Clinical Leadership


A critical component of the cutting-edge healthcare technology that SpecialtyCare Connect® employs is the input of our highly respected clinical advisory board.

SpecialtyCare Connect has thoughtfully combined human oversight with big data capabilities to create a trusted source of objective, validated information for anyone seeking the right specialist for their condition. Meet the medical professionals on whom we rely.

Benjamin Safirstein, MD
Chief Medical Officer; Leader in Pulmonology and Lung Cancer
Mary K. Thomas, MD
Medical Director; Pediatrician with specialty training in complex genetic disorders
Suzanne Clough, MD
Chief Innovation Officer; Endocrinologist and former CEO of WellDoc

Executive Commitee

David L. Helfet, MD
Chief of Orthopedic Trauma, Hospital
Kelly Hunt, MD
Chief, Surgical Breast Section, Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Iain H. Kalfas, MD
Head of Spinal Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic
Asher Kimchi, MD
Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Scott J. Swanson, MD
Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Andrew Tucker, MD
Team Physician Baltimore Ravens, Director of Union Memorial Sports Medicine

Clinical Advisory Board

James Aisenberg, MD
Gastroenterolgy; Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Louis M. Aledort, MD
Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital
Elise Michele Brett, MD
Endocrinology; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Eugene F. Foley, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery; New England Deaconess Hospital, New York
Roy G. Geronemus, MD
Dermatology; NYU Medical Center, New York
Simon J. Hall, MD
Urology; Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Michael Kaliner, MD
Allergy & Immunology; George Washington University, Washington DC
William S. Krimsky, MD
Pulmonology; MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Maryland
Richard Levine, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology; Columbia University Medical Center, Maryland
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD
Rheumatology; Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York
Christopher Magovern, MD
Cardiac Surgery; Morristown Memorial Hospital, New Jersey
Paul N. Manson, MD
Plastic Surgery; The Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Maryland
Leslie S. Matthews, MD
Orthopaedic Surgery; MedStar Health, Maryland
Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH
Thoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
Geeta Nagpal, MD
Pain Medicine; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Illinois
Joseph V. Nally Jr., MD
Nephrology; Center for Chronic Kidney Disease at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
John E. Robinton, MD
Neurology; Private Practice, Montclair, New Jersey
Mark L. Urken, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat; Beth Israel, New York
Willis Wagner, MD
Vascular Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California
Robert Zager, MD
HUMC Mountainside Hospital, New Jersey