SBU Women of Color in Medicine

Date: 03/25/2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Health Sciences Center Lecture Hall 5


This event will consist of a panel of three women of color that have successful and prominent positions here at Stony Brook Medicine. The panelists will share their challenges and successes in achieving their goals in the medical profession. This event is sponsored by the University Libraries Equity, Inclusion and Diversity committee in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Panelists: Each panelist is a faculty member from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University


Dr. Alexandra Guillaume is a board-certified gastroenterologist with additional expertise in the evaluation and management of motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. She is the Director of the Stony Brook Medicine Gastrointestinal Motility Center which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders, luminal motility disorders such as gastroparesis or constipation, refractory GERD, irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Under the leadership of Dr. Guillaume, the Stony Brook Medicine’s motility center provides a comprehensive approach to helping patients regain normal GI motility and improve their quality of life. They utilize  state-of-the-art diagnostic tools such as, high resolution esophageal and anorectal manometry, esophageal pH testing, and Smart Pill, the only motility test to provide a complete transit profile of the entire GI tract.

Dr. Guillaume graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine. She then completed Internal Medicine residency at New York University Medical Center prior to joining the GI fellowship program at Stony Brook University Hospital. She also has additional fellowship training in the management of enteral and parenteral nutrition from NY Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Guillaume has been selected by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as one of only 20 women for the academic year 2018-2019 to be a part of the Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD) which offers women gastroenterologists of all backgrounds an opportunity to enhance and energize their leadership and career skills through education, coaching and building professional networks.

Dr. Allison J. McLarty is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine.  Born in Jamaica, she received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Swarthmore College.  After attending medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she went on to complete a surgical residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.  She then came to the Mayo Clinic, finishing her residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery. After graduating, she returned to New York to join the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stony Brook. She was the Associate Program Director for the Department of Surgery for 10 years. She currently heads the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program which includes the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Program and the Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program.  Her practice comprises adult cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgery.

Dr. Kimberly Noel is a clinical researcher, physician and telehealth specialist. She is an appointee to the New York State Department of Health Regulatory Modernization Initiative Telehealth Advisory Committee and serves as the Director of Stony Brook Medicine Telehealth and the Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer. She provides leadership to all telehealth activities of the institution, working to build a telehealth infrastructure in collaboration with all key stakeholders of Stony Brook Medicine (SBM). She leads the Telehealth Workgroup, an interprofessional organization tasked by the Senior Executive Group to create policies and procedures for all medical interventions and services delivered by telehealth. She works collaboratively with telehealth administrative leadership to operationalize telehealth activities addressing clinical, educational and research missions of SBM. She works closely with the Chief Medical Information Officer on telehealth EMR integration, research and Information technology assessment. She also works with the Department of Biomedical Informatics, for which she conducts research incorporating machine learning and precision analytics into readmission risk models. She leads a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the use of telemedicine on 30-day hospital readmissions using biometric monitoring, e-visits, risk stratification and available data from the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). Dr. Noel has also developed a medical student and resident educational curriculum on Telemedicine. She developed the course “Docs, Data and Disruptive Technology” and a 40-hour Telehealth curriculum for the School of Medicine. She also works on Interprofessional educational curriculums in Telehealth with the School of Health Technology and Management, The School of Nursing, The school of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine. She has developed a grant-funded Telehealth Opioid and Chronic Pain training module for Internal Medicine Residents.

Dr. Noel is also the Chief Quality Officer of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for the Family Medicine Department. She creates reports for the practice’s population health management, including physician level reporting, working with quality improvement metrics and aids the Medical Director of PCMH in quality strategy and population health interventions. She co-leads the Stony Brook Readmissions Steering Committee in which she has won service awards for her initiatives promoting clinical workflow, informatics and infrastructural change to reduce preventable readmissions. Dr. Noel is also engaged in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), and a member of the Transition of Care (TOC) committee for which, she aided in the implementation of a 30-day transition of care model for Suffolk County, incorporating a high risk stratification tool for the Medicaid population. At the Northport VA Medical Center, she has helped organize the Ambulatory Care Congestive Heart Failure Task force for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Primary Care/Emergency Department as well as craft group clinics for high risk CHF patients. Her long term professional goal is to incorporate data analytics and population health management using telehealth for underserved populations.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Jessica Koos

Jessica Koos

Health Sciences Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries
Jessica is a Health Sciences Librarian. She is the liaison to the School of Medicine, Program in Public Health and the Department of Biomedical Informatics.
Jessica Koos
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