Clinical Leadership Fellows 2021 – 2022
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Shivali Choxi, MD
Shivali Choxi, MD, is a 2021 – 2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Ambulatory Care. She will conduct her clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.
Dr. Choxi earned her doctor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. While there, she was awarded the Health Services Scholarship for innovative and impactful global health research. She went on to complete her pediatric residency training at NYU Langone Health. During residency, she focused on quality improvement research. She led initiatives centered on enhancing the quality and safety of the hospital discharge process and improving the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in the intensive care unit.
Dr. Choxi has a keen interest in primary care innovation and patient advocacy as a means of improving public health outcomes. She hopes to continue improving the lives of her patients by providing culturally conscious care supported by systems-wide solutions that extend beyond the doors of the doctor’s office.
Dr. Choxi earned her BS in political science at The George Washington University.
Kyle Koster, MD, MS
Kyle Koster, MD, MS is a 2021-2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Medical and Professional Affairs. He will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Koster completed internal medical residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During residency, he led quality improvement projects including designing a discharge checklist for patients with indwelling pleural catheters and implementing a new signout system to enhance resident-nurse communication. He also led initiatives in response to the COVID-19 crisis, including forming a team of contributors to provide emerging scientific literature to frontline clinicians and educating providers and nurses on prone positioning in awake non-intubated patients with severe COVID-19.
Dr. Koster earned his MD and MS in microbiology and immunology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and received his BS in neuroscience from Texas Christian University.
Julie Hyppolite, MD, MPH
Julie Hyppolite, MD, MPH is a 2021-2021 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Ambulatory Care, division of Population Health. She will conduct her clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gunhill. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Hyppolite completed her family medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center. During residency, she served as chief resident of the Department of Family and Social Medicine, and site coordinator of Reach Out and Read, an evidence based program to promote child literacy. Dr. Hyppolite’s research has focused on addressing obesity and health disparities research. She received the The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Philadelphia Branch Award, from the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Hyppolite earned her MD and MPH at Drexel University and her BA in political science from University of Notre Dame.
Peter Alarcon Manchego, MD, MS
Peter Alarcon Manchego, MD, MS is a 2021-2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Quality & Safety. He will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Alarcon Manchego completed his pediatrics residency at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi. During residency, he served as the pediatric ambulatory chief resident, was part of Jacobi’s inaugural class of Healthcare Administration Scholars Fellows and helped develop resident education curriculum and policy. Dr. Alarcon Manchego’s research has focused on implementing an asthma clinical pathway to reduce length of stay, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare education and culture, and cardiac surgical outcomes in low birth weight and pre-term infants. Dr. Alarcon is interested in primary care pediatrics, specifically helping underserved communities, and is passionate on utilizing technology to improve access to care and empower patients. Dr. Alarcon’s training experience spans Melbourne, Australia, Bronx, NY, Boston, Massachusetts and Lima, Peru. He received a Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching in 2020.
Dr. Alarcon Manchego earned his MD from the University of Melbourne and his MS in human nutrition from Columbia University. He received his BS in earth sciences from Rice University.
Jonathan Meldrum, MBBS
Jonathan Meldrum, MBBS is a 2021-2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Quality & Safety. He will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Meldrum completed his emergency medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. During residency, he co-chaired a taskforce to improve the care of patients experiencing homelessness in the ED, utilizing Community Based Participatory Research, and worked in Palestine on a World Bank funded project to strengthen emergency care in the West Bank. Prior to residency, he worked as National Director of Medsin-UK (now Students for Global Health) a UK nonprofit focused on health equity, served on the European Board of the international advocacy organization Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization in the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products. His research has focused on improved access to essential medicines, measuring the impact of investments in global health and improving health outcomes of persons experiencing homeless.
Dr. Meldrum earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at University of Oxford and University College London and his BA in medical sciences from University of Oxford.
Alexander Meyers, DO
Alexander Meyers, DO is a 2021-2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Quality & Safety. He will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Meyers completed his emergency medicine residency at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. During residency, he participated in the Healthcare Administration Scholars Program, a two-year fellowship focused on the practical application of healthcare administration and quality improvement. His projects during this time focused on expected wait time and dwell time in the ER. Prior to medical school, he worked as a research analyst for the Wall Street law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
Dr. Meyers earned his at DO at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, his BS in economics from Quinnipiac University and completed a post baccalaureate premedical program at Columbia University.
Leland Soiefer, MD
Leland Soiefer, MD, is a 2021-2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Managed Care and Patient Growth. He will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in outpatient primary care.
Prior to fellowship, Dr. Soiefer completed residency training in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell. During residency, he designed an initiative to improve the hospital discharge medication list, for which he earned intramural grant funding. He also worked on a project to better understand hospital readmissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Soiefer is interested in helping to make healthcare delivery more cost-effective, prevention-focused, and equitable.
Dr. Soiefer earned his MD at New York University School of Medicine and his BA in psychology from New York University.
Michael Shen, MD
Michael S. Shen MD is a 2021-2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Ambulatory Care. He will conduct his clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Shen completed his Internal Medicine residency at NYU, as part of the Primary Care track. There, he participated in the Bellevue High Value Care Council and Patient Wellness Committee, and gave lectures on the intersection between medicine, the media, and art. Dr. Shen is a producer and illustrator on the podcast, “Core IM”, where he has created educational episodes for medical professionals in collaboration with the American College of Physicians. He received a Rudin Fellowship in Medical Humanities to explore communication in serious illness, resulting in publications in the Annals of Internal Medicine and AMA Journal of Ethics. He has been inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society.
Dr. Shen earned his MD from New York Medical College and received his BA in Biological Sciences from Cornell University.
Talia Walker, MD, MPH
Talia Walker, MD, MPH is a 2021-2022 NYC Health + Hospitals Clinical Leadership Fellow in the Office of Medical & Professional Affairs. She will conduct her clinical practice at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Walker served as an Emergency Medicine Envoy Physician, where she traveled to multiple cities and states providing care at emergency departments with low supply of local physicians. Dr. Walker completed her emergency medicine residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans. During residency, she designed and implemented original research on emergency room overuse for low-acuity complaints. Dr. Walker was also a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Walker earned her MD at Weill Cornell Medical College and her MPH at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She received her BA in Evolutionary Biology of Humans from Columbia University.
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