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Jeffrey Levy, MD
Founder and CEO
Dr. Jeffrey Levy is a physician, educator, entrepreneur, inventor and an internationally recognized expert in e-Learning. He is the Founder and CEO of CaseNetwork, a medical education company that provides the highest quality case-based medical education coupled with social media and delivered conveniently on mobile devices. Prior to this, Dr. Levy was Co-founder, CEO, and Chief Educational Officer of MedCases, an online medical education company providing continuing education through a case-based approach to physicians across the world. Dr. Levy has been in the forefront of innovations in medical education for over 2 decades. His accomplishments include developing over 600 interactive case presentations, the first five CD-ROMs/DVDs in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, some of the most sophisticated 3-D medical/surgical animations, the first i-phone simulated patient encounter, one of the world’s first virtual reality surgical simulators and a variety of other online physician and patient educational tools. Through his award winning programs, Dr. Levy has educated over 400,000 physicians.
Dr. Levy has also served as the Medical Director of Education and Technology Initiatives for the University of Pennsylvania Health System where his responsibilities included development of computerized physician and patient education systems. His other academic roles have included Associate Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Resident Education and Medical Student Education at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Dr. Levy has presented over 100 national and international lectures, has authored numerous abstracts and scientific papers and has developed several patents and inventions. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He had a clinical practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology for fourteen years.
Brian McDonough, MD, FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer
Brian McDonough, MD has been called “Philadelphia’s Family Physician” in large part due to his daily presence as Medical Editor on KYWNewsradio since 1988. Dr. McDonough is Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Temple University School of Medicine as well as Chairman of The Department of Family Medicine at St. Francis Hospital. He maintains an active practice and serves on the hospital’s Board of Directors.
In addition to his role at KYWNewsradio, Dr. McDonough is syndicated on more than one hundred radio stations throughout the United States including 1010WINS in New York City. He has earned four Emmy Awards during a twenty year career at Fox television. Recently, Dr. McDonough created and has hosted the program Primary Care Today for Iheart Radio. This program is designed for a physician based listening audience.
Dr. McDonough is also seen as a national leader in the area of Clinical Innovation and Technology and is sought out as a national speaker in areas related to the use of patient portals, social media and the use of electronic medical records to impact health care. He has served as Chief Medical Information Officer for his organization.
Brian McDonough, MD has received numerous awards including: Family Physician of The Year, National Medical Broadcaster of The Year, The Sir William Osler Award for Bedside Teaching, and is an inductee in The Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Family Physicians and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and has earned both The Health IT Leadership Certificate and the degree of Certified Physician Executive from The American College of Physician Executives.
Melissa Ashton Young
Director of Content Development
Melissa brings 20 years of experience in medical education, project management and technology to her role as Senior Project Director at CaseNetwork. Her expertise lies in facilitating a project from planning, to execution, and finally, to successful completion—all while maintaining the project vision, meeting project goals, leading teams, and managing relationships and communication with stakeholders.
Melissa has specialized in the field of medical education for 17 years as a Project and Account Manager at MedCases, a Philadelphia-based e-learning and continuing medical education company, as the Director of Creative Services at Medical Broadcasting Company in Philadelphia, and as Regional Director for Multimedia Learning in Maryland. In addition, she taught elementary school in the Hatboro Horsham and Cheltenham School Districts of Pennsylvania for three years.
Melissa has a Master of Education from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Philadelphia University and Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing from Philadelphia University.
Senior Account Executive, Sales
Kami Jacobsen is an experienced program leader with broad business experience encompassing sales, marketing, and operations. Her career has spanned large Fortune 500 companies and early-stage start-ups in the medical device arena where she has directed and managed teams to successful outcomes. Her most recent emphasis has been in commercializing products and managing expansion initiatives to increase sales, specifically for companies focused on the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Kami spent the past 10 years in a variety of roles calling on radiologists, radiation oncologists and breast surgeons in hospitals and freestanding clinics. Her expertise also includes marketing, launching new products, and creating case studies. In addition, she has managed 2 clinical patient registries, supporting physicians in publishing scientific abstracts and articles.
Kami received her Master in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in California and graduated with a BA from Brigham Young University.
Senior Account Executive, Sales
Kristen (Krissy) McCracken, is a highly accomplished sales and marketing professional with 20 years’ experience in technical sales. She is considered a “turnaround expert” who is able to take underperforming markets and help them quickly rebound. Krissy has considerably grown business in all regions for which she has been responsible by establishing strong professional relationships and meeting clients’ needs over the lifetime of a product or service.
Krissy received his BA Degree in Speech Communications from Bloomsburg University in 1995. It was there that she developed her passion for relationships through client centered services, with a focus on sales and marketing. After graduation, she rapidly climbed through the ranks of her initial professional position.