Telehealth Leadership Fellowship

College

  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Fellowship

Program Length

1 or 2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Leadership

Name: Anna Marie Chang, MD
Positions:
  • Co-Director, Telehealth Fellowship
  • Medical Director, JeffConnect
  • Director, Clinical Research
  • Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Leadership

Name: Judd E. Hollander, MD
Positions:
  • Co-Director, Telehealth Fellowship
  • Senior Vice President, Health Delivery Innovation
  • Associate Dean, Strategic Health Initiatives, SKMC
  • Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Faculty

Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP Associate Professor
Director, Phase 3, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Program Director, Digital Health and Telehealth Education
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Anna Marie Chang, MD Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Research
Co-Director, Telehealth Fellowship
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Judd E. Hollander, MD Professor
Co-Director, Telehealth Fellowship
Senior Vice President, Health Delivery Innovation
Associate Dean, Strategic Health Initiatives, SKMC
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Kristin L. Rising, MD, MSHP Associate Professor
Director, Acute Care Transitions
Director, Center for Connected Care
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Benjamin Slovis, MD, MA Assistant Professor
Director of Medical Informatics
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Administration

Frank D. Sites, MHA, BSN, RN

Vice President, Connected Care Operations

Frank D. Sites, MHA, BSN, RN is the Vice President, Connected Care Operations at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia. In this role Mr. Sites is responsible for leading all internal and external growth initiatives including all clinical, technical, support and regulatory activities impacting the enterprise-wide telehealth program. Previously, he has served as the Operations Director of a tele-ICU in a large academic health system that provided tele critical care services to several hospitals. Frank has served in a variety of nursing leadership roles including Chief Nurse Executive of Good Shepherd Penn Partners and served as a Clinical Director of Emergency Nursing and Patient Progression at Pennsylvania Hospital, and as the Division Director of Critical Care at Reading Health System.

He graduated from Holy Family University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and earned his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. Mr. Sites previously held an editorial appointment for the American Association for Critical Care Nurses Journal as a reviewer in the areas of telemedicine and tele-critical care and as an expert reviewer for the AACN’s TeleICU consensus statement supporting high acuity, progressive and critical care.  Currently, he serves as an expert journal reviewer for Telemedicine and e-Health and volunteers his time as the Regional Lead for the Pennsylvania Action Coalition for practice innovation.

Matthew Coccagna, MBA, PMP

Director, Telehealth and JeffConnect

Matthew Coccagna is the Enterprise Director for Telehealth and JeffConnect at Jefferson Health. He manages a strategically aligned portfolio of digital health initiatives and operations, ensuring superior experiences for Jefferson providers and patients and influencing the future of healthcare delivery.

Prior to joining Jefferson, Matthew implemented complex enterprise-wide IT projects for community-based hospitals and large academic medical centers such as Penn Medicine. Matthew has a wealth of experience both in large academic settings and community-based organizations where he provided expertise in the development of its project management office (PMO).

With over 15 years of full-spectrum healthcare IT experience, Matthew excels at inspiring change and driving results. He galvanizes diversely positioned stakeholders and cultivates shared visions to develop cohesive teams that foster creativity, problem-solving, and transparency.

Matthew earned his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Saint Joseph's University and his MBA specializing in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Drexel University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Pinki Patel, FNP, AGACNP

Quality Assurance and Process Improvement Manager for Virtual Health and Urgent Care Service Line

Pinki Patel, FNP, AGACNP, is a Family Health and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. She is affiliated with medical facilities at Jefferson Health. She completed her undergraduate degrees from Temple University and La Salle University and her graduate degree in nursing from La Salle University. She completed her post-graduate certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she completed Healthcare Quality and Safety Certificate program from Jefferson College of Population Health. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree from Thomas Jefferson University. Her background includes cardiology and cardiac surgery lead nurse practitioner. Also, she serves as a clinical preceptor for the Thomas Jefferson University and University of Pennsylvania nurse practitioner program.  

She serves as a Quality Assurance and Process Improvement Manager for Virtual Health and Urgent Care Service Line. In this role, Mrs. Patel is responsible for improving the quality of care and patient experience for the telehealth and urgent care service line. Pinki is responsible for improving both workflows and processes while enhancing the experience for both patients and providers alike. She has ownership of the overall quality outcomes for the virtual health and urgent care service line.