Tim Gilligan, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Timothy Gilligan completed his medical education at Stanford Medical School and did his postgraduate training in internal medicine and medical oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Currently, he has appointments in the departments of Solid Tumor Oncology, Urology and Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic, where he serves as co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication and program director of the hematology/oncology fellowship. He specializes in genitourinary cancers in general and testis cancer in particular and has published numerous original research articles, reviews, book chapters and guidelines in his field. He speaks regularly at national oncology meetings and board review courses. Both at the Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals as well as at national and international conferences, he teaches healthcare communication skills and trains others to teach communication skills. He is also active coaching physicians needing additional help with communication and professionalism. He works on quality of care and clinical practice guidelines with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Cancer Institute. He currently co-chairs the ASCO panel writing guidelines on patient-physician communication. Dr. Gilligan is enrolled in the American Academy on Healthcare Communication (AACH) Facilitator-in-Training program.
Auguste Fortin, MD, MPH, FACP, FAACH, Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Auguste Fortin is Director of Psychosocial Curriculum for the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and is Director of Communication Skills Education there. He graduated from Brandeis University and Tufts University School of Medicine. He did his residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center and obtained his M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He completed a fellowship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH), where he serves on the Board of Directors.
Professional interests include medical education, doctor-patient communication, the psychosocial aspects of medical care, meaning in medicine, mindfulness, and professional burnout prevention. When not doctoring, Auguste enjoys singing,