012, Wilner et al. 2014).
Dr. Wilner has a lifelong interest in writing fiction and nonfiction, and writes for many medical and other publications. He received the American Academy of Neurology's Creative Expression of Human Values Award (2001), the American Academy of Neurology's Journalism Fellowship for Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting (2008), and is the author of two books on epilepsy; Epilepsy: 199 Answers, 3rd Edition, and Epilepsy in Clinical Practice. He was a Section Editor for the three-volume Atlas of Epilepsies (Springer, 2010). His latest book, Bullets and Brains, a collection of over 100 essays on neurology, was published in 2013.
Dr. Wilner volunteers as the medical director of Lingkod Timog, a nonprofit medical mission organization that delivers health care to rural areas of the Philippines. For more information, see www.drwilner.org and bullets and brains.net.
Nowreen Haq, M.D. MPH, is a faculty of department of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and practices hospital medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center since 2011. She holds board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and she is also board eligible for American Board of Preventive Medicine. She is in multiple education panels such as in Society of Hospital Medicine quick talk, author and contributor for “Decision Making: Hospital Medicine, 2nd Edition” as well as for the Society of Hospital Medicine's Education Committee run “ Clinical Quick Talks Library”.
Dr. Haq earned an award for academic excellence, while at the Medical College for Women. Throughout her residency training, she contributed to quality improvement, as well as patient safety protocol development. She has keen interest in the areas of chronic disease epidemiology, heart failure and preventive cardiology. After joining CIMS in 2011, Dr. Haq has been involved in clinical research activities with the heart failure clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Her dedication for improving the hospital length of stay, prevention of readmissions of heart failure patients has earned her an advisory board membership on the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) funded pSCANNER (patient-centered SCAlable National Network for Effectiveness Research)project.
Through her service on committees of American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and American College of Preventive Medicine, and membership at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Alumni Association, Dr. Haq continues to demonstrate her commitment and interest in academic medicine and clinical research. In 2007, she was interviewed by the Voice of America (Bangla) for her career achievement and research at Hopkins.