David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity
Seton Hall - Hackensack - Meridian School of Medicine
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Co-Chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health
Dr. David Kountz is Vice President, Academic Affairs for Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. In these roles he is responsible for coordinating non-nursing academic programs (continuing medical education and graduate medical education) at the hospital and across the 13 hospital network in Central and Northern New Jersey.
He is also Professor of Medicine and Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity at the Seton Hall - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, scheduled to matriculate its first class in the summer of 2018.
Dr. Kountz earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA from Georgian Court University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Kountz was a member of the faculty at Hahnemann, Temple, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical Schools with progressive responsibilities prior to joining Meridian in 2007.
A certified hypertension-clinician by the American Society of Hypertension, Dr. Kountz's clinical and research interests include the management of hypertension and related disorders in underserved populations; the role of health literacy in health outcomes and medical education.
He is immediate Past-President of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Independent Medical Centers as well and the Governor's Council of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Kountz has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, as well as serving as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, or Co-Investigator on more than 20 grants. In 2002 he was elected to the Stuart D. Cook, MD Master Educator Guild of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dana E. King, MD, MS
Professor of Family Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine (WVU)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Dr. King is a board certified family physician who has served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University since 2012. Prior to that he was Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Director of Research at Medical University of South Carolina, and previously, was on the faculty of the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine.
Throughout his career he has been a clinical researcher and educator with several areas of emphasis including lung disease, cardiovascular risk reduction, and clinical epidemiology. He was co-founder of the WV Practice-Based Research Network and is a senior leader in the WV Clinical Translational Science Institute. He has been a leader of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) since early in his career and currently is an officer on the Executive Board. He has been a national speaker for the American Academy of Family Physicians on lung disease and other topics.
Dr. King has published over 100 peer-reviewed research publications and his work has been recognized with a Distinguished Paper at NAPCRG and has been a finalist for paper of the year at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He enjoys time with family and is an avid road bike cyclist. Dr. King is an experienced lecturer and maintains an active clinical practice.