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ABOUT US

GAM is a consortium of physicians setting new standards for high quality medical care

GAM was started by a small group of doctors in 2015 that set out on a mission with one goal: curbing the healthcare cost crisis by driving down low-value and unnecessary medical care. GAM has since expanded to over 30 specialties representing thousands of hours of collective physician focus groups across the United States.

As an organization of physicians for physicians, our goal is to extract maximal clinical consensus around best practices.

These best practices are detailed by our sophisticated practice pattern standards which are derived from clinical wisdom and a judicious evaluation of the medical literature. We believe that such a task can only be accomplished through the convening of great clinical minds.

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These best practices are detailed by our sophisticated practice pattern standards which are derived from clinical wisdom and a judicious evaluation of the medical literature. We believe that such a task can only be accomplished through the convening of great clinical minds.

THE PROBLEM

Overtreatment is one of the root causes of the affordable care crisis.

That’s why we’ve conducted thousands of interviews and focus groups with specialists across various fields of medicine to find discernible patterns of unnecessary medical care. Using clinical wisdom from experts, GAM creates sophisticated algorithms which identify practice patterns that are excessive or inappropriate. GAM offers these appropriateness measures to health care organizations so they can measure low-value care and track improvement.

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Using the principles of practice pattern measurement, clinical wisdom, and evidence from the medical literature, GAM physicians create novel quality metrics that identify patterns of low-value and potentially inappropriate medical care.

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Using the principles of practice pattern measurement, clinical wisdom, and evidence from the medical literature, GAM physicians create novel quality metrics that identify patterns of low-value and potentially inappropriate medical care.

GAM Metrics are applied to healthcare data to produce detailed reports of individual physician practice patterns. The GAM Metric Library is used by a variety of large healthcare stakeholders including health systems, payors, healthcare analytics companies, and government agencies to identify outlier physician practice patterns.

This information has been used for quality improvement initiatives, driving down unnecessary care, patient navigation, physician gold carding, and creating preferred provider networks. Each metric helps evaluate if a physician’s practice is within the boundaries of normal variation (an inlier), or represents unwarranted practice variation (an outlier) as defined by experts in the field.

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WE ARE HERE TO HELP

GAM offers a variety of services to come alongside your organization, such as big data analytic services, clinical guidance from experts, and quality improvement specialists.

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OUR TEAM

Meet our leadership

Marty Makary, MD, MPH

Marty Makary, MD, MPH

Co-founder and President

Will Bruhn, MD

Will Bruhn, MD

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Marlin W. Schul, MD, MBA

Marlin W. Schul, MD, MBA

Senior Clinical Lead

Malina Manger

Malina Manger

Chief of Staff

Arti Thangudu, MD

Arti Thangudu, MD

Clinical Lead, Endocrinology

Sina Haeri, MD, MHSA

Sina Haeri, MD, MHSA

Clinical Lead, Maternal Fetal Medicine

Rakesh Patel, MD

Rakesh Patel, MD

Clinical Lead, Psychiatry

Joni Sago, MD

Joni Sago, MD

Clinical Lead, Dermatology

Stephen Williams, MD, MBA

Stephen Williams, MD, MBA

Clinical Lead, Urology

Venu Nemani, MD, PhD

Venu Nemani, MD, PhD

Clinical Lead, Spine Surgery

Cliff Jones, MD

Cliff Jones, MD

Clinical Lead, Orthopedic Surgery

Lisa Karasik, RN

Lisa Karasik, RN

Clinical Measure Specialist

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