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APCCMPD Medical Educator Podcast: “Coaching”
Join us on the first of a 4-part series on Coaching with Drs. Klem, Frank, Santhosh, Seijo, and Alipanah-Lechner. Discover what it means to be a coach in medical education and the importance of a coaching program at your institution.

Diana Kelm, MD
Mayo Clinic

Diana Kelm, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Core Faculty for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and the Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center and completed residency, chief residency, and fellowship at Mayo Clinic. Her research is geared towards medical education, specifically in procedural skills training, gender disparity, and interprofessional education.

James Frank, MD, MA
University of California San Francisco

James Frank, MD, MA, is a clinician-educator and professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, focusing on medical education across undergraduate and graduate learners. He is a medical student coach in the UCSF School of Medicine Bridges Curriculum and directs the medical student critical care immersion experience and critical care acting internship. He has been the program director for the UCSF Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program for the past four years. His clinical roles include critical care medicine and co-leading the pulmonary embolism response team and the neuromuscular respiratory clinic at the SFVA. He formerly ran a biomedical research program and had experience in training and mentoring physician-scientists. His current academic interests include educational leadership, teaching quality improvement and communication skills, professional/personal coaching, and curriculum development and implementation.

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd
University of California San Francisco

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd, specializes in adult pulmonary and critical care medicine, focusing on medical education. She attends the Medical ICU, Neuro ICU, and Internal Medicine teaching wards and has a clinic at the Pulmonary Outpatient Faculty Practice at UCSF-Parnassus. She is the founder and Medical Director of the multidisciplinary post-COVID/post-ICU OPTIMAL Clinic at UCSF Health. She is the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and the Assistant Site Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Parnassus. She obtained her Master’s in Health Professions Education from UC Berkeley. She gives clinical lectures to students, residents, fellows, faculty, and interprofessional team members. Her primary interests in medical, and educational research are related to ICU transitions of care, women in leadership development, clinical reasoning, and subspecialty career choice.

Leslie Seijo, MD
University of California San Francisco

Dr. Leslie Seijo is a pulmonologist who cares for patients undergoing lung transplantation. She also cares for patients with pulmonary needs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Seijo’s research focuses on increasing access to pulmonary services, such as pulmonary rehabilitation, for people who live in underserved communities. She also studies implementation science, investigating ways for research findings and proven treatment methods to b be systematically incorporated into everyday patient care.

Seijo earned her medical degree at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where she served an additional year as chief resident. She completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF, where she trained in advanced lung disease and lung transplantation.

In 2022, Seijo earned a UCSF Exceptional Physician Award for outstanding patient care. She belongs to the American Thoracic Society and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Narges Alipanah-Lechner, MD
University of California San Francisco

Narges is a Clinical Instructor at the University of California San Francisco. University of California San Francisco. Dr. Alipanah-Lechner received her BA in Public Health at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and completed a year of research in minimally invasive surgery at the University of California Irvine. She received a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from UCSF Medical School, which was followed by a year of research involving the development of global guidelines/interventions to improve health outcomes for people with Tuberculosis.