Alda Center to Launch New Alda Medical Program in December 2018


Dive deep into The Alda Medical Experience™ with Immersion 2018 Connect to Care. Over two days, you will experience the power of improvisation to transform health care communication. High quality health care relies on our ability to connect with ourselves, our colleagues, and our patients. As change agents, leaders have the power to infuse new energy and genuine human connections into our organizational missions. Alan Alda and the Alda Center Medical Team will guide you through a series of tiered modules designed to strengthen your ability to innovate, collaborate, and communicate. Imagine a professional development experience where you unplug to recharge. Join us in New York City for this unique inaugural event.

We are now accepting applications for our two-day Alda Medical Experience™ Immersion 2018 event on December 6th and 7th, 2018 in New York City. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 4, 2018. If accepted, participation is required for the entire two-day experience.

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Susmita Pati, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Program Advisor

Susmita Pati, MD MPH is a nationally recognized physician-scientist and leader with expertise in population health analytics, innovation, and system transformation. Dr. Pati currently holds positions as a tenured Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics, and Chair of the Professionalism Committee at Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Children's Hospital.

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Brenda MacArthur, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Health Communication

​With a background in communication, health care, and curriculum design and assessment, Dr. MacArthur brings a unique perspective to designing and delivering evidence-based communication training for scientists and medical professionals. Much of Dr. MacArthur’s research is translational and centered on the intersection of health and instructional communication to improve the quality and continuity of health care for patients and improve health outcomes for patients and communities.

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Elizabeth Bojsza, MFA

Improvisation Lecturer

As a member of the creative team of Alda center improvisation instructors, Elizabeth is working to innovate and build on the already strong foundational curricula here.  She also teaches graduate and undergraduate classes and leads workshops on campus and around the country for the Alda Center.  She finds the skills of analysis and feedback she honed as a theatre artist directly applicable to facilitating experiential learning for scientists and medical professionals.