Editorial Leadership

The DynaMed Editorial Leadership team is made up of clinicians in a broad range of specialties.

Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Editor in Chief

Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP is Editor in Chief of DynaMed. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Peter is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and practices clinically at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served as the Director of Preventive Cardiology for over 20 years. He graduated from University of Connecticut Medical School and completed internal medicine residency training at Tufts New England Medical Center, and a Cardiology Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  In addition to his clinical interests in preventive cardiology, he has conducted basic research in vascular biology for over 20 years and received a Physician Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health and an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.

Alan Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP
Executive Editor

Alan Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP is the Executive Editor at DynaMed and an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He is board certified from the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Alan graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1984 and completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1987. He is involved in the teaching of Evidence-Based Medicine to third year medical students and writes the Evidence-Based Medicine column for Clinical Advisor magazine.

Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
Founder of DynaMed, Vice President of Innovations and EBM Development

Brian Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP is the Founder of DynaMed, Vice President of Innovations and EBM Development. He is board certified from the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow at the American Academy of Family Physicians. Brian graduated from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University School of Medicine), completed a fellowship at University of Missouri-Columbia, and continued as Clinical Research Assistant Professor serving roles in research, clinical practice and education at University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine for five years.

Brian has published research in evidence-based medicine and meeting clinical information needs, has presented at national and international meetings annually since 1999, and has served as Co-Chair for the Group on EBM for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Through DynaMed methodology, he continues to advance the practical application of EBM.

William Aird, MD, FRCP, FACP
Senior Deputy Editor for Hematology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Oncology

Bill Aird, MD, FRCP, FACP is the Senior Deputy Editor for Hematology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Oncology at DynaMed. He’s a practicing physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, completed his fellowship in Hematology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Scott A. Barron, MD, FAAP
Deputy Editor of Pediatrics

Scott Barron, MD, FAAP is the Deputy Editor of Pediatrics at DynaMed.  He has over 20 years of experience in General and Emergency Pediatric Medicine. Scott is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Physician at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.  He also served as the Director of Evidence-Based Pathways for the Pediatric Emergency Department at Nemours Children’s Hospital and as a leader in medical student education. Scott earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL and completed his Pediatric Residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA.  He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Vito Iacoviello, MD, FIDSA
Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Rheumatology

Vito Iacoviello, MD, FIDSA is Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Rheumatology at DynaMed. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital. Vito is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

Trish Kavanagh, MD, FAAP
Deputy Editor of Systematic Literature Surveillance

Trish Kavanagh, MD, FAAP is the Deputy Editor of Systematic Literature Surveillance at DynaMed. She is a board-certified Pediatrician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Trish has ongoing research interests in Sickle Cell Disease that has been federally funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration. She remains active clinically as an attending in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. Trish earned her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics (Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center) and fellowship in General Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.

Alex Rae-Grant, MD, FRCP(C)
Deputy Editor of Neurology and Palliative Care

Alex Rae-Grant, MD, FRCP (C) is Deputy Editor of Neurology and Palliative Care at DynaMed. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a practicing neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Brain Health. Alex holds the title of Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where he also served as the Director of the Center for Continuing Education. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from McMaster University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Toronto before his post-graduate fellowship training in neurology at the University of Western Ontario.

Terence K. Trow, MD, FACP, FACCP
Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Terence Trow, MD, FACP, FACCP is Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at DynaMed. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians as well as the American College of Chest Physicians. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine where he served as the Director of the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program prior to assuming his current position at DynaMed.  Terence received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The New York Hospital Cornell program before his post-graduate fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Yale New Haven Hospital. He has received numerous teaching awards, has served on the ACCP Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network Planning Committee, and served as the state of Connecticut Governor on the US and Canadian Governors Council for the ACCP as well. He currently serves on the Scientific Leadership Council of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Eileen Yoshida,RPh, BScPhm, MBA, FNAP
Deputy Editor of Medication and Clinical Informatics

Eileen Yoshida is the Deputy Editor of Medication and Clinical Informatics at EBSCO Health. In this role, she leads the medication and clinical informatics strategies for the organization. Eileen brings over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently leading the Clinical Knowledge Management and Decision Support team at Partners HealthCare. Previously, she served with Capgemini as an EHR implementation strategist and with the University of Chicago Hospitals in a special projects role. Eileen has extensive experience in clinical informatics, EHR implementation, healthcare consulting and clinical pharmacy and is a published author and speaker on clinical decision support. She holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.